The Rookie 3×07 “True Crime” is the worst episode of the show. I said what I said. It’s an episode where they tell a story that doesn’t interest me, about someone I don’t care about and in a way that I don’t like. There are few things that I can, in fact, comment about the episode. But … let’s try.
Here we go!
As I mentioned, there are few things I can comment about the episode without repeating what everyone has already seen. That would not be so bad if this were a recap, I would just repeat what you have seen, summarizing the story of the episode and that’s it. But this is a review so I can’t do that … and it’s horrible when an hour of TV leaves you so cold and with nothing to comment on.
I don’t understand this episode, I really don’t. The first thing I have to say is that I don’t like episodes or shows that are shot as if they were a documentary. I think Modern Family is the only exception to the rule because, well, it’s Modern Family and the show is much better framed and shot than this episode of The Rookie.
The second thing I have to tell you is that I don’t understand why the hell, instead of following the normal rhythm that this show usually gives us, telling the stories of the characters that, in fact, interest us, they tell us a story of some stranger that we do not care at all about and they take 40 minutes to explain what happened in his life. Seriously, The Rookie.
I don’t care about this guy. Yes, I feel sorry for his victims. That pig deserved to end up in jail. I wish he lived to go right there, but I’m not a bit sorry for his death. But I don’t know this man, I don’t know these characters and their story … It kind of… doesn’t matter to me.
Was it really necessary to dedicate an episode to … this? Especially when this episode marked the beginning of a fairly long hiatus, since The Rookie doesn’t return with new episodes until March 28th. I always expect a lot of action, feelings, social commentary and tension from The Rookie but I look forward to it even more when it is the last episode before a long hiatus. That we have gotten this episode right now has left me absolutely cold.
I don’t understand what they wanted to do with this episode either. That is, they have not exactly gone for social commentary – as they should and could have done, assimilating the case with Weinstein’s disgusting and rapist pig, they have not focused on telling the story of the victims.
It was just a “Eh! Here’s the story of a former Hollywood star who became a cult boss and was later murdered. ” And I was like: ok, what are you saying to me? I don’t care, give me stories about Lucy, Tim, Nolan, West, Harper, Gray, Lopez … you know, the stars of this show and why I’m here watching the episode.
But no. At no point do we see ANYTHING about them. Just a few stolen moments where Lucy and Tim are super cute together and make me love them more and the bombshell about West’s new boyfriend – now ex-boyfriend. But the latter should be taken with a grain of salt because it doesn’t make much sense, really. And then it’s over. This is not the show I signed up for.
For the record, I’m a fan of true crime documentaries but not within my favorite show. If I want to see a true crime documentary, I tune into a true crime documentary on my TV, I don’t tune in to The Rookie so they can tell me a story that doesn’t interest me. Especially since the story is not even too interesting. The mockumentary way it was shot, something I can’t stand, for me, has taken away all the charm it could have had.
So yeah, this episode is slow, boring, chaotic, and pretty pointless. It doesn’t have any remarkable aspect or any story that really matters to us (the thing about West’s new boyfriend, we saw so little about him that it was not something super shocking and we can only feel sorry for West because he deserves better), nor deep stories about our favorite characters, who become mere narrators of an strange story that has no interest for us.
If you want some advice, skip The Rookie 3×07 “True Crime.” I wish I had done it and could get back these 40 minutes of my life.
You are not going to miss anything.
And here ends our The Rookie review. We will be back March 29 with a new one!