New week, new review! The Rookie: Feds 1×12 “Out for Blood” is the worst episode of the show so far. The series plays with true crime… and nothing works out well. Time for a review! Ready?
Here we go!
The Rookie: Feds 1×12 “Out for Blood” Doesn’t Need To Be Something It Isn’t
The Rookie: Feds 1×12 “Out for Blood” took The Rookie‘s worst example of completely changing its entire dynamic to try to make a true crime documentary. Changes in show dynamics aren’t necessarily bad, but they are when a show pretends to be something it’s not.
The Rookie: Feds is not true crime, it’s a fictional series about detectives. I’m a big true crime fan but when I want to see a documentary of the genre, I don’t go to see this show. So The Rookie: Feds 1×12 “Out for Blood” is a no for me. I found it a boring episode, too silly, an obvious attempt at humor, and a waste of time.
Few things are salvageable in The Rookie: Feds 1×12 “Out for Blood” but Mike and Laura are one of the few things that are saved from burning. They try to convince themselves that what they do is just casual but it is less and less so. They’re just trying to protect themselves because the last time Laura fell in love, her heart broke into thousands of pieces and we’re afraid Mike has a similar story behind him.
So they’re both afraid of getting too involved and getting hurt again, but at the same time, they can’t control how they start to feel for each other. We’re in!
More #TeamFeds Scenes, Please!
Although the context isn’t the best, we get to know Brendon a bit more in The Rookie: Feds 1×12 “Out for Blood.” Brendon is used to mocking laughter every time his past comes to light and… those laughs undermined his confidence. Now he can’t help but feel ashamed for the way he made a living.
Those teasing hit him squarely in his insecurities and made him underestimate himself. That’s why we love that Simone is always by his side to give him the smack he needs to wake up. Brendon is worth a lot and it’s time he started to realize just how much.
It seems important to us to point out Garza’s attitude in The Rookie: Feds 1×12 “Out for Blood.” The team is his family and no one messes with his family. As soon as the interviewer doubted Laura’s ability and ethics, not only as a federal agent but also as a person, he was ready to jump on whoever was to defend her. We love to see that.
Laura is a wonderful person, sweet, sensitive, and with a huge heart, but she is also an impeccable agent. Her commitment and dedication to her work cost her quite a few personal relationships, so it wasn’t just Garza who was willing to pounce on that interviewer…Laura as well.
Other Stuff in The Rookie: Feds 1×12 “Out for Blood”
- The last one to note is that we really liked the point about lighting in The Rookie: Feds 1×12 “Out for Blood.” It’s fair and logical that the artificial lighting adapts to the skin tone of the actor or actress. POC bear the brunt of poor lighting and we feel this is not a fair point just for The Rookie: Feds but other shows should take note.
- Bottom line, save yourself 40 minutes of your life by watching The Rookie: Feds 1×12 “Out for Blood” and come back next week for a real episode of your favorite show. We said what we said.