Rookie Blue Exclusive: Ben Bass Previews Season 2

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Before Ben Bass gets into a preview of what's to come on Rookie Blue, which kicks off its second season tonight, congratulations are in order:

The actor called me yesterday from England, where he's about to get married. (Sorry, ladies.)

But just because Bass is taken off screen doesn't mean fans won't be riveted by the developments between his character, Sam, and Andy on screen.

Ben Bass Promo Pic

Is there really hope for these two?

"The audience doesn't get what they're expecting," he teased about what's on tap for the pair of cops. "But they will be will happy with what they get. How's that for being seductively cryptic?"

It's perfect, really. Who wants to know exactly what will happen before it happens?

Bass added that the introduction of Jo Rosati (Camille Sullivan) will further complicate things for Sam... and Andy... and Luke. This detective is the latter's ex.

"She and Luke have a past," Bass said. "She comes in to help with a crime, but she sticks around... for reasons of her own. It all gets quite complicated, but I won't say for whom."

There he goes again, being seductively cryptic again. But the actor did reveal that Sam will develop "strong negative feelings toward" Rosati.

Heading into its second season - the only network series from last summer to be renewed, a fact Bass attributes to "timing and effort" - Rookie Blue will continue to be a procedural show with relationship stories. This star prepared for new episodes by going on a number of ride-alongs and learning that not everyone in law enforcement is straight-laced.

"You get all kinds of people going into that field," he said. "It's really helpful from an acting perspective... [Research] is food for what we do. It gives you a perspective on everything: what these people like about their jobs, what they don't like, how they are."

And it sounds like Bass will benefit from the preparation. He says "everything builds to the final episode" over the next couple months and, for Sam especially, "things get insanely dangerous."

Rookie Blue premieres tonight on ABC. TV Fanatic will cover every episode of the drama in-depth.

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Here in lagos nigeria I'm goin nuts over) and oh oh sam and andy


Got hooked on the series the 1st time, watch each show several times. So far - the 2nd season has more than lived up to the 1st one. Like how they show the indepth persona of each of the main characters. There is an underlying feeling of good intentions in the main characters and that is a nice change. Sam and Andy have totally hooked up as a couple and looking forward to seeing it happen. The acting is so good, that if they decided to - they could steer us to want a different outcome. I wouldn't like that. Wishing each and everyone of them a successful season and many more to come.


Okay, listen hear must hook up Sam and Andy for this season...I mean the chemistry these two have, it is so powerful, it's practically oozing out of the screen...I just know that when they do hook up, it will be explosive...please please writers...make it soooooo!!!! Luke who?


Best show of the summer by far, love Sam n Andy (SANDY). Can't miss


Is he getting married to a man or a woman???


I love Rookie Blue! I never missed an episode last year and I won't this year either. It's funny, action packed, it has everything it needs for a fantastic show with all the love, the humor, the angst and especially the amazing dynamic between Sam and Andy. I really do hope they get together and make a go of things because I honestly feel like the show will get even better. He doesn't just love her, he respects her, he understands her, they have a deep connection that in no way can be compared to her to second choice relationship with Luke. Bring on the ex and get Sam and Andy together!

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