3 newbies, Jackson, Nolan and Chen

With their respective Training Officers

How they navigate their lives as police officers, their lives as individuals and how they connect with each and every single life they come in contact with

That is what The Rookie, from the County of Los Angeles is all about, basically!

I must admit it took me a while

Hesitating all the way

About watching the show’s debut

Till I saw a very familiar face….Officer Nolan!

THE ROOKIE – “Pilot” – 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 police officer, on the premiere episode of “The Rookie,” airing TUESDAY, OCT. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Tony Rivetti)
NATHAN FILLION

Remember him from Castle?

CASTLE – “Under the Gun” – When a coded document hidden by a murdered bail bondsman gets Castle’s imagination running wild, Beckett must steer the case back to the violent felons who populated their victim’s world – only to discover that maybe Castle’s crazy theories aren’t so crazy after all. Complicating matters is the surprise arrival of Beckett’s ex-partner (now a bounty hunter). As the two reunite over a history that Castle has no part of, Castle is forced to watch the relationship take a turn towards the romantic, on “Castle,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 4 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ADAM LARKEY)
NATHAN FILLION, STANA KATIC

And of course, there are other faces that are quite familiar….like Officer Chen

Remember her from Condor, iZombie and Dark Matter?

What about Watch Commander Grey?

He has been everywhere literally, hasn’t he?

Same goes for Officer Bradford! Dude, he has seen it all.

Are you familiar with Officer Lopez?

I am…from one of my favourite shows, Zoo!!!

Commander West and Captain Andersen….it’s so nice to see you again here!

It’s been a while from the days at SWAT and Fear The Walking Dead, respectively!

Alright alright…enough of that!

Thinking about becoming a police officer is a hard paper for so many people

Nolan says it is a way of “re-inventing himself” after having lost everything

Chen says her parents were totally against her idea of joining the force

Jackson….well, he says that policing runs in the family and has always looked up to it. Is he ready, though? I don’t know.

Then, there is separating yourself….that is, your life from that of you being a law-enforcement officer

Life comes in very unpredictable ways at us

We fall in love with people we least expected to…the law “doesn’t even allow us to fall in love and enjoy it naturally”

THE ROOKIE – “Manhunt” – 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 on “The Rookie,” airing TUESDAY, MARCH 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
SARAH SHAHI, NATHAN FILLION

Family and friends get trapped in messes only us can clean up without attracting attention from the crowds but also because we know our way around the system

Families are broken down every single day and turn…all in the name of getting the job done right!

We make friends….in the most messed up ways. Doesn’t everyone wish they met a Nolan earlier on in their lives, maybe?

He always says what is on his mind…right or wrong….also, he won’t leave you to be alone in your worst moments. Also, every single chance he gets, he makes me laugh so much!

THE ROOKIE – “Pilot” – 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 police officer, on the premiere episode of “The Rookie,” airing TUESDAY, OCT. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
NATHAN FILLION

~ What are you still doing here, “Boot”? This show isn’t going to watch itself!~