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  1. TWP

    S01.E20: Free Fall

    I don't see any reason why you'd find tabloid rumors believable. Do you also believe in dolphins growing human arms or people riding around in alien space ships? because those stories are in the tabloids too. Remember that every story has two sides plus the truth. Fillion is appreciated by everyone he works with and has a relationship with all except Stana. But I find it sweet that you still consider him "your captain" even though you don't consider him star material. I don't know if I'll be back for The Rookie next season, mostly because I find Hawley one of the least talented show runners on the planet. I don't know where he's going with most any of his story lines. I didn't even finish watching the finale because I'm so tired of the bio weapon trope and knew Hawley wasn't going to do anything all that creative with it. It's yet another of those shows (like Castle) that is best when it doesn't take itself too seriously, and Hawley likes being uber serious. The best thing the show could possibly do is change showrunners. Please, ABC and eOne, please?
  2. TWP

    S01.E20: Free Fall

    A very minor cliffhanger. Will anyone remember in a year if TR is cancelled and it doesn't get resolved? But I think renewal is almost certain.
  3. TWP

    S01.E19: The Checklist

    This was the best episode I've seen in awhile. I don't know if I'm lowering the bar or it's getting better, but the last couple of episodes have been good. However, I hate to rain on your parade, but they used a body double in the boxing scene. At times during the scene Nolan was quite a bit thinner and more muscular than reality. I'm sure body doubles are used all the time for these types of scenes. Nolan's getting pretty outspoken. No doubt he'll soon overstep....even more than usual.
  4. TWP

    S01.E18: Homefront

    Speaking from personal experience (I was a foster child) they couldn't. I had no idea of any records of either the children or the foster parents I lived with, especially as a naïve child. This is just silliness concocted for television, lazy writing. But I guess the idea is that if you did have anyone in your past who you knew had a criminal record, it needed to be revealed on the form. Her mistake was in admitting she knew and didn't disclose. Forgetting or not knowing would have likely been a valid defense if she was ever questioned.
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    S01.E17: The Shake Up

    Most of television consists of checking reality at the door -- even reality TV falls into that category, ha. Where there's a writer's room, there's a way. Can't comment on the episode. Haven't watched. Don't care.
  6. TWP

    S01.E16: Greenlight

    Grey's Anatomy started with Grey as a resident. What is she now, retired? As long as they have rookies, the title and concept can live on.
  7. TWP

    S01.E16: Greenlight

    Watch Mr. Confidence (Hawley) end the season on a cliffhanger and then it gets cancelled. Trust is gone.
  8. TWP

    S01.E16: Greenlight

    Ah West's father will be the new captain probably and will be dirty...a rearranged Castle. scenario In Castle, dirty captain gets shot, (and then after interim captain disappears into the ether via budget cuts) love interest gets promoted to Captain. In The Rookie potential love interest non-dirty captain gets shot. Dirty captain gets the job. I'm really seeing Castle parallels all over the place in The Rookie these days. But the bottom line I think is budget cuts. Next week's earthquake. This show seems to be jam-cramming all of its ideas into the last of the season, no doubt as a desperate attempt to save it from cancellation, or maybe because they know they're cancelled and want people's (Hawley's) ideas to get airplay. My dislike for Hawley is completely off the charts. Above. and. beyond.
  9. My assumption is that while Nathan is working on this show, he doesn't often need Michelle in the capacity of managerial person, or whatever she's been to him. At the same time, he wants to keep her in his "sphere" so that when The Rookie is gone, he still has her available, and she doesn't have to seek other work during the down time, etc. etc. Thus, it's a bit of a pay raise for him that she's paid by the studio to be an EP. So it's essentially a way to pay him via paying her retainer. I doubt that she does a whole lot in the capacity. She's not a story editor, for certain, and I doubt she's a financial guru. She probably has some day to day projects she manages or helps others to manage.
  10. TWP

    S01.E16: Greenlight

    I have a feeling this captain killing was a budget cutting move in the hope of renewal. But a show that doesn't mind killing off some of its ensemble really isn't my idea of fun. Back to comedies, I guess ;-). Bad move, show. It really is a huge mistake. Hawley is already being asked, "can we trust you ever again?" The answer is no. I think they thought this would be a big PR move. They were right about that, but in the wrong direction. I can smell the desperation. Strangely now I'm hoping for cancellation and keep and improve WC instead. Would serve 'em right as far as I'm concerned. A Hawley show is never going to be a great show. Ever. No matter who else is in it. If TR is renewed, prepare for Hawley to do all kinds of things that fans hate and then to scream "fan entitlement" when people complain. No thank you, Mr. Hawley.
  11. TWP

    Whiskey Cavalier

    And telling daughter that everything was going to be okay ...well except the minor detail that daddy is dead. Wow, what a gloss-over. I hope that daddy wasn't really dead, just in a recoverable coma so that he couldn't reveal the bomb location.
  12. I think the predictions that showed it likely dead didn't factor in ABC's unusual (and failing) pattern of airing new dramas late this season. I suspect TR will get another season. After all, what have they got instead? Another Whiskey Cavalier? Lead-ins definitely matter to rating numbers. However, if a show has bad ratings even with poor lead-ins, it may not make it. The bottom line is that networks want something that will earn cash in a particular timeslot. If a show doesn't and if they don't have a better place to move it, they cancel it in favor of something that looks more promising to them.
  13. TWP

    S01.E15: Manhunt

    Gee, we have a whole bunch of hardened and lifer prisoners to transport. Let's load them into a rickety school bus with light restraints. What could possibly go wrong? Lousy premise, but it made for a fun story, slightly dark but not too dark. I really liked this episode, clearly designed to attract The Bachelor crowd. The show is growing on me, which is its kiss of death. We'll see.... Shahi is coming back in future episodes. Yayyy good chemistry with Fillion.
  14. I think I read somewhere that The Bachelor is airing a Tuesday episode that will lead in to The Rookie. But I've never heard about a move either. Edit: Actually The Bachelor will air special episodes on two Tuesdays in a row: https://www.etonline.com/colton-underwood-teases-his-two-night-bachelor-finale-is-unlike-anything-else-exclusive-118923
  15. TWP

    Whiskey Cavalier

    Chemistry in the leads was ho-hum, cardboardish. I'll probably watch, but it seems like a summer show. Couldn't they have done one episode before introducing agent as surgeon? I found the move between being hopelessly heartbroken over a lost love to being smitten with Loren Cohan's character too much. Thumbs up for the exploding tampon.