We’re back after the hiatus! The Rookie 4×19 “Simone” is a hybrid between a spin-off presentation and a two-part event…with all that that entails. So we have a few things to say about that. Time for a review!
Here we go!
The Rookie 4×19 “Simone” is two main things: the first part of a two-part event and a pilot pitch for a potential spin-off. This makes the plot leave us in the middle – something that, although frustrating, is logical. And, at times, we feel that we are not watching The Rookie.
Normally, I don’t like at all that they use a show to present a spin-off. Because it usually means that the origin show suffers to force the inclusion of characters that are not part of it and the storylines of the “original” characters are often neglected.
So, on the one hand, I can understand that sometimes they have to use a platform/show that works to launch a spin-off. But on the other hand, I think: “take a chance doing a pilot episode!”
In The Rookie 4×19 “Simone” we have a bit of everything. In other words, it’s undeniable that the episode was focused on introducing us to Simone for us to discover her as a character. We became interested in her story, and we began to love her.
That, without a doubt, made the storylines of the characters that we love from The Rookie go into the background (some loose comments here and there), without developing anything in particular. And we don’t like that.
But, at the same time, Simone fits in with the “original” characters that we love. Of course, her clearest reflection in The Rookie was Nolan but not only did she fit in with him, but she also had a good time with Angela and Harper and I don’t know…it’s that kind of on-screen chemistry that makes you just can’t look away. And it worked.
In conclusion, The Rookie 4×19 “Simone” must be seen for what it is: the presentation of a possible spin-off, as a kind of test to see if it would work. Once you frame the episode like that, the episode works. However, if you just want to watch a regular episode of The Rookie, this episode won’t work for you.
Did Simone work for us? A resounding and huge YES. We’re always here for a Black woman who has the ovaries to be true to herself, no matter the consequences of it, and who stands up to men who patronize her because a) she doesn’t follow conventional norms; b) she’s a woman, and c) she’s Black.
We’re here for Simone. And we find it very interesting that they dare to treat Black Lives Matter from the perspective of a leader of the movement for police reform with a daughter in the FBI. I’m not the one to judge (Spanish woman here) but this conversation interested me. I wanted to continue seeing more, I wanted to continue knowing more. Just for that, The Rookie 4×19 “Simone” was worth it.
We want more of that conversation and we want more of Simone…just on her own show. We’re up for that one!
As for the case, I never really liked this type of serial killer capable of everything that procedurals usually introduced after a few years on the air. I was always more of a serial killer who gets into your head with a few words type. So, for now, this plot of the two-part event doesn’t excite me at all.
Ok, Chenford’s got us heart-eyed all day! “No way, if this goes bad we will be disgraced together.” ”Sleeping beauty.” OMG! Apparently, the new fad is to flirt in front of everyone in a life or death situation. And we love them for it!