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?


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What an original plot! Female cop goes undercover as a hooker to catch a killer but killer is smarter than her backup and her life is put in immediate danger. At least the other plotlines were entertaining.


Loved this episode, love this show. I think it was the bartender, he seemed to get a little to personal, plus you could always see him in the background as he was with her mark. I find it interesting that for a cop Gail put up a good fight at first but them made the fatal mistake of stopping at the couch to go through her purse for her gun....grab the purse and get out of the way.

Sarah silva

Really we have to wait until Aug 9 for the conclusion of this 2 parter! URGH
That being said,I love this show! It keeps getting better and better.
I do not like Gail but I do not want to see her beat up, tortured or killed. I hope they find her.
I am going to say that it is the Bartender. It has to be someone that was at the hotel that followed the cab that Gail was in back to Andi's place.
I liked when Jerry asked Sam to be the best man, it was very sweet.
Oliver has been in the forefront recently so they had to have him take a back seat this week but I did enjoy watching him and Noelle role play.
I was not sure what to think of Nick at the start but he is super sexy! However Sam will always be number 1 for me.


Ok Gail was great, I love her mean streak but equally love seeing her let looses and be the “fun loving girl she is�. I love plans for the wedding but I really feel something is going to happen and they are not actually going to make it, but I would love to see them all get to the Dominican and see them all have interact with each other not at work! I loved that Sam is afraid of flying, I would love to see him in shorts or swim gear and no top on, and I loved the banter he and Andy had about marriage, you know he was just trying to keep the tough guy image up! Next week looks awesome, did I see Andy’s ex-fiancé is back!! And I hope it is safe to assume that Sam will be there in time to rescue Andy but what about Gail? I hope they al make it! Great job writers!


Great spisode! i thought Charlotte Sullivan was superb! I love gail this season and with Nick! I think the killer is the cab driver. When Gail was on her cell phone leaving a message for Nick she said she was going to be alone in the cab on her way to Andys apartment. Not much sam and andy tonight but few scenes were cute. Love Sam and andy. Rookie Blue needs a fall slot now!


I'd like to know how Gail's attacker knew where to find her.


wow, that was really good...rookie blue is just getting better and better each week! its gonna be a loooonnnngggg wait for part 2


Hey guys, sorry to be the party crasher person here but look at the promo... 3x09 is 2 WEEKS away. im bumed :(


Very good episode, concerned about the previews for next week, Gail and Andy are in trouble, hope no one dies!


OMG! This episode was SO amazing!! I can't wait till next week, damn this one was so good. Omg, poor Gail, really hope andy gets there soon! OMG haha still in shock because of the ending! WAUW, Rookie Blue keeps getting better every week!!

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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?