I’m pretty sure a solid 2/3rds of you are currently hyperventilating into paper bags based on the last 12 minutes of this week’s Rookie Blue.
We had two VERY different story lines this week, which made for an undulating pace for the hour. The highs were joyously high (more on that later, McSwarek fans), while the case of the week had alleged gang violence and children being shot…so, pretty serious sh*t. Let’s recap now and then hit the comments to discuss further, okay?
Running backwards corrects posture: The more you know!
Right out of the gate, Chris Diaz is proving to be all kinds of delicious entertainment. It’s hard to make jogging look appealing in general, but I’m ready to lace up my runners and sprint after them. Or let’s just hide in the bushes and you can tell me more about your excellent lung capacity, okay?
Trav, you are the reason Diaz is such a gem. I thank you. Actually, all the fans do. (I assume.)
Sketchville: Population 1
Juliet’s seemed to be a little jumpy, setting up an evening rendez-vous. She’s got “something.” Andy’s got something too:
“I was just walking the dog.” “Oh, yeah?” *looks down at non-existent dog* It’s the small moments like this one that I truly appreciate.
“What just happened?”
Softball, schmoftball. Or, in the words of McNally, “suck it.” (FYI these two were cottage-bound for the weekend and free from policing shenanigans.)
“He’s just on his best behaviour because you’re really good-looking.”
Awwww, Gail’s all nervous and dropping truth-bombs about dudes (okay, her brother, but it applies as a blanket statement). And yet, the Pecks and their angry-bitch gene, still hug it out:
Enjoy that familial display of affection from the Peck siblings now, as it won’t be around by the episode’s end.
Sexual baseball analogies
Juliet: “I just recognize third base when I get there.”
“Do I look like I’m participating?”
There’s nothing I love more than an episode that brings as many of our loveable 15 Division cops together in one place and makes them play organized sports, be it Fight Night, or this week’s community outreach/baseball for troubled youths. All the moving parts in a scenario like this make for great story-telling and even greater comedic light.
Like the above gorgeously fake smile from Gail.
World of Warcraft and uke practice versus community outreach. WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?
“We didn’t kill the bird; we killed a rock.”
Awww, Sam thought he and his girlfriend were going to have a “perfect weekend.” I believe the most fitting response to this is a quote from Woody Allen. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” It’s probably hard to laugh when crouched in poison ivy though…
So much for comedy and lighthearted group fun
Gail spotted a silver SUV rolling up and her internal warning bell went off but disaster struck before she could sound the alarm:
Literal scratching of itches AND figurative scratching of an itch (aka Juliet Ward)
In an attempt to not go crazy scratching, Andy felt sharing her Juliet hypothetical theories will help the already disastrous road trip to the cottage. #bestweekendever #scratchscratch
#1 rule of community outreach, according to Oliver Shaw: Be friendly
Overtime for all! Partial plate matches the gang-related suspect. GO GET THAT BAD GUY!
Oh, that was quick. Meet Bosch (Boz?) Shepherd, the guy that got away from Steve Peck. He’s managed to escape being prosecuted for 6 gang-related murders and a myriad of other questionable sh*t.
Steve’s not quite over it.
“I got a Saturday routine!” Don’t we all.
“…read the papers, see what’s going on in the world. I was nowhere near that field.” Quite possibly the best alibi we’ve heard in 5.5 seasons. Especially because this guy then confirms it:
“Yeah, Bosch was here. Every Saturday morning, comes for breakfast, reads the paper.” Is there an echo up in here?
Pulse check on the #bestweekendever
Garbage all over? Check. Smells like a zoo? Check. Sam’s unwavering positivity? Check, surprisingly.
Millennial behaviour 101
“You’re the youth of today and I do not understand you! I’m old. I’m officially old.” PREACH, sister! However, Rookie Blue writers, let’s get real. That video would be on SnapChat (and Vine, and Instagram, and YouTube), not just a saved file on a phone. Get with the youths and their social medias!
Are we being friendly?
It’s very difficult to get kids to believe that snitches don’t necessarily get stitches. But 15 Division finally found someone who’d ID the shooter:
And then this dude decided to recant too!
Let this be a lesson to all of us about the (tasteful?) private photos we share. And then go forth and give non-hypocritical lectures.
Lies! And FEEEEEELINGS!
Dov, you’re breaking my heart. His mouth said, “Rest assured, there is no evidence in this phone that we even met,” but his phone says:
JUST BE TOGETHER AND IN LOVE, YOU TWO.
Doubts and two Pecks at odds
Gail’s Spidey sense is tingling again – this time about witnesses who may or may not be telling the truth. Alas, Steve wanted none of it since he can finally throw the book at Bosch.
The rundown on the real reason behind the shooting
Michie’s NSFW video went viral after it was sent around by Boris, her boyfriend, who’s now lying in a hospital bed with gunshot wounds. Michie’s brother (who hangs with Bosch’s crew) was pissed about what happened, and borrowed a car to exact revenge by open firing at the baseball diamond.
And Michie ended up coming clean about it all and turning him in. Rough day for sibling relations, eh?
Peck vs. Peck
The worst accusation to get from a sibling? Being told you didn’t have their back. The healing process for these two might take a while. But this cheered up Gail:
Awww, I’m so ready for Gail to be a mom.
This IS better than perfect
It’s us. #relationshipgoals
And then all the McSwarek fans diiiiiiiiied!!!
Show of hands: who audibly SQUEEEEEEEEEED?
Who’s still freaking out?
What about now?
Now? Keep calm and carry on. Oh, and save the date for a Rookie Blue wedding perhaps?
Leveraging a ring for information
Basking in the glow of post-proposal sex, Andy gets Sam to ‘fess up what he knows about Juliet, namely that he had suspicions himself and called a friend to bring in internal affairs. (Please return to the season premiere’s recap where I CALLED IT.)
And who is that good friend that Sam called in the first place?
Oh yeah, Juliet’s boss is Noelle. SNAP! “Diaz? You’re bringing me Diaz?”
Worse than that, Juliet’s brought Oliver Shaw:
Cut to black. Whaaaaaaat?!
Hit the comments with your Shaw-based shocks and McSwarek McSqueals!
Rookie Blue airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Global in Canada and in the US on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.