I realize the above photo is neither flattering or all that applicable to Rookie Blue‘s main plot points this week. But the expression I captured on Travis Milne’s face just kept making me giggle and I couldn’t deny you the same joy it gave me. Besides, we all know his Chris Diaz is bringing a level of confused comic relief to the 15 Division this season that we’d be lost without.
And that is the perfect jumping off point for this week’s recap!
“She’s into cops.”
Most of you know that Oliver Shaw/Matty Gordon is my all-time favourite, but it’s stories like these that make me a little giddy in regards to Chris Diaz/Travis Milne. “I tried to break it off like three times last night, but then she distracted me like three times…” I mean, I think Gail speaks for all of us with just this look:
Coffee, the most basic of peace offerings
Canadian truth: if a man brings you a double double, he’s reeeeally sorry about knocking up his ex-girlfriend.
A person of wisdom
Nick, your game was a little weak with this faux insider radio knowledge. A day together in the car should produce a higher quality banter for next week, I hope.
Canadian cameo alert!
HI DAVID SUTCLIFFE!!! *waves eagerly* For those of you who need more context, Sutcliffe is known for playing Rory’s dad Christopher on Gilmore Girls, and as the star of the too-soon-cancelled Cracked on CBC. (RIP good Canadian TV shows; we hardly knew ye.) Moving on, he’s the case of the week for 15 Division: a missing person case and the father of a daughter without a cell phone. In short, a monster. (I was kind of joking about that, but actually, he turned out to be an actual monster. So yeah…)
More Oliver Shaw!
I demand it!
Marlov? What are we calling these two? McSwarek really is the best portmanteau this show has, but we still should make an effort on all character fronts. This may take us as long as it takes them to figure out who blew up the evidence room.
More Oliver Shaw with these two!
I demand it! Life is more fun when Chris and Dov are involved in shenanigans and Oliver’s there to chastise them.
Connor Fry: SUSPECT
Case of the week update: this is the kid that works at the gas station where the girl disappeared. His Instagram had pictures that made it look like he was stalking her. Darn that social media, getting people in all kinds of trouble!
Serial season two?
True Detective Season 3? Whatever, I’d totally watch these two joke about snacks and solve a case for several episodes, provided the writers don’t make it a love connection. But I would go for Dov somehow becoming her Lamaze partner and/or birthing doula. The comedy practically writes itself in that scenario.
Just a casual nature walk
Handcuffed through the woods to prove you didn’t murder a missing girl. Turns out she was alive and hiding from her uber-religious mother and zealot-to-the-point-of-insane father. Check the crazy eyes.
Proof that everyone looks hotter in sunglasses
What can I say!? I’m a giver.
More crazy eyes
And a debate about abstinence. And phrases like “traditional family” and “family values people” that give me the heebie jeebies. David Sutcliffe was really good in this episode.
The garage of your nightmares
And enough motivation to make Mrs. “Submit Entirely to Your Husband” flee with the kids…temporarily. To be fair, I also feel a restraining order won’t stop a religious zealot with two fists…and a garage full of guns.
“The best thing that you can do for your kid…is just to be happy yourself.”
There may not be enough Oliver Shaw, but when he’s there, he’s THE BEST. Wouldn’t we all be better off if Matt B. Gordon was just around to hug us when we had a bad day? (The answer is yes.)
A break in the case!
Dov uncovered a link between a (currently missing) independent contractor and the police department. Looks like the evidence room was an inside job, which also justifies Ward’s secret reason for digging around 15 Division.
“Why do you smell like sex cologne, Diaz?”
Diaz: I gotta keep seeing her.
Peck: You’re an idiot.
Diaz: I just saved everyone’s job!
Bless those Rookie writers. Let’s keep this affair crazy train going for awhile.
The best thing Andy could say in regards to the whole Marlo pregnancy situation was “we’re going to figure this out.” And she finally did. Because it’s not an easy fix. Good job on getting over the first hurdle, you two.
They may just make it.
Hit the comments with your thoughts on this week’s episode. I’m also accepting predictions in regards to the how and when Diaz’s affair will blow up in his face.
Rookie Blue airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global TV. It will premiere Thursday, June 25 on ABC.