Rookie Blue Review: Making It Real

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"The Girlfriend Experience" was all about making it real, as relationships came into question and an attacker went in for the kill.

Gail had a busy night. First, she and Nick nearly ended up tainting evidence. Maybe the car would have been a better choice.

Then, Nick reminded her that she said she wasn't looking for a relationship. Suddenly the look on Gail's face communicated that perhaps she wanted more than their friends-with-benefits fling.

Gail Goes Undercover

When Nicholson started flirting with Collins, no one could mistake the look of jealousy on Gail's face. However, I loved that Gail didn't get all pouty about it. She took action in the most delightfully evil way. 

But Gail didn't have time to worry about her guy. She had an undercover operation to prepare for and who better to help her than the Foxy Brown of undercover escorts, Noelle. 

The seduction role play between Noelle and Oliver was my favorite scene of the night. Those two were amazing and all they did was sit there, look into one another's eyes and talk. Kudos to Noelle for being able to exude sexuality while pregnant and in uniform. It was all about the attitude.

Gail did well as an undercover escort but she could have eased up on the drinks. Mixing tequila shots and Appletinis doesn't sound like the best combination for keeping your head.

This episode did a great job of building the suspense as we waited for the attacker to make his move. They even made me wonder if Andy was in danger when she decided to walk home alone. In the end, her only worry was whether Sam would understand that she wanted to head back to her place.

Speaking of Sam and Andy, we didn't see a lot of them tonight, but they were still undeniably cute. As when Sam asked Andy in this Rookie Blue quote

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As harsh as the words may have been, you could tell he was completely messing with her by the look on his face.

Jerry and Traci were another matter. The destination wedding in the Dominican Republic sounded lovely but why did Jerry look so down? Was it just that Traci shot down his boat idea or was he worried that he and Traci wanted different things?

Was Dov turning into a little Oliver? Not that that's a bad thing. Between the snacking and making Chris listen to every 911 call, I was proud of Ollie's protoge.

A couple of side notes worth mentioning:

  • Loved the look on Andy's face when Rachel says she's a student while they're standing in her uber-expensive loft.
  • Sam trying to hide that he doesn't like to fly was incredibly cute.
  • How big of a Disney fan is Andy? Her list for escort names were all Disney princesses.
  • Chris really needs to wash his sheets.  Ew!
  • Who wants to see Sam in a pair of shorts?

So who is Gail's attacker? NiceGuy76? The bartender? The cab driver? Perhaps the hotel manager? We've got a week to figure it out. What's your guess?


Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Rookie Blue Season 3 Episode 8 Quotes

I can't even picture Sam on vacation. He doesn't even own shorts.


Nick: Wanna go back to my place.
Gail: I'm allergic to your cheap sheets, remember?