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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F***k Sam !!! He's annoying & needs to be taught a lesson by Andy.

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This was a fantastic episode! I love this show!
Bummed we have to wait 2 weeks before a new episode but then we should have all new episodes for the rest of the season.
I loved the paint ball scene! I think my tv cut out the first few seconds as it started with Andy on the ground.
I felt for Andy at the end, but you can tell that Sam still loves her. He and Marlo seem more like friends, they did not kiss yesterday and to me if you are in a romantic relationship you kiss!
It is only a matter of time before they get together.
I love Nick and I like Gail when she is with him.
I do not like Chloe she is super annoying.
Now that Andy has given up on Sam, if her and Nick get together then I bet that will make Sam end things with Marlo even sooner!
Chris is super funny! I am glad Oliver called him out for continually saying I am a dad in every conversation.


I say move on Andy and I agree with Mars777 that it would be better for Andy to be single for a while to find out who she is and what she wants in a relationship. But we know that is not going to happen because she will soon be hanging out with ..............{not going to ruin it for folks}. Damn!!! Chloe is just plain annoying not borderline annoying. She talks a mile a minute and her voice is like nails on a chalkboard. I know we have to put up with her for season 4 but hopefully if they get renewed she is not back. I couldn't believe she was acting all hyper then tells Dov for them to stop for coffee and brownies. Thanks Dov for saying no. I hate to think how a Chloe pumped with caffeine and sugar would act. Oh and I wish they had found a better way for Chloe and Dov to meet. The whole hooking up then finding out you are working with someone is soooooooooooo overdone on TV that it is a total turn off.


Time to walk away? YES. Just kill it. Move on. It's the kind of shitty relationship that only exists on TV and is terrible for both parties, and not to mention just stagnates the show. Move on. Andy, find somebody outside the precinct, for a start. If you want a guy who knows The Life, then an EMT or ADA. Or better yet remain single for a few months and focus on becoming a halfway decent cop, but that ain't never going to happen.

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