Let’s talk about Rookie Blue- Fragments

It’s times like these that I hate being so in love and obsessed with something. One more episode is not enough to satisfy my need for Rookie Blue. Two parters are the worst, too, because I’m just supposed to sit here for a week and wait for a resolution?! And then another nine months for the resolution to the finale? No, not okay!

All I want in life is an ongoing stretch of brand spankin’ new episodes of Rookie Blue. That’s it. That’s the dream. Sigh.

On to last night’s episode, though… 

  • Sam offered Andy a key to his house (apartment? condo? I don’t actually know). She didn’t take it. Instead, she claimed she was a stallion and slapped his ass. Oh, how I long to be that hand. Sorry, sidetracked… She later told Chloe it was because she didn’t want to mess anything up because things are really good. Which they are, obviously, we’ve seen that over and over again. But, come on, McNally, take the key to his heart that just happens to open the front door. That’s an offer you can’t refuse.
  • So, there was an explosion in a parking garage and Andy and Chloe were the first on the scene. They saw the suspect fled, not knowing he was a suspect at the time, and the whole city was on alert for any other bombings. ETF Bailey was on the scene, obviously, and we saw him and his team flee to one in the middle of an intersection. This time with casualties.
  • They think it’s the Russian mob targeting the Irish mob. Alas, it is that guy from Moving Day whose bike had been stolen. The one that was really anti-cop. Yeah, it’s him seeking revenge for the death of his son four years earlier. And it’s Duncan who gets the tip and goes to bring him in. Alone.
  • Yes, little Duncan Moore has his badge and his gun back. After requesting to ride with Andy, he ends up with Nick, but leaves them both at the station while he goes to investigate. He’s trying to show them he deserves to be there. But he really doesn’t. He’s really stupid. And he ends up with a wrench to the face and handcuffed to a truck that just happens to have some explosives strapped to it.
  • Nick is the one who is in charge of defusing it. There’s only seven or so minutes left on the timer and ETF is at least ten minutes out. Bailey talks him through it, though they’re not quite sure their tactics will work. Thankfully, it does, and both Nick and Duncan get out unscathed. So, it’s time for the Nick/Andy talk.
  • Yeah, their relationship was brought up for the first time in weeks. And it was Duncan who did it– he brought it up to Nick as a way to connect them. Nick brought it up to Andy as… I’m not sure why he did. But I’m kind of glad that he did. Because when she asked if they were okay and he said it depended and asked if she was happy, you could see how genuinely she meant it when she told him that, yes, she was happy.
  • That is until Marlo Cruz shows up. Now as an Intelligence officer. Poor Sam, you could sense the discomfort when he was standing with his former girlfriend and current love of his life. And Andy is ready for the case of Ted MacDonald to be wrapped up so that Marlo can go back to work and she can finally accept Sam’s key. (I embellished on that last part, but I stand by it)
  • Oh, and Dov found out about Chloe deleting her video footage. Which means she had to tell him about Wes kissing her. Let’s just say Dov didn’t take that well. Can we blame him?
  • Gail and Holly? Where did that come from? I’m so confused, Holly. But, hey, if that’s the way they want to play it, fine. Gail’s got bigger fish to fry. She’s only adopting Sophie! Who knows if she’s got what it takes to be a mother, but she clearly cares about that little girl. Change is a comin’.

So, obviously, this case is far from over. Ted is missing and hell bent on his revenge. Who knows where he’s headed and who is in the crossfire. 

After the promo:

Actually, it kind of looks like Andy is in his crossfire. In the station. So, the whole station is in danger. Fantastic…

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need the next two episodes of Rookie Blue, but I’m not ready for the next two episodes of Rookie Blue.

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Let’s talk about Rookie Blue- Moving Day

I loved this episode. I really, honestly did. Maybe it’s because there were no major spoilers? Maybe it was Moving Day. Maybe it was because Sam and Andy shone as a couple. Maybe it was Chloe. Maybe it was Nick. Maybe it was ALL of it.

So, Moving Day is a day where officers need to make sure that tenants are moved out of their apartments on time and it was Andy, Chloe, Nick, and Gail on site. It was Dov and Oliver’s job to watch the footage from their new chest cameras.

  • I usually end with McSwarek, but I’ll start with it today. Um, they were perfect. They are perfect. I have wanted– since day one– a domestic McSwarek. We got one, guys! They ate dinner in bed together while waiting for The Bachelorette to begin. That’s so sweet and, like Gail noted in the video demonstration, boring. But that is all I want for them– no drama, just love. They’ve got that now and I hope to god it lasts.
  • I was all about Nick’s backstory last night, too. We knew his parents were dead and that he didn’t have any other family. After Gail accidentally made us aware of it again, we saw how much it’s affected him. How could it not, really? He and Gail’s first stop at the condo complex was to a home with two teenagers and, what turned out to be, a missing mother. Not so much missing as a mother who abandoned her children. These kids were getting by by stealing and reselling bicycles, so Nick had to bring them in. Once he realized where their mother was (or wasn’t, more accurately) he arrested them both so they could be put into the same group home. His old group home. I like Nick backstory. It really makes me love him more and more as a character. Plus, you know, he may have met a girl that isn’t Gail or Andy. And I am ALL about that!
  • Chloe and Wes signed their divorce papers. And they also kissed. Which, I blame Wes, but it still made me boil. Because Dov and Chloe are finally seeming more like the lovable idiots I’ve missed the last few weeks. She also didn’t tell him and, I’m pretty sure, she successfully erased the footage from the chest cam. Sidenote: Chloe and Andy are great together. My guess is it’s because Missy and Priscilla are such great friend IRL, but I love how it comes off onscreen. 
  • Chloe and Andy uncovered an human trafficking ring. And thanks to Chloe’s flawless Portuguese, they were able to, along with Sam and Traci, make the sick people behind it pay. 
  • Gail just keeps on growing. After she was the one to stay on the Moving Day scene while everyone else was off working other cases, she ended up helping. She helped. She’s a changed woman. I’m just kidding, she’s always been a good person. Sometimes, it’s not always easy for her, but that’s the change I see. It’s becoming easier for her to stop pretending like she doesn’t care about things and people. I’m proud of her. 
  • After last week’s webisode, I am even more obsessed with the Peck siblings as a solid unit. They’re both struggling with their love lives now and had to go to a Peck family dinner. It was nice to see them doing it together.

Is this the last happy episode before the season comes to an end? Probably. But, it was a great one. It showcased a lot of people. Oh, and it was mentioned, between Chloe and Dov, that Chris is in rehab. YAY. 

After the promo:

Nick and Andy are in danger. It looks like Sam is leading the troops to solve whatever case got them into that danger. The last two episodes are going to be tough, I think. And I just hope that everyone, especially Sam and Andy, come out stronger on the other side.

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Let’s talk about Once Upon a Time

Wow… It’s been a long time since I typed those words.

Buuuuuut they started filming yesterday and the pictures I’m seeing are bananas. Elsa, anyone? Captain Swan? Charming family outing? It’s all so amazing. I cannot wait 73 more days. I want my show back now, please.

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Let’s talk about Rookie Blue- Exit Strategy

I really liked this episode. I don’t know, it just had a lot of elements that reminded me of classic Rookie Blue. While Dov and Chris were trapped inside the house, didn’t it remind you of 2×04 when Andy was stuck in the laundromat or 2×05 when Dov was stuck on that booby trap? It couldn’t have just been me…

I liked a lot of elements here. I LOVED the McPeck, the Dov and Chris, the Traci and Steve, and (obviously) the McSwarek. What I didn’t love was the Oliver Shaw pain. 

  • McPeck were paired as officers were designated to patrol a quiet neighborhood. And Andy is still pissed about the Duncan/Oliver situation so she was “mean Andy” all day. Gail loved it. And I loved seeing them working together and actually talking. Hell, Gail even joked about the Nick situation. And was it just me or did Andy look disgusted when that whole thing was brought up?
  • We first saw Chris sitting in a support group meeting. Except his name was Dave. Real smooth, Diaz. I didn’t buy it for a second when he came out and told Dov that he had a great time and it was a great idea. Which, yay me, because Dov found a text on his phone from his dealer saying he could pick up his stash after work. It’s got to be a new dealer, right? That guy had to cut him loose. Anyway… This is when Chris throws Dov’s brother (Adam?) in his face. He later apologized when they were trapped in the house with the kid who had just shot himself and the gas was leaking, but still. Not cool, Chris. Not cool. I’m glad Chris has Dov, though, because at least he has someone. And I got a little emotional at the station when Dov was about to tell Oliver about the drugs, when he said he would either find him hanging from the ceiling or he’d tell Oliver and lose him anyway. Thankfully, Chris manned up and told Oliver himself.
  • Steve Peck had a big illegal gambling bust planned. He had a whole team, led by Nick, and all was going according to plan until John Jarvis told Oliver to call off the dogs and relocate the uniforms to the streets. Eventually, after a pep talk from Sam, Oliver let Steve go ahead with his bust. YAY, right? Wrong. Because before that happened, Traci got word that Dex decided to fight for sole custody and spousal support and with the best lawyer in the city. So, Steve showed Traci pictures from his gambling ring and, low and behold, Dex is getting his money to pay for his fancy lawyer by gambling illegally. After the bust is back on track, Traci goes to Dex and tells him not to go gamble because she doesn’t want to see him go to jail. Well, apparently Dex has a big mouth, because NO ONE was there. Steve’s bust was a… bust. (Too cheesy?) Needless to say, he’s none too pleased with Traci. But… He still took full responsibility when Traci tried to ‘fess up to Oliver. That says something.
  • Sam and Andy were not the focus here, but they definitely had some good scenes. The episode started with them out to breakfast where Andy was venting about her sitch with Oliver. Sam just listened and kissed her to get her through the day. It was all very much EVERYTHING I’VE EVER WANTED. Okay, too much. They worked together a little bit with the questioning and Sam tried to get her to talk to Oliver throughout the day. Smiles were shared between them like it was the most natural thing in the world. This is what I live for…
  • Oliver, my dear, sweet, Papa Shaw. He’s not taking things well– he hates being a white shirt. He hates fighting with Andy. He hates being a hardass. But he has to be. 15 is far from a well oiled machine and, as much as he hates it, it’s his job to make it look like one. When Andy finally goes to talk to him, he’s just finished talking to Chris about the cocaine and to Steve about the busted bust. Even though he and Andy didn’t fix much, if anything, he’s at least happy they talked. It was the best part of his day. 

I liked seeing the case play out in this one. I liked seeing Andy and Sam outside the house, concerned for Dov and Chris, but also working together to make sure they could get out alive. I didn’t like poor Chloe dealing with the possible loss of Dov, but, at the same time, he can’t really keep Chris’s secret and be the boyfriend he needs to be. It’s not fair to her, but it’s also not fair to him. Which leads me to…

After the promo:

Chloe and Wes are getting a divorce. And… kissing? We’ll see and so will everyone else because the officers of 15 Division are now required to wear cameras on their shifts. This is going to be interesting…

Oh, and I think this episode is called Moving Day… Who’s moving and where?

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Let’s talk about The Night Shift- Save Me

I am so upset that the first season is over. Since when does 8 episodes constitute as a season? COME ON!

Well, at least Topher lived and is okay. Otherwise, I would not be okay. Actually, I’m not okay at all. That episode was way too emotional for me.

TC has been struggling since day one and it just continued to escalate. Last night he finally broke and it broke my heart. This whole time we knew his brother, Thad, died at war. We knew that TC was there and how much it affected him. Now, finally, we understand why.

He thinks it was his fault because he hesitated. The sniper that killed his brother was a child, no older than twelve, and TC couldn’t kill him. So, Thad entered the building and the kid killed him. Honestly, since we didn’t see the sniper until the very end of the episode, I was convinced that TC had been the one to kill his brother. Thank god he didn’t. That is not something he would be able to work through and not even Jordan would be able to help him.

Speaking of Jordan, she had a pretty rough night herself. She was in charge of the shooter’s injury from the takedown. And she (clearly) wasn’t pleased with that. She did an emergency procedure, stopping some kind of bleeding in his neck, while the OR was occupied– all while she had a detective breathing down her neck. Let’s just say, the guy didn’t make it and the detective thinks it’s her fault. Is it? I don’t know. That’s definitely going to play out next season.

A lot more went on– Ragosa found out he has a tumor behind his eye, Krista’s patient (again) broke my heart as she got a phone call from her mother as she died, Drew kicked ass and took names as he ran all the trauma coming in, he was also the one who got Jordan to talk to TC. It wasn’t an easy night, but when has it ever been?

I’m really upset it’s over already, but I can’t wait until season 2. Only what? Another year?

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We need to talk about Ben Bass and Sam Swarek.

I was thinking about Sam a little while ago and I was thinking about how much happier he is this season. He’s, without question, the happiest he’s ever been. It’s obvious. It’s especially obvious when you compare season 5 Sam to season 4 Sam. They’re like polar opposites at this point. Oliver was right in 4×10, Sam was moping all last season. And now he’s with Andy and he is the happiest we’ve ever seen him.

This goes beyond the character, though, all props go to Ben Bass himself. He’s on fire this season. He always is, really, but now that his character is with Andy, Ben is able to play him to the best of his abilities. It’s no secret that Ben Bass has been rooting for Sam and Andy to be together. It’s no secret that he thinks Sam’s relationship with Andy is the most integral part of his character. And now things are playing out on screen the way they should be and Ben Bass is able to portray Sam better than ever. 

Sam’s the same man he’s always been— despite what some people may think. A lot changes in five years, though, so of course he’s changed and grown. And Ben Bass has done a phenomenal job at portraying it believably. 

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