New The Rookie show! The Rookie: Feds 1×01 “Day One” arrives to show us Simone‘s life after her presentation in The Rookie. The episode shows us her first day as a federal agent and, as always, she must earn twice the place that is rightfully hers. Ready?
Here we go!
The Wildest Team Dinamics
To say that the team dynamic of The Rookie: Feds 1×01 “Day One” is dysfunctional is the understatement of the century. Garza knows that Simone is the first one who should be inside his new unit. Thanks to her, a case of terrorism was solved, for God’s sake.
However, he is not willing to fight for what he knows is fair and prefers to relegate her to an unimportant office task, where he knows that her talents will be wasted but, above all, where he knows that she doesn’t belong.
As for Carter and Laura, they both underestimate and despise Simone’s talent, as everyone else does. Since she is sweet, talkative, and doesn’t follow the strict — and sometimes absurd — rules of the FBI, they think that Simone is not cut out to be a federal agent.
They don’t care how much Simone shows that she is there on her own merits and that she earned her place, they want to get rid of her from the second one.
For them, Simone is too annoying. And, after watching The Rookie: Feds 1×01 “Day One,” we still don’t know what bothers them more, if she is a woman, Black, or that she doesn’t follow the conventional rules. In any case, I can’t stand them. I said what I said.
Fortunately, Carter knows how to recognize and respect Simone’s work on the case, and even if he doesn’t agree with her way of working, he has no choice but to accept that her methods are effective.
Not So Good Advice
However, we don’t like at all what he says to her at the end of the episode. It’s good advice that Simone is clear that she can ask for help if she needs it because she has a team behind her.
But the way Carter tells her that doesn’t make it feel like she has it, more like Carter is waiting for Simone’s mistake. And he must be clear about one thing, Simone never thought she is the smartest in the class, she is always the smartest in the class. But that doesn’t mean that everything was easy for her.
Simone had to fight triple to get where she is. She is a Black woman in an institution full of whites who look at her suspiciously. She is brilliant, but her methods are unconventional, so people tend to underestimate her and not take her seriously. So the smartest in the class had to fight tooth and nail to get the place she deserves.
Her friend Brendon is in a similar situation as her, but he did come into the team from the beginning and they took him seriously, simply because he is a white man.
And through it all, Simone keeps getting up and fighting with a smile. And Simone still has to keep fighting because she knows that the only allies they have on the team are Brendon and Antoinette, who are the only ones who know how to recognize her talent. The others will challenge her in trying to bring her down every step of the way.
So, yeah, Carter, Garza, and Laura can kiss Simone’s Black ass.
Simone and Brendon’s friendship is one of the best things about The Rookie: Feds 1×01 “Day One.” The two have a lot in common because they both completely changed their careers to be federal agents.
Logically, they support each other because people usually don’t take them seriously, and they have to prove twice that they deserve to be where they are. It’s unfair but they can’t do anything but fight against the world to show that they are where they belong.
We love the way they support each other, lift each other when they feel like the situation is overwhelming them, and how they bring out the best in each other. Plus, they complement each other perfectly. Simone’s talkativeness, positivity, and exuberance fit perfectly with Brendon’s more serious personality. More friendships like this, please.
Like Father Like Daughter
We have to talk about Simone and her father in The Rookie: Feds 1×01 “Day One.” I found it quite unfair that Christopher kicked his daughter out of his house. In hindsight, I understand what he means by making it clear to Simone that he, as a leading activist for police reform, couldn’t have a Fed in her house.
But Simone is his daughter. How the hell can a father kick his daughter out of her house? I can’t wrap my mind around it.
Don’t get me wrong, the work that Christopher does in the Community is tremendously important and necessary. But Simone is his daughter and that should count for something, right? At least enough to think of something other than throwing her out.
I don’t know…he can let her know when he prefers her not to go home because someone from the Community is there or to meet the members of the Community in another place. Anything before kicking his daughter out of her house like she was some random annoying visitor.
It’s clear that Christopher loves his daughter and that, despite not liking the path she decided to take, he respects it and takes a reluctant pride in everything she has achieved. That’s why it didn’t fit that he kicked her out like she was nobody to him. I’m glad Christopher finally came to his senses at the end of The Rookie: Feds 1×01 “Day One.”
He realized that he couldn’t kick his daughter out like some unimportant person, but he also couldn’t have a Fed in the house when a Community member in trouble with the law came along.
Christopher found a perfect middle ground that allows him to remain the leader of the Community that he is and also have his daughter by his side. This coexistence is going to give us very good moments because the discussions between father and daughter are THE BEST thing about this show.
The Rookie: Feds 1×01 “Day One” First Impressions
In general, the show is fun but it’s also clear that it’s going to deal with some serious topics, and The Rookie: Feds 1×01 “Day One” leaves you wanting to continue watching.
PS: Will Carter become the unit’s mole from the start? Timeless vibes here! And something will happen with Garza and his heart later.
PS2: I was surprised to see some characters from The Rookie in the episode. It looks like that will be recurring in the show, like in One Chicago. And I like it.
The Rookie: Feds season 1 airs Tuesdays at 10/9 on ABC.