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Rookie Blue Season Finale Round Table: "You Can See the Stars"

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Rookie Blue concluded its season with a cliffhanger that had many fans joyously happy... yet left the future of several characters in question.

Below, TV Fanatic Christine Orlando is joined by Michelle, Natalie, SeanAndEmma, and Nicole from Two Worlds Collide: A Sam Swarek/Andy McNally Fan Forum as they debate where Rookie Blue should head after "You Can See the Stars." Join in the discussion now!

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What was your favorite scene from the finale?

Michelle:  There were so many incredible scenes this week, with incredible acting in each but the one that will stay in my head until next season is the ambulance scene between Sam and Andy. Between Andy's story and confessing that she was still in love with Sam had me in tears from start to finish. The chemistry between the two was simply incredible.

Natalie: Steve Peck with Traci; openly showing he was worried about her safety but knew her well enough to know she was dedicated to her job and wouldn't back down. Also first on screen kiss! Awww.

SeanandEmma: I loved the scene when Ollie got rescued and saw Celery.

Nicole: I truly loved the McSwarek parking lot/station scenes, but it has to be the ambulance. I need to brag on Missy: It wasn't just watching a scene; it was an experience. Missy makes you feel like you're Andy in that moment, whether you've felt those emotions before or not. It was one of her best performances. Not only was Andy's heart on her sleeve, but Missy's too, and everyone could feel that. The audience felt their own heart on their sleeve. It was a masterpiece performance. Ben also did an amazing job!

Christine: As much as I loved the Sam and Andy moments, it was Traci and Steve who completely won me over. The scene where he helps her into her vest showed just how much Steve cares about and respects Traci...plus he made me laugh yet again. I've really fallen for these two.

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if you had to choose between Marlo or Chloe coming back next season, who's your pick?

Michelle:  Definitely Chloe. I enjoyed her character so much more than Marlo because I feel that she is a comedic relief on the show, and I also really enjoyed her easygoing relationship with Dov this season. I know it won't be as light next season, but I thought Chloe was perfect for Dov. I strongly believe that Marlo will be fired, or choose to leave 15 division after everything that has happened. Her storyline was interesting this season, but I don't see her character sticking around.

Natalie: Meh, I guess Marlo, just to see how she is punished for what she did. I need to see the follow through.

SeanandEmma: Chloe but Marlo is fine too.

Nicole: Chloe. Marlo was the catalyst for some major destruction, and despite her illness, which should have been disclosed (gun access to those with mental illness is a hot debate for a reason), her police training should have alerted her to the danger her actions and perspective was repeatedly putting others in. Her lack of remorse for a long period of time only fueled the fire of destruction.

Christine: This is so hard. I actually have grown to like both characters very much which was a surprise to me because I despised them both on sight. But I just don't see how Marlo comes back now that all of her secrets are out. I can't imagine them allowing her to continue to be a cop, at least not one on the street.

Biggest surprise:  Marlo targeted the wrong brother, Wes wouldn't allow Chloe to have surgery, or Nick letting Andy go?

Michelle: I was shocked that Marlo targeted the wrong brother. I did not see that coming at all. Michael Cram (Kevin Ford) was such a convincing villain and when we found out that Marlo's unauthorized investigation that possibly cost her her career was on the wrong brother, I was so shocked. Ever since Kevin Ford was a suspect in Christian's disappearance I believed he was guilty of something, and finding out he was innocent was such a huge surprise.

Natalie: Nick letting Andy go. I never thought I'd see that this season.

SeanandEmma: Wes not allowing Chloe to have surgery.

Nicole: Probably Marlo targeting the wrong brother. During Christian's episode, I was hesitant to believe a guy with the name Mr. Biscuit, but I don't think I fully considered it being him instead of Kevin until the finale.

Christine: Definitely Marlo targeting the wrong brother.  I never saw that coming and I loved the expression on Marlo's face as the truth of what she'd done sunk in.

Did you want Andy to end up with Nick or Sam?

Michelle: SAM! Yes, they have a complicated relationship, but I find Nick and Andy's relationship a little bland. Sam and Andy have a love that can't be replaced. I have been a fan of them since season 1 and all I want is to see is them back together and happy in season 5. They both have made mistakes in their relationship but the fact that they still love each other so strongly through all of it, makes me believe that they are meant to be together. And after that ambulance scene, I don't think they're ever going to be "over".

Natalie: Sam for sure, I was not on board with this Nick relationship...ever!

SeanandEmma: Sam.

Nicole: Sam. He's her story (ADORE that line). She's his story. Their own stories make up a beautiful story of true love. They've done things out of character this season because they were apart. They're lost without each other. A friend of mine said it will always be Sam and Andy against the world, and I loved that it was their feelings for each other (parking lot scene) that lead to them figuring out Ford was in the building. It really was a perfect display of Sam's words to Andy about working together: "that's what we do."

Christine: I've always believed that Sam and Andy were the end game. They're complicated but they just can't stay away from each other. That said, I really did enjoy Andy and Nick's relationship. They were open and honest and fun. And Nick letting her go without a fuss at the end shows the kind of man he truly is.

If you can only pick one, which of the following pairings would you choose to be a solid couple when we return for season 5: Gail and Holly, Steve and Traci, or Dov and Chloe.

Michelle: I was surprised at how much I enjoyed all of the 3 new pairings this season, but I would have to pick Traci and Steve to be a solid couple next season. After the hard year that Traci had in season 3, she deserves someone like Steve to make her happy. Aside from Sam and Andy, they were the couple I was rooting for this season, and I'm glad we ended the season with the two together and happy.

Natalie: Steve and Traci.  Traci has been through enough and I love how their relationship unfolded...loads of honesty and respect. Amazingly mature. I need more.

SeanandEmma: Steve and Traci but the other two are fine too.

Nicole: Dov and Chloe. Despite what's going on with the Wes situation, her and Dov seem to be a perfect match for each other. Both have a similar sense of humor and perspective on life and will become more grounded as life hits them harder. It will be interesting to see what effect the shooting has on Chloe later on.

Christine: I'm interested in all three but Steve Peck won my heart while he was winning Traci's. He's been sweet, funny, and respects her both on and off the job. Traci deserves someone who sees how special she is. I've got my fingers crossed we get a lot more of these two next season.

What tops your wish list for Rookie Blue season 5?

Michelle: No more love triangles would probably be at the top of my list. I would like to see Sam and Andy happily together, but also not having Nick pining after her, or Andy spending half the season torn between the two. After the Sam/Andy/Luke love triangle we went through the first 2 seasons and the Sam/Andy/Marlo/Nick one we went through this season, I think its time Sam and Andy are in a healthy, steady relationship. Maybe even a new love interest for Nick because he is a good and noble guy who deserves someone to make him happy. Bring on Season 5!!

Natalie: Sam and Andy re-entering a romantic relationship without the subtext and reservedness we have seen in the past. I want open, honest, direct communication. And SHIRTLESS SAM SWAREK PLEASE :)

SeanandEmma: For Dov and Traci to have more screen time and to know what happened with Chloe. no more relationship drama.

Nicole: For Sam and Andy to learn how to implement the changes they realized they needed to make (Change or Die theme), together, and use that as part of their growing process. I want to see them continue to better themselves, both individually and as a couple, and figure out how to handle those future trials while remaining together, allowing the hard times to strengthen their relationship. I'm really crossing my fingers for a McSwarek engagement in season 5. Sam already admitted seeing kids and a future with Andy, now he needs to tell her that.

Christine: As with everyone else, I want to see Sam and Andy work on their issues TOGETHER and have more fun. Definitely more of Steve and Traci. They've got great banter.  I hope Dov and Chloe have a future together. More Oliver and Celery. They turned out to be a really sweet couple. And I even like Gail and Holly much more than I expected. So I hope all of our couples are together and happy going forward…Oh and bring Noelle back!

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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I am loving Peck and Nash. I really want Traci to find happiness again, and I think he might be the man for the job...

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For my money the ones we won't see again are: Nick, Marlo and possibly Noelle. She may make a cameo or two. I think Frank was lying to Oliver. I think the cancer is real, and she doesn't want anyone to know. Season Five may be about Frank coping with losing her and being a single dad. I WANT MORE OLIVER AND CELERY: Honestly you could side line S&A and I would be happy as a clam. I LOVE watching Oliver be happy!!!!

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to say that you want NO love triangles is crazy. That is what the show is about. It's Gray's Anatomy in a cop uniform. It isn't about police work. It's about the drama and the soapiness. So everyone should get over that or move to another show.

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What I want from season 5. - Knowing this is a log shot -
1) I want Chloe and Marlo back.
I want Chloe to choose Dov and both of them to be SOOOO happy
I want Marlo back because I LOVED her character. I loved the actress. She did such a good job. Mental illness in a character is a hard sell and she did it. Beautifully. I wish we could explore her character more, sadly my bet is she's done, we won't see her again, and there won't be much explanation. Which is Sad Because it reflects poorly on SAM. He was supposed to care about her and he walked away... has a habit of doing that for someone that professes to ALWAYS HAVE YOUR PARTNERS BACK. Wasn't shocked AT ALL that it was the other brother. If things had added up they would have the guy behind bars the first time. of course Nick let Andy go. What else could he do. And yes Sam and Andy will be the end game - not right for each other but meh - everyone has complained so much the writers really have no choice. But I liked Nick and Andy a heck of a lot better. She was comfortable with him. Never second guessed herself. Never had to "please" him. Sam is hard on her. But sometimes you love someone whether they treat you well or not.

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What I want from S5:
I'd like to see Sam and Andy working at building a steady solid and stable relationship with each other and noone else. To see them being open and honest with each other. I'd also like to see them not taking the second Chance they have for granted. Oh, and eventually working on those McSwarek babies...
No more love triangles, for anyone. Not even implied ones.
Andy not being confused and not taking her friends-with-benefits arrangement with Nick as her actually really loving the guy.
Nick not pining after Andy and in the process making her feel guitly.
I want Noelle back and Marlo gone to a country far far away.
I really don't wanna see Sam Feeling all guilty about leading M on, because I don't think he did. I mean she lied to him and I think she's kinda having a double Standard. I mean she said that her Job means everything to her, but she's willing to assume that the Job doesn't mean as much to others as it does to her.

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Fav scene: All the McSwarek stuff post-shooting, especially in the ambulance. Chills. Marlo or Chloe: Chloe. That's where the interesting story going forward is. How Marlo deals with her shattered life would be interesting too, but I don't see any possible way that connects to Div 15. Biggest surprise: Wes not allowing surgery. The wrong brother was an excellent twist, but I actually posted that theory on TWC last week, so I was only partly surprised to be right. Andy with Nick or Sam? Sam, of course! Returning couple: Stash if I must choose only one. But I'd put Ollie/Celery next much as I love the other 2 choices too S5 wish list: For Sam's shooting to snap him out of the low grade depression he's been in since Jerry & for him to throw himself into trying to make it work with Andy without holding back, and Andy owning up to her part why it went wrong before and meeting him in the middle.

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because they truly, deeply love each other and, to borrow a quote from another show, "True love isn’t easy but it must be fought for. Because once you find it, it can never be replaced." I'd also really appreciate a somewhat lighter S5. S3 was tough but S4 plunged us into utter darkness...I say bring back Sam's dimples, the twinkle in his eye and the bounce in his step! Deal with serious and important issues, but don't lose sight of what will entertain your audience and what will just be too excruciatingly painful to be able to bear for another season.

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Great article. Thank you!
I loved Nicole's answer to the fourth question because I also loved Sam's "we work together...cause that's what we do." More than anything this season, I missed Sam and Andy's partnership - they always worked so perfectly together and that just was a beautiful tribute to that. I particularly loved the consensus re "What tops your wish list for Rookie Blue season 5?" Because I truly believe that's what most Rookie Blue fans want to see: Sam and Andy TOGETHER, working on their issues together, growing together instead of apart and with other people, being in a loving and intimate relationship in which they learn to fully trust each other, in which they can be true to themselves and yet become one.
I feel like a broken record, I've said that so many times the last few months but whenever I've talked to other Rookie Blue fans it all boils down tho this: seeing Sam and Andy be together, for good, working out their issues because they truly, deeply love each other and, to borrow a quote from another show, "True love isn’t easy but it must be fought for. Because once you find it, it can never be replaced." I'd also really appreciate a somewhat lighter S5. S3 was tough but S4 plunged us into utter darkness...I say bring back Sam's dimples, the twinkle in his eye and the bounce in his step! Deal with serious and important issues, but don't lose sight of what will entertain your audience and what will just be too excruciatingly painful to be able to bear for another season.

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If you can only pick one, which of the following pairings would you choose to be a solid couple when we return for season 5: Gail and Holly, Steve and Traci, or Dov and Chloe.
Traci and Steve. What tops your wish list for Rookie Blue season 5?
That if Sam and Andy are together that they keep them together no more break ups,etc! I would like to see Traci and Steve as a happy couple. Chloe to wake up and choose Dov. More of Noelle. Then lastly ME on the show as Nick's new girlfriend! LOL

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What was your favorite scene from the finale?
I loved every moment it is so hard to choose one, I love the McSwarek scenes but I will too choose Traci and Steve when he was helping her with her vest and then they kissed that was great to see Traci happy. if you had to choose between Marlo or Chloe coming back next season, who's your pick? Chloe, I never thought I would want either one back but of the two, Chloe is the one I would choose. Biggest surprise: Marlo targeted the wrong brother, Wes wouldn't allow Chloe to have surgery, or Nick letting Andy go?
Marlo targeting the wrong brother. I was not surprised Nick let Andy go, he is a great guy. Did you want Andy to end up with Nick or Sam?
I have been team McSwarek since day one BUT I really like Nick and he was so good to Andy and when he cried after letting her go at the end made my heart break! Sam better have meant what he said to her and if we get Sam and Andy next season they better stay together! If you can only pick one, which of the following pairings would you choose to be a solid couple when we return for season 5: Gail and Holly, Steve and Traci, or Dov and Chloe.
Traci and Steve. What tops your wish list for Rookie Blue season 5?
That if Sam and Andy are together that they keep them together no more break ups,etc! I would like to see Traci and Steve as a happy couple. Chloe to wake up and choose Dov. More of Noelle. Then lastly ME on the show as Nick's new girlfriend! LOL