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Rookie Blue Review: Breaking Up the Band

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"I Never" was exactly how I felt after watching the season finale of Rookie Blue - and yet, in an odd way, it all made sense.

The return of John Gray from the season premiere brought things full circle as everyone had to hunt the crazy pedophile once more. Only this time around, the officers of the 15th were all in very different places both personally and professionally.

Andy Struggles

Sam and Andy. At the start of the season Sam was hurt that Andy hadn't contacted him during their suspension. Oh, how things had changed.

Honestly, Sam hides his feelings so well sometimes that it's easy to see things from Andy's point of view. He did look rather chummy with the blond at the Black Penny and Oliver seemed more worried about Andy after her confrontation with Gray than Sam did.

Of course, Sam's been going through Hell since Jerry's death. He's handled it terribly but that doesn't mean he hasn't been suffering. There's so much we don't know about Sam. He really is a mystery and I hope we get more insights into the man in Season 4.

But I had to side with Andy when she brushed off Sam's I love you. It could have easily been the adrenaline rush of watching his ex-girlfriend juggling a grenade.

As big an admission as that was for Sam, it came across as too little too late.  If he thought those three words could erase weeks of hurt and confusion, he was wrong.

What was even more satisfying to hear than the I love you was the begging that quickly followed because it was great to see that Sam finally figured out what he wanted and said he was willing to work for it.

Oliver. Oh, Ollie looked too cute when the blond was hitting on him and, more than that, he looked so darned uncomfortable. 

As hurt and angry as he was with his wife, the last thing he really wanted to do was move on. Sam gave him some good advice and I've got my fingers crossed that Ollie gets his family back next season.

Chris and Denise. Chris obviously loves being a dad and that's no surprise... but a transfer to Timmons? Ollie's right. He'll be bored to tears.

I've never been to Toronto but there have to be suburbs, right? Couldn't they find a place where Debbie feels safe raising their child but Chris could still commute to his job? It's called compromise and if these two are going to raise a child together they should really consider it.

Luke and Traci. I've been thrilled with how much Luke has been supporting and encouraging Traci. Not that Jerry didn't do the same, but their personal relationship made it difficult for him to see Traci's full potential on the job.

Luke has become the friend and mentor that Traci needs. He believed in her enough to recommend her for the task force but when she couldn't drop everything to make it happen he made sure she put it in perspective in this Rookie Blue quote

 You have something more important in your life. Don't apologize for that. | permalink

Gail and Nick. This one broke my heart almost as much as Sam and Andy. Gail has looked happier than I think we've ever seen her. The travel books were just a way of distracting herself from the possibility of losing her job. Unfortunately I'm afraid that Nick took it more seriously.

But that kiss he gave her was pretty serious and made me think Nick was in this for the long haul.

And then everything changed.

Now I know they had their orders, but how do you just walk out on your life one night and not tell the person you love that you're going undercover for weeks or months?!?

Nick and Gail are in a relationship. What is she suppose to think when he disappears on her? I'm sure there's some sort of cover story planned but leaving her like that was just cruel.

Speaking of cruel, was Andy really that angry at Sam that she could simply walk out of his life without a word? I understood not wanting to be the girl who gives up a great opportunity over a guy, but he just told her everything she's wanted to hear. 

I'm not saying she shouldn't have taken the job. I just have to believe she could have given him a heads up if she really wanted to. However, since Andy always follows the rules, it does make sense that she'd do exactly what Luke told her to do, even though I hate it.

A few side notes I just have to mention…

  • Does Andy's chummy relationship with her Mom bug anyone else? It just feels as though Mom should have had to work harder for that privilege.
  • Gail comparing herself to Yoko Ono really had me laughing.
  • Chris talked to Oliver about moving to Timmons before telling Dov. The guy's his best friend, partner, and roommate.  WTH?!?
  • Loved it when Dov said, "Wait, seriously, I'm the only one who's never had sex with anyone from 15?" Is Rookie Blue the cop version of Grey's Anatomy?

So... do you think Andy's angry or just playing by the rules? With Sam and Andy, Nick and Gail, and even Chris and Dov all in danger of being separated, what can we expect from Rookie Blue in season 4?  Summer of 2013 seems a long, long way off.

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Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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I think Sam and Andy should get back together, she could have left him a note in his locker. Traci needs a new love in her life. we need to see more realistic cops. Breaking up Nick and Gail was wrong. Now that they are back why does Sam have had to move on it makes it look like he did not care about Andy at all. If Andy and Nick are gone don't you think that being cops they would have asked where they were? and someone higher up would have said they were under cover.

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Andy needs to move on, and they need to bring in another guy from left field to spice things up. Time to move on, we have seen this love interest in other shows. They need to bring another guy who is competing with Sam on the show, kind of like rivalry. This will put a good spin on things. The audience will see which guy they think is ideal for Andy. Then Andy should see what type of qualities she is looking for a guy, is stability important or family or job or kids??? Then maybe her mother is kidnapped by a serial killer, it turns out the serial killer was someone that her mom had helped in the past. Serial killer wants revenge on her mom. Serial Killer is psychotic, who escaped fromt Mental Ward. He sends Andy crazy letters of her mother's torture. Andy's father steps up to plate and decides that he is going to help find his wife. Andy feels confused, and her whole family is sort of reuniting again. This would be a good plot for one of episodes

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I really hope that Sam and Andy get back together in season 4.

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amm a big fun of rookie blue i wish andy and luke would go back together

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I love to watch Rookies Blue. Why does it have to be just on in the summer ? I would like to see it in the winter instead of some of this other so called shows. I think it is right up there with NCI, Mentalist, Crimnal minds, and some others. How can the viwiers get to gether and make it happen !

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Sorry didn't mean promote so much as put her on a dangerous mission.

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Why would any one promote Andy, see is the worst cop ever. Seriously, twice in one day she gets taken by surprise by the same person,nver turn your back to an open door. This is only one example of many. I understand creative license but she is dangerous to herself and others.

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Seriously, Denise comes out of nowhere with a kid and all of a sudden she gets to tell where they should move to raise the baby? And why did Chris get back with her at all? I mean, I understand that he wants to be a dad, but he's not seen her in 3 years and all of a sudden they're a family together? It was too quick and unexplained.

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Agreed......disapointing finale.....Andy and Sam should have made up, and i sure hope they do in Season 4, because they're a good match...did not and still don't like Luke..he and Andy better NOT get together ......so let's work on an Andy and Sam reconciliation ..she needs to call him and TALK things out!!

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Andy, really you are going to take relationship advise from your "mom", the women who is not in a relationship and who is know for jumping ship when things get hard, really come on! I do how ever understand the girl power don't let a man stand in the way, after a bad break up, but is seams her joining the task force was a little like running away from Sam and crule too, which is not like her. So this is what I am going to do since it will be a long winter without our Rookies, I am going to pretend happens, even thought Andy is not typically a rule breaker, I am going to pretend that once she is settled in under cover that she seeks out one nite to call Sam from a random pay phone and leaves him a message, saying she is sorry she had to leave but that she still loves him even though her heart is broken and if he is around when she gets back she will defiantly meet him at the Penny.