Friday, July 16, 2010

CDN Television: Rookie Blue, Episode 1.4, "Signals Crossed"

Rookie Blue
Season One, Episode Four, Signals Crossed
Original Air Date:  July 15, 2010

An undercover prostitution operation has been organized with McNally, Peck and Diaz as undercover prostitutes.  A rookie was requested for a homicide investigation and Nash volunteers for the assignment getting to work with Detective Callaghan.  Epstein is ordered to sit in his patrol car until needed which displeases him since he wants in on the undercover action.  While undercover, Diaz is approached by a man looking for his missing son.  McNally is ordered back to the Barn when she makes a mistake on the undercover operation and both she and Epstein are called into the bosses office.  McNally gets the idea that they can make a deal with Sadie, a prostitute Epstein arrested earlier in the evening, to make a bigger case and redeem themselves.  They take the info she gives to and when they learn they need proof, they take Sadie to where the guns are located.  She goes in to get a photo and everyone gets into trouble. 

There was some good humor in this episode.  Diaz was clearly uncomfortable with his roll as a gay hustler.  The seasoned veterans had some great laughs at his expense and, I must admit, that just seeing how uncomfortable he was with the entire situation was funny. 

Peck seemed entirely too comfortable with the whole trashy hooker thing.  She was apparently quite pleased with herself when a John rolled up next to her and propositioned her over McNally.  Even if it was my job, I don't think I'd be pleased to be singled out as a hooker over someone else. 

It was nice to see Epstein taking a larger role in this episode.  He has kind of been in the background for the past three shows. 

McNally is still with Mr. Pretty Boy Detective.  They seem quite happy together and he does seem like the perfect guy.  He remembers the little things, he's nice, he's sensitive.  It's got to be too good to be true!  There has to be something wrong with him somewhere!  But maybe I'm just biased since I'm on Team Sam.  I have nothing personal against Mr. Pretty Boy Detective, I really don't.

Rookie Blue has already been renewed for a second season which is great news as I'm still enjoying the show quite a bit.

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