Family and relationship problems are a common theme throughout the second season of Rizzoli & Isles. After recovering from a gunshot wound Jane Rizzoli is honored as a hero for her efforts in the police station siege. Rizzoli's mother and father are getting a divorce so Jane's mother takes a job at the police precinct cafeteria to earn extra money. Jane's brother gets out of prison and soon thereafter becomes a suspect in a bank robbery gone bad. Maura Isles has unexpected visits from her mother as well as her gangster biological father. The second season comes to a dramatic conclusion when an old flame of Jane's returns to town and there is a violent confrontation between Maura's gangster father, the police and the FBI.