This week on "The Rookie" Nolan is finally going to meet his new training officer, Detective Nyla Harper, played by "Once Upon A Time's" Mekia Cox.
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"The Bet," the third episode of The Rookie's sophomore season, makes an effort to pull the show out of the dramatic doldrums. And it almost succeeds.
But with the high level of drama on the show lately, there are no guarantees. THE ROOKIE – "The Bet" – ABC/Eric McCandless SEAMUS DEVER, NATHAN FILLION If Nolan is riding with Lopez, who will West (Titus Makin Jr.) be riding with? Has his crisis of police career faith led him to a new training officer? In[...]
Again, this storyline introduced an unnecessary amount of drama to the episode. (ABC/Eric McCandless) Finally, West's (Titus Makin Jr.) downward spiral continued this week as he deals with his quarter-life crisis After arresting his landlord, West ends up in need of immediate new housing He gets close to moving into the bachelor cop trailer park in the[...]
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 lives out of their work lives With this many loose threads,[...]
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]
Spread thin, everyone has to step up and make some hard calls. (ABC/Eric McCandless) After the first round of escaped prisoners are rounded up, West (Titus Makin Jr.) takes the one he and Lopez (Alyssa Diaz) captured back to lock-up Coincidentally, West's escaped felon actually knew Papa West (Michael Beach) back in the 1990's, and boy does[...]
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,[...]