The Rookie Season 2 Episode 16 Evaluation: The In a single day


Fictional TV stepped into actuality TV as The Rookie Season 2 Episode 16 went meta and shoved Officer Lucy Chen onto the American Idol audition stage.

For individuals who had been unaware, actress Melissa O’Neil received the third season of Canadian Idol, so I am pretty sure that was really her belting out that music. 

I am usually not the largest fan of those sort of crossovers however Chen has an exquisite voice and I am hoping the present throws in some extra alternatives to allow us to hear it.

Maybe one thing extra natural, like karaoke evening or another occasion the place I will not be fully distracted by Katy Perry’s earring. 

I stored making an attempt to determine if I liked them or hated them. I am nonetheless not sure.

Previous the American Idol silliness, this was an installment that gave us little glimpses into character backgrounds, like Nolan’s son Henry having been born with Teralogy of Fallot and having a number of surgical procedures to restore his coronary heart as a toddler. 

That will need to have been extremely annoying on Nolan and his ex-wife and I would like to get extra peeks into that point in his life.

However this time round it was Nyla Harper doing many of the sharing which is relatively extraordinary contemplating how decided she was to maintain her and John’s at work relationship strictly skilled in the beginning of The Rookie Season 2

I do know it was Donovan who advised Nolan concerning the horrible incident within the grocery retailer with Lila, but when this had occurred a couple of months in the past, Harper would have clammed up and refused to contribute any extra to the story.  Heck, she in all probability would have made Nolan wait within the automobile.

Now, not solely did not she bristle at John realizing about this scary second from her latest previous, she even added to the story by telling him that her ex used it to limit her visitation with their daughter. 

That is an enormous quantity of sharing for somebody like Harper. Then she doubled down on it by asking Nolan to be a buffer between her and Donovan at dinner. 

She and Nolan have been by way of quite a bit, even within the few brief months she’s been his coaching officer, and it has been sufficient for her to find out the form of particular person he’s. 

Nolan is loyal and reliable and type. He is additionally a mum or dad who has been by way of a divorce and maybe that is the form of factor it’s important to reside by way of to actually perceive. 

Kudos to Harper for actually listening to Lila and never brushing all of her fears off as a toddler’s unhealthy dream. Lila wanted her mom to take her significantly.

And naturally, there was extra to the story…

I would like to understand how Snowball acquired away from the coyote and if the poor canine ever did get again residence after Nolan acquired hit with that shovel. 

Considered one of my greatest pet peeves of all the episode was that there is not any approach Griffin may have lifted an unconscious Nolan as much as safe him into that gap within the ceiling.

It is simply not attainable to raise that a lot unwieldy useless weight, not less than not with out some form of assist and being that Griffin’s husband was tied to a chair and I did not see a pulley system round, I am guessing that is a type of moments the place I am supposed to depart my mind on the door. 

On the upside, I loved listening to Nolan fear about what it meant that Grace balked at introducing him to Oliver, and Harper’s reply was spot on…

Nolan: What do you suppose it signifies that Grace doesn’t need me to satisfy her son?
Harper: That she’s a great mom who’s placing her little one’s welfare at first and everybody else.
Nolan: So not that she’s not that into me.
Harper: Are you kidding me? No, she digs you. It appears to be her solely flaw.

Nonetheless, it was worrisome that Grace’s marriage is not formally over. There’s a large distinction, legally and emotionally between being separated and divorced and I concern that distinction may come again to chew Nolan in some unspecified time in the future within the close to future. 

Elsewhere, Lopez and Jackson slogged by way of a number of in a single day shifts in order that Angela and Wesley may take a romantic trip in Napa Valley. 

I felt for Angela after Jackson talked about that he thought Wesley was going to suggest. She went from excitedly trying ahead to her romantic getaway to stressing over would he/will not he and in that case when. 

Surprisingly, it took all the enjoyable out of the approaching journey and left her thoughts reeling, which made her run-in with the robber within the resort all of the extra comical…

Lopez: I’m drained, confused, and emotional. If you happen to make me chase your ass by way of this resort, consider me, you’ll pay.
Jackson: I believed you had been scary in the course of the day shift.

Wesley deciding to get down on one knee earlier than they left was an excellent concept, and never simply because I believe scorching air balloon proposals are a very unhealthy concept that may go fallacious in all of the methods they talked about and extra!

And his precise proposal was excellent…

Wesley: Angela, you’re my greatest good friend and you’re the sexiest lady I’ve ever seen. You make me snicker, and cry typically. I fell in love with you the second I met you and I’ve been falling each second since. Will you marry me?
Angela: Sure.

The weak hyperlink within the episode was Lucy having to take care of reporter Valerie Castillo. 

Once more, for many who do not know, actress Roselyn Sanchez is married to Eric Winter who performs Tim Bradford, and it was enjoyable to see their real-life chemistry play out on display screen.

As a lot as this was yet one more lesson for Officer Chen to be taught, I hated how Valerie performed Lucy, anticipating that she may use the rookie to assist get her story. 

At the very least Lucy knew when it was time to name Tim and admit she’d gotten performed. 

And Valerie did get one factor proper, Bradford definitely is aware of how you can put on a swimsuit.

So what did you suppose, TV Fanatics? Have been you completely into the Americal Idol crossover or was it a distraction?

Have been you stunned by how open Harper was with Nolan about her household?

Am I being paranoid pondering that Grace may pull the rug out from underneath Nolan and return to her ex?

And are you as excited as I’m on the prospect of Wesley and Angela getting married?

Hit that BIG, BLUE, SHOW COMMENTS button down beneath and let me know what you suppose.

Then you’ll want to test again for my assessment of The Rookie Season 2 Episode 17 and you may watch The Rookie online her at TV Fanatic. 

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Workers Author. Observe her on Twitter.

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