Police entitlement, are you allowed to take favors, bargaining chips, the odd crème brûlée, in exchange for doing your job? Thus far, The Rookie has mostly tried to side-step the harsh realities of being a cop. The show is too light-hearted to dig into police brutality or the topical political issues. So in terms of “police entitlement” the episode only brushes by it on a surface level.
Now that Tim and Lucy are both officially single, I’m rooting for #Chenford to finally happen. Here are a few reasons why I think the two should get together.
This year marks the first year ever that Nolan will be spending a Valentine’s Day alone. He’s still struggling to come to terms with it as he hasn’t even cancelled the standing order of roses for his wife. But he won’t be alone for long, and that might not be a good thing.
Redwood, a.k.a. the Vice President, is in town and that means all hands on deck to cover the added security that necessitates. With the motorcade and plethora of patrol cars around, traffic will be a nightmare which means tensions will rise, protests will block intersections, sidewalks have to be blocked off, the list is endless.
West and Lopez are assigned to patrol an apartment complex where a protest has assembled out front.
I may have said this last week but THIS was truly my favorite episode of the show so far, wow. Every single pairing was comedy gold or at least heartwarming in some way or other. Also this show just got me shipping about 3 more pairings too. I’m really falling in love with these characters! There was so many fun love/hate scenes in this episode and witty banter, ugh, love it.
In the aftermath of Kyle holding John at gunpoint last week, we see him escape with his life due to Lucy’s help. She arrives just in time to shoot him although he hesitated a moment too long as well and lost his moment.
After getting abducted during the undercover drug deal gone wrong, Isabel is left abandoned in the trunk of a car with a bullet in the head. Surprisingly though, she’s still alive, but not in good condition. Tim rushes to her side.
What initially begins as a somewhat lighthearted episode, with Bishop and Nolan winding up in an escape room with a suspect and having to figure out a way out before approaching the scene of a robbery where a silent alarm had been tripped, quickly spirals into something much more serious when Nolan kills someone on the job.
Bishop also assists in orchestrating a drug bust that involves Tim’s wife, Isabel, who will be playing the part of informant in order to lessen or eliminate her jail sentence, but involves her going into a very volatile situation.
Tonight’s episode sees Nolan coming head-to-head against his former mentor after he becomes a fugitive and Lucy gets to learn a few street cop tricks to get inside the mind of a criminal from her TO. Plus, Lopez and West have to deal with a tricky shooting case that may not be as easily solved as it looks.
“The Hawke” was written by Fredrick Kotto and directed by Timothy Busfield.
The primary focus of this episode is on Jeremy Hawke (Shawn Christian), Nolan and Bradford’s former training officer. Well, Nolan in the classroom, as Hawke was one of his teachers and a mentor, and Bradford out on the field. Over the years, Nolan has kept in touch with Hawke, nurturing a friendship with him that generally consists of beers and platitudes about their lives.