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About Last Night…FBI, THE ROOKIE, NEW AMSTERDAM, and More

January 4, 2023 by  


THE ROOKIE – “The List” – Detective Nyla Harper and James find themselves in the middle of a bank robbery which leads the entire team on a citywide manhunt. Meanwhile, Tim and Lucy finally go on their first date, but it does have a few complications on an all-new episode of “The Rookie,” TUESDAY, JAN. 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC)

Let’s talk about Tuesday night’s TV!

FBI: A slightly unusual starting note: The episode was gorgeously directed. The drone shots of the search in the woods? Absolutely loved them.

I’m so glad for Isobel that she was able to get some closure on this case. And she was a total badass and RAN INTO A BURNING BUILDING to save their victim? Superhero.

It was also nice to get some insight into Isobel’s past and her relationship with Jake. The current dynamic was fun (loaded history, uncomfortable ease, but effectively working together), but it was also a nice surprise that she ended up turning him down at the end. Also, Alana De La Garza’s facial expressions when Jake asked Isobel out were so great/were a good showcase of how far she’s come from him.

[For more on the episode, here’s what De La Garza shared.]

THE ROOKIE: Oh, hello Chenford dates!!

Look, this episode had a lot of stuff to contend with: The Chenford cliffhanger. The crossover. FEDS’ cliffhanger. But I thought the show handled all of it really well. It felt like THE ROOKIE plots were given the care they deserved, and the FEDS cliffhanger was quickly addressed without explicitly spoiling the resolution. And we got the lighter moments of Chenford’s pre-date nerves, first date awkwardness, and then eventual perfect second date.

I also appreciate that the show continues to let its characters be smart. Nyla clocking a robbery was about to happen and sending James out with info was great, and a lot of shows…wouldn’t have taken that path. And that action sequence with Tim and Aaron’s car almost being driven off the roof?! Eesh. Everyone deserves a vacation after this episode.

(Nyla and James asking Wesley and Angela to take their kid in case anything ever happens to them? So sweet. NEVER should happen—fingers crossed—but I love this quad.)

FBI: INTERNATIONAL: Uh, how worried should we be about Raines? He was an absolute badass while undercover, and it was just a teeny tiny bit unnerving.

But, wow, Scott is getting so completely screwed over. We know he’s sticking around, obviously, but this is so messy, and I can’t wait until he’s allowed to really work with the team again.

(Jaeger mention!!!! Can’t wait until she’s back.)


Simone and Brendon are still my favorite friends on this show, but Nolan and Simone are coming in as a close second. It’s fun that they seem to just have a lot of fun with each other.

But, man, what a no good, very bad day for Brendon, who had to deal with someone dying in his arms and the girl he liked being entangled with someone else.

FBI: MOST WANTED: This was one of my favorite cases of the show, because, yes, it was deeply messed up, but it also was a lot more gray than normal. (Obviously, kidnapping and shooting people is never good, and trying to get to the bottom of deep-rooted trauma isn’t an excuse or a get out of jail free card on that.) This family will be absolutely destroyed for a very, very long time, but hopefully they can take steps to move forward in the future.

Kristin…we’re so lucky to have her. (And THANK YOU to Remy for acknowledging her trauma, protecting her as a leader, but also making it clear he was there to talk to her if she ever needs/wants it.) I’m so glad she got a couple of lovely minutes with her daughter after the end of a tough case, because it’s important for us to see that balance.

WILL TRENT: I’m not quite sure what to make of the show after the pilot. Ramón Rodríguez was great as Will, and I’m intrigued by the relationships, but it was a very pilot-y pilot. I don’t know what this show will look like in 5 episodes. (Same case? Whole new one? A hybrid?)

NEW AMSTERDAM: Well, I literally screamed at my screen during the amputation, so…congrats NEW AMSTERDAM writers?? (NO, THANK YOU, oh my GOD.)

Look, it seems like I was very, very clearly wrong about where they were going with Sharpwin this season. And I’m torn. If Freema couldn’t return, it’s hard to give that relationship the closure or repair it deserved. I absolutely get this. But it’s also hard to end the show with it so unresolved.

Production-wise, it’s bonkers what they were able to pull off. But I think within the world of the show, there was a lot that didn’t make sense. Yes, he literally did see her (despite his hesitation and a lot of feedback from friends), but he didn’t talk. The situation wasn’t resolved. It would be the equivalent of Max walking up to the cliff on his nature retreat, but not actually going down. So his chickening out and not having an actual conversation, frankly, doesn’t feel fair to any of the people in this unexpected love triangle.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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