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Old 05-10-21, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
Well, there was a broader point they were making about the difficulty of enacting meaningful change in a police department, but I know that does not interest you.
Yes, because BLM it’s the issue of the Season.

It was unrealistic, but they gotta keep bringing up the same subject over and over. Thankfully Nolan no longer works in that “rough” neighborhood so that whole helping subplot went out the window
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Yes, because BLM it’s the issue of the Season.

It was unrealistic, but they gotta keep bringing up the same subject over and over. Thankfully Nolan no longer works in that “rough” neighborhood so that whole helping subplot went out the window
Versus the realism of Chen getting kidnapped off the street for the second time, or Nolan getting in shootouts over and over.
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If your expectation of a cop show is realism, this is literally the last show you should be watching. Almost every storyline and premise is absurd and would never be reality.
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We thought this week was intense but good. crazy next week is the finale already.

I feel like, despite the lip service, the Lucy storyline is crazy unrealistic. However, if there is another season, it gives them the opportunity to write her out or be in episodes less frequently while she’s off undercover.

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Why would they want her out? I like her more than Nolan
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We thought this week was intense but good. crazy next week is the finale already.

I feel like, despite the lip service, the Lucy storyline is crazy unrealistic. However, if there is another season, it gives them the opportunity to write her out or be in episodes less frequently while she’s off undercover.
Yeah, it was intense. Maybe unrealistic but as others have said, it’s a TV show. Although this might make it even harder to keep track of all three principals.

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FYI episode 14 will be the season finale

I just caught up to episode 12. Surprised no one mentioned last week about Emily Deschanel guest starring as the ex-Mrs. Nolan. It's been awhile since I've seen her after Bones ended, but she looked good.
She looked so familiar that at first I thought they were doing a Waitress reunion with Keri Russell.

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Yes! I do it all the time. I always joke to the wife we have a new “Castle” to watch.
Same! For one thing it’s easier to say and clearer than “a new Rookie” or “a new The Rookie.” Plus we really liked Castle.
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So last night's episode was the season finale, right? Pretty good episode, though I doubt any of it bears much resemblance to law enforcement reality.

Spoiler:
Pretty big cliffhanger ending. When Lopez was locking up La Fiera, she was really rubbing it in about her son's death. I was thinking, not a good idea to make it so personal with a drug lord. But WTF is up with La Fiera being transported in a police vehicle with just two cops and no other escort? Not likely.

Chen and Tim are definitely going to do it.

I recognized Nolan's new romantic interest from her role in the early seasons of Supergirl as Lucy Lane. Her 'meet-cute' with Nolan seemed too perfect. It feels like there's another shoe to drop there.
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So last night's episode was the season finale, right? Pretty good episode, though I doubt any of it bears much resemblance to law enforcement reality.

Spoiler:
Pretty big cliffhanger ending. When Lopez was locking up La Fiera, she was really rubbing it in about her son's death. I was thinking, not a good idea to make it so personal with a drug lord. But WTF is up with La Fiera being transported in a police vehicle with just two cops and no other escort? Not likely.

Chen and Tim are definitely going to do it.

I recognized Nolan's new romantic interest from her role in the early seasons of Supergirl as Lucy Lane. Her 'meet-cute' with Nolan seemed too perfect. It feels like there's another shoe to drop there.
On the meet cute, I agree. I thought he was literally giving the key to a house burglar.

On the second part, I literally just said out loud:
Spoiler:

You have an international drug lord in custody, who federal government has been keeping tabs.You then have Smitty and some other random people the ONLY personnel taking her to jail!? What was going on in the writers room??

That said, I really thought Smitty was a goner!



Also, this felt like a weak two parter - with entirely too many plots crammed in - and not like a season finale. I thought John had only days until he was done with the program. Lucy had an entire days montage waiting the hotel room and there was an entire week getting ready for a wedding. Yet they couldn’t wrap up John’s class (I hope the teacher is gone next season) or his advancement to the next level?


At least glad it didn’t serve as a series finale.
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On the meet cute, I agree. I thought he was literally giving the key to a house burglar.

On the second part, I literally just said out loud:
Spoiler:

You have an international drug lord in custody, who federal government has been keeping tabs.You then have Smitty and some other random people the ONLY personnel taking her to jail!? What was going on in the writers room??

That said, I really thought Smitty was a goner!





Also, this felt like a weak two parter - with entirely too many plots crammed in - and not like a season finale. I thought John had only days until he was done with the program. Lucy had an entire days montage waiting the hotel room and there was an entire week getting ready for a wedding. Yet they couldn’t wrap up John’s class (I hope the teacher is gone next season) or his advancement to the next level?


At least glad it didn’t serve as a series finale.
I thought it was a decent ender. Nolan is totally getting scammed by the next door girl.

It's weird see Toks on this show and Big Shots.

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My wife and I both thought the neighbor guest was also some sort of scammer.
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Pretty smart way to write Lopez off the show for a bit while having the kid. Maybe an episode or two. I assumed this wouldn't have been the finale but it actually works well as one.
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I thought the wedding was going to get shot up but I guess this is a better way to go without killing anyone.

You know shit is about to go down when you start hearing cello music and no sound effects.
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I love Smitty pretty much commenting on the whole show by saying he didn't have to pull his gun for 22yrs until he gets paired up with Nolan.
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My wife and I both thought the neighbor guest was also some sort of scammer.
Right? I thought, "Surely Nolan is going to call the homeowners and check to see if this woman is really supposed to be there." But, nope, he's just like "Hi, stranger, here's the keys to my neighbor's home!"
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Re: The Rookie (ABC) -- Season 3 Thread -- Premieres 1/3/21

The neighbor in the finale is Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum’s ex wife. True her most meaty part recently was Supergirl and probably that Lifetime witches show.

I read that Alyssa Diaz is not really pregnant, but she did have a baby prior to the season. The storyline probably is allowing her to buy some time to eventually get back into shape.

Thankfully this is coming back. The cliffhanger with López getting kidnapped would have been a terrible series ender.
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If they knew that they were not getting renewed, all they had to do was cut the La Fiera escape scene and have Lopez walk down the aisle. Everything else wouldn't have to change...
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I've had some of the same problems as others with the writing on this show and the like in their efforts to acknowledge and reflect the current times. My issue hasn't been the story lines, but the writing - clunky, shoe-horned and judgemental. I don't expect subtlety and nuance in an hour long network tv show, but my guess is that writers were forced to pivot in a short period of time, and I hope next season will result in more fleshed out and appropriate writing. As for the racist cop character and story, ultimately it was a story about a "bad cop" and we can agree that a racist cop is a bad cop at least, right? I've seen literally thousands of episodes of cop shows - never heard an accusation of "wokeness" when a bad cop episode occurred.
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Re: The Rookie (ABC) -- Season 3 Thread -- Premieres 1/3/21

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Thankfully this is coming back. The cliffhanger with López getting kidnapped would have been a terrible series ender.
They could’ve just improvised a quick series wrap-up like happened with Castle, because that one went so well.

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Right? I thought, "Surely Nolan is going to call the homeowners and check to see if this woman is really supposed to be there." But, nope, he's just like "Hi, stranger, here's the keys to my neighbor's home!"
Just goes to show that being a hot naked woman opens a lot of doors.

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