The Rookie Season 1 Episode 4: The Switch – Review

Welcome back Crunchers! Nolan and our other rookies without “the” in front are switching it up this week! They are all switching up their training officers which really mixes up the dynamic in the show. But how do our rookies hold up in their new environment? Let’s Crunch this!

Nolan’s new training officer is quite different. She holds Nolan to her way of doing things even though he doesn’t know what her way of doing things is. She acts like he should know everything that she expects from him from the get go, and is condescending about it if he doesn’t. It’s not unexpected from these training officers but it is kind of a dumb aspect of the show. A lot of this episode Nolan spends trying to anticipate what decisions are expected of him.

Jackson West ends up in a much bigger predicament. His secret is spreading and the anticipation of who finds out causes some suspense. Needless to say, he needs to overcome his fears fast or we won’t be seeing much of him anymore.

Lucy Chen struggle with fears of being a female in the workforce is getting to be a little bit drawn out. I’m wondering if it is going to be a theme that is focused on much longer, or if the show can move past it on to new things.

This wasn’t my favorite episode thus far, but there are some good aspects to it. The overall quality of the show in terms of acting, cinematography, and the interactions that the cops have with civilians is still great for the most part. The episode has a mixture of some pretty funny and some intense situations that give it a good feel. However, the main themes of the show were lacking for me. That being said, there are some pretty important things that do happen for the overall story arch, so I do recommend checking it out.

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