Rookie Blue Round Table: "A Good Shoot"

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Rookie Blue delivered us one of its best episodes this week when Officer Dov Epstein walked in on a convenience store robbery. It quickly became clear that life would never be the same for this officer.

With such an epic installment behind us, TV Fanatic decided to celebrate with some of our friends from the Rookie Blue fan site Two Worlds Collide. Come join Nathy and Kathryn, along with staff writer Christine Orlando, as they chime in on "A Good Shoot."


What was your favorite scene?

Nathy: It's a tie between Sam and Andy holding hands because I've been shipping them since the beginning and Dov being interrogated by the SIU lady. Gregroy Smith did such a great job!

Kathryn: So many great ones this week!! I think it was probably Dov in the SIU interview. Suspects being worn down into false confessions is a huge issue in law enforcement, and I thought it was interesting to see a cop affected that way too. Greg did a masterful job starting with just the raw emotion of the incident, and then going through the mental process of beginning to doubt himself under questioning.

Christine: I think we're pretty much in agreement here. I loved how Dov went from trying to remember all of the painful details of the shooting to the confusion over the SIU detective's questions and then the realization what she was implying. You could almost feel his stomach sink to his feet just watching him. I was so proud of him when he asked for his lawyer.  Smart boy.

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It all happened so fast. When you watched it the first time, were you sure the kid was holding a gun?

Nathy: No I wasn't. Everything happened so fast that it was hard to focus and I think that's why Dov doubted himself at one point. I'm glad he did the right thing though.

Kathryn:  I was pretty sure I saw a gun and not a cell phone because of the way he was holding his hand. But I think they did a great job editing it so it was just fast enough that the later doubts seemed very believable.

Christine: I thought the scene was very well done in that everything happened so fast it was almost impossible to be certain. I had to go back and watch it again in slow motion to be sure. 

Which would you prefer to see: a Chris and Dov bromance or a Dov and Gail romance?

Nathy: Chris and Dov bromance. I like Gail and the new rookie Nick, so I think I'm past the Dov and Gail romance.

Kathryn: Chris/Dov bromance. I'm over Dov and Gail for now, and I like Gail/Nick more than you I guess.

Christine  I guess I'm in the minority because I'm just not feeling the romance between Nick and Gail. As Gregory Smith said in our exclusive interview I feel that Dov and Gail are kindred spirits. The problem is that I'd hate to see Dov to lose his friendship with Chris over it so it may take some time before we see Dov and Gail get back together.

Out of all of the former rookies, who do you think would make the best detective?

Nathy: Even though Traci got the rotation, I think Andy would make a great detective. She was the one who started trying to figure out where Brennan had taken Sam at the end of Season 2 and there again, she's the one who researched on the store owner.

Kathryn: Traci or Andy. But I love Andy on the street, so I'm glad they chose Traci.

Christine: Traci's worked hard for it and she's earned that rotation but I agree that with some more experience Andy could make a great detective. I'd almost like to see if being a detective would make Gail more or less bitchy.

And for all of the shippers... what was your favorite Sam and Andy moment?

Nathy: Definitely when they're holding hands towards the end. Some of us dreamt of that moment and it was wonderful watching them actually do it.

Kathryn: SO hard to pick one because all their scenes explode off the screen! If I must, I'll go with the feet on the dash/ice cream truck. (When they're carefree they have a great modern day Gregory Peck/Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday thing going on.) But a close second was Sam looking like he's gonna spontaneously combust when he watches Andy in bad cop mode. (when the sexual tension is highest, they're like an even hotter version of Clooney/J-Lo in Out of Sight) Walking out holding hands also made me squeal like a tween at a boy band concert.

Christine: I love all of your examples Kathryn and although I didn't actually squeal like a tween, watching them walk out hand and hand with content grins on their faces definitely did my shipper heart good.

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


Thank you for doing this roundtable Christine, I think Kathryn and I had great fun taking part in it, thank you again for asking us! We seem to agree on many things and I also agree with Sandra, this season is PURE GOLD so far! With each season, the show becomes better and darker (always balancing that with lighter/happier moments though, that's key). We need confirmation for a Season 4!


I just love this show!!!!! I cannot get enought of Sandy :)) My heart sings when they have scenes together. Thank you for doing the round table, it helps the tiniest bit while waiting a whole week for a new episode. The next two weeks will be awful without new Sandy scenes.


The one thing i'm most excited for, for season 3, Is when Luke comes back. I really miss his character (great addition to the cast), And i'm also excited to see how him being back effects Andy (and also her relationship with Sam). So far, this season is Gold! And it just keeps getting better and better! :)


-My favorite was the shooting. Dov walks in all happy and it quickly turns to fear. The look on his face went from all smiles to shocked and desolate in a matter of moments. -I was pretty sure there was a gun but not 100%. -I've got to go with Chris and Dov. I was so happy to see them back to normal. -Andy has the instincts for detective but I don't want her separated from Sam. -Sam driving, Andy's feet on the dash. They were smiling and happy and flirting and it was wonderful.:)


I dont want to see Andy make detective because i really love seeing her and Sam work together and chase down bad guys :D and i loved last nights episode, but so far season 3 i would have to see would be my favorite. Mostly because Sam and Andy are finally a couple, but also because everything is so interesting, and all the Rookies are becoming really good cops. Andy is getting amazing, i dont know if its because she and Sam are dating and they are more comfortable with each other or what but she is seriously really good, and she was already really good in previous seasons but she has grown even more :)


THIS is awesome! Love your answers girls. I'm glad that the fans are getting some recognition for Rookie Blue. Without us, there would be no show. I want some more of these round table discussions.


Thanks so much for hosting this, pimping the Two Worlds Collide fansite (so psyched you became a member recently!), choosing Nathy and I to participate, and putting up with my answers that were a little longer than your ideal.
You ROCK!!!!!

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