Below, TV Fanatic Christine Orlando is joined by Rookie Blue fans Kristin, Cyth, and Birkiti from Two Worlds Collide: A Sam Swarek/Andy McNally Fan Forum to decide what was this hour's most shocking moment and whether or not it's time for Sam and Andy to move on.
What was your favorite scene from the premiere?
Kristin: My favorite scene was when Sam threw down Simon Dent and threatened to burn the place down. It reminded me very much of all the other times he’s lost it when Andy was in danger.
Cyth: I'd have to say the Gail/Nick scene at the end. To see that at least one couple is working out when we get the heartbreak of Sam and Andy's relationship and the implication that Oliver's marriage might still fall apart, it was the lighthearted romantic moment that I needed.
Birikti: I had two; I really liked all the rookies and the station coming together when their own is danger, it was done before but I just like the way, in spite of their differences they all work together for each other. Also liked the greeting scene at the garage which showed no matter how much both Sam and Andy think they have moved on, there is still something there.
Christine: I liked the opening scene. Andy's confidence and the pounding music really set the tone. Plus, I couldn't get my interview with Missy Peregrym out of my head where she said she got dunked in the pool 10 times in January!
Should Chris take the transfer to Timmins?
Kristin: More money and a title bump, a good friend would say yes, I’m not a good friend because I’m saying NO!
Cyth: It's hard to decide. On the one hand he wants to make it work with Denise but he seemed so happy with the "result" when Gail lied to him. I think he's going to take it but return to 15th and actually be a stronger cop.
Birikti: I think Chris wants to be there for his family like his dad wasn't for him and an increase in salary and promotion are big pluses. Still he seemed almost relieved when he was told he didn't get it so I don't think his heart is really in it.
Christine: There really isn't a reason not to, especially if he wants to make things work with Denise and be with his son. The pay bump and promotion make the decision even easier. On paper it sounds perfect but I think Chris is going to be miserable. He has a family at 15 that won't be easily replaced.
Did Andy really expect Sam to wait for her?
Kristin: I think she did. I would have expected him to wait for me too. Makes me doubt he meant it.
Cyth: I think she did on some level. Rationally, she should not have expected it. It is the same with fans. We wanted him to wait but taking a step back, he has no way of knowing that she still wants him - she left him waiting for her at the Penny.
Birikti: Don't think she expected it but I think at some level she did hope it after his big Boo speech. I think a lot of her reaction was just exhaustion and surprise (remember she doesn't like them) especially after the eye hug in the garage occurred. A heads up on his part would have been nice since they all have to work together.
Christine: I think she was hoping he'd still be waiting for her but she did leave him without a word of explanation. He had no idea when she was coming back or if she'd ever come back to him. That said, I'm betting Officer Cruz is just Sam's rebound fling.
Most shocking moment: Nick pulling the trigger, Sam kissing Officer Cruz or Gail's welcome home to Nick?
Kristin: Nick pulling the trigger! I was like “Oh no he just didn’t!” But he did! Heck of a risk to take, what if he had been wrong?
Cyth: Nick pulling the trigger - but probably because between all of the sneak peeks and promos, I saw all of the other scenes in some form. My heart was POUNDING the entire time and it was cut beautifully. I really thought that Sam and Traci were going to save them.
Birikti: Nick holding the gun to Andy and pulling the trigger. I figured Andy wouldn't die but wasn't sure how they would resolve it.
Christine: Definitely Nick pulling the trigger. It really made me question all the things we still have to learn about him. But I have to admit that I loved Gail welcoming Nick home. He deserved the punch and the full body hug.
Which character do you most want to see back this season: Luke, Noelle or Andy's mother Claire? Someone else?
Kristin: Project Dakota was Luke’s baby, so I’d really like to see him back because I kind of want to know where the heck he disappeared to! How did Blackstone end up running things?
Cyth: LUKE!!! Eric Johnson is one of my favorite actors and one of the reasons that I started watching the show. I love how although he is no longer a season regular, they find a way to bring him in for a few episodes each year.
Birikti: I miss Noelle, she is one of my personal favorites but I am also interested in Luke's return to the station especially if personal relationships remain the same as they currently are.
Christine: I miss Noelle too. She had some great scenes last year, especially one where she and Shaw taught Gail about the art of call girl seduction. I really want her back and I can't wait to see her as a new mom.
Should Andy fight to win Sam back or just move on?
Kristin: I’m torn on this one. I feel like if she moves on, then the McSwarek relationship should be done & never revisited. Feeling that way, I’d rather she fight for him.
Cyth: I can't make a judgement on that yet. As a McSwarek fan I obviously want her to fight but realistically, I'd have to see what Andy sees of the Sam/Marlo relationship before going one way or another. If their relationship looks solid, she shouldn't want to be a "homewrecker" she had enough experience of that with Jo.
Birikti: I think she should move on or try to move on at this time. They both made the decisions they made for their own self preservation and she should honor his choice and not fight for a man involved in another relationship.
Christine: For her own sanity, I think it's time to move on. If it's meant to be (which I think it is) then they'll eventually find their way back together but they both have issues to work out. Maybe they need to work them out separately in order to have a real chance as a couple.
C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.Tags: Rookie Blue, Round Tables