The Rookie - Season 3 *Spoilers*

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  1. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI


    Durability for one, I'd guess.

    For two, you wouldn't want the radio going off unintentionally, either transmitting stuff you don't want transmitted, or at the very least blocking communications (since walkie talkies are simplex communications devices).
  2. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Land Of...
    Don't SWAT and other tactical teams use hands free devices? Though I guess the cost for each of those devices is probably a lot higher so it might be an issue of budgets.
  3. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

    Feb 3, 2001
    Nowhere Special
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  4. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    You know I did :) The Rookie - Season 3 *Spoilers*
  5. Generic

    Generic Now in Dolby Digital

    Dec 26, 2005


    I have my problems with this series but I have to admit that I felt this weeks episode was the best of the series.

    When the two new rookies showed up, I recognized the male rookie (Greg Grunberg) and had a pretty good idea he wasn’t going to last the episode. I was wondering why he did this episode. I thought maybe he directed the episode or was doing a favor for someone.

    With the female rookie, I was hesitant on if I was going to like her at first. It seems that many shows write it as her having a chip on her shoulder but that was not the case here. She was there to learn and be a sponge as a rookie. The way Tim was treating her, I had a feeling he was doing it the way he explained it to Lucy but wasn’t sure until he actually said it. That is a mark of a good FTO. Just some powerful scenes in that storyline. I would have liked to see a continuation of that storyline but I guess that is not happening.

    Why do I get the feeling there will be romance eventually between Nolan and his teacher? Not necessarily from this episode but it seems like every time a female lasts for more than 1 episode, they become romantic.

    I didn’t like the gun battle at all. Reminds me of
    I saw this episode a few days ago and that is all I can remember of the top of my head.
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  6. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    The FBI says the average gun battle takes place at a distance of three yards. And the vast majority of shots taken are misses.
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  7. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

    Feb 10, 2005
    St Louis, MO
    He should have been wearing a red shirt. :rolleyes:

    I also did not like the gun battle. Going after the woman would never happen that way and it was (IMHO) making a political statement rather than trying to be half way realistic. o_O
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  8. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

    Jan 19, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Yeah, just seeing him I knew a quick one-and-done gag like that was coming. As to why he was even there? Heck, I think every actor Nathan Fillion is friendly with is likely to wind up in this show eventually. :) And the setup for this gig began almost five years ago:

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  9. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    I also, when I saw Greg, thought, wait, did JJ produce or direct this episode?
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  10. gchance

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
    I thought the same thing and was wondering if they'd throw their guns at each other!

    I got a strong romantic vibe there as well, they spent SO much time together and we're so conditioned to expect it. I hope it DOESN'T happen, but they're telegraphing it.
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