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Rookie Blue Review: A Fighting Chance

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In my interview with Travis Milne this week, he mentioned that Chris Diaz would be headed down a darker path this season. Now we know what led him there.

"What I Lost" sent Chris' life spiraling out of a control. Unfortunately, he's been going toward this destination for a while now.

Not Happy For Long

When Denise first showed up with Christian I was surprised the Chris never got a DNA test. The tests are so prevalent these days that it felt like the least he could do to protect himself. But Chris is such a good guy that he couldn't imagine that his long time girlfriend would lie to him about something so important.  

Boy, was he wrong. 

Chris left a job he loved, moved out of the city and said goodbye to his friends behind to live with a woman he didn't love in order to be a father to his child... only to find out that Christian wasn't his. The worst part was that Denise has known all along. The entire scenario was heartbreaking for everyone involved and Chris will never be the same.

The intensity of the kidnapping brought things into focus for everyone at 15 Division. 

Despite Sam's seemingly happy demeanor with Marlo, he was deeply jealous of Andy's budding relationship with Nick. The way he questioned why the two of them were together at the park was beyond the scope of the investigation. 

And although I've always rooted for Sam and Andy, I must admit that Andy and Nick were downright adorable as they fumbled through her living room trying to tear one another's clothes off. 

McSwarek fans may want to hunt me down and hurt me, but I see the potential of a long-term relationship between these two. They have similar, easy going personalities and they are open and honest with one another. It really could work between them.

That is, until you throw in Nick's recent ex being one of Andy's best friends. Andy really should have spoken to Gail before she started undressing her ex. The lies will cause Andy to get swallowed up in guilt.

Nick and Andy's other big obstacle is that she's still head over heels in love with Sam Swarek. But has too much happened between the two of them? Even if Sam and Marlo blow up over her obsession with the possible child abductor, if Sam came to his senses and tried to win Andy back, do they still have a fighting chance?

I worry for Nick. I think his feelings for Andy are real and, although I could be wrong and Andy could choose him, I fear Nick will be crushed in the end. 

But there was more to this episode than paternity and a love quadrangle.  Everything about Gail's blind date with the pretentious faux-Brit made me love her all the more. Nothing's better than hearing Gail Peck say exactly what crosses her mind as in this Rookie Blue quote

Let me just be clear here. This date's not going very well for you but I'm going to stay and enjoy this festive latte and then I'm going to go home. Alone. Because there's not enough alcohol in the world to get me in bed with you. | permalink

In comparison, Gail's outing with Holly was filled with fun. I couldn't stop laughing when she squealed and ran away from the batting cage. Who knew Gail had a secret girly side?

And it was great to see Gail try and encourage Traci to give her brother a chance. I'm still not sure how I feel about Traci and Steve together but it would be great to see Traci have a little fun of her own. 

Once again the most solid couple of the night was Chloe and Dov. They were cute, affectionate and most importantly honest. They seem to make good partners both personally and professionally. 

Ironically, for all of the reasons why I love Gail, I have grown to love Chloe for being her exact opposite. 

So, do you think Chris will be making the move back to 15? Will Gail implode when she finds out about Nick and Andy? And does the newest Rookie Blue couple have a fighting chance at a future?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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I am a McSwarek lover! I really want them to get back together. if they dont i mat just stop watching the show. you guys are right they have spent all 4 seasons building the chemistry and relationship between andy and sam :) If they do not follow through with it, it will be kind of like show suicide .... I do not think they will get back together this season but i can only hope and pray that they will next season! Go McSwarek season 5!

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I have a feeling that there will be more to Gail and Holly.... Maybe she's going to experiment with her

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I love this show but thought this episode was a little boring. Good to see Chris back. Wish there would have been more of Traci and Steve - great chemistry and shows a different side of Gail which is interesting. I get the Nick and Andy thing and it's interesting to see them together but I miss the passion of Andy and Sam. They are SO hot together. Hopefully they can both grow up a little this season by being with the other people and then getting back together with a better chance of staying together. Like to see them struggling with not being together. Long term they make the show as a couple. Love ANYTHING with Oliver - he's one of my favorite characters!

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I will never acknowledge Andy & Nick as a couple ever. The writers have spent four seasons building on Sam & Andy's relationship to dismantle it now would be tantamount to leading the viewers on if not outright lying to them. We have rooted for that relationship from their first meeting, until now. The writers would only be shooting themselves and their show right in the foot.

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Tanner1511. Thanks for the shout out! I was shocked that I was right, I just had a gut feeling! :)

Sarah silva

I forgot to add that I never thought I would ever say this but I officially like Chloe, after giving Gail the stuffed animal to give to Christian she won me over!

Sarah silva

Gail will be looking for Mr. Right but will realize that Holly may be the one for her or at least one to date for awhile.
I really like that Gail and Tracy finally talked about her brother! Tracy did not shut the door completely on that potential match, just not now.
Marlo is going to get herself in to some trouble so much that I think she will have an episode and Sam will not be able to deal and will run to Andy and she will be happy with Nick and her and Sam will not get together this season. He will spend next season trying to win her back!

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Christine: You and I were right about Christian not being the father and that the real father would kidnap Christian! It is rare that I am correct about a storyline and I was pleased with myself that I was right!
Now on to the episode. This was a fantastic episode.
We all new Chris was not gone for good and having Christian not be his son was a really good way to have him come back. I feel bad for Chris but it was never mean to be with him and Denise and I do hope he finds happiness. However it will not be for a long time as Travis Milne said in an interview last week that Chris becomes dark and a little meaner in the up coming weeks.
I really like Nick! At this point they are making Sam out to be the uncaring guy and Nick to be the one that is sweet and is concerned about Andy and I like that. How much did I want to be Missy during that scene at the end with my fellow Winnipegger(well he does not live here anymore) the ever so sexy Peter Mooney!?!
Gail will be looking for Mr. Right but will realize that Holly may be the one for her or at least one to date for awhile.
I really like that Gail and Tracy finally talked about her brother! Tracy did not shut the door completely on that potential match, just not now.
Marlo is going to get herself in to some trouble so much that I think she will have an episode and Sam will not be able to deal and will run to Andy and she will be happy with Nick and her and Sam will not get together this season. He will spend next season trying to win her back!

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I solely believe that Andy and Sam belong together. The chemistry between the two characters is one you cannot deny and pretend its invisible because it is so STRONG. It took the writers long enough to put the two together in the first place, and then to have them breakup without getting back together is a horrible move and bad for the ratings because the episodes with them together brought the highest ratings, the fan fiction to life, and real like, sexy, loving, heartwarming moments. If you ask me, those two belong together in so many ways, and the writers need to get their heads out of their holed up asses and realize that. Sam and Andy �

Tanner1511

After watching it... I hate to say it but nick and Andy were cute but still see them better as brother/sister vibe. Sam was definitely jealous and hopefully he will get his head out of his ass and realize what he lost and needs to fight for!!!!! These next 3 episode will hopefully put McSwarek give more hope to us shippers!!
Nick is 100% going to have his heart broken... The reasons Andy listed they shouldn't be together were 100% true and the Gail friendship is going to eat Andy alive. Next weeks preview proved that.

Rookie Blue Season 4 Episode 9 Quotes

Whatever the DNA test says, Christian is our son. The only thing that matters now is bringing him home.

Chris

Everyone was exactly where they needed to be to get the job done. That's what happens when you're in charge.

Sam
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