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Rookie Blue: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

After a three-month suspension, Andy faces an official tribunal that will decide if she should be reinstated; a drunken driver (William Shatner) with a grudge against the police causes a multicar crash.

Source: ABC


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x1
Airdate: Thursday May 24th, 2012


Alternate Airdates:

US (ABC) May 24, 2012
UK (UNIVERSAL CHANNEL) Sep 02, 2012

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Greg Bryk
As Jon Grey
Recurring
Niamh Wilson
As Alice McLeod
Recurring
Matthew Lemche
As Photographer
Pat Mastroianni
As Doug Corbo
William Shatner
As Henry McLeod

Co-Guest Stars
Anthony DeSantis
As Officer Fowler
Daniyah Ysrayl
As Teenage Cashier
Frank Moore (1)
As Officer Gowling
Joel Harris
As Skydiving Instructor
Rob Trick
As Ferry Guard
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
Peter Mooney
As Officer Nick Collins
Matt Gordon
As Sergeant Oliver Shaw
Ben Bass
As Detective Sam Swarek
Lyriq Bent
As Sergeant Frank Best
Melanie Nicholls-King
As Training Officer Noelle Williams
Noam Jenkins
As Detective Jerry Barber

Recap

The episode begins with Andy and Nick on their skydiving adventure. 13000 feet above the ground, Andy receives a phone call saying that she has got her job back. Next, Nick arrives at the office and Gail is surprised to see him. He tells her that he is joining today and that he had no idea that Gail worked in the same office. Next, Frank welcomes the new admissions and also assigns two officers for the PR group. They are the officers who play by the rules; Diaz and Williams. Shaw reads out the upcoming schedule, where Nick would train with him. Meanwhile Sam goes to the airport to pick up Andy. H is upset with her that she wasn’t in during her suspension. She tells him that she didn’t know how to deal with the whole thing and hence she took off for awhile. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.30 Million Viewers



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Concrete KnivesGreyhound RacingGail and Nick talk about their relationship.
Fatboy SlimMagic Carpert Ride RemixAndy goes skydiving.
Maylee ToddA Lullaby for my Fictitious ChildrenSam brings Andy's luggage to her house.
Miles JonesCoast To Coast (feat. Kae Sun)Andy finds the missing girl poster.
SteppenwolfMagic Carpet Ride (Philip Steir Remix)Andy gets a phone call during skydiving.


Episode Quotes
Oliver: Big day today, huh?
Sam: Oh yeah, why's that?
Oliver: Oh, I don't know. McNally, tribunal, no reason.
Sam: Wouldn't know.

Frank: Don't even think of bringing that in there. If you're drinking coffee you're not taking notes, new rules.
Sam: Any more new rules we should know about?
Noelle: No squad cars coming back on empty, no old lunches left in the fridge, Frank wants 15 run like a well oiled machine. Don't take it personally.
Oliver: How'd you take it?
Noelle: Personally.

Oliver: (to Nick) We're going to get in the car, we're going to go down to Gerard, and you're going to buy me a fresh pressed lemonade. Then we are going to have--
Dov: (and Traci) "The talk."
Oliver: Don't listen to them, okay. They're jealous and they're smart-asses. They wish they'd had my talk.

Andy: Okay. You break all the rules. You do whatever you want. But that's not me. I'm only two years on this job, a job I really love.
Sam: Yeah. All you wanted was to keep being a cop and all I wanted was you.



Episode Goofs
Continuity:

When Sam brings Andy her luggage, Andy grabs the canoe paddle near the base of the handle. However, when the camera angle changes, she is suddenly holding it much farther down.




Episode References
Season 2, Episode 13: Andy was suspended in 2x13 "God's Good Grace" for messing up Sam's undercover job.

Season 2, Episode 13: Noelle and Frank found out in 2x13 "God's Good Grace" that they were going to have a baby.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorTassie Cameron  |  Ellen Vanstone  |  Morwyn Brebner
Executive ProducerIlana Frank  |  John Morayniss  |  Noreen Halpern  |  Tassie Cameron  |  David Wellington
Co-Executive ProducerRuss Cochrane
Supervising ProducerGreg Nelson (2)
ProducerLinda Pope  |  Kathy Avrich-Johnson
Consulting ProducerSherry White
Production DesignerBenno Tutter
EditorTeresa Hannigan
Director of PhotographyDavid Perrault
 
Warning: Rookie Blue season 3 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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