Serve and Protect

** The following may contain spoilers.

Our favorite coppers of 15 division headed back to work Monday in Toronto to start production of the fifth season of their hit show Rookie Blue. One week down many more to go! A nice surprise for this season is that instead of the usual 13 episodes we’re actually getting 22! How amazing is that?! Now I haven’t seen any official release that the season will be 22 episodes but both cast and production members have verified it. This has many fans a little concerned though. Could this mean the end? I highly doubt that. Rookie Blue is one of Global TV’s top shows and I don’t see them cutting it anytime soon. I think this is a great idea actually! It’s very hard to pack a whole seasons worth of love, drama, and heartbreaks in a short 13 episodes. With 22 I feel like we can expect to see a lot more situations, like Sam and Chloe’s recoveries, full out and not have big time jumps between episodes. Let’s just hope ABC decides to pick up all 22 episodes. I would love to hear your opinions on the possibility of 22 episodes? Are you excited or do you think this is the kiss of death?

(I’m writing this while watching CSI: NY so I apologize for any typos 🙂 )

Here’s some first pictures of the cast during their first week!

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Here’s a little piece of Shaw Media’s Press Release for the upcoming season.

“The chilling Season 4 finale saw Sam Swarek and Chloe Price shot in the line of duty and in critical care at Memorial Hospital. But life at 15 Division must go on – the officers have sworn an oath to serve and protect no matter the timing or consequences. As the shell-shocked officers of 15 Division struggle to put the pieces of their lives back together – and as Andy and Sam work to find their way back to each other – Andy is tasked with training a challenging new rookie under the watchful eye of a tough new Inspector. And while the officers will have to learn that life doesn’t always have a fairy-tale ending that certainly doesn’t mean there’s no happily ever after.”

This is my favorite part of the PR because it points directly towards McSwarek. FINALLY! I just wish for once we can have a full season or two where Sam and Andy are together and happy. As we already know, McSwarek is endgame. I would like to start seeing them heading in that direction. I think we left off at the end of season 4 with a giant step forward. Make sure to check out my review from last seasons finale You Can See The Stars.

I’m even more excited at the possibility of Andy becoming a TO. She was taught by the best and I just know she’ll be awesome!

I’d like to welcome Oliver Becker and Matt Murray to the cast as well! I can’t wait to see what they bring to the show!

You can check out the entire press release here.

Now don’t panic! If you did happen to read the entire PR you’ll notice both Ben Bass and Lyriq Bent’s names are not on the list of returning cast members. Ben Bass is in fact returning but nothing can be confirmed about Lyriq. Lyriq plays Frank Best 15 divisions Staff Sargent. I’m 99.999999% sure he is returning and it could be a typo. Also, Rachael is on the list and she has confirmed that she will be back playing Marlo Cruz. Probably not as a series regular. I think she’s returning to tie up the loose ends of the Marlo/Ford and Marlo/Sam situations.

The season premiere is titled “Blink” and will probably be back end of May/ beginning of June.

Let the countdown to the new season begin! I hope you stick around for the wait! It will be worth it!

~ Jenny Q

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