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Rookie Blue Review: "The One That Got Away"

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There seemed to be some argument over who was "The One That Got Away" on Rookie Blue this week, but there was one character I simply wished would leave: Luke.

Andy was pissed. She was cheated on, lied to and made to look like a fool in front of her friends and coworkers. She let Luke know that she wasn't taking him back. She just wanted it all to fade away.

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If it were only that easy.

Jo, on the other hand, was going after what she wanted. I sort of liked her attitude. She told Luke she wanted him. They slept together. Andy left and now it was time for Luke to make a decision.

The person I didn't like in all of this was Luke. I know he was taken by surprise when Jo kissed him in the bar, but that elbow to the chest he gave her seemed a little harsh. 

Luke kept acting like Jo was the bad guy. It's not like Jo tricked him into screwing around in a hotel room. He's a big boy. He walked into that with his eyes open. Plus, Jo's not the one who was engaged at the time. 

Then, he grew angry at Jo because she didn't blindly follow his way of thinking during the investigation? Yes, Luke was correct and Andy believed him, but Jo was right, too. Nixon killed Zoey but Sophie's attacker was a copycat and Luke might have missed it being so focused on the suspect he knew was guilty.

Andy couldn't hide her disdain of Jo and I really couldn't blame her, but it did nothing to help her hide what happened between her and Luke from the precinct. Did you see the look on Sam's face when he realized that Jo slept with Luke? It was just after Jo sent Andy out for pizza. If looks could kill, Jo would need life support.

And that's why Sam seemed so disgusted when Andy continued to have Luke's back. Andy believed in Luke's theory, even after he cheated on her. It was a little too much blind devotion for Sam to take. He had to walk away. Unfortunately, that gave Luke the opportunity to play hero.

Nixon was scary. He was a big guy with military training and you could tell from his trophy collection that he was very precise about his kills. When he cornered Andy in the storage locker, all I kept thinking was that this guy could tear her apart.

I was glad there was a copy cat because it gave us a great scene with Dov and Gail. These two exude chemistry, even while bantering over ugly, green, shag carpet. It just made me want to see them together more often.

So, do you think Andy's going to give Luke a second chance? I don't think he deserves one, but if he's determined enough, I'm not sure Andy won't cave. Am I wrong? 

Review

Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (69 Votes)

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I realize that it begs the question "Why do I read the review, then?" But it nauseates me that the incredibly cheesy, predictable, fey, bland and manipulative romance b-story takes up the bulk of the reviews here. Sad state of affairs. I like the dynamic of the show, and this is one of the only places that I find that reviews it. There's my answer. As far as the actual show is concerned. I like how the characters are gelling. While we are wasting time with Andy, who seems alone among her peers, the others are finding a rhythm together. Dov and Gail are killing it and are a great sort of Non Team, with his affected stoic look and her catty "let's go shopping" demeanor. I fret for Diaz, who is in danger of getting the Joey Tribbiani treatment soon. Swarek is a great cop and plays things well in the Box, and Luke, while a heel, is a pretty good investigator. It's a good team. I like that the rookies are starting to be accepted as cops in their own right...I think the show suffers from having to few old hands to foster them along, but the ones they do have are good. The A-story...the one about police work...was pretty good, and the military dude was effective as a villain-at-large. It may have been long years of watching and working in tv that told me, but I knew that the Nerdy Neighbour was the perp from the second the carpet was called to attention. Still, worth it to see the Dov-Gail connection (I would love to spin this into calling the team Dovetail...but can't quite make it work.) I appreciated the the cops carry their own rogue's gallery of characters with them, witness Swarek's "King George". The whole ep was at the top of the pile for this series, since the pilot, for me. The one sour note, and it is consistent, is the Jerry Barber character, who is like biting on tinfoil. Who decides to canoodle with a uniformed officer at the Do Not Cross line? It's this kind of thing that makes reviewers write the romance angle before the actual show angle. A good episode.

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I totally understand why Sam left Andy. She was still to busy with Luke and you hear her say through the whole episode saying that luke says so. If I care about someone I would be really mad and shake that person that Luke isn't trustworthy. Sam is head over heels for that girl so he doesn't want to hear wat her cheating exboyfriend thinks. I thought it was pretty interesting that Luke didn't make a decision in the beginning of this episode. He kept Jo on hold and didn't decided who he would choose. At the end, after Andy believed him and Jo went for her own career (again) he decided that he wanted Andy.

Aries93

Overall, the episode left me with one question: What kind of bar sells pizza?

Nari22

So..... that was an interesting episode.. esp. when Sam needed time to "cool off" away from Andy. It truly shows how much he likes her and can't stand the fact that Luke "betrayed" her. I dont see anything major happening to them in the future. I feel as if Andy is truly heart broken and Sam will not break her trust by rushing into anything. (Even though I wished they jump each other bones) most likely if they do it too fast they can relate it to Andy being on a rebound and cut their romance short. Dov and Peck were so cute! Finishing each other's sentences.. I truly like their friendship and hope that it does NOT turn into a romance. Why cant a girl and I just be good friends for once in a show? Next week, Dov is supposed to have a date with the Bomb expert from episode Stung so I guess we will truly see how Peck takes it. I love how they both looked mortified and pissed at Jo's reference about their characters, the dumbass and the blond with lots of make up. This was a nice episode but I wish that there was more tension/ relation betw Sam and Andy.. I truly can't get enough!

Jeca

Sammy, he just left clear he cares for andy , how much ? We don't know but he left all the way for luke to save andy and a posible second change, didn't saw so much chemistry in sandy in this ep, don't pull them away from each other!

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wow!!! poor andy almost gets killed and the whole divison knows Luke cheated on her. The first scene w/ Luke and Andy was dramatic. Andy is heartbroken and thinks Luke is "low" for doing that; probably everyone would to. The scene w/ Swarek and McNally was bitter- sweet because Sam thinks Andy is totally not over Luke and sweet well at least they got to talk and Sam said ANYBODY WHO CARED ABOUT YOU. DUHHH? Andy he loves you. I don't know why he left her though but he passsionate for her. Glad Andy is okay; she is a main character so I thought she would be okay. That Nixon dude is CCCRRRAAZZY creep!! That nerd dude neighbor was easy peasy to figure out he was frisky; "oh I grabbed a beer", "guy w/ gloves on" seriously easy. I knew he was a creepo when he said "nice view" because of Andy. I loved how Sam cared about Andy and was the only one who was being especially nice. Andy was cold when she said to Sam "your not nice"; Sam is TOTALLY HOT AND SWEET. -... he always asks do you need a ride home and he is so protective, he also believes her. I got really mad when Luke said I don't want you I want Andy ahhhhhhh. Wen will Andy and Sam get together????? I wanted Sam to save Andy but that didn't happen. Why did Andy call Luke instead of Sam??? Maybe because Luke had this case for 3 years and why did Andy get sooo ticked off when Luke called Sam; sadly she still has feelings for Luke. I hated when everyone thought that Andy missed something w/ that girl getting almost killed [just cause luke cheated on her].... She did everything she could. The ending was sad Sam again asked Andy do you need a ride home but Andy refused; staying at dad's Sam: i dont think you should Andy: Well I'll stay at Tracy's, that was kinda cold. I know she's frustrated and tired but Sam asked what 3-5th time??? Sam's body lang.[ slamming against locker] wow he might give up on her. After a few weeks I would. I know I wrote a lot but I hope you take it into consideration. The preview I see is Luke is mad because Sam is on a case w/ Andy???? I wasn't sure if I was going to watch this show because situation Sandy but I waited all year so.... well this is what happened. Go team Sandy!! Oh ya, great acting!!!

Aries93

Well that was one suspenseful episode.
Jo pissed me off. Luke was just plain annoying. And as for Andy, I like her even more. :D
I don't think Andy will give Luke another chance, but it won't surprise me if they accidentally sleep together or kiss or do get back together, but it doesn't work out or whatever.

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So, do you think Andy's going to give Luke a second chance? I don't think he deserves one, but if he's determined enough, I'm not sure Andy won't cave. Am I wrong? I hope not to me Luke's actions have clearly demonstaretd why he is not the right person for Andy. I think it would be astep backward for her to take him back. I would like to see her heal from this and come to see that she will be ok without Luke in her life better off even.That she does have man who cares deeply for her in Sam. P.S. I enjoy your writing a lot. Thanks for posting.

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The episode was good. And the best part was when Sam admitting he cares for Andy!! I really hope she doesn't go back to Luke, he's a good guy, but he REALLY screwed up.
Team Sam!!

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in the meeting with luke and best, the rookies, noelle, sam, etc. n the parade room, they are zooming on nixon, i liked how andy sat at the back of the room, where sam normally sits for parade. this case shadows and kind of references the colonel williams case. also sam realized to that luke slept with jo before the pizza thing, it was he asked where callaghan was - and then jo mentioned that's the story, and they are sticking with it. luke now going to try and get her back, maybe that will just send her right back to Sam?