Rookie Blue Season 2 Premiere Review: "Butterflies"

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The season premiere of Rookie Blue surprised me. I love it when that happens?

Seriously, did anyone out there expect Kate's blood to splatter across Andy's face? Or Andy to take a bullet to the vest? Me neither.

Andy and Sam

Overall, I'm not alone in considering Rookie Blue to be the lightweight Grey's Anatomy of police dramas. After watching "Butterflies, I still believe that - but I mean it as a compliment. 

As season two began, the characters appeared more focused and the relationships more complex. I appreciated Andy's reaction to Kate getting shot. Her first response was to virtually ignore the bullet she took and to tell everyone that she was fine. 

Sam's reaction was perfectly played. He couldn't figure out whether to hold, kiss, or just walk away, grateful that Andy was alive. Each emotion played out over his face as he touched her, trying to convince himself she was okay. Then he spotted a suspect and immediately slipped back into cop mode.t. 

His feelings for Andy were running just below the surface. How long do you think it will be before this triangle heats up again?

Then there's newcomer Jo Rosati, who fit in well as Luke's jealous former lover. She was all business. Now that she'll be joining the team, we'll see what kind of complications she'll create for Luke and Andy's office romance. And how will Andy handle it when Rosati's eyeing Sam? Does that love triangle become a quadrangle? Ben Bass hinted as much.

The opening scenes told us that Luke and Andy have now moved in together. The latter felt as though all was right in her world both personally and professionally. "It's different now," she said. "It's like I know where everything belongs." No that lasts very long.

Across town, Gail and Chris were shacking up, much to fellow roommate Dov's discomfort. Three's definitely a crowd when sharing one bathroom.

Dov's backstory about his brother Adam's suicide gave Gail new insight and understanding into his character. I look forward to see how this trio deal with both working and living together. 

Rookie Blue's and its soapy summer goodness, wrapped in a police drama, are back, folks. Hopefully season two continues as strongly as it opened.


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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


Yes! When Sam grabs Andy and drags her around the corner and then it's like he doesn't know what to do with moment of the show.


sorry i meant luke and andy


Such a good opening!!! The moment when Sam grabbed Andy and took her around the truck, my heart squeezed! The way he was looking at her, caressing her face, moving her hair out of her face. I love these two together and the chemistry is so much more apparent between them than Sam and Andy. Can't wait for more episodes, more cases, and more relationship drama to come!


Really loved this season premier! I can't wait for Sam and Andy to be together! Its like get on with it already! Haha Although the only thing I'm gonna say is that Andy's 'I'm fine' line was very Meredith like on greys or was that just me?


that season premiere was really good, i seriously enjoyed it of course.. when Andy got shot and Sam ran over there so quick (i want them together so bad) but it was a really good episode ive been waiting all summer for this show to come back


My only issue with the series is that Andy is constantly needing rescued, I mean what's up with that anyway? lol...Other than that, I LOVED last night's season permeire, it was sooo awesome!


I quite enjoyed this season premiere. It opened up very well and was actually very surprising. I honestly didn't see the bullet coming at all.
I am a fan of this new character, Jo Rosati. Her first appearance was really exhilarating from my perspective. I can tell she's got attitude. :p
I noticed the little spark she shared with Sam. I like the idea of that, except, I don't like the idea of another love-triangle, as well as a love-quadrangle.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad Andy did the right thing and stayed with Luke and gave their relationship a chance, but I don't wanna see her and Sam go together and then pull away. It's a tease to the audience and I find it really annoying quite frankly.
As for Chris and Gail, I must say that their relationship would be my favorite. It's just really amazing and you can see the chemistry. However, I foresee a break-up between the two and her getting with Dov. No idea why, but I just had a feeling about it when I was looking at the two talk at the bar.
Overall, it was great opening to season 2 and I look forward to next week. :D

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Rookie Blue Season 2 Episode 1 Quotes

Oliver: And the student becomes the master.
Noelle: I wouldn't go that far.

Andy: I'm fine, really.
Jo: How many times have you said that today?
Andy: A hundred.