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Rookie Blue: Fresh Paint

Triumph turns to humiliation when a high-stakes takedown of a suspect goes awry. Andy McNally has made a critical rookie mistake, ruining a long-running undercover drug sting, and tries to make up for it by going face to face with a volatile gunman who already has one man's blood on his hands.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Thursday June 24th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

US (ABC) Jun 24, 2010
NL (Net 5) May 16, 2011

  • Currently 7.1/10
7.1/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Lyriq Bent
As Frank Best
Peter MacNeill
As Tommy McNally
Sarain Boylan
As Sadie Falls
Devon Bostick
As Martin Bentz

Co-Guest Stars
Adam MacDonald
As Detective Steve Peck
Alice Poon
As Paramedic Caroline
Anthony Ulc
As Officer Andrews
Bill MacDonald
As Inspector Bill Peck
Bruce Tubbe
As Jay
Drew Davis
As Leo
Kim Roberts
As Anita Nash
Pete Zedlacher
As SIU Officer
Peter Graham-Gaudreau
As Bartender
Amanda Soha
As Faye Bentz
Billy Otis
As Pedro
Kris Ryan
As Officer #1
Riele West Downs
As Little Girl
Toya Alexis
As Mother
Tulsi Balram
As Tabby Barnes
Main Cast
Missy Peregrym
As Officer Andy McNally
Gregory Smith
As Officer Dov Epstein
Enuka Okuma
As Detective Traci Nash
Travis Milne
As Officer Chris Diaz
Charlotte Sullivan
As Officer Gail Peck
Matt Gordon
As Sergeant Oliver Shaw
Ben Bass
As Detective Sam Swarek
Eric Johnson
As Detective Luke Callaghan
Melanie Nicholls-King
As Training Officer Noelle Williams
Noam Jenkins
As Detective Jerry Barber
Aidan Devine
As Sergeant Boyko


In this premier episode of Rookie Blue we meet rookie cops that have just officially entered into the force. We meet Andy (Missy Peregrym), Dov (Gregory Smith), and Traci (Enuka Okuma). Andy just so happens to be the daughter an ex-cop that had some pretty shady things going on with his job. Andy is trying hard to build herself up and earn her respect by doing it herself and just break away from what had happened with her father. She and all of the other rookies are going to be having some hard times getting used their position and how to handle all of the tragedies along the way...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.90 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Great Lake SwimmersThere Is A LightAndy walks out with her suspect.
Kardinal OffishallWe Gon' GoThe rookies try to get out of their hand cuffs.
Miss TK & The RevengeNo BiterzThe rookies get hand cuffed at the bar by Oliver.
OneRepublicGood LifeThe rookies arrive at the police station.
QuinzyYou and This Terrible PlaceThe rookies drink after their first day.

Episode Quotes
Andy: (voiceover) So here we are. We have spent the last few months together training for this job. We've learned how to shoot, fight and drive a police car really fast. I mean, we're ready. They keep telling us we don't know anything, that it doesn't matter how well we did that the Academy, that you might be a legacy and think you know the job inside and out. Maybe you're hip to the street, maybe you can shoot a paper target from a mile away. It actually doesn't matter. Okay, now I'm nervous.

Chris: I love this job so much, you know? It's funny, but I love all these guys so much.
Traci: You don't even know them.
Chris: It doesn't matter! We're already brothers.
Dov: I feel that, brother!
Chris: Oh, and sisters.

Oliver: You know, people can smell new cops like they can smell fresh paint. You look new, you sound new--
Andy: We are new.
Oliver: I know, I know. That's my point, that's why we have to have "the talk."
Andy: What talk?
Oliver: The "don't embarrass me, your radio is on the wrong side of your belt, do as I say not as I do" talk.

Andy: Thanks for the tip today.
Sam: It worked out pretty good?
Andy: Yeah. So, can I buy you a drink? Say thank you? Or, apologize...

Cultural References
Jennifer Lopez: When Traci meets her Training Officer Noelle for the first time, Noelle calls her "Jenny from the Block."

'Jenny from the Block" is the title of a song by Jennifer Lopez.

Courtney Love: Oliver calls the young girl who overdosed Courtney Love when the paramedics arrive.

Courtney Love is an American musician known for having a history of drug abuse.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMorwyn Brebner  |  Ellen Vanstone  |  Tassie Cameron
Executive ProducerIlana Frank  |  David Wellington  |  Tassie Cameron  |  Noreen Halpern  |  John Morayniss
Co-Executive ProducerMorwyn Brebner  |  Ellen Vanstone
Supervising ProducerRuss Cochrane
ProducerLinda Pope  |  Kathy Avrich-Johnson
Production DesignerJames McAteer
EditorTeresa Hannigan
Director of PhotographyDavid Perrault
Warning: Rookie Blue season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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