A kidnapping is the worst nightmare for any parent. Add in an unexpected revelation and Travis Milne explained how it will all send Chris Diaz spiraling down a dark path.
Below, TV Fanatic Christine Orlando is joined by Jenn and Kelley from Two Worlds Collide: A Sam Swarek/Andy McNally Fan Forum for this week's Rookie Blue Round Table, as they debate what Chris will do about Denise's betrayal and whether or not Nick and Andy could find their happily ever after.
So join in, Rookie Blue fans, and give us your answers in the comments below regarding "What I Lost."
What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Jenn: I really loved the return of Chris and when Gail flung herself into his arms. It’s really nice to have an original character back and seeing how much Chris Diaz has changed over the past few seasons, he has toughened up a bit. Also, Oliver Shaw: the saving grace of S4. Loved seeing him in charge I wouldn’t want to lose Frank but would love to see him standing at that podium one day in parade.
Kelley: Chris at the end having that confrontation with Denise. "You ruined my life" pretty much sums up how wrecked Chris is feeling. How does one recover from that? He is going to have a long road to recovery.
Christine: Despite all the great drama, my favorite scene was the moment between Chloe and Dov where they promise to always be honest with one another. Oddly enough these two are becoming my favorite couple this season.
Was Sam justified in coming down hard on Andy after the kidnapping?
Jenn: I didn’t think he was coming down hard; he was doing his job and asking her legitimate questions. Andy seemed on edge when he brought up why Nick was with her; as if she thought he knew something was up between the two of them since Nick did confess his “magical” feelings to her. Sam was doing his job.
Kelley: I don't think Sam came down hard on Andy, but rather Andy was not prepared to be answering questions about why she called Nick to meet her at the park. I think Sam was just trying to do his job the best he could. He may have come across as cold, but he was not accusing her of anything, rather he was trying to collect facts and she got defensive. I think he was harder on Nick.
Christine: I think Sam was picking up on something going on between Andy and Nick but in no way was he easy on her. She's a police officer and she lost someone's toddler! If I were Chris I don't know how I'd ever speak to her again.
Should Chris break up with Denise now that the truth has come out?
Jenn: Break up with her, yes. She lied from the get go. Denise saw Chris as a viable father and someone who had it together more than Jean so she jumped at the chance. Poor little Christian though has no father now, so I think Chris should try to be part of his life somehow since he is all that Christian knows.
Kelley: Yes, I don't see how that relationship could go on longer knowing there was such a breach of trust. I don't really believe that Chris' heart was 100% in it to begin with, I think the relationship resumed because he thought he had a child with her and wanted a stable family, wanted to be a father to his son.
Christine: Absolutely. She abused his trust and betrayed him in the worst way. But I think Chris will find a way to remain in Christian's life. He had such issues with father figures when he was a kid that I can't imagine him just walking away from Christian, no matter what the DNA might prove or how he feels about Denise.
Gail and Chloe are polar opposites but they're both weird and quirky in their own ways. Which is your favorite?
Jenn: Gail! Hands down! I appreciate sarcasm even if it comes across really bitchy and borderline rude. But I think Gail has a lot of hurt feelings and uses that sarcasm to mask them. Chloe has yet to 100% grow on me.
Kelley: Always Gail, I have loved her snarky character from the start. Chloe is light and fun, but Gail will always top my list and she had a lot of great scenes in this episode.
Christine: It's unanimous then. I love Gail because she always says what she thinks and it's usually things I wish I had the guts to say. That said, Chloe has grown on me. Ironically I love her for being Gail's polar opposite plus she seems to be confident in her own skin which is refreshing.
Should Oliver follow in Sam's footsteps and become a detective?
Jenn: I really don’t think so. I like Oliver on patrol and being able to be out on the streets and keeping a watchful eye on the rookies and giving his words of wisdom every so often. He did very well in charge, so maybe standing in front of parade one day?
Kelley: I don't see Oliver going the detective route, but rather I see him eventually becoming Staff Sargent. He is good with handling people, it would be a better fit for him than detective. Even Sam commented "everyone was where they were supposed to be, because you were in charge".
Christine: Yes, I can see Ollie taking over Frank's position…someday. But I just love how her interacts with the rookies so I hope it doesn't happen too soon.
Do you think Nick and Andy could have a future as a couple?
Jenn: Oh, the million dollar question. My answer: NO! I am Team McSwarek! Way deep down Andy still loves Sam and I think she is feeling lonely and unwanted and Nick is giving her the affection she is craving. Last night Nick Collins came across as a horny teenager. Not a fan of these two at all, as friends yes but nothing more.
Kelley: Nick and Andy as a couple. I am still having a hard time with that. I think they have a shot because they have a history as friends, they appear to be good with communicating their thoughts/feelings. That being said, I don't think Andy is over Sam completely, and until that happens any new relationship Andy tries to start will be doomed, including this one.
Christine: I actually thought Nick and Andy's love scene at the end was kind of adorable. They have a lot of qualities you'd find in a long term couple. That said, I believe Andy still has deep feelings for Sam. Once he and Marlo implode (we all know it's going to happen eventually) and he comes crawling back for another chance with Andy, I'm afraid poor Nick is going to get crushed in the aftermath.
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