After the Holidays, The Rookie 4×10 “Heart Beat” arrived to blow our minds! It was an emotionally intense episode with some humor to ease the tension. Time for a review!
Here we go!
The Rookie 4×10 “Heart Beat” really surprised me. Gender violence is a serious matter and there are many types of that violence. Bailey suffered psychological violence, which is just as damaging as physical and sometimes even more damaging. The blows heal, but the scars that those blows leave in the soul, in the heart, and the spirit, those invisible scars, are much more difficult to heal.
Bailey should have told Nolan this big secret about her past, but honestly, it’s understandable that she didn’t. She just wanted to get away from it all, forget about it to try to pretend that it never existed. This human spoil that was her husband is an abuser.
The only thing that these guys care about is feeling like they own a woman, possessing her, taking her away from everything and everyone in her life to annul her in every way, just for the pleasure of doing it, just for the pleasure of feeling that he’s the only one that exists for her, the center of her world and her universe. That’s what this bastard did to Bailey.
If you ask me, it’s disgusting and there’s a special place in hell for these abusive motherfuckers.
And I love Bailey. I love and admire her because, after what happened to her, she dared to rebuild her life from scratch, to rebuild herself from ashes, and also to open up to love, to let Nolan in, to show herself vulnerable in front of someone else again. And now that her past is back, Bailey didn’t flinch and stand up to it, she made it clear to the filthy pig of her ex-husband that she is no longer the same woman as before, the woman who let herself be engulfed by him without realizing it. Now, she knows who she is and she is never going to let him destroy her life again.
Of course, nothing is that easy and words are powerful. Bailey’s past returned in full force and, with it, also her demons, the abuse, the words full of poison, the manipulations….that’s why Bailey’s first reaction to being in the dungeon for her ex-husband’s fault is blaming herself. She still has that automatic mechanism too ingrained in her. One day, it will be different…but not today.
And now, I want Bailey to get out of that dungeon and kick that pig on his ass, sending him straight back to a cell. And I hope that this time, they throw away the key.
With The Rookie 4×10 “Heart Beat” Chenford is back! Although not in the way we would like. With these two it seems that it’s one step forward and two back. I saw Lucy very anxious about the possibility of Tim breaking up with his girlfriend and we can’t say that we disagree (wink, wink.) But in the end, Lucy is always the one who fixes Tim’s love life.
This has two readings. On one hand, Lucy is the one who always pushes Tim to the right side of things. He always listens to her, takes her into account, and follows her advice, despite his reluctance to do so. Because Tim knows that she’s always right. Lucy is like that light that guides Tim’s path, without intending it, without realizing it, just…she does it.
However, the other side of the coin is that Lucy, whenever Tim is involved with someone, she ends up in the middle of it helping Tim to be with someone else. Tim and Lucy have feelings for each other. That’s a fact. So why does The Rookie keep doing this? How many times can Lucy’s heartbreak to see Tim with another woman?
We believe that it’s time to change.
It’s time for the show to take a path with Chenford. If they want them to be together, it’s time for them to start getting Chenford emotionally involved for more than a minute every ten episodes. And if they want to keep them apart for now to keep the tension between them…it’s time for them to think of another way to do that, preferably one that doesn’t include Lucy in every love difficulty Tim has.
I’m not going to deny that I liked the way Tim and his girlfriend worked things out, it was cute. However, dogs know better. That puppy intuits that Tim’s girlfriend is not the woman he is in love with and with whom he can be truly happy. Dogs know better. Listen to your dog, Tim.
Yes, our heart is a Chenford heart, and no cute scene of Tom with another woman is going to change our minds. And we don’t even sorry.
I’m not the ideal person to talk about the injustice we saw in The Rookie 4×10 “Heart Beat,” I can only say that I had to bite my fist in anger to avoid throwing it at something or someone. That is, this boy made a mistake and just because he was a Black boy, the prosecutor wants to increase his notoriety after only 4 months in office. Out of his ambition, he was willing to destroy the life of an innocent young boy who made a bloody mistake.
Things would be different if that boy were white and much more if he were rich. We said what we said.
As if this weren’t enough, fear did the rest and this guy made a worse mistake by not listening to James and Wes. This second crime is serious and, in the end, he destroys his life but the point is not this. The point is that he would never have been in this situation if he had a better social and family situation. If the world had given him a chance…and that’s the biggest injustice of all.
Speaking of the new prosecutor, what the hell is wrong with him? I mean, the condescending way he treats Lucy makes me look red. And don’t think I didn’t notice how he was looking at her…I hope Lucy gives him a good kick in the balls. Literally.
As a last note on The Rookie 4×10 “Heart Beat,” I like James and Wes’s working alliance! I think Wes can do a lot of good at the social center while he helps James with his work, even though his first experience has been so bitter.