Rookie Blue Season Finale Review: The Hit List

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When it's dark enough "You Can See the Stars."  Well things got pretty darn dark on the Rookie Blue season 4 finale but it looks like McSwarek fans got a glimpse of the light.

I doubt I was the only one holding my breath throughout parts of this episode. Even though we had a good idea of what was about to happen, it was difficult to watch it unfold. And there were still plenty of unknowns.

Begging Andy

Thankfully, Oliver came out of it largely unscathed. In many ways Oliver Shaw is the heart of 15 Division. If they had killed him off I would have been crushed. Instead he has a concussion and a beautiful girlfriend to dote on him. Also, I was glad Celery didn't tell Ollie about Sam. He needed his rest and there was nothing he could do for his friend. That kind of bad news can always wait.

Before half the division left to track down Kevin Ford, I thought Steve and Traci were once again adorable as he strapped her into her bullet proof vest and tried to convince her to be the last in the door.

Steve: Cowardice is highly underrated, Traci. And you would know that since you're the toughest broad I know and that's saying a lot considering I grew up with Gail. | permalink

I really hope these two are a solid couple when we return for season 5.

Dov was on a roller coaster ride at the hospital. At first I was happy he'd told Wes that he and Chloe were dating. It just felt like the right thing to do and led to some very funny Rookie Blue quotes

Dov: So how does this work? We wait for her to wake up and then we duel? | permalink

Then things got serious and Wes wouldn't allow the doctors to perform life saving surgery. I had to wonder if he would have taken Dov's opinion more seriously if he didn't know about his and Chloe's personal relationship. When Wes shut Dov out of her hospital room my heart just broke for him.

But there were plenty of broken hearts in this season finale.

Marlo damn near made me cry at the end as she looked at the happy picture of her and Sam in her locker. She's lost the man she loved and most likely her career.  I've grown to care about Marlo and I really don't know where she goes from here. 

I ran the gamut of emotions with Sam Swarek. When he decided to go home, as though he were bullet proof, I was ticked off. Why must he always act like the tough guy?

Then he finally told Andy how he felt. That he couldn't spend one more minute in the same space with her and Nick. He hated the situation but he loved her.

Sam: More than anything in the world I want you to be happy, and you are with him. | permalink

And then he had to go and get shot.

That Andy immediately ran to Sam was a shock to almost no one. As much as I like Nick Collins and have enjoyed his relationship with Andy, she and Sam have always had a palpable connection that just won't die.

In the back of the ambulance, when Andy finally tells him, "You are my story, Sam. You."  I think that answered everyone's questions about with whom Andy's future lies.

And Nick proved himself to be a good guy by doing the noble thing and letting her go, even though it broke his heart. Because much like Sam, I think he loves her and wants her to be happy.

So do you think we've seen the last of Andy and Nick? Will season 5 be all about McSwarek? And who else in Rookie Blue coupledom do you want to see stay together in the future. Stay tuned for our last Rookie Blue season 4 round table in the next few days as we all endure the long wait for next summer.


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My heart BROKE for Dov when Wes shut him out of Chloe's hospital room. I want to know why, if Chloe is his Lieutenant's goddaughter, did he NOT tell Dov that she was married?


sexuality check out 2x13 they hint to it).
Can't believe I have to wait till next year to find out what happens. I really don't know how I'll survive.........Let's hope they get Sam back in uniform I'm not really a fan of him as a D and like he said to Andy they work the best with each other......awwwww


For all of those who jumped ship on Sam and Andy when she finally gave in to Nick are crazy. Not one of their scenes together ever even came close to the best few minutes of tv EVER when Andy and Sam finally got together. Nicks relationship to me feels so much like the one she had with Luke, she says and does some of the same things with both of them. The story seemed so appropriate in the ambulance even thought Andy didn't think so. I liked how the story started her saying how she had laughed so hard basically explaining how happy he made her even though he had thought she was happier with Nick.
The best part of it was when he whispers "I LOVE YOU" back to her after she tells him., love, love.
As for the rest of the episode I wish it was Chris that got shot and he died cuz he is boring always has been. I really think that Chloe is going to have to pull through cuz the show is short on females as is especially with Gail getting with Holly (for those who doubt her sexual preference check out 2x13 it gives a little hint to it). Like everyone else I love Traci and Steve and of course Ollie.
Can't believe I have to wait till next year now..... Lets hope they put Sam back in uniform I'm not really a fan of him as a D and like he told Andy when they work together they are at their best.


I really loved the finale. It really brought out Andy and Sam's true feelings. I cant wait for to see where this leads them. Im hoping they get togehter which is what it seems like.
To all you Andy/Nick fans. It wasnt going to work. Love is not perfect, it is messy. That is what makes it true.. Love is not easy, it takes work. But it shouldnt take that much work.. You need to have the passion, that chemstiry that can not be learned. Nick and Andy do not have that... Andy and Sam do. So you just need to face it.


I love Andy and Sam as much as the next person. But am I the only one still holding out for Luke? Come on, he's my favorite prospect out of all of them. Sam doesn't seem to have any values and i believe he is bringing Andy down. Nick is sweet but also (no offense) kind of boring. Luke is the best one in my opinion, i know he cheated on Andy, but I think he suffered the hardest, he knows what he lost, and he needs to get her back. I'm #teamluke all the way.


Sam will always love Andy You can see the connection between them both. They have the spark. The connection between themselves.. Every other human they have in contact sexually is a rebound. Andy and Sam are meant from the beginning. He's the only one who understands her comepletely and utterly. Nick is a friend and she probably wouldn't want to jeopardize that friendship. Sure he's a good guy but her heart always belong to Sam and Sam's heart always belonged to Andy. I don't care if Your fans of McCollins or whatever but (Ben said in the interview) that McSwarek is endgame.


The only people that would hate andy r te ones who want her to stay with nick, he is and always will be in the friend zone! She doesn't have the spark and passion with him, he doesn't understand her the way sam does, sam and andy finish each other story, the end!


So because Nick is nice and actually communicates with Andy he gets shafted to the friend-zone? All of a sudden he's 'more like a brother' Newsflash, people who love each other are supposed to be nice and share feelings. There's nothing lacking about a relationship based on friendship, trust and openness. Whatever deep dark thing Sam and Andy have between them I think it's kind of unhealthy maybe it just needs to run it's course. I'm personally for McCollins but it seems like McSwarek is going to happen in season 5. Oh well. I would still like to know what Nick had written in his vest but please, I can't see him heartbroken anymore! I thought I was actually going to cry during the last scene at the hospital. I can't take it. Can he get promoted to SWAT or something? So he can keep on being a BAMF!


MCSWAREK ALL THE WAY!! She can be with Nick or whoever, but everyone knows that Sam is the one. He is her story.


I am a total McSwarewck shipperand nothing can sink their ship and it shows. Sure Sam has screwed up but relationships tend to reveal r insecurities, imperfections and flaws like no other, Sam was new at it as he never let anyone in tell Andy! Sam speaks in his actions and they speak volumes! I think he has grown this season and started to open up, he admitted to ollie where he sees his future and he was willing to walk away from andy cuz he wants her happy more then he wants it for himself and he thought that was withnick! Tassie sent a clear message on the finale and it made me jump for joy! Andy and Sam r each others story, have been since she tackled him on the first episode, they ve always had that spark that grew and grew into this intense love that noone can, not even Mr perfect boy Nick can surpass, Andy said it to sam, she would never feel more loved or known then with him, so I say bring on season 5 and the rest of the Mcswareck story, can't wait!

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