and i don’t wanna ever lose my
Please, do this for me.
What I so desperately love about this particular scene is that you learn so much about them in just this one scene.
It’s in episode one when they find a body Hoyt’s apprentice left and you learn that Jane would leave the body and lose forensic evidence just in the hopes that the apprentice would return.
You learn that Hoyt could influence her to make such a desperate decision like that. She knows that it’s a gamble. That the apprentice may not even return. But she has to try because if she doesn’t then when they go back to BPD she’s going to feel like they didn’t get anywhere in the case and innocent women are dying because she can’t stop the apprentice of a man that haunts her. A man she put away. She doesn’t want the apprentice to best her like Hoyt almost did. So, she’s making this decision even if it’s the wrong one.
And then you have Maura who up until Jane says “do this for me” refuses to leave a victim like that. She doesn’t care about the case at this point once Jane has suggested they love an innocent woman there to rot a few hours longer. Basically, all you know about Maura so far in the episode (if you didn’t read the books like I didn’t) is that Maura is rich. You don’t really know why you just know she obviously has a lot of money. But you don’t know how important her job is to her.
She doesn’t say “I speak for the dead” yet but once she said that, you can believe it because of scenes like this. Where Maura doesn’t care about the case or the killer she cares about the victim. A woman who had unspeakable things done to her and she’s been left there by a murderer for his enjoyment. So he could go back and do whatever he wants to her. And Maura hates that. She wants to catch the guy, yes. She knows by doing that and keeping so that man can never touch or see her again, she wants to take the body back.
But then Jane says “do this for me” and of course she’s talking about solidarity with the Hoyt case. She needs Maura’s help. But I couldn’t help but wonder how deep their friendship was that Maur would completely give up her own morals, protocol, and anything else just to do this for Jane. There was no discussion about it until Jane said those four words.
So you learn how important finding the killer is to Jane. And you learn how important the victim is to Maura. But then you also learn how important they are to each other just in that one scene in the first episode.
"Every day, I watch her hold a cup of coffee, or a scalpel, or a file and I wonder what it feels like to be wrapped in her grasp. There's this sickness I feel from looking at legs I can't touch, or at lips that don't smile at me. Or hands that don't reach for me. And a heart that doesn't beat for me. And then she touches me, and I feel it all over. I feel fixed everywhere."
Rizzoli & Isles 1.01 - See One, Do One, Teach One
I’m simply tired of being afraid.