The Rookie

The Rookie

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Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. But if he can use his life experience, determination, and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. But if he can use his life experience, determination, and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.

Season 1 (21 episodes)

  • 0. The Rookie Behind the Scenes

    Runtime: 2:01 min.

    Runtime: 2:01 min. Behind the scenes of the new drama “The Rookie”.

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 10/16/2018 Runtime: 43:01 min.

    Original air date: 10/16/2018 Runtime: 43:01 min. 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. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.

  • 2. Crash Course

    Original air date: 10/23/2018 Runtime: 43:00 min.

    Original air date: 10/23/2018 Runtime: 43:00 min. Talia forces Nolan to confront his personal moral instincts in order to be a good cop after he encounters a kidnapping victim. Meanwhile, Lucy is temporarily placed with a new training officer who tests her patience, and Jackson must confront his failures head-on if he wants to be an officer.

  • 3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Original air date: 10/30/2018 Runtime: 42:47 min.

    Original air date: 10/30/2018 Runtime: 42:47 min. After Nolan and Talia lose control of a crime scene, they begin to debate whether people are fundamentally good or bad and what that means for a police officer. Meanwhile, Lucy is concerned Tim is enabling his wife's destructive behavior and not taking care of himself.

  • 4. The Switch

    Original air date: 11/13/2018 Runtime: 43:02 min.

    Original air date: 11/13/2018 Runtime: 43:02 min. The rookies are temporarily paired with new training officers, and Officer Nolan is paired with Officer Lopez. When Nolan and Lopez track down an escaped criminal, they discover a little kindness goes a long way. Meanwhile, Jackson is forced to face his fears when he is partnered with Officer Bradford, while Officer Chen and Nolan must face a hard truth.

  • 5. The Roundup

    Original air date: 11/20/2018 Runtime: 41:18 min.

    Original air date: 11/20/2018 Runtime: 41:18 min. Nolan, the rookies and their training officers get involved in a competition that pits them against each other, while Officer Lucy Chen notices Officer Tim Bradford is obsessed with winning at all costs.

  • 6. The Hawke

    Original air date: 11/27/2018 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 11/27/2018 Runtime: 43:03 min. Nolan and the team must help capture a cop and his former mentor from the academy after he becomes a fugitive following an assault. Meanwhile, Officer Tim Bradford needs Officer Lucy Chen to learn to predict the moves of criminals in order to capture them.

  • 7. The Ride Along

    Original air date: 12/04/2018 Runtime: 42:23 min.

    Original air date: 12/04/2018 Runtime: 42:23 min. Sergeant Grey informs Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop that they are going to have a movie director as a ride-along during their patrol. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford is tested once again after he learns that his wife, Isabel, has been arrested for drug possession.

  • 8. Time of Death

    Original air date: 12/11/2018 Runtime: 41:48 min.

    Original air date: 12/11/2018 Runtime: 41:48 min. Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop respond to a silent alarm call at a local convenience store where two men are attempting to rob the place. Officer Nolan pursues one of the suspects on foot and is forced to make a split-second decision that will affect both of their lives. Meanwhile, Officer Bishop helps coordinate a drug bust that hits a little too close to home for Officer Bradford.

  • 9. Standoff

    Original air date: 01/08/2019 Runtime: 42:48 min.

    Original air date: 01/08/2019 Runtime: 42:48 min. Officer Bradford's wife, Isabel, is found shot but alive and he vows to track down the man responsible. Meanwhile, Officer Nolan must protect his home and the truth after a home invasion attack.

  • 10. Flesh and Blood

    Original air date: 01/15/2019 Runtime: 41:36 min.

    Original air date: 01/15/2019 Runtime: 41:36 min. On Captain Andersen's orders, Officer Nolan and Sergeant Grey are paired up for the day on patrol. Meanwhile, Officer Chen is paired up with Captain Andersen, and Officer Bradford tells Chen to protect her at all costs.

  • 11. Redwood

    Original air date: 01/22/2019 Runtime: 42:44 min.

    Original air date: 01/22/2019 Runtime: 42:44 min. An unscheduled visit by the vice president of the United States puts the station on high alert. The secret service tasks Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop with checking out a possible threat while the rest of the team try to keep the streets clear and safe for his visit.

  • 12. Heartbreak

    Original air date: 02/12/2019 Runtime: 42:51 min.

    Original air date: 02/12/2019 Runtime: 42:51 min. The team is on high alert during the most dangerous day of the year, Valentine's Day; officer Nolan invites everyone over for a party now that he is single.

  • 13. Caught Stealing

    Original air date: 02/19/2019 Runtime: 42:47 min.

    Original air date: 02/19/2019 Runtime: 42:47 min. The rookies become the prime suspects after a large sum of money used in a drug bust goes missing.

  • 14. Plain Clothes Day

    Original air date: 02/26/2019 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 02/26/2019 Runtime: 43:03 min. The rookies are really put to the test when they are forced to make all decisions while on patrol; officer Nolan tries to prove he has been progressing faster than the other rookies to justify his desire of becoming a detective within five years.

  • 15. Manhunt

    Original air date: 03/05/2019 Runtime: 42:25 min.

    Original air date: 03/05/2019 Runtime: 42:25 min. When a prison bus crashes, 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.

  • 16. Greenlight

    Original air date: 03/19/2019 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 03/19/2019 Runtime: 43:03 min. Officer Nolan gets a lesson in respect after his arrest of a gang member leads to a free-for-all on his life; officer Chen and Bradford pull over Mario Lopez, who thinks he can talk his way out of a traffic violation.

  • 17. The Shake Up

    Original air date: 03/26/2019 Runtime: 42:02 min.

    Original air date: 03/26/2019 Runtime: 42:02 min. A massive earthquake rocks the city and throws everything into chaos; Russo recommends Officer Nolan for a protective detail of Brad Hayes, a man whose dealings have put a target on his head.

  • 18. Homefront

    Original air date: 04/02/2019 Runtime: 43:01 min.

    Original air date: 04/02/2019 Runtime: 43:01 min. When a cop is arrested by Internal Affairs for lying on the witness stand, it leads to the release of three felons whose cases he worked on; Officer Nolan finds out he is being sued by a man who claims he used excessive force which led to an injury.

  • 19. The Checklist

    Original air date: 04/09/2019 Runtime: 42:53 min.

    Original air date: 04/09/2019 Runtime: 42:53 min. Sgt. Gray informs the rookies that they must track down a specific set of crimes in a 48-hour period to qualify for their final exam; Nolan and Bishop answer a silent alarm call at will.i.am's house.

  • 20. Free Fall

    Original air date: 04/16/2019 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 04/16/2019 Runtime: 43:03 min. As the rookies prepare for a big exam to see who moves on to the next stage of training, Nolan and Bishop are called to the scene of a murder and learn that the victim may be tied to a potential terrorist attack on the city of Los Angeles.