Rookie Blue Review: Find a Partner

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It was a big night on Rookie Blue, as "For Better, For Worse" reminded us that life's way too long to go through it alone. 

With Noelle and Frank's wedding just hours away, the status of every couple's relationship was put under the microscope.

Looks Like a Wedding

We'll start with Sam and Marlo. The latter was headed off on a long planned vacation without Sam. As she waffled about going, he didn't seem to mind the separation. Although they still appeared solid as a couple, I found it interesting that Sam would be going to this wedding solo. 

Gail was at her cynical best as the wedding loomed near. Whether you love Gail or hate her, you have to give her credit for always saying exactly how she feels. Her feelings about Chloe have not changed an iota and she was more than happy to rip into Dov's chipper new girlfriend when she got the chance. You're faker than a big wedding, Chloe. Leave it to Peck not to sugar coat it.

Of course, spending the evening at a wedding without a plus-one can be daunting, so Gail invited new friend Holly.  I loved how Holly jumped in as coat check girl and made $20 as she waited on Gail to arrive. Even more intriguing was Gail's reaction to the kiss. It will be interesting to see if Gail heads down this road with Holly or puts on the brakes.

Speaking of Pecks, Steve was full of surprises. If there was any doubt about whether or not he was smitten with Traci, I think taking a personal day to help her do wedding errands wiped them all away. It's Traci's feelings for Steve that are still a little murky. I loved the look on Traci's face during this exchange…

Traci: That's what single girls do, Steve. They give each other keys to their place that way if you die alone...
Steve: They can come over, get you dressed and hide you're porn. Yeah, I get it. | permalink

I'm not sure where this relationship is headed but I definitely want to see more.

Dov turned out to be the ultimate wingman for Oliver. When Shaw said he wasn't going to the wedding because his ex would be there with her new boyfriend, Dov took action. Not only did he force Ollie to ask Celery out on a date, he got him a custom made suit and a very cool ride. 

I was proud that Oliver didn't fall right back in with Zoe upon hearing her boyfriend dumped her. The two of them have been miserable for so long that I think it's still time for them both to move on. And that Celery was willing to step aside if he wanted another shot with Zoe made me like her all the more.

Speaking of making a good impression, how darn cute was Chloe as she told Dov she was getting hives from lying about their relationship? I can't wait to see how Uncle Frank deals with this revelation as we move forward.

Finally, there was the wedding. First off, we finally learned that the baby's name is Olivia! It's silly how happy that small detail made me... plus I've always loved that name.

I know the possibility of a cancer diagnosis was scary but I was shocked that Noelle would choose to bail on Frank like that. They seemed so solid and they now share a daughter. That was, until Noelle shared her deepest insecurities with Traci in this Rookie Blue quote

I already feel like I trapped him by getting pregnant. I'm not going to let him end up with some sick wife to look after too. I'm just not. | permalink

Ugh. I hated hearing that. That deep down, Noelle felt as though her relationship with Frank was based on the fact that she ended up pregnant with his child, while all the while Frank was over the moon in love with her. Kudos to Frank for making it clear that Noelle wasn't about to shake him that easily. Having two failed marriages behind him, he knows this one is the real deal. He's not about to let go.

And then there was Nick and Andy. Nick finally told Andy how he felt about her and props to him for manning up and putting his feelings out there. I respected his honesty and his willingness to take that chance, not to mention his understanding that Andy needed time to process this new information.

Do you think she'll give a romantic relationship with Nick a shot? Perhaps sharing an obsession for '90s love ballads is a sign. And if Nick and Andy become a couple, will that be enough to make Sam realize the love he's thrown away and take some action to get it back?

With five episodes on Rookie Blue Season 4 which couples are you rooting for?


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This episode was so boring. I'm not really invested in Frank and Noelle's relationship. We barely see them on screen. As much as I ship Andy/Sam and have done from the start, I am really rooting for Andy/Nick now because Sam has been so distant from Andy, like he just doesn't care. I think Andy deserves some happiness and someone who tells her how he feels. I'm sure Andy/Sam will be endgame in the future but for now, I'm all for Andy/Nick. They are so cute.


The more I think about it the less I want to see Andy and Nick together. Nick is super cute and the playfulness between Nick and Andy is perfect and so refreshing to watch but Andy with another cope from the 15th oh boy!! She would kinda be like the harlett of the show detective hopping! I wish Sam could grow a bit and risk his feelings for her one more time, come on Sam one more grand gester, we all know Andy lis secretly waiting for it! If they drag the Sam and Andy not back together out another season I think I might die, you know they were reined for season 5.


I am definitely loving Traci and Steve they are fun together and she really needs someone to give her some life back.
Luke should come back for Gail they do not need to have her turn lesbian (even though I am really enjoying the character Holly) because before it wasn't right for them to be together, he was still getting over Andy and she just broke up with Chris..... so now is their chance.
I like Andy and Nick they have some fun parts but they are totally just brother and sister which I'm hoping will be realised once they give dating a try.
As for Sam and Marlo that relationship is going down the drain. It is just painful to watch the lack of anything between them sad see. I almost feel like Marlo will in the end just tell him to go back to Andy because everyone knows that is where it will always be and they can't fight it for long.

Sarah silva

Another fantastic episode!
I loved the elderly lady telling Gail she was far to young to be cynical!
I am glad that Noelle went to talk to Frank, that was a very sweet scene and there wedding was beautiful.
I like Oliver and Celery now, I was skeptical last week but I like them, Oliver is so much happier with her already.
I also like Holly now too.
I like Traci and Steve. I still find it odd that Steve and Gail have not shared one scene and they were both at the wedding.
I still do not see the Sam and Marlo relationship, not sure if it the fact that Priscilla and Ben do not have a lot of chemistry or the way their characters romance is written but they are not a good match.
Once again there was hope for Sam and Andy. He keeps giving her these looks and I keep waiting for him to go up to her and give her a super romantic kiss.
I think the whole Andy and Nick thing will be a drawn out will they or wont they and then in the end they wont.
How cute was Sam stepping in as best man?!?


Marlo could ask for the definitive transfer to Miami. Enjoy the sun. Make your treatment and disappear McSwarek life.


Great Oliver! I liked Dov, Steve and Traci. Frank and Noelle. I do not want Nick to Andy. Not that Andy should not move but by the "girls code" Andy with Gail. They could have found another love interest for Andy and Sam is with M. Sam dying to be with Andy but his immaturity prevents him from recognizing.


This was the most unromantic wedding I've seen on television. We all knew there was going to be a wedding, and were hoping it would be an opportunity for Sam and Andy to share a dance and reconnect. Enough, put them back together. There are so many storylines for them to be together, like undercover assignment sneak arounds, getting to know each other better, deciding to move in together, etc. People turn into this show because of Sam and Andy and the wonderful acting of Ben Bass. How can you justify keeping them apart. That is not real life, it's a soap opera. Oh, and I miss Chris. He and Gail were good together. His character was so sweet and refreshing against Gail's harshness.


I must say that I totally enjoyed the eye candy of Frank with his shirt undone. Noelle and Frank scene were great, he re assured her that he was totally in. Oliver an Dov are so good together, Oliver having his own happiness
Andy and Nick blah blah


I liked the episode. I found it very lacking in continuity between the case bottom and wedding preparations. I expected better from Tassie.


Also, i love Oliver with Celery and Frank and Noelle were so cute. I hope they bring her back soon, I miss her. @Freiliau, I agree it's like she's his guy friend. And you've got an interesting point, maybe she was going to rehab for her bipolar disorder? When she said she was managing it, it seems she was trying to convince herself.

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Rookie Blue Season 4 Episode 8 Quotes

We go to a wedding. We get to dress nice, drink a barrel of Champagne and flirt with complete strangers.


Don't feel threatened. I brought my own calligraphy pen.