It was "Every Man" for himself on Rookie Blue this week, as the officers found themselves in over their heads when a simple booking went horribly wrong.
The fun of this episode was seeing each character's point of view as events unfolded. Each glimpse of the day revealed another piece of the puzzle that ended with Elliott dead on the floor.
I felt for Elliott in the end. He made several stupid decisions in fear of going back to prison and now his daughter will never have the chance to know him. From the moment he pulled that gun his death seemed inevitable, but it was also truly sad.
A series of bad decisions that led to this tragedy, starting with Gail's failure to pat down the suspect. But with a fellow officer calling for help, I think she was the least to blame.
Unfortunately, everyone assumed that someone else had followed protocol. Dov was angry and bleeding. Frank was irritated at his officers and Chris was flustered and distracted. Every one of them could have stopped this disaster from happening if they had only taken the time to follow the rules.
Now it looks like Gail will be taking the blame for it. Did she fall on her sword and confess because she thought as a Peck she'd get off easy and in doing so she'd protect her fellow officers? I think so, but things obviously didn't go as planned. Even a Peck comes under fire sometimes.
As for all of the distractions, the biggest belonged to Chris. Three years after their breakup Denise showed up at his work to spring his child on him. Really? She couldn't have called him and set up dinner? She had to haul the kid down to the police station at the beginning of shift and then act affronted when Chris couldn't drop everything to talk to her?!?
She waited three years. Pretty sure she could have waited until after he got off of work.
I was also very worried for NIck. Showing up for work drunk sounds like someone who has a drinking problem. Hopefully this was a one time event due to his grief over his buddy. He got lucky that his fellow cops, especially Andy, were there to save his butt.
As for Andy, I was proud of her. When Sam found her saying he wanted to make sure she was okay, Andy shot back in this Rookie Blue quote...
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Then she kept walking and didn't look back. Maybe seeing that Andy is strong on her own will wake Sam up to what he's throwing away.
With only one episode left this season, he'd better figure it out quick.
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