Rookie Blue Review: Time to Walk Away?

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Rookie Blue came back after a three-week hiatus to make us ponder if it's really time to walk away.

No, not from the show! But is it time that Sam and Andy truly move on from one another and put their relationship in the past? Ugh. I'm not sure I really want to think about that.

Paint Ball

Obviously that's not where Andy's head was at the beginning of this episode. "Different, Not Better" opened with an awesome paintball battle where Gail captured the... polka dotted camel? Giraffe with two humps? I'm still confused.

But when Andy was crowing about how when she fights for something she wins, it wasn't just the audience making the connection to her relationship status. as Traci revealed in this Rookie Blue quote

Nick: Do you think she's talking about paintball?
Traci: I think she's talking about Sam Swarek. | permalink

So when Andy and Sam's current flame Marlo were partnered together for the day, there was no way that wasn't going to be awkward. 

Trying to manage Wanda was a tough call. It can sometimes be hard to tell when a mentally ill person is managing and when they are about to fall over the edge. There was simply no way for Andy to know what Wanda was about to do.

As much as I didn't want to see Wanda get hurt, I didn't blame Marlo a bit when she shot her. The moment Wanda grabbed that knife and pointed it at that child there was no other choice. Even Andy could see that, once she had time to process what had happened. 

Yes, Marlo's a good person. Does that make her good for Sam? Is it time for Andy to leave the situation alone?

I don't think McSwarek fans should give up all hope. Now that Sam believes that Andy is truly moving on it may cause him to reevaluate what he really wants.  Either way, I don't think this is over by a long shot.

On other fronts, Dov got the shock of his life when his hookup from The Black Penny bathroom turned out to be a rookie cop... and Frank's goddaughter. Gulp.  

Chloe was quirky, bordering on annoying. I loved that Dov was honest but still polite. Only Dov Epstein could tell a girl she talks too much and not make it sound like a complete insult.

Chloe's into Dov. Will she be willing to keep things all business between them? Something tells me Chloe is going to cause Dov more than one awkward moment in the near future.

I was about as fed up with Chris talking about being a father as Ollie was. Just because you're a dad doesn't mean you can't play darts, or go out for a drink... or live! That is, unless Denise has him on a really tight leash. I had no doubt when they walked out of that tattoo parlor that Chris would be back to get Christian's name as a tattoo.

Nick and Gail may have had the strangest story, as they somehow coupled an abandoned urn with a cleanse and gave it a romantic turn. Who saw that coming?

So, is it time for Sam and Andy to officially walk away? Make your choice and let us know why in the comments below.


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Looks like a beautiful magazine! I’d love to have a copy!
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So I saw this clip on u tube that showed the directors and then clips from the up coming show, and it showed Sam and Nick (it hunk it was him, it was a blond) hooking up, big time. It also showed Andy kissing the forhead of a unconscious Sam in the back it the ambulance ( I think that was the last epsode). It's going to be a long season!


I do not understand Sam. Andy tells him that waiver to fight for it and replied with a "see you tomorrow"? They are destroying our soul and favourite couple of series. And according to what I've read in future eps. It gets worse for us fans Mcswarek. Bad season


I stil have faith on Sam & Andy. they are the ENDGAME, I repeatit myself every thursday when a i watch the series. after 3/10 4/03 is one of the most depressing episode ever... Andy's look when she told "i know when to quit...." was heartbreaking :(


I read in an interview that detective Callahan is summing back in the Skeleton episode!


After seeing the conduct of Sam with Andy, according to TC: "the love of his life", Andy should leave 15 either find a new love interest that values it and not humiliate her as Sam has done this season.


No me gustó la actitud de Sam y sé que se mantiene así hasta el 4x6. Los escritores nos han defraudado y han evaporado la magia de McSwarek.


I enjoyed the episode. A bit picky, perhaps, and I know this is TV, but I don't think that a paintball business would not have a ref on hand with the group and any ref worth having would NEVER let that many people raise their helmets while the game was going. Too dangerous, liability, etc. Like I said, I know this is TV and we need to see their faces, but...


Prediction for the rest of the year:
1. Sam will dump “what’s her name� … now that Andy has declared she is “out�
2. Andy and Nick will get closer but never actually cross the line, this will still cause drama for Nick and Gail and Sam will pick up on it too.


Two weeks again, if I knew that last night I might have waited and watched this episode next week. I loved the paintball intro; I like to see them out of the office. But over all, I was board. Maybe due to lack of Sam time and too much of the annoying new girl. I think this show has lost a little of the suspense of season 1 and 2 for me. Maybe it is because Sam is not in uniform, and I like him in a uniform or nothing! I am a Sam/ Andy shipper but I kind of agree with Mars777 Andy need to take some time to herself and then maybe date out of the office pool! In my mind something huge needs to happen for either Sam or Andy to get back together, some major gesture or realization. To bad the writers ruined that relationship so soon. Prediction for the rest of the year:
1. Sam will dump “what’s her name� … now that Andy has declared she is “out�
2. Andy and Nick will get closer but never actually cross the line, this will still cause drama for Nick and Gail and Sam will pick up on it too.

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