Here we are for one more week! After the previous episode, The Rookie returns with 3×14 “Threshold” a season finale full of tension, adrenaline, Chenford, social commentary … and with a shocking ending that makes us wish we had season 4 like … yesterday. Let’s review!
Here we go!
Chenford made us sigh in The Rookie 3×14 “Threshold”! I love them, really, I love them so much. Lucy has been brilliant in her first undercover mission, a bit nervous, which is normal given the circumstances and how little training she has. But she had all the right instincts, the right words, and she caught two big shots!
And Tim was worried about her because it was inevitable, he loves her, how not to go practically crazy when she is in danger? I really liked that The Rookie 3×14 “Threshold” treated Chenford in all the right ways. That is to say, Tim doesn’t fall into the error of thinking again that Lucy is like Isabel but, at the same time, they show that concern, that knot in the stomach of knowing that the person he loves the most is in danger of death and is alone, he can’t get to her.
And that impetuousness of going to complain to Harper who has facilitated this situation. But also understanding that this was Lucy’s decision and that he has nothing to say there. That he doesn’t have to protect her because she can protect herself. However, Tim is always there. And he understands her.
The way they spoke without words in that scene in the car … goodness, I have dreams with those looks loaded with unspoken words. A request “trust me”, a plea “be careful.” And the way Tim scans Lucy’s body for any injuries, just to make sure she’s okay.
Tim never leaves Lucy. Never. And he trusts her with everything he has. He knows she can do it. And he is there for her, in the distance, just to help her if she needs him. And he’s nervous, he feels like he’s going to go crazy … it’s like a flashback of what happened when that psycho kidnapped her. The same frustration, nervousness, the same feeling of not being able to sit idly but also not being able to do anything … that need to be there for her, by her side, for whatever they have to face.
The Rookie 3×14 “Threshold” has perfectly shown Tim’s sense of anguish, frustration and concern without him falling into comparing the situation with Isabel or thinking that Lucy couldn’t handle this. Because one of the best things about Chenford is that they respect each other and treat each other as equals. They are partners, with all that that implies.
And that ending, the moment when Lucy sees him in that suit, how hot he is – seriously, I almost needed ice to cool me down – how she looks at him and it’s like something is pulling her straight to him and vice versa because Tim looks at her almost dumbfounded. And suddenly, nothing and no one else exists for either of them. They get hooked on each other’s gaze, connected … in a world where only the two of them exists. It’s in that moment when Tim congratulates her.
It’s the first time that Tim shows her this respect for her work undercover. Lucy doesn’t need this pat on the back from him. She knows that she is good and that is the right path for her. But what happens is that we always want the people we love the most to tell us what they feel, we always want to feel their support. And that’s what Tim does here: give her his support. So she smiles … it is something that was not expected. She will always have the support of Tim.
When Tim asked Lucy for that dance, I promise you my heart began to pound frantically. I died of love with that moment. Because Tim is stepping up here. Lucy is no longer his subordinate and those looks between them … Tim finally decides to do something with his feelings, he finally dares to let himself go and take that step into the unknown. He has come close to losing Lucy more times than he can count. He no longer makes sense to be afraid.
Too bad they won’t be able to dance together … for now. When Angela and Wesley actually get married, they will do so because a promise is a promise. It’s time. It is time to stop being afraid and live what they feel. It is time to jump into the void to see what awaits them later. It’s Chenford time.
In the end, Lucy’s mission ends with an unexpected arrest: La Fiera. Angela can put her handcuffs around her “hermana’s” hands. Thanks to Lucy’s work, but that’s not what pushes La Fiera to the limit. She knew Angela was going to end up arresting her or someone was going to end up dead. It was what it was destined to happen because neither of them was going to give up.
What pushes La Fiera to the limit is what Angela tells her: Diego’s death is her fault. And that truth infuriates La Fiera so much because she knows that Angela is right. She chose a line of work where her life and that of her loved ones are on the line. Especially when she makes deals with enemies.
She may not have pulled the trigger on the gun that killed Diego but she made it easy for someone to do so. And she knows it. That is why she looks at Angela with such hatred, because she cannot bear that truth told point-blank by her. That Angela dares to say it out loud.
However, these words cost Angela dearly. La Fiera escapes while they are transferring her to prison and I think her intention was simply to continue with her affairs until the next confrontation but after those words from Angela … her plans change.
La Fiera is furious with Angela for telling her the truth but, in reality, she is angry with herself because she sees the truth in those words. Only it is easier to get angry with Angela and make her pay for daring to say what even she is not allowed to say out loud, or even think about it.
It’s easier for La Fiera to unload all her pain, all her frustration, her anger and her guilt on Angela. That’s why she kidnaps her on her wedding day. Like some kind of twisted revenge for the damage her words have done to La Fiera. Until that moment, Angela was her “hermana”, an enemy but not someone she really wanted to hurt. Now she wants to hurt her.
What will happen to Angela now? Because the season closes with Nolan discovering that something happened to her or, at least, that she is gone. Nobody touch our Angela! I think La Fiera will not kill her or her baby and she will come out of this, I have to believe that it will happen. I have to believe that Angela and Wesley’s dream day will not turn into the nightmare that separates them forever. And I really do.
I don’t think La Fiera can be captured, I think she has shown that she can get away with ease. So I think she will end up dead and Angela and her baby will be fine. I really wish they didn’t come up with the cliché that everyone, including Wesley, believes that Angela ran away from her wedding and that everyone realizes that she was kidnapped.
Luckily, we have another season to find out all the answers! And thank goodness, because I could not bear this without a season 4 that gave us answers.
Nolan has made a new enemy, this time in the prosecutor’s office. And I’m glad he did it because you have to fight for justice and if that guy thinks it’s wrong, he can go to hell. That man had not committed felony. He had stolen food without any violence, for God’s sake. That they are going to accuse him of a felony and try to put him in jail is unfair, disproportionate and cruel. And who can’t see it shouldn’t engage in catching or imprisoning criminals, honestly.
So Nolan pushes, even when the DA’s jerk clearly tells him to walk away … but he can’t let it go. His conscience is telling him this is wrong and unfair, so he calls the perfect person to fight unfair situations: Fiona. Between them, they manage to form the best plan of action … and it turns out well. They end these kinds of injustices but at a high price. However, it is worth it. It always does it when you can help make the world a little better place.
And I love that The Rookie always criticizes the different aspects of the criminal system of our society, everything that is wrong with it. From the police like an accomplice to the prosecutors and the unfair practices in these types of cases. There’s a lot to change … and Nolan contributed his grain of sand to it.
I admit that when the asshole of the prosecutor told Nolan not to go after him looking for a favor, I thought “better, if you have to ask for favors from guys like you, better not ask” but in The Rookie nothing is by chance and maybe Nolan will need something from him in the future … and he will remember this. And that’s something that makes me mad. I mean, for a guy to hold a grudge against Nolan simply for doing what is right, what is decent. What he should have done.
Why does it always seem that correct actions are punished in our society? The Rookie 3×14 “Threshold” shows it very well here and in previous episodes. In any case, I’m glad that this man and others like him are going to have fair charges and trials from now on. It’s about damn time.
And here ends our The Rookie review. We will be back in season 4! It has been a pleasure to share my impressions with all of you every week and to be able to discuss everything that this show makes us feel. It’s time to recharge your batteries for Season 4.