The Rookie

2018
4.5
153 reviews
TV-14
Rating
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Season 5 episodes (9)

1 Double Down
9/25/22
Officer John Nolan is once again face-to-face with serial killer Rosalind. Officers Bradford and Chen work undercover with Detective Lopez and the Las Vegas Police Department to arrest leaders of a major criminal enterprise.
2 Labor Day
10/2/22
Officer John Nolan moves closer to his new role as a training officer; John must uncover the truth about another officer's suicide; Lucy's successful undercover assignment earns her an invitation for specialized training.
3 Dye Hard
10/9/22
Officer John Nolan is assigned his first rookie, Officer Celina Juarez, whose unconventional approach to police work poses a unique challenge for him.
4 The Choice
10/16/22
Rosalind returns with a vengeance and Bailey's life is left hanging in the balance; Nolan is forced to make a deadly decision after a harrowing ultimatum.
5 The Fugitive
10/23/22
Nolan and Juarez are on the hunt for a fugitive after a car incident goes awry; a past injury comes to haunt Tim and Lucy comes through during his time in need in more ways than one.
6 The Reckoning
10/30/22
Nolan and Celina investigate a cash deposit linked to an old DEA case; Wesley grows increasingly concerned about his deposition and is shocked when he realizes Elijah's attorney is a familiar face from his past.
7 Crossfire
11/6/22
Officer John Nolan and Celina witness a shooting and realize the victim was already dead; Bailey has been feeling off-center since the proposal, leaving Nolan to wonder what he can do to make her feel better.
8 The Collar
12/4/22
Officers John Nolan and Celina Juarez are in a race against time to stop the source of an explosive rampage.
9 Take Back
12/4/22
Officer John Nolan and the team investigate the unexpected death of a suspect in police custody; Sgt. Grey and his wife, Luna, go to New York to visit their daughter, Dominique, only to realize she never made it home from the night before.

About this show

Starting over isn't easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can't keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he'll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
4.5
153 reviews
Garnett Stephen Benjamin
January 10, 2019
Tries to humanize cops but tends to reinforce how imperfect of a job they do. They have alot of good moral preaching and then act boorish and privileged like many of cops now adays. particularly in episode 7 the ride along. How they approached the interaction with the mentally stunted African American man and his family showed real promise until they made the brother incapable of not seeing money and resorting to theft and violence. Hoping the writers stop typecasting later on.
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M E
January 21, 2021
It's a decent show...but season 3 is starting to lose me. I'm not liking how season 3 trivializes the progress that has been made against racism. Sure it's still around today, but the show seems to be preaching that racism today is just as bad as it was in the past...and that just makes me shake my head in disappointment at the showrunners and their lack of respect of what people had to sacrifice in order to get to the world we have today.
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Fletcher Persinger
January 11, 2019
Ok to be honest. I had high hopes on this show as the trailer was awesome it seemed like it was going to be a good story and had great actors. but the first few episodes were good but not great. I kind of lost interest as some of the story lines seemed plastic. But i must say I just watched Episode 8 and 9.. Damn what a Roller Coaster of Feelings, Drama, Action and Emotions. I was really invested in the characters and its starting to feel real and interesting. I cant wait for the next episode!
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