If you ever have to call the police, Officer John Nolan is the guy you hope answers your call, and not just because the always charismatic Nathan Fillion plays him.
John Nolan is a good person, and he has the potential to become a good cop, but on The Rookie Season 1 Episode 2 he couldn't seem to stop crashing into things.
In Nolan's defense, performing your first pit maneuver during a high-speed chase on city streets must be daunting.
As Bishop pointed out, his instincts were to avoid an accident, not cause one. Of course, those same instincts didn't prevent him from hitting those shopping carts, another vehicle, or the woman who ran out in front of his squad car.
We'll cut him a break on the scissor lift; that hit him.
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The runaway bride chase ended up costing the city $21,000 in property damage which left me wondering how much the average police chase costs.
No one can accuse Officer Nolan of not caring, but will that turn out to be a detriment to being a cop?
It is not your job to punish that man for what he did, do you understand? Overcoming that impulse could be the hardest thing you do on the job.
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But being a police officer means reigning in your anger and aggression. It means keeping a certain amount of perspective and emotional distance.
For someone who instinctively cares as much as Nolan, that might prove more difficult than he expected.
But the best moment of all came when Nolan held out his hand, all but forcing Detective Moda to shake it in front of their Captain. The look on Nolan's face as he waited for the other man to acquiesce was positively comical.
Even though Nolan appeared to make slight inroads with Sgt. Grey, Bishop got put on notice. If she wants to fulfill her ambition to move up the ranks, she needs to keep her eye on the task at hand.
I didn't get the impression that the warning was necessary. Bishop seems to take her job as a training officer seriously, and I hope Grey's admonition doesn't change her attitude towards working with Nolan.
The only issue I've had with Bishop so far is her warning to Lucy Chen.
I can't say that calling out Chen's relationship with Nolan was unwarranted. Bishop was right in that if their romance comes to light at work, it will most likely impact Lucy more than it will John. That's unfair but realistic.
But I like Lucy and John together far more than I expected. These two are equals, and they lean on one another, and I think they both need that right now.