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Rookie Blue Round Table: "Coming Home"

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With Andy's mom "Coming Home" on last week's Rookie Blue, our Round Table team is here to answer such pressing questions as:

Was Sam right to be wary of Claire? Was Jerry being too hard on Traci? And what's going on with Dov?

Join TV Fanatic's Christine Orlando, along with Nathalie, Kathryn and Cythy of the Rookie Blue fan forum Two Worlds Collide, for those answers and a lot more in this week's edition of the feature.

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What was your favorite scene?
Nathalie: Right at the end, during the party, when Andy goes to her mother and says "Mom" instead of "Claire" like she did at the beginning. I'm so happy for her I hope her mother doesn't screw this up twice.

Kathryn: Favorite intense scenes were Ollie breaking down in the car with Izzy and the gun standoff. Favorite fun scene was the food fight. Andy really launched a LOT of flour right in Sam's face. Hilarious.

Cythy: I'd have to say Andy hugging Oliver - just shows so much about her care for everyone in her "family."

Christine: Ollie breaking down in the car with his daughter. He almost had me in tears.

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Was Jerry being a jerk or was he justified in his treatment of Traci?
Nathalie: He's right but I think he's going a bit overboard, treating her like a simple trainee. She doesn't deserve special treatment but I guess I just didn't think he'd be a jerk when being someone's boss.

Kathryn: Both. I'm not quite sure if he was overcompensating in not trying to skip the hazing because she's his girlfriend and/or he wants to make sure she doesn't get a chance to screw up again for a while, or if he's just really got a problem dealing with her becoming more of a peer. But he was a bit of a jerk.

Cythy: I think he was being a jerk but he was doing it simply because he was having trouble finding a balance since she is his girlfriend but he knows he should be hazing her.

Christine: Yeah, he was a jerk. Having his girlfriend as his trainee is not a great situation. I think he's trying too hard to show there isn't any special treatment and in doing so he's holding her back. He needs to figure this out soon before it starts to hurt their personal relationship.

What is Dov doing with Crystal?
Nathalie:  I have no idea. He's trying to help her, even if he says he's trying to help himself. But she seems to be hanging on to him and in my opinion, it's not healthy, for either of them.

Kathryn: There's so many mixed emotions swirling around those two, I can't quite get a full read on just what's the deal between them. She's been pretty unfair to him, but I did get the feeling that however things evolved in the time we didn't see, she felt he'd led her on, and I don't think she knows about Sue. I kind of love how they've made it ambiguous and something the audience is supposed to be anxious and upset about.

Cythy: I think Dov is not over the shooting and still feels guilty about it. He's helping her study because he knows that her mind is not fully on her studies since her brother is dead.

Christine: I know Dov is trying to assuage his guilt but I can't imagine bonding with the person who shot your brother is healthy. On some level, she's always going to be angry at Dov. I can't see that any of this ending well.

Was Sam right to investigate Andy's mom?
Nathalie: It's Sam's clumsy way of showing Andy he cares. He doesn't want her mother to break her heart again and he's right, neither do I. Andy suffered enough her whole life, family wise.

Kathryn: Not exactly, but I'm totally not surprised he did it. I get that Andy was rightfully mad, but I thought she was out of line to say it was didn't concern him at all and that she didn't want him weighing in on everything. Really? Their relationship is not the casual type where he's going to have no opinion on something that big. I was put off by her attitude even though I know there's pretty much nothing as raw as her feelings about her mom.

Cythy: I think he is right to investigate her mother because he is worried about Claire hurting Andy again. I don't think he needed to dig as deep as he did but it just goes to show how protective he is of her.

Christine: I understood Andy feeling like he went behind her back but telling him it wasn't his concern was hurtful. He loves her and wants to protect her. He's got every right to be worried.  It may not be right but if I were in Sam's shoes I might do the same thing.

Did you think Ollie was going to shoot TK?
Nathalie: No. Oliver is a good man so I'm glad he made the right decision. Matt Gordon was fantastic in this episode, I'm glad he got this story line to showcase how great of an actor he is.

Kathryn: Not really, but that scene blew me away, and I was more concerned he might actually snap and do something stupid than I expected to be. Matt Gordon was incredible in the whole episode, but that was amazing. The reactions from Ben and Missy really added to it as well. Powerful stuff!

Cythy: I'm really up in the air about this one. On the one hand I'd like to paint the picture that he wouldn't while on the other hand, TK was hurting his daughter. I think that had Sam not kicked in the door and had Izzy not followed, he was so fueled by anger that he might have pulled the trigger.

Christine: Ollie a good person but when somebody hurts your kid, reason can fly out the window. He could have made a back decision in that moment. Thankfully Izzy was there to talk him down and if necessary I think Sam and Andy would have had his back.

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

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nothing says love like a background check :)

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The Dov/Crystal relationship is definitely unhealthy, but they are both grieving and grief can cause one to do stupid things. I have no first hand experience with what either of them are going through, but I understand the emotional aspect of it. I think that they are both looking for a connection, but it's not going to end well for either of them. Gregory Smith is doing an outstanding job with this storyline. Thank God Bomb Squad Sue seems stable. He's emotionally cheating on a woman who knows her way around explosives.

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Was Sam right to investigate Andy's mom? Sam's intent was good his heart was in the right place I understand Andy being angry because he went behind her back, but I too thought her saying to him it was none of his concern, and that she does not want him weighing in on everything was harsh. He did it because he loves her, and he's concerned wish the writers would not have included that line let alone written it in the first place. Andy is giving her mother way to much leeway.

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Wow great questions...alot of grey area covered there. Good job guys!

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Thanks for inviting me to join in this week! I love how we all chose different scenes for the 'favorite' - there were so many good scenes in this episode.

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Was Sam right to investigate Andy's mom?
Yes I think it was sweet, it shows how much he cares for her. Did you think Ollie was going to shoot TK?
No I did not think he would shoot TK. I do agree that Matt Gordon was fantastic!

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What was your favorite scene?
I love any scene with Sam. However I have to say when Traci and Jerry showed up to work wearing the same color suit and shirt and then Gail calling Traci, Jerry. Was Jerry being a jerk or was he justified in his treatment of Traci?
I think he was being a jerk to a point. She is good at her job that is why she got the dective rotation and I think Jerry needs to realize that and loosen up a bit. What is Dov doing with Crystal?
I know he is dealing with the shooting of her brother in his own way but I think the whole Crystal thing is unhealthy!

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Thanks for doing these Round Tables and involving the fans and us at Two Worlds Christine - they're great! It's always nice to see everyone's view of the episodes, cool concept :D rather than reading the stereotypical reviews. Cheers, sillygyrl8

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I love the roundtables!! I'm getting the feeling we probably haven't seen the last of Dov & Crystal. I also think Gail hit it on the head in this episode. He's doing it to punish himself.

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Another great Roundtable this week! Love reading the different opinions on scenes and the characters. I agree that 306 had many great scenes throughout. Matt Gordon really rocked this episode with his emotions. I would say that Sam wanted to learn about Andy's mom in his own way, but because he is in a relationship now, he needs to learn how to not keep things from her, and I'm glad that he did admit to Andy that he is messy and he goes about things the wrong way sometimes. I don't think Andy knows how to deal with her mom being back in her life, so how would Sam know exactly what he should do? The scene with TK and Oliver holding the gun made me really anxious even though I knew he wouldn't actually shoot him (being network, primetime TV and all), I felt like he was seriously considering it until Izzy spoke up. That scene is one for the books!

Rookie Blue Season 3 Episode 6 Quotes

I swear, working together and dating, it's like I'm his mini me.

Traci

Cake's on fire.

Sam
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