The Rookie Season 1
The Rookie season 1 started airing on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Subscribe below for season One fan alert to get a short reminder email the day of the season finale - Apr 16, 2019. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to episode.guide where we’ll have season recap and discussion.
List of Episodes
most recent episode S1E20 Free Fall
The season consists of 20 episodes.
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The Rookie is inspired by a true story. John Nolan is the oldest rookie in the LAPD. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies twenty years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a "young" cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.
To this, he gets smacked in the mouth with the butt of the pistol, and before audiences can thank the masked man for stopping this farcical monologue, he starts back up again. Granted, this time he’s motivated by something other than his burgeoning suicidal tendencies — John is trying to distract the <...> - according to indieWire [Ben Travers]
I don’t like you, Officer Nolan. It’s not personal. I hate what you represent, a walking midlife crisis. You see, the LAPD isn’t a place for you to find yourself and I believe if you succeed my house will be flooded with middle-aged losers looking for some kind of Eat, Pray, Love path to reinvention and that <...> - via TV Fanatic [Christine Orlando]
Game 2 of the Fultz-as-a-starter experiment fared a little better than Game 1, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. The former no. 1 pick was cheered like a walk-on. Maybe he just needs to be ignored for a little while? Fillion plays John Nolan, a 40-something, recently divorced construction company owner in <...> - according to The Ringer [Miles Surrey]
Nolan is eager, has a heart of gold and is so focused on making a difference that sometimes it takes him a minute to realize he has to follow the rules. While this would be a learning curve for most rookies, Sergeant Grey (Richard T. Jones) has it out for Nolan because he thinks a successful older rookie will open the <...> - by Hungry Watching - Season 1 [Jaya Daniel]
Nathan Fillion is back on television, and this time he is all set to portray a real person. That’s right, The Rookie is based on true events in which Fillion plays a 40-year old man named John Nolan who decides to make a drastic change in life when he joins LAPD as the oldest rookie. The ABC series also stars Afton <...> - via TV and City [Ariba Bhuvad]