It was a strange day on The Rookie Season 1 Episode 10 as everyone, except Officers West and Lopez traded partners.
As much as I love the regular pairings, it's always fun to see how characters react when things are changed up, and while some acted the way I'd expected, others surprised me.
There was no doubt that Grey was going to ride with Nolan, even with Jackson waving his hand in the air like the proverbial teacher's pet.
Officer Nolan: Sgt. Grey, I’d be honored if you rode with Officer West today.
Sgt. Grey: That’s cute, Officer Nolan, but you know my heart belongs to you.
Officer Nolan: Lucky me.
Permalink: ...you know my heart belongs to you. Added: January 15, 2019 Although Grey appears to respect Nolan more than he did on The Rookie Season 1 Episode 1, he still wasn't cutting the oldest rookie any slack, but Nolan getting kicked in the balls by one tough granny did seem to earn him sympathy points.
They almost, kind of, bonded over their kids, but perhaps more importantly, their kids bonded over having fathers who are police officers.
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This is all new for Henry, but this has been Dominique's life. Hearing about how Sgt. Grey was shot while Dominique was still in middle school was an eye opener for Henry.
Henry hadn't grown up worrying that his father would never come home safe at the end of the day, but now that's a real concern.
I appreciated that these two teens, one a freshman in college and the other a senior in high school, weren't portrayed as dumb kids but as smart, caring young adults who were concerned about their parents...while still trying to hide a bad grade in biology.
Both fathers handled those concerns well. They didn't try to downplay the dangers because they realize their kids are smarter than that and they respect them.
Nolan even went so far as to offer to step away from his new career if it upset Henry that much, which speaks to how much he loves his son. In turn, Henry loves his father enough not to ask him to quit the job he loves.
The only thing that disappointed me about Henry's visit was that we didn't get more of it. I want to see him spend more time with Nolan and interact with the other rookies more than mentioning that they follow each other on social media.
I was also really hoping to see how Henry and Lucy interacted in a more social setting. I know that John and Lucy have broken up, and Henry has no idea they were in a relationship, but I still wouldn't mind seeing what the two think of one another.
And I wanted to hear the story about the turducken and what happened to the cat.
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