Rookie Blue Review: "Signals Crossed"

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Are you cold?
I'm perfect
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The show didn't wait long to couple of Andy and Luke, did it? On "Signals Crossed," we see this pair making out within the first 90 seconds and embracing each other in the final shot. While Detective Callaghan may seem like the ideal man now, does anyone else believe he'll turn out to have a major flaw or two?

And Swarek, who seems so rough around the edges, will turn out to be the right person for Andy? If we were a betting site, that's where we'd lay our money.

Dov and Diaz

This week's episode really emphasized the first word in the series' title. Most of the main characters came off so naive and poor at their jobs that it was almost unappealing and difficult to believe.

Traci is really so unsettled by the sight of dead bodies that she covers up photos of them with Post-It notes?!? Diaz is really that uncomfortable with pretending to be gay? Epstein is that bothered by sitting in his car as back-up?

The latter example came off as cute and consistend with Gregory Smith's character, but the others forced me to consider how these people even passed basic training.

Then again, how can I complain about any aspect of "Signals Crossed" when Missy Peregrym was wearing such a revealing outfit the entire time? Hot diggity!

Once again, the comparisons with Grey's Anatomy were impossible to ignore (the scene in which Traci, Andy, Dov and Diaz) walked into work together was pretty much a direct copycat of that ABC hit), and the one-liners were often easy to see coming a dozen miles away (We don't all dress like prostitutes all the time, Andy!).

But it's hard to dislike Peregrym or Smith in their characters. I'd like to see the show really just turned over to these two, with the others serving more periphery roles.

I'd also like to see the format switched up a bit each week. So far, each episode develops in the same pattern: Andy messes up. Andy takes a risk to make up for it. It succeeds, but Swarek has some words of wisdom on how it could have been handled better.

What did you think of the installment? We've listed a few Rookie Blue quotes from it below:

McNally: My stomach is turning.
Epstein: That's called the thrill of the job. | permalink
Diaz: He's much more believable as a gay dude.
Epstein: It's true. I shave my chest. | permalink
Swarek: You always take so long figuring out what to wear?
McNally: You always hang around women locker rooms? | permalink
Luke: Are you cold?
McNally: No. I'm perfect. | permalink

Signals Crossed Review

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Rookie Blue Season 1 Episode 4 Quotes

Swarek: You always take so long figuring out what to wear?
McNally: You always hang around women locker rooms?

Diaz: He's much more believable as a gay dude.
Epstein: It's true. I shave my chest.