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Rookie Blue Review: Do You Believe?

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It was "Friday the 13th" at 15 Division and the day's craziness was having its effects on the Rookie Blue team.

Searching for Remains

We finally got to see Marlo looking a little out of control as she sat with her therapist. Was she just having an off day or was she on the verge of a manic episode? And that's obviously one of Marlo's concerns: once someone knows that she's bipolar, they'll always be dissecting her behavior for signs of the disorder. I can see how that fear could make it difficult to open up to people, especially Sam.

Sam was having one hell of a day. First, he was positively gleeful when they found Robbie Robertson's body, almost too happy considering the fact that the case revolved around a dead 18-year old. But I get why he was excited. It must be a great feeling to get closure on a cold case and even better to find out that your instincts were right.

I was genuinely shocked that Sam was willing to let Charlie walk and surprised that Traci was willing to follow him down that road. Sam was obviously scared that his friend and mentor was going to kill himself and he certainly didn't want to send the man to prison but the decision to cover up the crime would have haunted Sam just as much as those scenarios. Perhaps more. 

Thinking about Robbie's tragically short life was depressing. The kid got beaten regularly by his father, was hit by a truck while walking home and then got dumped in a ravine where he drown. Ugh.

And every time Charlie insisted that Robbie was dead I wanted to shake him and remind him that he was drunk when he checked Robbie's pulse. When Charlie turned himself in, he was finally doing the right thing but for Robbie it was too little and far too late.

There were plenty of little moments in the Marlo/Sam/Andy/Nick scenario. Sam and Andy's conversation at the food truck was friendly but awkward. It felt like Sam was trying to reconnect with Andy who was having none of it.

Sam: Well if you don't know me I don't know who does.
Andy: Well, maybe your girlfriend. | permalink

Then, Marlo certainly noticed the identical smoothie cups as Sam and Andy walked in.  Yeah, that's the kind of small thing that would cause niggling doubt in the back of her mind.

By episode's end, Sam took notice of how chummy Nick and Andy were and it sent him running to Marlo to unburden himself about his past as he told her…

I don't want to wake up and realize nobody knows me. | permalink

Too bad Marlo couldn't share with the same honesty. Whether Marlo tells Sam about her bipolar disorder or he finds out on his own it will definitely be a game changer for the two of them. The question is, will they survive it?

Speaking of game changers, that's how Dov referred to Chloe as he begged her for a second chance. I was happy she made him squirm for a while. He deserved it.  I thought I was going to hate these two together at the beginning of the season but now I've begun to wonder if Chloe is just what Dov needs to shake things up a bit.

And how funny was it to watch Dov calmly stand there calling for a medic and using hand sanitizer after Trina had vomited on his shoes and passed out. It was as though none of it fazed him in the slightest.

Of course the one thing Dov couldn't seem to wrap his mind around was Celery the witch but Oliver was fascinated as the unique and beautiful woman flirted with him in this Rookie Blue quote

Oliver: Do you have a spell that would make my hair grow back?
Celery: Your head is perfect the way it is | permalink

I kept waiting for Ollie to ask her out. He really deserves to have a little fun and Celery looked like a girl who would make him smile.

Gail had an interesting day hanging out in the morgue with Holly.  I could see Gail being quite happy down there, away from people. I loved Gail and Holly's interactions and couldn't help but wonder if we'll be seeing more of her this season.

Finally we get to Nick and Andy. Andy had no idea why Gail was giving her the cold shoulder and Nick really didn't want to talk about it. Then just when it looked like he was about to open up, Andy ruined the moment.

I'm not sure what I think about these two. I always thought they had a brother / sister vibe but it's obvious that Nick wants more than that. A romantic relationship between the two of them would definitely shake up Swarek.  Something tells me that by season's end, Andy may have a decision to make between the two men. 

So should Shaw pursue his witch? Do you believe Nick and Andy should give love a try? And will Marlo's secret cause her and Sam to self destruct? What do you believe after the latest Rookie Blue.

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Fantastic episode!! Ben Bass just knocked every scene out of the park!!!!! His storyline was such a roller coaster. It went from bringing the first real smiles of joy and happiness to such heavy blows of disappointment and impossible moral choices. I'm so glad his mentor finally came through and shouldered that burden rather than leaving Sam to carry the guilt as well as the heartbreak around for the rest of his life. Poor guy has enough burdens to bear! And my heart broke for him again when he saw how far he and Andy had drifted apart that she had no idea what he'd gone through and was in a completely different mood. When his attempt to share anything real with Marlo fell so flat, I think he FINALLY realized what a giant mistake he's made. Also, LOVED all the lighter story lines for Oliver/Celery and Dov/Chloe!! Too cute for words!!

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Rookie blue is one of my favorite shows.
Everyone keeps saying they see nick & Andy as a brother and sister vibe, if you would have asked me last season I would have agreed as well. However, now I can't help but waiting for more of Andy and nick interactions each episode. I can really see the chemistry there. I was rooting for Andy and Sam in the beginning of the show, but the way sams been acting towards Andy and Cruz makes me really just want Andy to find someone else. Andy is a very open person and I think nick compliments her in that way. It makes me also think Cruz and Sam are perfect for each other, they can learn to open up together.

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I liked this episode because it was interesting to see a vulnerable but more open side of Sam. I really like Chloe and Dov together, I did sorta find her freaky at the beginning but I've grown to like her. I really don't see Nick/Andy as a couple, simply because I've always seen them as a friends/brother-sister relationship, and since I'm a huge McSwarek fan :P Oh I'm really looking forward to seeing Oliver and Celery haha I think Luke and Gail would make a good couple, but I've heard she's swinging for a different team now. (if you catch my drift) Oh and I really missed Chris in this episode. That is all.

Sarah silva

Dov and Chloe are going to give dating a real try.
I wish that Gail would not take Nick liking Andy out on Andy but as this is Gail I am not surprised. It looks like they will dabble in a same sex storyline for Gail.
As for Oliver I am glad he is getting a storyline but I am not sure if it is the actress or the role of Celery but I am not a fan.

Sarah silva

The one issue I had with this episode is the time line. The show started in 2010 and I am sure that in Rookie Blue land it was 2010, so I would say 2 years have passed in RB land. So last night Sam said the guy who's body they found was born in 1979 and if he went missing at 18 years old and was missing for 10 years then if he was alive he would be 28, that is way off as he would be 33 in 2012. I may have been confused by that so I may be wrong.
I was shocked that Sam covered for Charlie. However it made sense later.
When Sam and Marlo were talking about their day and they gave one word answers, I thought to myself that they are not a good match. I was happy Sam pointed out the short conversation but I was hoping he would end it but instead he told her about his dad and Charlie and it made sense that Sam sees Charlie as a dad so on a personal level covering for him is one thing BUT on a law enforcement level he should know better.
Dov and Chloe are going to give dating a real try.
I wish that Gail would not take Nick liking Andy out on Andy but as this is Gail I am not surprised. It looks like they will dabble in a same sex storyline for Gail.
As for Oliver I am glad he is getting a storyline but I am not sure if it is the actress or the role of Celery but I am not a fan.

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Please don't let Gail be coupled with Holly from the morgue!
Holly's cute, but I'd much rather see Gail with Luke, or even with Chris, if he ever gets back!!

Chris1215tine

Love Dov and Chloe together, thought it was fun the way the writers worked that this week. Please, please, please do not let Andy and Nick get together - keep the brother/sister dynamic going there. I don't think Andy is interested, I really don't. Although I have more sympathy for Carla than earlier in the season I am still a huge Sam/Andy fan - hope that works out. Thanks for reviewing.

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This epi was just zzzZZZZ for me. Do they seriously expect us to believe that it took the same amount of time to tie up Andy and Collins assigment as it did Sam and Nash to complete their assignment? Really searching an abandoned building and a 10 year cold case? That timeline is iffy at best.I am still waiting for that gripping emotional moments that made me love the show in S1 & S2 but 7 episodes in and still waiting. Fingers crossed for next week wedding episode.

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I started screaming no no no, don't do it. When Dov started talking to Chloe.

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Just don't see Gail as a lesbian or bi. I think they are going down the same road as they did with Callie on Greys. And I just don't buy it. I would've preferred they bring in chole as bi straight up. But looks like Gail and the woman from the morgue.

Rookie Blue Season 4 Episode 7 Quotes

Oliver: Do you have a spell that would make my hair grow back?
Celery: Your head is perfect the way it is

Sam: Well if you don't know me I don't know who does.
Andy: Well, maybe your girlfriend.

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