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'Rookie Blue' 5x09 'Moving Day': Serve and record

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Rookie Blue Season Five Episode Nine: Moving Day


Oliver: “Serve, protect, and keep it PG.”

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“Moving Day” is the August 14 episode of “Rookie Blue." Warning: this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. "Rookie Blue” airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. CT on ABC.

Everyone gets a body camera. How exciting. It’s actually not all that interesting as the opening scene makes it out to be. Sure, there is a potential for humor, but it doesn't happen aside from the beginning. Thankfully though, the writers showcase that the cameras can be useful. It’s not all about how the cameras expose either cops actually badly or personal moments. Still, this one episode is enough. The cameras don’t really need to make another appearance. Do you think having cops wear body cameras is a good idea?

Surprisingly, Chris came clean to Oliver. What is sad is that the writers don’t show the conversation. It could have been amazing. Chris would be vulnerable and maybe he would even really open up to Oliver about what lead him to use. Then, Oliver would be his normal, training officer self and come up with a pep talk and also chastise him a bit. The writers really missed out by not including this conversation. Also, now all of a sudden Chloe knows? Does everyone else know too or did Dov just open up to her? It feels as if the writers were done with this storyline, so they swept it away.

Finally, there is some Nick develop. Let’s all just take a moment to thank the writers for this one. Since joining 15 Division, Nick’s been somewhat of a mystery. Sure, there have been relationship storylines, but there hasn't been much of a glimpse into his past. This episode provides that. It makes him more than just someone’s ex-boyfriend, which is all he has been recently. Nick hasn't had enough solo storylines, and that really needs to change. The only weird scene is him buying the toothbrushes. The only possible reason for it is that the woman will pop back up in a later episode.

Chloe starting to realize that things weren't always bad with Wes was bound to happen. There hadn't really been a reflection on what was right with their relationship. It’s nice to see Chloe and Wes being happy and goofing off with each other because this is the writers’ way of showing that there is a reason they got married in the first place. Sure, they could have just had Chloe talk about the good times, but it wouldn't be the same. Hopefully Chloe opens up to someone, maybe Andy, about her kiss with Wes. She needs to talk it out.

What did you think of the episode? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.