Rookie Blue Season 2 Premiere Review: "Butterflies"

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The season premiere of Rookie Blue surprised me. I love it when that happens?

Seriously, did anyone out there expect Kate's blood to splatter across Andy's face? Or Andy to take a bullet to the vest? Me neither.

Andy and Sam

Overall, I'm not alone in considering Rookie Blue to be the lightweight Grey's Anatomy of police dramas. After watching "Butterflies, I still believe that - but I mean it as a compliment. 

As season two began, the characters appeared more focused and the relationships more complex. I appreciated Andy's reaction to Kate getting shot. Her first response was to virtually ignore the bullet she took and to tell everyone that she was fine. 

Sam's reaction was perfectly played. He couldn't figure out whether to hold, kiss, or just walk away, grateful that Andy was alive. Each emotion played out over his face as he touched her, trying to convince himself she was okay. Then he spotted a suspect and immediately slipped back into cop mode.t. 

His feelings for Andy were running just below the surface. How long do you think it will be before this triangle heats up again?

Then there's newcomer Jo Rosati, who fit in well as Luke's jealous former lover. She was all business. Now that she'll be joining the team, we'll see what kind of complications she'll create for Luke and Andy's office romance. And how will Andy handle it when Rosati's eyeing Sam? Does that love triangle become a quadrangle? Ben Bass hinted as much.

The opening scenes told us that Luke and Andy have now moved in together. The latter felt as though all was right in her world both personally and professionally. "It's different now," she said. "It's like I know where everything belongs." No that lasts very long.

Across town, Gail and Chris were shacking up, much to fellow roommate Dov's discomfort. Three's definitely a crowd when sharing one bathroom.

Dov's backstory about his brother Adam's suicide gave Gail new insight and understanding into his character. I look forward to see how this trio deal with both working and living together. 

Rookie Blue's and its soapy summer goodness, wrapped in a police drama, are back, folks. Hopefully season two continues as strongly as it opened.


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wow am just short of words.dis drama is spectacular its wonderful.hmm i luv d chemistry btwn andy nd sam its a wonderful combination of action romance. humor etc.gail d snobber hmm i wonder how season 2 is gonna be like nd what wil cum out of traci nd jerrys relationship


Butterflies is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What was that song that she was singing at the beginning??


Lauren Holly plays Kate. Love this damn show. Sam n Andy kick *ss :)


What's the name of the actress who played Kate?


This show has action, drama, humor, romance. The actors are incredible and so is the writing etc. Love Sam and Andy, they are the heart and soul of the show. The supporting cast is amazing also, love "Rosatti". She is one hell of a potential foil to Sandy n Luke. Dov is comical, nerdy yet perfect! Ah such an awesome show!


Great show that seems to be getting better w/ every episode. Easily the best summer drama this decade.


I was never really a fan of the show, but I really enjoyed it thursday night. Season 1 was kinda slow, season 2 just took off with a bang, can't wait to see what is in store for Andy and Sam. I don't like her and Luke together there is no chemistry in my opinion.


This show is amazing, I actually like it more then Grey's and I never thought I'd say that! Sam and Andy are spectacular together, love all the characters though. Dov is hilarious, like blondie with Chris. The writing, directing etc. Luv this new addiction.


@Valentina: Yes, it was very Meredith Grey like. :p

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Rookie Blue Season 2 Episode 1 Quotes

Oliver: And the student becomes the master.
Noelle: I wouldn't go that far.

Andy: I'm fine, really.
Jo: How many times have you said that today?
Andy: A hundred.