We are back! The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire” is an episode where Thorsen and Tim have their first confrontation while Chenford continues their slow pace and some doubts arise as old enemies return. Ready?
Here we go!
Chenford in The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire”
We love seeing Tim deadly worried about Lucy and there’s a lot of that in The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire.” He was ready to pounce any time he saw her in danger. He had to restrain himself from acting after seeing a gun pointed at her. The problem is that Tim doesn’t hide his special concern for Lucy as well as he thinks.
Thorsen is observant and realized that Tim cares about Lucy more than everyone else. That’s why he blurted out that unfair comment in the middle of a very tense situation. Aiden is right that Tim cares for Lucy differently than he does for everyone else but he could never put an innocent life in danger just to benefit Lucy’s career.
That comment was unfair and out of line, which is why Thorsen regrets saying it immediately after he did. So we love that he apologizes to Tim in The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire.” Tim understands that Aiden was under a lot of pressure. A puppy does that for you. You care for him and you become emotionally involved.
Puppies Are Tough
Thorsen didn’t agree with the plan from the beginning. He had a feeling that everything was going to go wrong for this kid that he so desperately wanted to help. But as P2 his hands are tied to the orders of his superiors.
In the end, his feeling was there for a good reason. The kid felt betrayed because he felt that Aiden was just using him and he wasn’t. We mean, in a way, they used him to get to that band but Aiden never had that intention. He was only there to protect him… but he couldn’t do it.
His sister was a murderer and she had to pay for what she did. However, the kid needs someone to blame for his sister’s arrest other than himself, and Aiden is the ideal scapegoat. Thorsen feels so frustrated and so guilty that he failed him…even though he didn’t.
As Lucy told him, the kid will grow up and realize that the only one to blame for being where she is is his sister. She was the one who pulled the trigger and killed someone. And she is the one who has to pay for it.
Build A Life Together in The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire”
Bailey and Nolan navigate some turbulence in The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire.” The compromise they reached after getting engaged made Bailey wonder if Nolan’s house could become their home. After all, everything in there is his. Bailey needs a place that they have built together to feel that the commitment they have takes hold.
She needs it to feel that they have something more than a promise between them, if not something physical that unites them and that they began to build together. So the problem is not the decoration, nor the energy, it’s the feeling of belonging. Bailey needs to feel like this house belongs to her too, not just Nolan. He can pick up on this and include Bailey in the house.
To him, it was already their home but Nolan understood that Bailey needed a physical manifestation of it in The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire.” So he didn’t hesitate to show her the way she needs. He is clear that he wants a life with her, so there is no doubt or fear when it comes to sharing his space with Bailey. And that’s super cute.
Despite getting the point from what we saw between Bailey and Nolan in The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire,” it seems pretty forced to us. We mean, in the episode right after the engagement everything was fine, and now there’s trouble. We think it would have made more sense if this plot had been included in the episode that aired right after the engagement.
And we also hope that this earthquake is not a sign…fingers crossed!
Repetitive Plots in The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire”
Sorry but Elijah’s plot in The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire” is complete nonsense. This character should have already disappeared from the show. Wes, Angela, and their son were threatened and pushed to their limits by Elijah. They barely managed to catch him and survive to tell the tale. We don’t understand why The Rookie returned to this plot that was already finished.
Again, we have to put up with Elijah blackmailing Wes. Again, we get to see how Wes humiliates himself in front of Elijah. And, again, we have to hold our tongues as we watch Elijah feel invincible. And the worst thing is that this doesn’t end here. Now that Elijah is free again, he’s going to start his drug business all over again, and he’s far from done acting against Wes and Angela.
After he managed to get away with a public apology in The Rookie 5×07 “Crossfire,” Elijah thinks he’s more invincible than ever. Which is why he’s not going to stop trying to ruin Wes and Angela’s lives until he’s dead.
That is to say, the show is repeating the same plot that we saw in the last season. They didn’t even take the time to put an interesting twist on it. We can’t see where this is going yet, we just hope it’s toward something interesting. But at the moment, this Elijah plot seems absurd and repetitive to us. We said what we said.
The Rookie Season 5 airs Sundays at 10/9 on ABC and will back with new episodes on December 4.