We’re back! The Rookie 4×08 “Hit And Run” is a turning point for Chenford, Nyla and Angela, and Wesley. There’s no other way to describe it. And that’s why we love this show, for being able to touch our hearts without losing its center. Time for a review!
Here we go!
After the previous episode, in The Rookie 4×08 “Hit And Run” it’s time to see the consequences of Angela learning the truth. She’s frustrated, hurt, angry, and disappointed and it doesn’t help that she discovers something new every time she turns around. Angela doesn’t know how to take control of this, she wants to go kill that criminal and yell at Wes until she becomes hoarse. But that wouldn’t solve anything and she knows it.
However, she doesn’t know what else to do. Angela wants to solve this on her own, but, deep down, she’s aware that it’s too much for just one person. She’s out of focus, that’s why she lost control with that suspect, she feels like she’s drowning, alone and she doesn’t feel like she can count on Wes…and when, thanks to Nolan’s good advice, she tries, she doesn’t get the expected response.
Angela hoped Wes was willing to do anything, but he’s not and tells her what is unimportant nonsense to her: attorney-client privilege. Angela can’t understand how, even though this guy is threatening their family, Wes isn’t willing to stand up to him, to reveal his secrets.
The lawyer inside me is raising arguments on which to sustain how attorney-client privilege should not apply here but Wes is between a rock and a hard place. His principles are on one side, and on the other side is his family. In the end, the choice is clear: his family. Although Wes has to risk his life for them.
Angela disagrees because she knows the truth: although they claim they can protect witnesses, in reality, they have no guarantee of being able to do so. Wes’s life is on the line here, but hasn’t it always been? This is the only way that, if all goes well, they can get their life back, the life they had before this nightmare began.
In the end, as Nolan said, there was only one answer to all of this: together. The two of them cannot handle it separately, regardless of everything they must discuss after this, to get out of this mess they must be united.
On the other hand, Lucy meets her sister-in-law in The Rookie 4×08 “Hit And Run!” Not officially, but still. Tim’s sister is there to talk to him about their father and as Tim to forgive him…but that doesn’t work for Tim. Lucy is the only one who realizes what is happening.
The debate about whether their father has changed or not is not going to get them anywhere. Tim’s sister was able to forgive, that’s what worked for her to be able to get up each day and move on. Tim decided to get him out of his life forever and not talk about it with anyone, we could discuss if that position is healthy or not but it’s what makes it possible for Tim to get up every morning and move on.
Both ways of dealing with trauma are valid and should be respected. Our ways of dealing with trauma, as well as the experiences of abuse, are not the same for everyone. So instead of focusing on what sets them apart, they should focus on what unites them: being survivors of an abusive parent. Maybe that will help them reach out and be there for each other when they need it. Because they need each other.
By the way, did anyone else notice that Lucy didn’t like learning that Tim has a girlfriend? And the way Lucy and Tim’s sister talked like they’re family, I swear. Lucy is always the only one who helps Tim and makes him see the right path. Always.
In another vein, Nyla also has her problems in The Rookie 4×08 “Hit And Run.” Her ex-husband is moving and wants to take their daughter with him…and she wants to fight so that doesn’t happen, she wants to fight for her daughter, but she feels so much guilt that she doesn’t know if she will be able to. Her ex-husband indeed has custody of her daughter but things are different now and they could also be different in court.
The problem is, Nyla doesn’t feel like she deserves custody of her daughter. After how she abandoned the girl in the first few years of her life, Nyla cannot even think that she deserves her daughter. She still feels guilty about everything. But she deserves it and yes, she made mistakes, but Nyla was able to realize and make amends.
As Aaron tells her, she can’t let her ex-husband take her daughter out of state just because of her guilt. Nyla doesn’t deserve that and neither does her daughter. They both deserve for Nyla to fight.