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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.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 (113 Votes)

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

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What the HEll why is this show not on again until June 27th, this is just unacceptable! How can they expect us to go that long 3 whole week I mean come on! They better com back with a supper bang!

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Such a awesome episode i just love how Oliver is the biggest McSwarek shipper on 15th division. And when Gail hugged Noelle&Frank with that blood on her face i just couldn't stop laughing such a awesome moment! I love the sudden humor that comes with the scenes&Totally mad that we have to wait three whole weeks :(
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Sarah-silva

Sorry I guess Chloe is Franks Goddaughter not niece.

Sarah-silva

Oh and I can not believe that Tracy did not know her partner Sam was dating Marlo, unless Sam and her do not share anything when they are on cases together.

Sarah-silva

This was a great episode!
I really hope Andy and Sam get back together. The smile on Oliver's face when she walked into the Penny and he walked on right after her, was cute, he really wants them back together. Then we see the look of concern on Nick's face.
I liked seeing Noelle back, the proposal was great.
I too think Chris leaves but ends up returning before the end of the season.
Chloe is Frank's niece and she joins division 15.
I am not happy that we have to wait 3 weeks!
That is a long wait to see Sam and Nick again. :)

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I loved last nights episode from noelle/franks engagemet, awkward run between andy/marlo, the awkward moment w sam/andy (sam didnt seem too happy when he saw nick and andy playing w each other), how oliver saved andy from riding w marlo and then pushed sam/andy to work together, which by the way, they work great as partners! Loved the whole part where sam/andy are getting shot at but sam seems to be enjoying himself and he deff missed working alongside andy. Loved how andy was right!! Andy/sam convo was so sad but we all know its only a matter of time until they give in to their true feelings! The lingering looks between them as noelle speaks is just so obvious who sam wants to be with! Tracys part was so sad, made me miss jerry even more..its a show, cant they bring him back from the dead? Come on, please! I agree that nick seems to have feelings for andy, he seemed upset when he saw them and right after that he asked gail to move in w him.. I think he did it bc he knows that he will never have a chance w andy bc she will always love sam!

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Thank God for Oliver and his hope because Sam and Andy apart is only fun to watch if you think they have a chance at getting back together. I loved how Oliver blocked Andy and Cuz from working together and how he forced Sam and Andy to “take a ride together�. I the shoot out, it was fun to watch. I saw the way Nick look at Andy when she entered the bar I totally think he has feelings for her. I may be sisterly concern and not sexual though, I am not sure yet. I loved how when Andy was convinced that the bad guy was not the right man and she tried to confront Sam about it and “what’s her face, Cuz� just gave her this snarky look and Andy just smiled and hit the streets for more evidence. Poor Traci, her character is so said the loss of Jerry was so profound he was such a huge character I miss him!

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How can Sam use Andy's undercover stint as justification for getting a new girlfriend? Sam has worked undercover, he knows the drill. He knows Andy would not have been able to contact him, and he knows that Andy is ambitious with goals of becoming a detective, so why wouldn't she have accepted an undercover assignment. He had to have realized that Andy would be back again at some point, so it seems like he got a new girlfriend just to twist the knife when Andy did get back.

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@Michelle - totally saw Nick looking at Andy & Sam ..... but I went the other way and thought he doesn't want to be as miserable as they look!?
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE OLLIE!!!!! He is starting to become my favorite!
I thought Chloe was the new Rookie - so was the ditziness an Act?
And What is up with all of Andys cleavage ...........and we are only on Episode 2?!

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Did Tracy get Jerry's desk?