The Rookie - Season 3 *Spoilers*

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  1. Feb 16, 2021 #41 of 111
    Tony_T

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    'The Rookie' star Titus Makin on Jackson's decision and why he debated returning for season 3

    Thankfully, our showrunner is amazing and has a huge heart. I was like, "This could get me fired, but I know for myself, as the man I'm becoming, that I need to say something, and I don't feel right about going to tell a story about a cop [and] not addressing the reality of what that cop may be going through." [Hawley] was like, "What if I do this? What if I work up the story arc and let you see where we plan to go?" We had a nice Zoom call with the entire cast. He asked all of our opinions about how we felt about things going on, playing a cop, what's going on in our heads, and how we could apply that into the story line? Then he sent me my story arc and said, "Hey, take a look at this. Tell me if this gives you any more peace as to what you're about to walk into." And it did. He was amazing and willing to attack all those topics that I was afraid wouldn't be touched by this character. So this season is going to be loaded with those for Jackson, and it definitely did play a factor into my return.
     
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  2. Feb 19, 2021 #42 of 111
    DouglasPHill

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    Hope they pick a new storyline soon.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2021 #43 of 111
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    I'll spoiler this, although it was mentioned at the end of the episode

    Next plot line
    Nolan goes to college. Not easy
    Are you sure you want a new plot line?
     
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  4. Mar 1, 2021 #44 of 111
    Peter000

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    Really enjoyed the 2/28/21 episode! Lots of LOL moments. Good one-off.
     
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    Favorite line was
    “Those who can’t do, teach”......
    ”.....you realize you’re literally my teacher”
     
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    Something about that episode drove me nuts. I watched five minutes, turned it off, went back and tried again and then deleted it. I have no idea why it bugged me so much but it did. Oh well...
     
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  7. Mar 1, 2021 #47 of 111
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    For me, I really don't like the documentary episodes it seems like every procedural show has to do. I forced myself to suffer through it, and there were a couple funny bits, but I wish shows would stop doing these.
     
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  9. Mar 1, 2021 #49 of 111
    jcondon

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    We couldn't make it through it. I fast forwarded part of the middle. With 3 or 4 mins left I deleted it. I just care at all about the story. Worst thing I have almost watched in a long time.
     
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    Donbadabon

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    Wow. The documentary episode was sooooo boring. I bailed 30 minutes into it. Not sure why I waited so long.
     
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  11. Mar 2, 2021 #51 of 111
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    What the hell did I just watch? It was bad. The only reason I stuck with it was because I was making dinner at the time so it was on in the background. I think this was a low cost, save on money for the network episode. I don’t mind that but make it good.

    One (of several) thing(s) that irk me is the patrol officers playing detectives. While they are interviewing people at the station, who is patrolling the streets and taking 9-1-1 calls?
     
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  12. Mar 2, 2021 #52 of 111
    Tony_T

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    Probably one of the other 9,974 LA Police officers :)
     
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    Pokemon_Dad

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    Right? All of a sudden they're promoted to detectives. This is just not how it would work, especially in the interrogation that took over 5 hours. No way they wouldn't have a homicide detective join them and take over at some point.
     
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  14. Mar 2, 2021 #54 of 111
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    I'm thinking some of this was filmed last year, and then they added the realty TV confessional interviews later. Or at least, I hope it was Corona that made them do this, because otherwise there's no excuse, lol. I did not like that format at all, and the crime-solving was more than a little obvious too. But what the hay the pickings are slim this season, so we just settled back and enjoyed what we could.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2021 #55 of 111
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    I didn't have a major problem with the format they used for the episode. Yes it's definitely a trope or something that all shows of this genre seem to do at some point, but for this show specifically they hadn't done it yet and they went for the change of pace. It's good to have those every now and then, even for shows that are built on using a tried and true formula and even if the results weren't great or at best uneven.
     
  16. Mar 2, 2021 #56 of 111
    Agatha Mystery

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    I've actually liked this season. However, some of the fans are serious blue lives matter folks who seem to be losing their minds over any references to BLM, police brutality, or racism. It's ridiculous.
     
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    Some people are addicted to outrage.
     
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    DouglasPHill

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    I was ok with the ep and preferred it over the prior week's ep.
     
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    eddyj

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    I was also really bothered by the patrol officers conducting critical interviews with murder suspects in a high profile case. Normally this show does not have the patrol officers doing too much outside their normal duties, but that was way too much.
     
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  20. Mar 3, 2021 #60 of 111
    jcondon

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    Makes the show (although not the last episode) even more compelling for me.
     
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