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THE ROOKIE Season 1

By on September 5, 2018

THE ROOKIE – “Free Fall” – (ABC/Tony Rivetti)
NATHAN FILLION

Episode 1×20 “Free Fall”

EVERYONE WILL BE TESTED

As the rookies prepare for a big exam to see who moves on to the next stage of training, Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop are called to the scene of a murder and learn that the victim may be tied to a potential terrorist attack on the city of Los Angeles.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Michael Beach as Commander Percy West, Sarah Shahi as Jessica Russo and Valerie Cruz as Elena Ruiz.

“Free Fall” was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by Mike Goi.

Air Date: Tuesday, April 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Photos: “Free Fall”

 

THE ROOKIE – “The Checklist” – (ABC/Eric McCandless)
NATHAN FILLION

Episode 1×19 “The Checklist”

THE CLOCK IS TICKING

Guest Starring will.i.am as Himself

Sergeant Gray informs the rookies that they must track down a specific set of crimes in a 48-hour period in order to qualify for their final exam.

Meanwhile, Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop answer a silent alarm call at will.i.am’s house. 

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Currie Graham as Ben McRee, Demetrius Grosse as Detective Kevin Wolfe and will.i.am as himself.

“The Checklist” was written by Elizabeth Davis Beall and Fredrick Kotto, and directed by John Fortenberry.

Air Date: Tuesday, April 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Photos: “The Checklist”

 

THE ROOKIE – “Homefront” (ABC/Tony Rivetti)
AFTON WILLIAMSON

Episode 1×18 “Homefront”

When one of their colleagues is arrested by Internal Affairs for lying on the witness stand, it leads to the release of three felons whose cases he worked on and the team being asked to check in on them now that they are free.

Meanwhile, Officer Nolan finds out he is being sued by a man who claims he used excessive force which led to an injury.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers and Michael Beach as Commander Percy West.

“Homefront” was written by Bill Rinier and Natalie Callaghan, and directed by April Mullen.

Air Date: Tuesday, April 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Photos: “Homefront”

 

THE ROOKIE – “The Shake Up” (ABC/Richard Carwright)
ERIC WINTER, NATHAN FILLION

Episode 1×17 “The Shakeup”

THE CITIES FAULTS HAVE FINALLY BURST

Sarah Shahi and Joel McHale Guest Star

A massive earthquake rocks the city and throws everyone’s patrols and its citizens into chaos.

Meanwhile, agent Russo (Sarah Shahi) recommends Officer Nolan for a protective detail of Brad Hayes (Joel McHale), a man whose dealings have put a target on his head.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Sarah Shahi as Jessica Russo, Joel McHale as Brad Hayes, Greg Cromer as Captain Tom Weatherby, Rocky Marquette as Byron and Kurt Caceres as Russell.

“The Shake Up” was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by Steve Robin.

Air Date: Tuesday, 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Photos: “The Shakeup”

 

 

THE ROOKIE – “Greenlight” (ABC/Richard Cartwright)
MARIO LOPEZ

Episode 1×16 “Greenlight”

RESPECT IS THE NAME OF THE GAME

Mario Lopez Guest Stars

Officer Nolan gets a lesson in respect after his arrest of a gang member leads to a free-for-all on his life.

Meanwhile, Officer Chen and Officer Bradford pull over Mario Lopez, who thinks he can talk his way out of a traffic violation.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Mario Lopez as himself, Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Romeo Brown as D’Andre Riggs and Lyndon Talley-Smith as Astrid Heisserer.

“Greenlight” was written by Brynn Malone and directed by Valerie Weiss.

Air Date: Tuesday, March 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Photos: “Greenlight”

 

THE ROOKIE – “Manhunt” – (ABC/Eric McCandless)
NATHAN FILLION

Episode 1×15 “Manhunt”

IT’S ALL UNITS ON DECK AND A NEW FACE AT THE POLICE STATION

When a prison bus crashes, all units must respond as some inmates face severe injuries while others seek an opportunity to flee.

In the wake of the accident, Officer Nolan tries to impress an FBI hostage negotiator while tracking down an escaped convict. 

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Sarah Shahi as Jessica Russo.

“Manhunt” was written by Robert Bella and directed by Bill Johnson.

Air Date: Tuesday, March 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “Manhunt”

 

THE ROOKIE – “Plain Clothes Day”(ABC/Rick Rowell)
AFTON WILLIAMSON, NATHAN FILLION

Episode 1×14 “Plain Clothes Day”

IT’S TIME TO TAKE THE TRAINING WHEELS OFF

The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform for Plain Clothes Day, which forces them to make all the decisions while on patrol.

Meanwhile, Officer Nolan tries to prove he has been progressing faster than the other rookies to justify his desire of becoming a detective within five years.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Demetrius Grosse as Detective Kevin Wolfe, Rosslyn Luke as Krissy, Adam J. Harrington as Dale, Scott Subiono as Todd Collins and Kristian Lambert as Dillion.

“Plain Clothes Day” was written by Terence Paul Winter and directed by Mike Goi.

Air Date: Tuesday, Feb. 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

Photos: “Plain Clothes Day”

 

THE ROOKIE – “Caught Stealing” (ABC/Eric McCandless)
NATHAN FILLION

Episode 1×12 “Caught Stealing”

THE TABLES HAVE TURNED

The rookies become the prime suspects after it is discovered a large sum of money used in a drug bust has gone missing.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Valeri Ross as Dr. Rogers, Sarah Oh as heather, Heather McComb as Marilyn and Myndy Crist as Abby.

“Caught Stealing” was written by David Radcliff and directed by Omar Madha.

Air Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “Caught Stealing”

 
 

THE ROOKIE – “Heartbreak” (ABC/Scott Everett White)
ALYSSA DIAZ

Episode 1×13 “Heartbreak”

THE STREETS ARE FILLED WITH BROKEN HEARTS

The most dangerous day of the year – Valentine’s Day – has the team on high alert, and Officer Nolan invites everyone over for a party now that he is single.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Mircea Monroe as Isabel Bradford, Currie Graham as Ben McRee, Sara Rue as Nell Forester, Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers and Cameron J. Armstrong as Gino.

“Heartbreak” was written by Vincent Angell and directed by Carol Banker.

Air Date: Tuesday, Feb 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

Photos: “Heartbreak”

 

THE ROOKIE – “Redwood” – (ABC/Eric McCandless)
AFTON WILLIAMSON

Episode 1×11 “Redwood”

 ALL HANDS ON DECK

An unscheduled visit by the vice president of the United States puts the station on high alert.

The secret service tasks Officer Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and Officer Bishop (Afton Williamson) with checking out a possible threat to the vice president while the rest of the team try to keep the streets clear and safe for his visit. 

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Currie Graham as Ben McRee, Amanda Carlin as Alma, Lauren Stamile as Agent Phoenix Danvers and Kevin Covais as Stanley Knott.

“Redwood” was written by Ally Seibert and Liz Alper, and directed by Sylvain White.

Air Date: Tuesday, January 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “Redwood”

 

THE ROOKIE – “Flesh and Blood” (ABC/Eric McCandless)
NATHAN FILLION, RICHARD T. JONES

Episode 1×10 “Flesh and Blood”

 WHO IS THE PARENT NOW?

On Captain Andersen’s orders, Officer Nolan and Sergeant Grey are paired up for the day on patrol.

Additionally, Nolan’s son and Grey’s daughter visit their dads on the job and see them in action.

Meanwhile, Officer Chen is paired up with Captain Andersen, and Officer Bradford tells Chen to protect her at all costs.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Zayne Emory as Henry Nolan, Brian Leckner as Officer Holcomb and Jade Payton as Dominique Grey.

“Flesh and Blood” was written by Inda Craig-Galván and directed by Jessica Yu.

Air Date: Tuesday, January 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “Flesh and Blood”

 

THE ROOKIE – “Standoff” – (ABC/Mitch Haaseth)
ERIC WINTER

Episode 1×09 “Standoff”

YOU CAN’T HIDE THE TRUTH

MIDSEASON PREMIERE

Officer Bradford’s wife, Isabel, is found shot but alive and he vows to track down the man responsible.

Meanwhile, Officer Nolan must protect his home and the truth after a home invasion attack. 

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Mircea Monroe as Isabel Bradford, David DeSantos as Detective Elijah Vestri, Demetrius Grosse as Detective Kevin Wolfe and Sam Duffy as Kyle Montgomery.

“Standoff” was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by John Terlesky.

Air Date: Tuesday, Jan. 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “Standoff”

 

THE ROOKIE – “Time of Death” (ABC/Eric McCandless)
NATHAN FILLION

Episode 1×08 “Time of Death” (Winter Finale)

OFFICER NOLAN IS IN PURSUIT

Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop respond to a silent alarm call at a local convenience store where two men are attempting to rob the place.

Officer Nolan pursues one of the suspects on foot and is forced to make a split-second decision that will affect both of their lives.

Meanwhile, Officer Bishop helps coordinate a drug bust that hits a little too close to home for Officer Bradford. 

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Mircea Monroe as Isabel Bradford, David DeSantos as Detective Elijah Vestri and Demetrius Grosse as Detective Kevin Wolfe.

“Time of Death” was written by Brynn Malone and directed by Mike Goi.

Air Date: Tuesday, Dec. 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “Time of Death”

 

 

THE ROOKIE – “The Ride Along” (ABC/Richard Cartwright)
ERIC WINTER, MIRCEA MONROE

Episode 1×07 “The Ride Along”

THE TEAM GOES HOLLYWOOD WITH MAKE-A-WISH

Sergeant Grey informs Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop that they are going to have a movie director as a ride-along during their patrol after a fun afternoon granting the wish of a Make-A-Wish kid as honorary police officer Kaydence Patton.

Meanwhile, Officer Bradford is tested once again after he learns that his wife, Isabel, has been arrested for drug possession.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Make-A-Wish kid Kaydence Patton as Officer Patton and Jonno Roberts as Rupert Payne.

“The Ride Along” was written by Robert Bella and directed by Cherie Nowlan.

Air Date: Tuesday, Dec. 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “The Ride Along”

 

THE ROOKIE – “The Hawke” (ABC/Eric McCandless)
NATHAN FILLION

Episode 1×06 “The Hawke”

IT’S NOT WHO YOU KNOW BUT WHAT YOU KNOW

Nolan and the team must help capture a cop and his former mentor from the academy after he becomes a fugitive following an assault.

Meanwhile, Officer Tim Bradford needs Officer Lucy Chen to learn to predict the moves of criminals in order to capture them. 

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Danny Nucci as Detective Sanford Motta, Ryan Michelle Bathe as Detective Jennifer Paige and Shawn Christian as Jeremy Hawke.

“The Hawke” was written by Fredrick Kotto and directed by Timothy Busfield.

Air Date: Tuesday, Nov. 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “The Hawke”

 

THE ROOKIE – “The Roundup” (ABC/Rick Rowell)
MITCHELL EDWARDS, NATHAN FILLION

Episode 1×05 “The Roundup”

WINNING ISN’T EVERYTHING

“The Roundup” – Nolan, the rookies and their training officers get involved in a competition that pits them against each other, while Officer Lucy Chen notices Officer Tim Bradford is obsessed with winning at all costs. 

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Mitchell Edwards as Antonio, Ty Haile as Jeffrey and Currie Graham as Ben McRee.

“The Roundup” was written by Elizabeth Davis Beall and directed by Nelson McCormick.

Air Date: Tuesday, Nov 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Photos: “The Roundup”

 

THE ROOKIE – “The Switch” (ABC/Eric McCandless)
ERIC WINTER

Episode 1×04 “The Switch”

IT’S TIME TO LEARN A FEW TRUTHS ABOUT EACH OTHER 

The rookies are temporarily paired with new training officers, and Officer Nolan is paired with Officer Lopez.

When Nolan and Lopez track down an escaped criminal, they discover a little kindness goes a long way.

Meanwhile, Jackson is forced to face his fears when he is partnered with Officer Bradford, while Officer Chen and Nolan must face a hard truth.

“The Rookie” stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring is Steven Allerick as Bo Sokolovsky and Cameron Gharaee as Clyde.

“The Switch” was written by Vincent Angell and directed by Toa Fraser.

Air Date: Monday, Tuesday, Nov. 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

Photos: “The Switch”

 

THE ROOKIE – “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” – (ABC/Eric McCandless)
ERIC WINTER, MELISSA O’NEIL

Episode 1×03 “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

NOT EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE

After Nolan and Talia lose control of a crime scene, they begin to debate whether people are fundamentally good or bad and what that means for a police officer.

Meanwhile, Lucy is concerned Tim is enabling his wife’s destructive behavior and not taking care of himself.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” was written by Liz Alper and Ally Seibert, and directed by Greg Beeman.

Air Date: Monday, Tuesday, Oct. 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

Photos: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

 

THE ROOKIE – “Crash Course” (ABC/Eric McCandless)
AFTON WILLIAMSON

Episode 1×02 “Crash Course”

SOMETIMES TOO MUCH HEART CAN GET YOU IN TROUBLE

Talia forces Nolan to confront his personal moral instincts in order to be a good cop after he encounters a kidnapping victim.

Meanwhile, Lucy is temporarily placed with a new training officer who tests her patience, and Jackson must confront his failures head-on if he wants to be an officer.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

“Crash Course” was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by Adam Davidson.

Air Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

Photos: “Crash Course”

 

THE ROOKIE – “Pilot” – (ABC/Tony Rivetti)
NATHAN FILLION

Episode 1×01 “Pilot”

AFTER DECIDING TO PURSUE HIS SECOND ACT, ROOKIE COP JOHN NOLAN FACES A SERIES OF UNEXPECTED CHALLENGES THAT COULD PUT HIS LIFE AND THE LIVES OF OTHERS AT RISK

As the force’s oldest rookie, Nolan is met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. When you throw in a workplace romance, a hostage situation and some tough love from their new training officers, the latest Los Angeles police rookie class has an uphill battle ahead of them.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Alexi Hawley is writer and executive producer; Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg are executive producers on the series. Liz Friedlander directed and executive produced “Pilot.” Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio on “The Rookie,” a co-production with ABC Studios.

“Pilot” was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by Liz Fridlander.

Air Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16 10:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC.

Photos: “Pilot” 

About The Rookie

Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a Los Angeles police officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.

The series stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Alexi Hawley is writer and executive producer; Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg are executive producers on the series. Liz Friedlander directed and executive produced the first episode. Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio on “The Rookie,” a co-production with ABC Studios.

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