The Rookie Sets 2-Episode December Return; S05E08, S05E09 Overviews

If you're a fan of ABC's Nathan Fillion-starring The Rookie, then you know that you have a bit longer to wait until the series returns- December 4th, to be exact. But when it does return, it looks like we'll be getting a two-hour, two-episode return. To help celebrate the news, we have the official overviews for S05E08 "The Collar" and S05E09 "Take Back," as well as a promo for "The Collar." And don't forget that beginning Tuesday, January 3, The Rookie (8 pm ET) and The Rookie: Feds (9 pm ET) will be teaming up on the same night moving forward. In addition, the two shows will be joined at 10 pm ET by the Ramón Rodríguez-starring crime drama Will Trent (based on Karin Slaughter's bestselling novels). And to get the new year off on the right note, viewers can expect a crossover between the two shows.

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Here's a Look at The Rookie Season 5 Episodes 8 & 9

The Rookie Season 5 Episode 8 "The Collar": Officers John Nolan (Fillion) and Celina Juarez (Lisseth Chavez) are in a race against time to stop the source of an explosive rampage. The episode was written by Paula Puryear and directed by Robert Bella.

The Rookie Season 5 Episode 9 "Take Back": Officer John Nolan and the team investigate the unexpected death of a suspect in police custody. Their search also uncovers a very delicate loose end that could jeopardize Officer Celina Juarez's career. Meanwhile, Sergeant Grey (Richard T. Jones) and his wife, Luna (Angel Parker), go to New York to visit their daughter, Dominique (Jade Payton), only to realize she never made it home from the night before. The episode was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by David McWhirter.

ABC's The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. 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, and Tru Valentino as Aaron Thorsen. Alexi Hawley is a writer and executive producer. Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Bill Norcross, Bill Roe, and Brynn Malone are executive producers on the series. Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio on The Rookie, a co-production with ABC Signature.

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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