Rookie Blue Round Table: "Out of Time"
"Out of Time" concluded an intense two-part episode or Rookie Blue... with an abduction, a birth and a death that shocked many viewers.
In this edition of the Round Table, TV Fanatic staffer Christine Orlando is joined by Rookie Blue fan Chuck, and Kathryn and Nathalie from the Two Worlds Collide Fan Forum. Jump in as discusses Luke's return, Nick's questionable behavior and who predicted Jerry's horrible demise...
What was your favorite scene?
Chuck: The scene with Noelle and Frank with their new baby!
Kathryn: I'd say threeway tie between a dying Jerry picking himself up to tackle the killer and plant his cell phone, Frank coming in to see Noelle and his new baby, and Traci getting the news too late from Andy. The writing and acting was just incredible in this episode!!
Nathalie: Andy describing the assault because Sam was caressing her shoulder/back in it was so soothing.
Christine: Oddly enough it was Jerry being stabbed. Those few moments were so intense it was hard to watch.
Did you suspect Jerry would be killed?
Chuck: I didn't suspect it at all! So shocked!
Kathryn: Yes, unfortunately. When the early interviews mentioned a tragedy and losing someone from Div 15, I narrowed it down to Jerry as the most likely person, and then a spoiler confirmed it ahead of time. But it still killed me to see it happen. I miss him already! I think our favorite characters are going to have a very hard time recovering from this.
Nathalie: I knew he would be. But I was gobsmacked anyway, it physically hurt to watch this scene.
Christine: I'm with Chuck on this one. I didn't see it coming until Jerry knocked on that door alone. Then I got a sick feeling he wouldn't be walking out.
Are you happy to have Luke back?
Chuck: Very happy to have Luke (and Eric Johnson) back! He was missed!
Kathryn: Very!! It's going to be really interesting to see how he's changed and how he fits in after his time away. Plus, it's great to have Eric Johnson back for the #RBparty live tweets with the fans!
Nathalie: Yes I am, he seems a bit changed, liking the badass/scruffy look. I really missed Eric more than Luke actually but I'm interested to see how he'll fit into the current dynamic of the show.
Christine: Honestly I'd almost forgotten about him but I'm looking forward to seeing how he plays into the new Sam and Andy dynamic.
Was Nick in the wrong for not calling Gail back?
Chuck: Yes, very wrong!
Kathryn: Yes, and I'm very curious about why he ignored her. Was he just sick of her hot and cold routine, or was he actually sleeping around? It also upset me that he didn't step forward immediately on his own to tell Jerry or Luke about the calls. He's starting to tilt into the dirtbag zone unless we find out more to excuse some of his behavior. Plus, Chris just broke my heart the whole episode.
Nathalie: Hard to say... It was 2 a.m., if he was tired I can understand. On the other hand he knew what Gail had been through during the evening so he maybe should've picked up or called back to see if she was okay.
Christine: Yes, and I am more than a little suspicious of why he didn't call her back.
What should Noelle and Frank name their baby?
Chuck: How about Frances and they could call her "Frankie."
Kathryn: Hmm, good question. Someone on Twitter mentioned Jeri. I can't decide if that would be cool or morbid. Plus, they already had picked one before. So I don't know. I'm a bit of a freak for a woman, I guess, because I don't care that much about baby names. I'd be happy with anything with a good story behind it.
Nathalie: I'm very bad with baby names. I like Aisha or Kelly.
Christine: Maybe Jeri as a middle name. I'm really curious to see what they come up with.
C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.