Rookie Blue Review: A Little Bit of Hope

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"Homecoming" was all about having hope. Hope that things could change. Hope that the future would be brighter than today.

And, if you're a Sam and Andy shipper, hope that these two could be together after all.

Bank Robbery

But our favorite couple certainly wasn't the only story. Noelle was back! She looked great and Ollie ended up taking her to a double homicide... that ended up being a proposal from Frank. 

It was funny, romantic and just a tad evil. Just perfect for Frank and Noelle, as was evident in this Rookie Blue quote...

Frank: You are the most amazing person I've ever met. My best friend in the world and if I'm lucky you'll also agree to be my wife.
Noelle: I'm going to kill you. | permalink

I couldn't believe Frank was doing this in front of everyone, but after a moment it made sense. These people were their family because that's what 15 Division is to Frank and Noelle. Frank wanted their family there for this happy occasion. Hopefully there will be many more to come.

Chris had a month to go before he headed off for Timmons. At first I thought he was simply making this move because he thought he should "do the right thing" and make a go of it with Denise for the sake of his son. The problem with that is that Christian will know if his Dad is miserable. Then he shared with Dov his thoughts on living in the big city...

Chris: I've been around long enough to know that they're all bad days, at least for somebody. | permalink

If he truly feels that his son would be safer growing up in Timmons, then I could understand making that move. Although he couldn't seem to put down the picture of that house. My guess is that Chris will leave but that doesn't mean he won't be back.

Dov finally broke his vow of celibacy... with a badge bunny in a bar restroom. Not exactly true love and I'm hopeful that Chloe doesn't stick around.

However, Dov definitely deserved the celebration bathroom sex. He and Chris kicked some serious butt in that take down. 

Nick and Gail were all contradictions once again. Gail still couldn't quite figure out if she wanted to hit him or kiss him. I couldn't blame her for holding on to some of that anger. Six months was a long time to get stood up.  

When he told Gail the decision to take the long term undercover assignment wasn't about them, I couldn't help but think that that's the problem right there. Gail was so secondary that she never even played into his decision.

Then, after listening to the woman in the hospital, he did a complete turn around and asked Gail to move in with him. I loved that Gail immediately kissed him - and that she said no. I think these two need a little more time to work things out before they take that step. 

Traci's was that saddest story of the night. As she told Chris, working late every night was easier than heading home, alone. Throwing herself into her work appears to be the best way for Traci to deal with the loss of Jerry right now. I hope she finds some happiness before the end of this season.

My only complaints for the episode had to do with Andy's police work. Why would she run into the bank alone when Shaw was just inside the store? If she'd only poked her head in for a moment he would have followed her into that scene. 

I figured the entire case probably circled back around to Darren's wife, only my first thought was that she was having an affair. That her loser ex wanted to kill her new husband was a twist I didn't see coming.

One of my favorite scenes was Traci and Andy running into Cruz in the park. Andy was begging Traci to giver her a reason to hate Sam's new significant other. (I, of course, need no reason, as her being with Sam is more than enough.)

I couldn't have loved Ollie Shaw more than I did in this episode. He's such a Sam and Andy shipper. If anyone can help bring our dynamic duo back together it's Shaw.

I almost cheered when Sam and Andy had an actual conversation about their breakup in his truck.  

Andy: Sam, you broke my heart.
Sam: Well, you got me back. | permalink

Where does that leave them? I wish I knew but it certainly felt more hopeful than where we were left last week.

And in the ever wise words of Oliver Shaw…

Look, you're Andy McNally. You don't give up. | permalink

If that didn't give McSwarek shippers hope, I don't know what will.


Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


Sam and Andy...all they way, because in Oliver Shaw's wise, wise words: "You were and always will be great together."


BTW, it's Timmins. There's no "o".


I don't think that Nick has romantic interest in Andy. When she enters the bar followed by x Sam, remember what the woman's Manager said and what happened with AyS, then he runs to tell Gail that they will live together.


Nick definitely has feelings for Andy. However he knows that she isn't over Sam. I think that Nick will be a speedbump on the long road to Sam/Andy, but it's a speedbump I'd like to see.


I think Nick is definitely attracted to Andy. It felt to me like him seeing Andy and Swarek coming in basically together pushed him to ask Gail to move in with him. I always typically like the less popular pairings so I am totally for some more Andy/Nick make outs!


Since I did the Roundtable this week, I won't post too much. But I just wanted to say great review of a fantastic episode!!! The only thing I disagree with is the "badge bunny" AKA new rookie Chloe Price. She's gonna be awesome this year, especially since Gail's moving back in with Dov. Favorite things: the very HOT Detective Swarek in action, the new respectful but kicking ass and taking names version of Andy McNally, World's Best Friend Oliver Shaw, the Depstein bromance, the glowingly happy Froelle (please let one couple stay on track for a while)


Sorrry... This episode was disappointing for me. Not enough Sam and Andy time. I must say that I am confused about the look Nick gave Andy when she walked into the Penny. I cant help but remember what the banker's wife said about not acknowledging who you have in front of you NOW, as opposed to going for the more adventurous or one who makes you feel more excited. Is that why he offered Gail to move in with him? And the one who he wanted to give a chance to,was Andy? Only time will tell because only last week I was happy that There's an actual close friendship between Andy and Nick, with No romantic feelings. Sam and his new gf's time I coming to a close.. I just cant wait till it happens. Next week's episode shows her working with Andy.. we'll see how the claws come out.


Love this episode Frank's proposal was great, and he waited ten year to be with her. When Noelle was giving her speech the look of love from Frank to her was great. Oliver is the true romantic, he needs some happiness.


Three weeks? Three weeks!!!


I LOVED last night's episode, but I fear it will be a LONG road before we get our beloved Sam and Andy back together. Thankfully we had Oliver Shaw to be the voice of reason (and the viewers). For my own sanity, I also pretended the speeches from Frank and Noelle were "winks" from the writers to most of us viewers who they must know are dying to see Sam and Andy express such heartfelt sentiments to each other. I certainly hope the "love" between Sam and Andy is as prominently featured the entire season as it was in this particular episode.

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