Post Mortem: Rookie Blue Boss Talks Andy's Romantic Future (With?!), Chloe's Secret & More

Rookie Blue Season 5 SpoilersWARNING: The following contains spoilers for Thursday’s season finale of Rookie Blue. If you have yet to watch, avert your eyes now. Everyone else, you may proceed…

Rookie Blue concluded its dramatic two-part Season 4 finale on Thursday night with a flurry of bullets.

With Sam shot, Andy immediately went to her ex-boyfriend’s side and spilled the secrets of her heart. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she and Nick are done, reveals executive producer Tassie Cameron.

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Read on for more scoop about the love triangle’s future, Gail’s coming out and Chloe’s surprise husband.

TVLINE | Years of TV watching tell me that Sam’s probably not dead.
Well, you know. [Laughs] He’s not dead at the end of the episode, so that’s good. There’s much more to be said and done with Sam. No, he’s not dead.

TVLINE | Did Andy definitively choose between Sam and Nick?
Andy was speaking from her heart [in the ambulance], and she was thinking of it as a choice at that moment. She’s always been a very intuitive character, and she’s acting on her intuition. It’s really clear to us and to Nick, even if it’s not clear to her yet, that there’s a lot of unfinished business with that relationship [with Sam].

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TVLINE | It seemed like Nick was giving her permission and letting her go. Like in a way, he was almost breaking up with her.
We love the character of Nick Collins, and we wanted him to be noble. He’s a smart guy, and if he has a chance with Andy, it’s got to be with all the cards on the table. He wants her to do what’s right for her, because he’s a good person. So we were trying to construct an episode where both men want the best for her. Sam doesn’t exactly take a bullet for Nick, but they both make big sacrifices in this episode.

Rookie Blue Season 4 SpoilersTVLINE | So is the love triangle not finished? Is it going to be explored more next season?
We don’t know yet. I haven’t decided. Are love triangles ever really finished? I’m not sure yet how we’re going to structure it.

TVLINE | I think I interpreted the ending a little differently than I was supposed to.
I wonder if the ending is going to be a bit of a Rorschach test. People will see what they want to see. It will be really interesting to see the response, because I think that the Sam-and-Andy lovers will see it as definitive, and the Nick Collins lovers will see there’s still a door open, which is kind of what we wanted.

TVLINE | The Sam/Andy fans are really passionate, but there’s also viewers who, like Andy, were unexpectedly charmed by Nick. Going into the finale, how difficult was it for you to decide where you were going to leave Andy romantically?
We always knew that this is where we were heading this season. As I said, there is unfinished business between Sam and Andy. There is an incredibly strong, passionate primal thing between them. We were going to get there, at least emotionally, by the end of this season. That was by design.

It was really difficult, even though we knew where we were headed. It’s not just the audience. The writing room is divided. Half of us are passionate Sam-and-Andy lovers, half of us loved Nick and Andy. It’s quite interesting, and we really did set ourselves the goal this season of trying to build a viable, interesting alternative to the Sam-and-Andy relationship… We were exploring, as writers, whether it’s true: Can you have loved somebody like Sam and then fall in love with a different kind of person? Is that possible? If so, what does it look like?

TVLINE | One of the things Andy really values in Nick is his openness, whereas with Sam, there were a lot of issues that they did not talk about. Is there going to be a conversation next season addressing all of that?
Yeah. I think there needs to be. Again, a lot of our own theories on love, honesty, openness and relationships are getting played out in these episodes. But while the secret and mysterious love affair is a very, very passionate one, and a very sexy one, it has to go to the next level. She learns that from her situation with Nick. If anything with Sam is going to work, they’re going to have to get a little more open and a little more honest with each other.

Rookie Blue Season 5 SpoilersTVLINE | That moment when Gail introduced Holly to Chris and her brother, was that her way of coming out to them?
I think so. There’s probably lots more to be done on that. I don’t think just introducing somebody is enough. There’s probably a lot more challenges ahead of her on that. But yes, we were trying to explore the idea, in this episode, that in times of great chaos and stress, the truth is sometimes revealed to people about themselves or about their relationships, about their heart and souls.

TVLINE | The other big surprise in the episode was Chloe’s husband showing up. Is there a reason why he and Chloe never got divorced?
Chloe seems like the kind of person who might just start to forget about it. I don’t know yet. What interested us about that was that we always knew from the beginning with Chloe that she was going to present herself as an open book, but she was going to have something really, really big under the surface that she hasn’t told Dov. That was really fun for us to write that character, who [is like], “I’m an open book. It’s my brand,” [and] to know that they had a big secret coming up that was going to be revealed and make Dov look at this woman and say, “Do I even know you?”

Rookie Blue fans, stay tuned to TVLine for more scoop about Season 5!



Comments (532)

  • I totally agree that Nick/Andy lacks passion. They are good friends but very terrible lovers….am with Sam and Andy all the way…I hope S5 show their relationship evolving and a romantic proposal :)

    Comment by lady_f – February 17, 2014 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The writers and producers would be so stupid to not put Andy and Sam together, as me and my sister have watched seasons 1-4 in a week, we are completely obsessed, the chemistry and love has only grown stronger between andy and sam throughout the series, they are meant to be & the writers hopefully know that, Mcswarek for life! Andy and Sam are perfect for each other! They need to grow as a couple in season 5 and maybe meet Sam’s family a proposal or a baby boy named Jerry… For Andy and Sam to not end up together would be a huge disappointment and I think Rookie blue would lose alot of support and viewers. They couldn’t be with anyone else it just wouldn’t work! Hope we get to see them together forever!

    Comment by Danielle and Sheree – February 22, 2014 02:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by Kristy (Greece) – March 2, 2014 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • or immoral!!!

      Comment by Kristy (Greece) – March 2, 2014 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am a loyal fan i have been there from Season 1, i just about stopped watching season four when you put Andy and Nick together, but you gave me hope that the two Sam and Andy will go back together they belong together seriously Rookie Blue is them from Season 1 when she arrested him, please don’t separate them. This is real love he comes to her side the minute anything happens, if for any reason she is hurt or stuck in a burning fire, or holding a bomb he is ready and willing to die for her. Maybe the man has always been hurt by woman he has hard time to commit to a relationship because he doesn’t now where to start come on there are some woman out there that are doing to men what they have done to woman. Please give them the chance they are so good together. I started watching this show with my spouse who had cancer unfortunately he died so i am still watching as for i love the show and all the characters but i have had enough death in my family, so please don’t kill there love TOO. Anxiously awaiting the new season .

    Comment by Alana C Oswick – March 11, 2014 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All the way from Nigeria I’m rooting for Andy and Sam. Please don’t disappoint me in S5!

    Comment by amyohio – March 12, 2014 12:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Considering that Sam does not open up much to Andy, thats one If his personalities that needs a change. Coz they are good together and can be seen there is feelings involved. Nick is a wonderful guy, but Nick and Gail are great together.

    Comment by Hativka Alkaim Martins – March 13, 2014 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When do the next season start

    Comment by Pinkie Oosthuizen – March 19, 2014 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gail and Dov MUST BE TOGETHER…!!!

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    Comment by bradleyspeck – April 1, 2014 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was completely obsessed with Sam & Andy, I hated when they broke up…and then comes sweet Nick, holy molly did I underestimate him, he completely won me over!!!Him & Andy wereso freakin sweet together!!! All of a sudden Sam’s love didn’t seem good enough anymore!!!

    Comment by vanessa – April 3, 2014 11:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree that Nick and Andy were sweet together but there is only one person for Andy and that is Sam. They both love each other and there is a true spark between them from day one. Sam has always looked out for her and no matter what he cares about Andy more than he does about himself. It has to be Sam and Andy, Andy and Sam, Sam and Andy!!! We have been waiting for them to be happy as a couple since the first season. Let’s get to it early in Season 5 and let the blossom and try to be “normal”. Sam has never stopped loving Andy. It’s time for them both to be together, they deserve it.

      Comment by Pam D – April 8, 2014 06:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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