Rookie Blue Round Table: Steve Goes Down!

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As 15 Division rallied together to prove Oliver’s innocence with an “Integrity Test," Traci got her heart broken once again when she found out who Steve really was on Rookie Blue Season 6 Episode 8.

Below, TV Fanatics Allison Nichols, Elizabeth Harlow, Whitney Evans and Christine Orlando debate Steve’s guilt, Traci’s reaction and which moment disappointed them the most on Rookie Blue. 

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Did you think there would be a reasonable explanation for Steve’s apparent guilt or did you always believe he was guilty?

Allison: I felt like he was always dirty, mainly because of the Boze situation. Hearing Oliver's story about what happened to him helped make Steve's situation sound more believable. Santana had a pattern.

Elizabeth: The Boze thing did make him look guilty, but I was hoping they'd go for the more complex situation. Of course, I still see Steve as slimy: Oliver may have received a payoff, but he didn't turn, while Steve was pulling low level crap on his own before Santana even entered the picture. 

Whitney: I was hoping there would be an explanation but things never looked good for him. I'm pretty disappointed to be honest because I always liked Steve and I thought he and Traci were a really solid couple.

Christine: I’m with Whitney. I was hoping there were some extenuating circumstances that might make what Steve had done more understandable, especially for Traci’s sake. But considering the way Steve turned on Gail a couple of weeks back for doing the right thing, I began to wonder how good of a guy Steve really was. 

Was Traci right to cut Steve off the way she did?

Allison: Yes. Her trust in him was broken, and there's no quick fix for that. I honestly don't know if Steve can ever earn her trust back.

Elizabeth: Yes, though I found it a little tough to buy after she spent the whole episode covering for him. 

Whitney: She was totally right to cut herself off from him. At this point, she probably feels like she doesn't even know who he is. There was no way she'd be able to trust him and she's going to have to move on.

Christine: Absolutely! I think she spent the entire episode looking for a plausible explanation because she loved him but when reality hit, it was all over. The fact that she had trusted him with her son and he had such horrible secrets had to shake her to her core. 

Do you think Oliver will come back to 15 Division?

Allison: Definitely. Oliver's a cop. It's who he is. He won't let this attempted frame job stop him from doing what he loves.

Elizabeth: Of course he will. For one thing, I'm sure that security job dried up. But like Allison said, he's a cop. What else would he do?

Whitney: I sincerely hope so! Oliver has always been the heart and soul of 15 and things would never be the same if he wasn't there with his brothers and sisters.

Christine: He has to! Oliver is like the soul of 15 Division. He’s hurting right no but hopefully he can focus on all of the good people who stuck their necks on the line to prove his innocence.

Of all the couples in limbo (Dov and Chloe, Nick and Juliet, Chris and Jamie) which do you hope to see more of this season?

Allison: Dov and Chloe! No question. I miss them together.

Elizabeth: Same here. I care less about Chris and Jamie than I do Nick and Juliet, who are only interesting because she's in IA. 

Whitney: Can I pick none of the above? I was never that invested in Dov and Chloe and Nick and Juliet have never been an intriguing pair. And lets not even get started on Chris and Jamie!

Christine: I’m going with Chris and Jamie simply because this is a train wreck in the making. I do think that Dov and Chloe are meant for one another. Nick and Juliet are a work in progress but I think they pushed them together way too fast. It ruined any sense of chemistry or anticipation for the audience.  

Was there anything in “Integrity Test” that disappointed you?

Allison: The final part of their integrity test wasn't well planned out. What was the plan once Santana showed up to the warehouse? As we saw with Andy and Steve, it looked like the plan was just confrontation and hope that the other person would turn themselves in willingly. They should have been prepared to record the confrontation either by a wire tap or a phone app. 

Elizabeth: I was disappointed in Traci. She seemed almost scared of Steve at the beginning, and she still didn't turn him in, or even hint to Andy. 

Whitney: I'm with Allison on this one. I kept thinking, what is the plan here? If they caught Santana, it was just going to be their word against his.

Christine: Why didn’t they set up a camera in that warehouse? Why not get Noelle involved? Let’s face it, that plan was amateur hour at 15 Division and they’re lucky no one got killed. 

What was your favorite scene from this episode?

Allison: I loved Gail and Nick joining Dov and Andy's mission. They weren't entirely sure what was going on, but they figured it was to help Oliver, and that was all they needed to know. It was a small moment, but I really liked it.

Elizabeth: Having all of the old rookies work together again was great, but I'm going to have to say Noelle and Oliver at the bar. OK, objectively, it wasn't anything super special,  but I like Oliver having somebody that's a true equal to relate to. And I love Noelle. I hope she's sticking around for a while. 

Whitney: The McSwarek drive home was another nice, subtle moment between the two. Absolutely loving these two this season!

Christine: Traci telling Steve off. Between her divorce and Jerry’s death, jumping into this relationship was a big deal for her and she really wanted to believe in Steve. What he did was so wrong on so many levels and I was proud of Traci for being very clear about things being over. 

Check back on Thursday for our review of Rookie Blue Season 6 Episode 9 and if you can’t wait until then, you can watch Rookie Blue online here at TV Fanatic. 

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

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Rookie Blue Season 6 Episode 8 Quotes

Sam: When have you ever known me to do the sensible thing?
Oliver: Well, you're marrying Andy McNally.
Sam: OK, one time.

I jumped in with both feet. I gave you a key to my place. I let you into my life. I let you look after my son. I won't be at your trial. I'm not going to come and visit you, so please don't contact me ever again.

Traci