Just watched Rookie Blue. Felt sick with dread for much of the day, being that I was highly unimpressed with season three. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised.
+ Characters were actually in-character.
+ Only featured one of two new characters. Good choice to stagger them. New character was not the focus and not given a big introduction.
+ A single cohesive storyline. Tight and fast-paced. A couple of loose threads, but not a full jumper’s worth.
That’s a sweater to you North American folk.
+ All characters that we care about were adequately featured, without crowding the episode.
+ Time jump didn’t bother me as much as they usually do.
Probably because I disliked season three so much and the more distance we put between that and this, the better
+ Andy was suitably distraught and terrified when Nick went to shoot her. Rightly so. Also pissed off afterwards. Again, rightly so! You would be! She would be.
+ They pulled off exposition without being too obvious or clumsy. Except maybe the bit where they made clear that Andy and Nick haven’t been sleeping in the bed together. But I am glad that bit wasn’t too subtle and appreciate that there was a deliberate reason for that. To leave no room for debate.
+ Thankfully, Sam was no different as a detective. He was basically just a normal cop who forgot his uniform.
+ Interested for Sam and Traci scenes. Different dynamic.
Even if Sam is only a detective so Traci is still tied in to the story and not off on her own in Detective Land.
+ Sam and Marlo are not gonna last. I am not concerned. Sam can be with her and be a cop because his heart simply isn’t in it. It’s easier when true feelings aren’t involved. Not that he is necessarily aware that his feelings don’t run deep. He is gonna figure it out soon though, now that Andy’s back.
+ Sam and Andy’s relationship remained a key element, despite them not being together. By no means did they close the door on that relationship. In any way.
+ I am still irrationally sad that Missy got a tattoo.
And that SPOILER Tassie said we’re still not getting a hug this season. Though that sadness is rational.
gahhh some of my jj and will gifs have been reposted by other people. not reflagged. reposted. angry face.