Rookie Blue Review: Wicked Wednesday

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Oliver wasn't kidding when he said, "it's like I did something to Wednesday and it's exacting its revenge."

His day went from bad to worse to abysmal in Rookie Blue Season 5 Episode 8... with a slight glimmer of hope at the very end.

We'll start with McNally…but before we do, I just have to mention how adorable she and Swarek are in their scenes together. Having McSwarek back together brightens the entire show, even when things are horrible for everyone else.

Although, Mean Andy was rather refreshing, as Gail pointed out in this Rookie Blue quote

You said something bad about another person. We finally have something in common, McNally. Oh no. We'll always have Nick.


I couldn't help but laugh when Gail threw in that zinger about sharing Nick. Gail's never-ending talent for sarcasm and delivering digs with a smile is one of the reasons why I will always love her. 

Andy's strategy was to act as if she were happy, in the hopes that eventually she would be. It's not a bad plan, but actually speaking to Oliver was a much better one. Thankfully, Sam kept pushing her in that direction. Andy coming to him at the end of the day was the one tiny bright spot in Oliver Shaw's completely miserable day.

That misery had spread itself across 15 Division. The moment Steve told Traci about Dex and the illegal gambling ring, I new she would try and save him, even though he didn't deserve it. 

Traci going to Dex was a risky move on so many levels. He could have tried to turn the tables on her. He could have not shown up on the day everyone else got arrested, making himself look like a rat. Or he could do just what he did and save his criminal buddies while hanging Traci out to dry. 

I know Traci's angry at Steve for going behind her back but what she did feels so much worse. She put both of their careers in jeopardy and Dex still has the upper hand in the custody agreement. When will Traci finally see Dex for what he is? A selfish loser who will continually take advantage of her.

Finally, there was the home invasion. I really thought Ewan was involved somehow. The guy was just such a self-absorbed idiot. I felt sorry for Seth. Not that he shouldn't pay for setting up the home invasion to rob his own home but his suicide attempt showed how desperate and alone this kid really felt. 

The crisis with the gas leak helped Dov see that he couldn't continue to hide Chris' secret. Chris is showing all the behaviors of an addict. Despite swearing that he can stop, he continues to do drugs and blames others instead of taking responsibility for his actions. 

I was proud of Dov for deciding to turn him in. Even better to have Chris do it himself as some departments have programs that can help and perhaps there's a chance he can save his career. Either way, Chris was going to hurt himself or someone else if he continued on the road he was on.

Dov did everything right with Chris and everything wrong with Chloe. He's completely shut her out giving her no reason as to why. She can only assume he's lost interest and if Dov doesn't wake up and realize what he's doing soon he's going to lose her. 

What do you think, TV Fanatics, should Dov confide in Chloe about Chris' drug addiction?

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Rookie Blue Season 5 Episode 8 Quotes

McNally you can be late or you can be mouthy. You can choose one.


You said something bad about another person. We finally have something in common, McNally. Oh no. We'll always have Nick.