Rookie Blue Season Finale Review: The Hit List

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When it's dark enough "You Can See the Stars."  Well things got pretty darn dark on the Rookie Blue season 4 finale but it looks like McSwarek fans got a glimpse of the light.

I doubt I was the only one holding my breath throughout parts of this episode. Even though we had a good idea of what was about to happen, it was difficult to watch it unfold. And there were still plenty of unknowns.

Begging Andy

Thankfully, Oliver came out of it largely unscathed. In many ways Oliver Shaw is the heart of 15 Division. If they had killed him off I would have been crushed. Instead he has a concussion and a beautiful girlfriend to dote on him. Also, I was glad Celery didn't tell Ollie about Sam. He needed his rest and there was nothing he could do for his friend. That kind of bad news can always wait.

Before half the division left to track down Kevin Ford, I thought Steve and Traci were once again adorable as he strapped her into her bullet proof vest and tried to convince her to be the last in the door.

Steve: Cowardice is highly underrated, Traci. And you would know that since you're the toughest broad I know and that's saying a lot considering I grew up with Gail. | permalink

I really hope these two are a solid couple when we return for season 5.

Dov was on a roller coaster ride at the hospital. At first I was happy he'd told Wes that he and Chloe were dating. It just felt like the right thing to do and led to some very funny Rookie Blue quotes

Dov: So how does this work? We wait for her to wake up and then we duel? | permalink

Then things got serious and Wes wouldn't allow the doctors to perform life saving surgery. I had to wonder if he would have taken Dov's opinion more seriously if he didn't know about his and Chloe's personal relationship. When Wes shut Dov out of her hospital room my heart just broke for him.

But there were plenty of broken hearts in this season finale.

Marlo damn near made me cry at the end as she looked at the happy picture of her and Sam in her locker. She's lost the man she loved and most likely her career.  I've grown to care about Marlo and I really don't know where she goes from here. 

I ran the gamut of emotions with Sam Swarek. When he decided to go home, as though he were bullet proof, I was ticked off. Why must he always act like the tough guy?

Then he finally told Andy how he felt. That he couldn't spend one more minute in the same space with her and Nick. He hated the situation but he loved her.

Sam: More than anything in the world I want you to be happy, and you are with him. | permalink

And then he had to go and get shot.

That Andy immediately ran to Sam was a shock to almost no one. As much as I like Nick Collins and have enjoyed his relationship with Andy, she and Sam have always had a palpable connection that just won't die.

In the back of the ambulance, when Andy finally tells him, "You are my story, Sam. You."  I think that answered everyone's questions about with whom Andy's future lies.

And Nick proved himself to be a good guy by doing the noble thing and letting her go, even though it broke his heart. Because much like Sam, I think he loves her and wants her to be happy.

So do you think we've seen the last of Andy and Nick? Will season 5 be all about McSwarek? And who else in Rookie Blue coupledom do you want to see stay together in the future. Stay tuned for our last Rookie Blue season 4 round table in the next few days as we all endure the long wait for next summer.


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I will say, although I don’t have the quotes, Tassie has said that the purpose of all the pain in S4 (pain being Sam and Andy being separate) was to see them rebuild their relationship in a way that fans would enjoy. She’s said the first time they got together was too easy and they needed to work at it. That was the purpose of S4. She’s also called Sam and Andy the romance of the century. That’s something that doesn’t end when a few tiny obstacles come in the way. That’s a romance that fights through the obstacles and gets to the other side together. And while it’s not my favorite phrase, she has said Sam and Andy are end game, meaning everything they do leads to cementing their relationship. I found this at tumblr.


Tassie, Russ and Noelle put together a 10 minute video for S4. They state: This comments are from the change or die video posted at youtube. lovesamswarek's claims are nothing but wild speculation. Also they did not I repeat did not kill Sam off there is a photo tweeted from the Rookie Blue set when they were filming episode 5x03 Sam is very much alive. "The Sam and Andy dynamic is sort of an umbrella for all these other relationships." ~ Russ "This season is about watching those two (Sam & Andy) grow up so that maybe they have a shot." ~ Tassie "Sam and Andy have always been the central relationship to the show and they continue to be, even though they’re not together (in S3)." ~ Russ "We’re all supposed to be moving foward. We’re all supposed to be changing, growing, evolving so we can be better and win back the loves of our lives." ~ Noelle That’s just from one video. None of that speaks to Andy and Nick at all. It’s all about Sam and Andy making their way back to each other. I know there are multiple other statments from the writers as well. This is from a press release put out by GlobalTV The chilling Season 4 finale saw Sam Swarek and Chloe Price shot in the line of duty and in critical care at Memorial Hospital. But life at 15 Division must go on – the officers have sworn an oath to serve and protect no matter the timing or consequences. As the shell-shocked officers of 15 Division struggle to put the pieces of their lives back together – and as Andy and Sam work to find their way back to each other –


Sam and Andy need to be together in Season 5. Their chemistry is the glue that keeps us coming back for more McSwarek. Give them a chance


Throughout all season 4, I was waiting for Sam and Andy to get back together. But then Andy let herself fall for Nick. Who wouldn't? They had the est relationship, as both friends and a couple. They always supported each other. I love Nick so much, he's just such a great guy. But I've loved Sam since the beginning two. I hate the triangle, because I love both guys and don't want either to get hurt. (or leave the show.) Season 5 better clear some things up.


I have always wanted Andy to end up with Sam since the first season but Nick also seem to be a nice guy. I still do want Sam and Andy together they seem perfect together.


I just love Rookie Blue but mainly I love Sam and Andy;the next seoson I wish and hope Sam survives and there is a happily ever after cause those two has been through alot.In Oliver's cabin;Sam talks about Andy in his future so writers*dazzel up a story line where they become pregnant or something please.Tracy and Steve makes a awesome pair.


OMG. i just fall in love with mccollins and haven't seen the last episode yet and saw your comments and it breaks my heart that mcnally choose sam over nick. nick is the best, i really like him. sam is move on to another women while andy still want him back even though they're separated for 6 months and when she backs, sam told marlo that he moved on, andy was his past. And finally Nick fall in love with andy and andy seems so happy and glowing ( like some of her friends said ) and he brings out the best for andy. And then finally in the end they break up and leaving nick broken heart. i feel so depressed right now. Why?????? WHY???? BOTH Of them choosed to move on!!!!!! Andy please you've already broken heart from luke and sam. choose nick!! he's the best, i think both of you will be fine and please stop the drama about love. it breaks my heart. gonna cry, i think i will past the last episode :'(


Gail and Chis + Andy and Nick


I'm a big Andy and Sam fan and I want them to be together.
That said, I wasn't upset about Andy and Nick. I thought the writers did a great job building them and the actors did an amazing job in getting me to route for them.
I enjoyed the finale but I have two complaints...first, I don't think that Andy shoud have so quickly gotten over Sam pushing her to compromise her ethics as a police officer for Marlo. She was angry with him about that, as she should have been, and that was never followed up on.
Second, at the end of the finale, when Nick took off his vest, we shoud have seen what he had written on the inside of it in the previous episode. The writers took the time to do that scene and then took the time to show him taking off his vest after he lets Andy go, but they don't show us what he wrote? What's with that?


Please drop the Nick and Andy I much enjoy watching Sam and Andy

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