Star Angie Harmon revealed the plan on Twitter, writing, “Hope you enjoyed @RizzoliIslesTNT season 4 finale. Season 5 eps 1&2 address our beloved Lee w/ love, honor & respect. Thank you @JanNash100.”
During the Season 4 finale, which aired Tuesday (March 18), the cast and crew refrained from live-tweeting the episode, as executive producer Jan Nash explains, “Our of respect for our colleague Lee Thompson Young the staff of R&I will not be live tweeting during tonight’s episode.”
After Young committed suicide on Aug. 19, the first episode to air was dedicated to the young actor with a memorial card that read, “In Loving Memory of Lee Thompson Young, 1984 – 2013.” The card was followed by silent footage of Young as Detective Barry Frost.
“Rizzoli & Isles” returns for Season 5 on June 17 on TNT.