Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Melissa O'Neil as Lucy Chen, Eric Winter as Tim Bradford, Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Jenna Dewan as Bailey Nune, Tru Valentino as Aaron Thorsen, and Lisseth Chavez as Celina Juarez Alexi Hawley is the series creator, writer, and executive producer Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Bill[...]
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This week on "Follow-Up Day," "The Rookie" calls in comedic back-up. "SNL" star Pete Davidson guest stars as Officer John Nolan's long-lost half-brother.
ABC's The Rookie blasted back onto the network with the daring rescue of Officer Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) in "Day of Death." This week in "Now and Then," Chen is back to work and everyone is dealing with the aftermath of her abduction In fact, the entire team is sorting through their own personal drama, and[...]
After a record two-and-a-half month winter hiatus, ABC's The Rookie returns on Sunday February 23rd with its Spring Premier "Day Of Death." For viewers without a elephant's memory, the December fall finale ended with Officer Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) being kidnapped by a serial killer The premier picks up right where the finale left off: Chen[...]
Officer Chen's (Melissa O'Neil) desperation for human companionship leads her into the arms of a literal serial killer The man working with Rosalind Dyer is the same man who flirts with Lucy at a bar, and then shows up at her precinct the next day While I liked this twist, especially the inclusion of the[...]
Meanwhile, Officer Chen [Melissa O'Neil] meets a seemingly perfect man who sparks her interest, and Officer Lopez [Alyssa Diaz] worries about Wesley [Shawn Ashmore] as his PTSD continues to increase." ABC/Kelsey McNeal First, lets talk about the serial killer Annie Wersching (Runaways) is guest starring as notorious serial killer Rosalind Dyer Apparently, she is ready to give[...]
Additionally, rookies John Nolan (Nathan Fillion), Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.), and Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) just can't seem to win two weeks in a row In this week's episode of ABC's The Rookie, "Breaking Point," the rookies and their training officers find themselves in a whirlwind of trouble The Rookie, however, finds its balance[...]
It is nice to finally see him – and Fillion – enjoying themselves again. THE ROOKIE – "Clean Cut" – ABC/Rick Rowell How many times will Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) have to save Bradford's (Eric Winter) ass, career, and life, before he starts listening to her? Bradford's distracted driving gets him pulled into an accident by an[...]
Calling all Browncoats! This is a red alert! Alan Tudyk is guest starring with Nathan Fillion in an all new episode of ABC's "The Rookie," "Clean Cut."
Wesley's (Shawn Ashmore) recovery, Detective Harper's (Mekia Cox) consequences, and Chen's (Melissa O'Neil) ex-boyfriend drama are not mentioned anywhere There can't be that much football – right? All new Season 2 episode of The Rookie, "Safety," premiers Sunday November 11 at 10PM on ABC. THE ROOKIE – "Safety" – ABC/Richard Cartwright Last week on ABC's The Rookie everyone thought the[...]
Admittedly, I have never been a big fan of Nolan and Russo's relationship, but this episode made me start to dislike her as a character. THE ROOKIE – "Fallout" – ABC/Mitch Haaseth While Chen (Melissa O'Neil) and Bradford (Eric Winter) are day drinking and plotting how to ruin a wedding, Lopez and West (Titus Makin Jr.) are[...]
This week on ABC's "The Rookie," "Fallout," California braces for the big one but instead of an earthquake, its an impending missile strike to Los Angeles.
John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) face challenges both in their personal and their professional lives, learning to work with what they have Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.), still deep in his quarter-life crisis, finds his confidence in an unlikely place "Tough Love" is the first show this season to earn the[...]
Hopefully Nolan doesn't take a bullet this time. THE ROOKIE – "Tough Love" – ABC/Byron Cohen In addition to Nolan, fellow rookie Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) has some family drama of her own in "Tough Love." Last season, Chen's father expressed his disapproval at his daughter's life choices Chen's mom can't be that upset with Chen –[...]
This week on ABC's "The Rookie", John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) meets walking contradiction Detective Nyla Harper (Mekia Cox), his new training officer.
Especially if he has to ask Chen (Melissa O'Neil) for help. THE ROOKIE – "Warriors and Guardians" – ABC/Kelsey McNeal Viewers are getting a closer look into Lopez's (Alyssa Diaz) personality and her life In Afton Williamson's absence, Diaz's portrayal of Lopez is one of the best performances on The Rookie Diaz deserves more screen time, and[...]
Nolan and Chen (Melissa O'Neil) had a mature break-up, why can't he have the same with Russo? THE ROOKIE – "The Bet" – ABC/Mitch Haaseth Since Nolan is riding with Lopez, West is riding with his old friend Officer Smitty (Brent Huff) What starts out as a routine round-up of parolees at a "trouble spot," morphs into[...]
The Rookie can do without that kind of drama. THE ROOKIE – "The Bet" – ABC/Eric McCandless ERIC WINTER, JASMINE MATTHEWS Nolan isn't the only one with relationship issues this week! It seems that, with some help from Chen (Melissa O'Neil), Bradford (Eric Winter) actually goes on a date! With a human women! According to ABC, the lucky[...]
In fact, the show's final scenes don't address it at all. ABC/Mitch Haaseth ALI LARTER, NATHAN FILLION Chen (Melissa O'Neil), while helping Bradford (Eric Winter) study for his sergeant's exam, armchair diagnoses him with a learning disability She ends up calling his ex-wife to confirm, and then making an audio book of his study material[...]
Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) just called her training officer a hypocrite Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.) almost failed his rookie exam, told high school kids to skip class, and got busted back down to long sleeves Additionally, Bradford (Eric Winter) and Lopez (Alyssa Diaz), the two remaining training officers, are having trouble keeping their personal[...]
One would expect that actual rookies: John Nolan (Nathan Fillion), Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil), and Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.), would act as such But their training officers, sergeants, and significant others spent the season premier proving that experience does not equal maturity The cast of The Rookie has gone through a lot in the[...]
Nolan and his fellow rookies, Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) and Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.), navigate personal and professional relationships while learning to be cops Training officers Tim Bradford (Eric Winter) and Angela Lopez (Alyssa Diaz), as well as Sergeant Wade Grey (Richard T Jones), are responsible for training the rookies – and keeping them[...]
Nolan and his fellow rookies, Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) and Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.), are likeable but flawed enough to feel like real people Afton Williamson is a stand-out star as Nolan's training officer Talia Bishop Eric Winter (as Bradford) and Alyssa Diaz (as Lopez) round out the main cast as the training officers[...]
'The Rookie' Season 1 Finale "Free Fall" Saves Los Angeles, But Can It Save The Show? [SPOILER REVIEW]
What do you do if you are the season's best new show, but you reach your season finale without having been renewed for a second season? You bring in the big guns… Walking on shift in the beginning of ABC The Rookie's season 1 finale "Free Fall," rookies Nolan (Nathan Fillion), Chen (Melissa O'Neil), and West (Titus[...]
The freshman season of ABC's The Rookie has been a whirlwind ride-along with Mid-Wilshire LAPD rookies Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil), Jackson West (Titus Makin Jr.), and John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) In this week's episode "The Checklist," the rookies are preparing for their six month exams and moving to the next phase of their training But[...]
While Bradford and Chen (Melissa O'Neil) deal with celebrities, West (Titus Makin Jr.) and Lopez (Alyssa Diaz) discover a small boy desperate to save his sister who has overdosed The kid's story is heartbreaking and not yet over, and it makes the whole IA exercise seem childish and unnecessary. (ABC/Richard Cartwright) The rest of the plot is[...]
'The Rookie' Season 1, Episode 15 "Manhunt": Bishop's "Ovaries of Steel" for the Win! [SPOILER REVIEW]
Maybe it is a history of questionable deeds and the consequences of them that led Papa West to pursue Internal Affairs in the first place? Is Papa West a reformed bad cop? (ABC/Eric McCandless) Chen (Melissa O'Neil) and Bradford (Eric Winter) have a pretty rough shift After picking up an escapee, they confront a group of well-armed militia[...]
Over the course of The Rookie's first season, we have seen 13 episodes of Nolan (Nathan Fillion), Chen (Melissa O'Neil), and West (Titus Makin Jr.) learning how to be cops Through making mistakes and being gently (and not so gently) corrected by their training officers, the three rookies have found their footing "Plain Clothes Day," however,[...]