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The Rookie Photos: Tim Gets a Blast From His Past When Isabel Returns

Rookie Mircea Monroe Isabel
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The Rookie‘s Tim Bradford will get a blast from his past when ex-wife Isabel resurfaces, and TVLine has a trio of exclusive photos from the reunion.

In the light ABC procedural’s next episode, titled “S.T.R.” and airing this Tuesday, April 18 at 8/7c, Tim’s ex-wife returns — the character’s first appearance in more than four years — and asks the team to help her save someone from her undercover past.

But as TVLine’s Inside Line column previously warned you, as Tim and Lucy (played by Eric Winter and Melissa O’Neil) assist Isabel in said search, it will put some pressure on the #Chenford relationship. (Among other things, the presence of Isabel, a former narcotics detective, serves as a reminder that her past undercover work is why Tim’s first marriage didn’t work out. And Lucy has been going UC more and more….)

Best known from her roles on Drive, Hart of Dixie, Impastor and Episodesand for being a member of Chuck‘s C.A.T. Squad — Monroe guested on The Rookie a half dozen times during Season 1, and was last seen in the Feb 12, 2019 episode.

During that Season 1 stretch, it was revealed, by Isabel to Tim’s then-boot Lucy, that she had been a detective in the Gangs & Narcotics Division. Tim later filled in the dots for Lucy, that Isabel had gotten addicted to the very drugs she had fought to keep off the streets, hence why he hadn’t seen her in a year.

In subsequent appearances, Isabel acted as a CI for the LAPD, and got shot near-fatally in the head for her troubles.

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