Rookie Blue Review: A Good Plan Gone Wrong

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On Rookie Blue this week, Andy was certainly taking her lumps when it came to her love life. First, Luke cheats on her and now... well, you know what they say about "Best Laid Plans."  They're known to go horribly, horribly wrong.

That's what happened to Andy's, as she tried to build her future, one carefully planned step at a time.

On a Rookie Blue Case

You could tell that Swarek's plan to go back undercover shook her. Was he doing it because he loved the work or to get a reaction out of Andy? I'm guessing a little bit of both. Or perhaps working so closely with her day in and day out was just becoming too much for him.

I figured the car accident victim wasn't going to make it and it would push Andy to make some changes in her life. I just didn't think she'd call Sam and say let's throw caution to the wind for the next three weeks. As heartbreaking as knowing Sam never heard her message was, I thought it was too soon after her breakup with Luke to jump into things with Sam. I'd hate to see them get together just to have to watch them fall apart.

Elsewhere, what the heck was Gail thinking when she told Chris about Dov professing his love for her? Was she trying to destroy their relationship?

Chris isn't going to let this go and I loved that he knows Gail well enough to say that if she didn't really want the attention from Dov, she wouldn't allow it. 

In Gail's defense, I doubt she even realized that she had feelings for Dov until his confession - and now she's spinning out of control. What made it worse was that they all live together and work together. It's like a giant pressure cooker ready to blow and I'm not sure who will survive the fallout.

So Jerry's trading in the sports car for a sedan? It was a sweet gesture but I found it a little sad. Perhaps because I'm a sports car person.

As far as actual police work went, I enjoyed watching Gail and Traci break chicken man. He really was an idiot. And Ollie was the perfect cop to head the investigation and search at the kid's party place.

I also liked that they didn't have Dov go all CSI on us with the video footage. Unless you've got top of the line HD equipment, most of that stuff looks grainy and odd or as Ollie described the suspect:

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Yup. That sounds about right.

In the end, Andy learned that you can't save the good stuff for later because later isn't guaranteed to any of us. And as cruel as it was to dangle the Sandy carrot in front of fans, I am grateful for one thing: With three more episodes left this summer, we still have hope.


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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


i loved this episode ,although hated that tease at the firetruck.
but i will say the way he called for andy ,you could hear his worrie and i loved that.i think the producers are going to tease for a bit. of coarse they have to .half the funof whatching the show is waiting for sam to make his it.


I think the writers keep Andy and Sam apart becouse they know that everybody wants them together, so they'll keep watching and waiting till Andy makes the right decision : )


I've been waiting all year forv sandy ro get real!!! Its happening :). Better then greys....never thought id say that!


Best. Episode. Of the season. This show kicks azz and I'm a guy and love sam and andy. Yea 13 episodes is stupid short! Wtf. They better atleast hookup asap. Best show ever damn


uhhhh i just saw a promo in abc page and sandy is so gonna hookup , a shirtless sam and andy in bra ,sec11, cant wait to finally get sandy


I don't know that the time shift was used completely effectively...and Chris is the least believable angry person in history.....and that was the biggest studio apartment in history....and Gail made the poorest effort to downplay a kiss that I have ever seen.....But I still liked the episode.


I do want Sam & Andy together and Andy to realize that Sam is the one who has been loving her all this time not Luke. As for the writers have in store next season I don't know but I have a feeling they are not going to make it easy for Sam & Andy to stay together I see more obstacles ahead. I just want Luke out of the picture and no new love interest for Andy. I understand the need to introduce new characters but Andy does not need another love interest. And I have twitted that to Tassie Cameron she one of the creators and executive producers of Rookie Blue whether or not she is listenign is another matter.


hopefully sam's cover will be blown and he gets whacked in the next few episodes, he is a giant assclown


PLEASEE we need more episodes, 13 isn't enough ... I love RB soo much, SANDY !!! Loved this episode :)


I love this show soooo much.I want Andy & Sam to get together

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Rookie Blue Season 2 Episode 10 Quotes

Sometimes the best way to get over somebody is to get under somebody else.


Me and you, driving fast, chasing bad guys. This really might be the last time we do this together.