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Rookie Blue - Breaking Up The Band - Review

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In the penultimate episode of this season and with no news of a 7th season, I’m getting a little anxious and curious as to how the writers will tie everything up in a nice bow for the fans. Couples are reunited in the episode, but the officers at 15 will be transferred and promoted due to the corruption scandal.

The baby is finally here. Marlo did not die nor did she miscarry (yes, there were those theories out there). The baby is here and she’s real, and it is really hard not just on Andy, but on Sam and even Marlo. We start off the episode with Andy coming over to Sam’s place to see Marlo resting on the bed. On her way out, Sam walks through the front door with the baby strapped to his chest and he realizes that he had forgotten about date night. Andy leaves unhappily and they pick up the fight the next day at 15. How cute are Sam and the baby though?

When Andy reveals that Juliet had offered her an undercover job in Vancouver (is Juliet being promoted? Can she just hire anyone she wants?), Sam lays it out on her and accuses her of running away. I think this argument has been way overdue. Yes they talked briefly about the situation and how they are going to stick together, but from what we have seen, there was no real discussion. I don’t know if that was intentional or not, but this argument is what I’ve wanted to see since they introduced the pregnancy storyline.

McSwarek’s fight gets put on hold as case of the week takes place at a music festival. Underage girls have been roofied at the festival, obviously we all know the promoter did it because this is a police drama and the guy seemed fishy the second he was introduced. When the rookies figure out that the promoter was the one responsible for drugging the girls, Chloe gets stuck in the office with him as the boyfriend of one of the victims sets the place on fire. Chloe makes it out all right with Dov’s help, as expected.

At the end of Andy’s shift, Marlo drops by to talk to her. Both women admit that they are trying to figure this whole thing out. When Andy tells Marlo that maybe her leaving for a while would help make things easier, Marlo points out that it wouldn’t be easier for Sam if his fiancĂ© leaves. The conversation helped, because Andy returns to Sam’s apartment to talk. Or fight.

I love all this shouting. They are letting their frustrations out but also finally having this talk. I think I’ve said this before. They both tried living their own lives and running away from each other but together, they are stronger. Andy doesn’t want Sam to have to choose between her and his “family”, but she has got this all wrong. Andy is Sam’s family and he wants to have more babies with her. But first, they will start by having a puppy. What is the baby’s name anyway?

With Sam and Andy’s relationship and wedding still intact, let’s move on to other characters.

Gail is the real MVP of this episode. Readers from last season know I’ve never really supported the idea of Gail adopting a child. I don’t think she’s physically and emotionally ready. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want Gail to be happy. When the social worker reveals there is another family interested in adopting Sophie, Gail’s reaction is absolutely heartbreaking. Last season she lost Holly. This season she loses Sophie and her brother, possibly the rest of her family too.

Bill Peck makes an appearance for Steve’s court hearing, something I’ve been wanting to see since Steve’s arrest and I’m glad they brought at least one of the parents back. I’m not at all surprised when Papa Peck tells Gail to lie and help Steve. Throughout the episode Gail contemplates whether she should lie or tell the truth. Juliet’s speech definitely helped before she has to take the stand.

Chris and Gail’s scenes in this episode really warms my heart. It makes my Chrail heart sing. Speaking of Chris, with one episode left in the season – possibly series finale – how are the writers going to give him a proper ending this time? Will Jamie make an appearance? Probably. But will she cause a scene? I hope not.

At the beginning of the episode Nick is still bitter over Juliet. Oliver sets him straight as Oliver always does around the station. Nick goes after Juliet and they make quick plans of meeting each other in Vancouver. So is Nick never coming back to Toronto? Just one more episode left before we find out if Juliet is Nick’s happily ever after.

I really wish they had revealed the new staff sergeant at 15 by the end of this episode. Who would be promoted and what would happen to our beloved police officers at 15?

To be honest, I’m really worried about the finale. The wedding is obviously the main storyline of the episode. Would the other characters deserve the happy ending that we, as fans want for them? I don’t think there would be enough screen time for all the characters and if it is indeed the series finale, I’m going to lower my expectations so I wouldn’t be disappointed next week. There needs to be a season 7. What are ABC and Global waiting for?

Let me know how you feel about Breaking Up The Band and what are your wishes for the finale. The premiere feels like it only happened yesterday.

P.S. sorry for the lack of images, I wrote this on the go and I’ve been busy lately.

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