The team's skills are tested when the mummififed remains of a woman are found; Jane tries to recover from a devastating loss.
- Angie Harmon as Detective Jane Rizzoli
- Sasha Alexander as Dr. Maura Isles
- Jordan Bridges as Officer Frankie Rizzoli, Jr.
- Bruce McGill as Detective Vince Korsak
- Lorraine Bracco as Angela Rizzoli
Detective Jane Rizzoli: Tasha?
Tasha Williams: Hi
Detective Jane Rizzoli: This is Dr. Maura Isles. You spoke to her on the phone
Tasha Williams: Hello.
[Maura nods to Tasha]
Tasha Williams: What's that thing?
Detective Jane Rizzoli: That? That is a hug-me-tight Teddy bear, you know, in case you are lonely
Tasha Williams: I'm not really a hugger and that's not really a bear
Dr. Maura Isles: I didn't want to say anything, but she's right. It's a Panda, Ailuropoda Melanoleuca
Tasha Williams: Which literally translates to black and white cat foot, not bear foot, more close related to raccoons than to bears
Dr. Maura Isles: Yeah, I'm afraid not, a recent international science study of DNA concluded that pandas are actually more closely related to spectacle bears from South-Africa than raccoons
Tasha Williams: Maybe, but their skull and dental structures don't resembles bears, their feet don't have heel pads and they don't hibernate, so if they are bears, then they are all alone on their own little bear island
Detective Jane Rizzoli: So we're agreed: it's part panda, part bear, part raccoon, part cat
Tasha Williams: I'm not agreeing to that!
Dr. Maura Isles: Jane, that's ridiculous!
Detective Jane Rizzoli: Yes, it is absolute ridiculous that a stuffed animal can be genetically incorrect!