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Rookie Blue Review: So Much For Happy Endings

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I should have seen it coming. When Jerry and Tracy looked so happy in the opening of "Out of Time" it seemed too good to be true - but I thought the baby issue would break them up. I had no idea what was about to happen.

Traci & Jerry's Good Morning

When Jerry walked up to that door alone, I got a sick feeling in my stomach. I couldn't help but think that he wouldn't be walking back out.

Oh, how I wish I had been wrong.

Going into this episode I thought the most intense moments would be about finding Gail. Not that her abduction wasn't a nail biter, but for me it was eclipsed by Jerry's story. I hate that Jerry's being written out. Although I've never claimed him as one of my favorite characters, he certainly adds something to the show. I'll miss his jaded sarcasm as well as the romantic heart he kept hidden.

If they did have to write him out, I am glad they did it this way. Jerry was the hero. I couldn't believe it when - while basically bleeding to death - he pulled himself up off the floor and tackled his assailant. A final act of a man who knew he didn't have much time.

That he managed to slip his cell phone into the attacker's pocket was brilliant. It was a great piece of writing that after weeks of fumbling with his new phone, it was the very thing he used in his last moments to save Gail.

There were many other memorable moments in this stellar episode.

Traci having to point out to Noelle that she was in labor was both sweet and funny. It looks like that psychic was right. Her little girl came early. Hopefully Frank can get the nursery painted before they come home.

Unfortunately the psychic was also right about Traci and Jerry never making it to the altar. What else did that guy say? I really need to go back and watch it again.

I loved that even drugged, kidnapped and restrained Gail never lost her snarkiness. Her attitude shone through despite her predicament but I do wonder how she'll get through the aftermath of this trauma, especially knowing that Jerry use his last moments to save her life.

Speaking of what happens next for Gail, why didn't Nick call her back that night? She sounded so earnest in those messages but he says he didn't listen to them until morning. So my question is: did he go to bed early or was he sleeping with someone else?

Chris' jealousy and concern were almost overwhelming. Will he make another play for Gail? Or maybe Gail and Dov can help one another through their separate traumas. Those two have certainly been through a lot this year.

But going back to the beginning and Gail's abduction, I loved that Andy walked in with this great Rookie Blue quote

Remember what we talked about. Completely uncool to walk around naked in somebody else's place. | permalink

It was nice to have that little bit of humor before things got seriously creepy.

I was a little disappointed that we didn't see Sam find Andy on the floor. I was looking forward to that. The phone call just didn't pack the emotional punch I had hoped for.

And did anyone else notice that Luke never asked Andy if she was okay when he first saw her. He barely looked her in the eye during that first scene. Yeah, there are definitely issues simmering right under the surface. It should be interesting to see how that plays out as we move forward.

As Eric Johnson who portrays Luke said in our exclusive interview earlier this week, "the sh*t got real for 15 Division" and now they will have to deal with the loss of one of their own. Something tells me the fall out won't be pretty.

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Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (109 Votes)

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Martinelli

Great episode although I don't agree with Jerry's death. I liked him as a character, I love Noam Jenkins. Now I have to watch it in Covert Affairs.

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I'm really bummed about Jerry's death, I knew it was a done deal when the killer twisted the knife during the stabbing. I hope the writers don't have Tracy completely out of it and depressed the entire next season. She one of the most intelligent characters on that show and contributes a great deal to the content. I'm too wondering if Noam Jenkins (Jerry)left to star in another series. I have seen him on another show but, just can't remember. I thought it was also anti-climatic that Andy woke up to the ringing of her cell phone vs Sam finding her. I wonder if Luke is staying for good now. I also wonder if Sam is going to kick Andy to the curb first for fear of her returning to Luke.

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Great review of a very sad episode. It was nice to see Luke back, but I will definitely miss Jerry. He definitely added a lot to the show and he and Traci made a great couple. However, when he walked into the house without backup, I knew he would die (it was really hard to watch that scene), but the cellphone part was brilliant. Andy was so stubborn about the bartender, that I knew she would end up being wrong. I'm not surprised that there will be tension because of this. I don't know why Jerry's character was killed off, but I'm hoping it's because the actor is moving onto a bigger role somewhere else.

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I knew something terrible was going to happened in the episode but I didn't expect Jerry to be killed. In the last couple of episodes he has become my favorite character. I really liked his presence on screen. He will be missed. But at least he died a hero.

Sarah-silva

I also think there will be lots of guilt from other characters: Traci for not being with Jerry, if they both went into the house he may be alive.
Noelle for telling Traci not to call Frank if she did he would have been there not Traci.
I hope this changes Gail that she becomes a nicer person and that she feels a bit of remorse for losing his life to save hers!

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Next week it looks like Sam's anger, sadness and grief will be taken out on Andy. I do not want them to break up but I guess Tasssie Cameron wants them to be apart for awhile. Sam will realize at some point he was wrong but I bet Andy will be with someone else and so they Sam and Andy romance will play out over the course of the Rookie Blue seasons.
It is too early to see Traci with someone else but I can actually see her with Chris.
Now Luke will be staying as Jerry is gone.
The moment with Sam and Jerry when he told him about the cell phone broke my heart!

Sarah-silva

I love this show!
I am still emotional from last night!
I was not expecting Jerry to die and for me if it was between him and Gail, sorry but I would have been okay if she died.
I liked Jerry from the start, yes he may have been a little hard on Traci lately but I was always rooting for them and was so sure they would get married. I also liked his bromance with Sam. That being said, as soon as Jerry gave Sam the watch and said it was bad luck to give a watch as a gift. I knew something bad would happen but in all honesty I was not expecting Jerry to die. However he was a detective to the end, he knew that if he got the cell in the guys pocket then Gail would be saved. However I feel that if Jerry just stayed laying on the floor he would still be alive.

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Amazing review - this was such a heartbreaking episode. Can't wait to see the questions and responses to the round table~

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Great review of the most heart-breaking episode of Rookie Blue! I'm going to miss Detective Barber with all his quips and remarks and detective skills, but glad he went out a hero ultimately saving Gail's life. And as ye taketh one life away, another comes into the world. I was disappointed with us not seeing Sam finding Andy, and actually have been feeling like we're missing out on stuff and Sam and Andy are acting more like good friends who work together than anything else. Sad episode, but you know it's a great show when viewers are passionate about what happens with all of the characters.

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What a great episode! I am so sad that Jerry has been written out of the show. I love Jerry and Tracy together. I am going to miss them and Jerry. I took this hard last night as well because i have become so invested in all these characters. The acting by Enuka Okuma when she found out that Jerry was dead was brillant. I also agree that i wanted Sam to find andy on the floor. Although he was concerned when he found out i expected more from him. I am also wondering why Nick did not answer Gails calls? Its odd. I thought the whole death with Jerry and the baby being born was beautiful thus the circle of life. Next week also looks heartbreaking. PLEASE rookie blue us fans have been through enough. Dont break up Sam and andy!