Having watched a lot of cop shows and crime/police procedural shows, I must say that there is a huge difference in watching a show like Rookie Blue which focuses a lot on the private & personal lives of the young cops that form the cast of this show. The primary focus being on the love lies and yes it does seem a bit contrived that all the 5 rookies have affairs with cops in the same division (the 15th here) as they work in except for one, Dov Epstein whose girlfriend is also a cop but in bomb squad and works out of another station (they meet in this season). Having said that it’s a lot better than most shows in the same vein as the actual crime / cop stuff is really good and makes it worth your while. As we start the season, Andy’s world explodes by a seemingly senseless act of violence during a concert shooting. When she sets out to unravel the details, she comes into direct conflict with Luke’s former partner, Detective Jo Rosati, a new detective with 15 Division. As Rosati investigates the case, sparks begin to fly between her and Luke. Dov and Chris take charge to find out who the shooter is and Swarek debates whether or not to join Guns & Gangs.
Andy and Gail participate in a drug bust by going undercover as cocktail waitresses but things do not go smoothly. Traci finds herself drawn back to Detective Barber while a complaint is filed against Dov. Andy unintentionally speaks to Tori a little too freely and candidly about her relationship with Luke. Strange happenings and a full moon rattle the rookies. Andy and Sam investigate the theft of some severed heads from a medical lab. A particular man catches their attention as a suspect with his obsessive behavior. Luke and Andy decide to get married, and Sam has trouble hiding his opinions. While trying to protect a young woman who could be the next target, Andy puts both her life and Luke’s in jeopardy. The torching of a laundromat is the latest in a series of arsons which 15 Division must work. The list of suspects is long so Chris and Gail take to the streets while Traci interrogates a person found at the scene. Andy is left to deal with the widow who insists on entering the burnt-out building which ends with the two of them trapped inside. Division 15 sets up a sting operation to catch suspects with outstanding warrants. One suspect, trying to cut a deal, puts Dov and Chris in a life and death situation. Andy and Traci meet a woman who can’t pay her bills and convinces her to seek help. Luke helps out Jo on a job with surveillance and the tension about the past between the two finally reaches its limit.
Indications are that the East Jameson gang was involved in the murder of a police informant, so solving the case will be difficult. The pressure is on when Superintendent Elaine Peck sets up at the station. Elsewhere, Andy is paired with Detective Rosati who unintentionally makes Andy privy to a secret that involves Luke. Stressed out with her mother at the station, Gail is tasked with protecting an eight-year-old boy who’s the only witness to the crime. Andy worries her personal problems are affecting her professionally when a woman is brutally attacked on her watch; Luke’s erratic behavior leads to him being kicked off a case. The primary suspect is Ray Nixon, who had, according to Luke, murdered a rookie from 15. Gail and Traci bring an intoxicated man to the station. As the doctors examine the man’s unusual condition, 15 Division is put under quarantine. Meanwhile, Andy and Sam arrest a man who robbed a bank. Chris goes undercover to get some information from the man. Traci is stuck with a married couple who both work as paramedics and do nothing but argue. Dov shares a kiss with his bomb squad officer girlfriend, Sue. Traci and Gail try to find out the motive of an Asian woman for calling the police to report a fake bomb threat at a restaurant. Dov, Andy and Chris have their equine training at the Mounted Unit, together with other rookies from 27 Division. Chris meets his old friend from the academy, Aaron, while an intoxicated Dov tells Gail his feeling for her.
Andy saves a woman who is pinned in her car while the remaining of 15 Division investigates a kidnapping case. Swarek tells Andy that he has decided to go back to Guns & Gangs. Chris questions Dov and Gail about their relationship while Andy decides to call Swarek and says she is ready to take their relationship to the next level not knowing he’s already left for his undercover assignment. Andy, Dov and Traci participate in an undercover training exercise which results in some unplanned situations and choices. They run into Swarek and almost blow their covers to save a girl’s life. Dov runs into an old friend of his brother. Chris and Gail must look past the wreckage of their relationship to determine what to do when a young boy found tied up as the result of bullying. Gail’s stolen uniform has the rookies looking for a cop impersonator, but it is Chris and Dov who find clues that may offer up the motive. While undercover, Swarek finds himself in a life threatening situation when he and Andy can not stay apart. Swarek’s gone missing and Andy tries to find clues that will help her and the rookies locate him before it is too late. Meanwhile, investigating this case will implicate one officer and threaten Andy’s job. Sam Swarek is rescued by his cop friends and his torturer is arrested but McNally is suspended for her part in the undercover operation going wrong.