Rookie Blue Recap: Fragments

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
Rookie Blue Recap: Fragments
Missy Peregrym, June 28, 2008, Wizard World Comic Book Convention, photo by Adam Bielawski

“Rookie Blue” Season 5 Episode 10 “Fragments” aired on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on Global TV.  The entire division geared up to hunt down the culprit behind a bombing at a parking garage. Officer Duncan Moore (Matthew Owen Murray), Officer Andy McNally’s (Missy Peregrym) former rookie, was allowed back on the force. However, despite his efforts to reconcile with her, she refused to reconcile with and listen to him. Meanwhile, Officer Chloe Price (Priscilla Faia) and Officer Dov Epstein (Gregory Smith) dealt with the aftermath of Chloe’s divorce and the body camera footage that she had deleted. Read on to learn more about this episode.

Detective Sam Swarek (Ben Bass) surprised Andy, his girlfriend, with her duplicate key to his apartment. Much to his  surprise, she refused to take it. Later, she revealed to Chloe that her relationship with Sam was comfortable and did not want to mess things up by making things more complicated.

During the parade, Andy discovered that Officer Duncan Moore had been given back his gun and badge, making him a part of the 15th Division once more. Duncan tried his best to patch things up with Andy and even requested to ride with her, but Andy was unwilling to listen or to forgive him. Officer Nick Collins (Peter Mooney), Andy’s ex-boyfriend, volunteered to ride with Duncan, preferring his company over Chloe who had insisted on getting Nick’s help with the color of her dress for the upcoming Commissioner’s Gala.

Chloe and Andy came upon an irate parking garage manager, who told them that the customer who had just dashed out of the garage had not paid the parking fee. As they reasoned with the manager, an explosion rocked the garage.

The pair cleared out the parking garage quickly and discovered the source of the explosion — a bomb that was placed under one of the seats of the car of a young woman. The young woman, who was rushed to the hospital as she had sustained injuries, was discovered to be the daughter of a local construction king and the head of the Irish mob. This led Sam and Detective Traci Nash (Ekuna Okuma) to deduce that this was a mob hit. However, another bombing in a different area occurred, leading Staff Sergeant Oliver Shaw (Matt Gordon) to mobilize quickly.

Back at the station, Andy realized that she had recognized the car whose driver did not pay the parking fee. She recognized him as one of the irate residents of the subsidized government housing which the division had helped clear out during Episode 9 “Moving Day” (air date: July 23, 2014).

To double check, she asked Dov to help her gain access to the footage of the body cameras that they had worn during that particular “moving day.” However, Dov discovered that half of Chloe’s footage had disappeared and ran a program to recover it. He later confronted Chloe about the matter, and she revealed to him that her ex-husband, Wes (Cle Bennet), had kissed her. She reassured Dov that it meant nothing, but Dov became upset over the fact that she lied to him, she did not inform him of the matter, and she had deleted half of the footage of the body cameras.

Andy was able to get a copy of the plate numbers of the car and a picture of the resident she suspected of being involved in the bombings. However, she had to wait at the printer as Nick had printed out a long list of former residents of the housing. However, Nick’s list proved useful, as they were able to cross reference Andy’s picture with the list in order to identify their guy.

During the wait, Nick revealed that Duncan had claimed that they had a lot in common as they both had unresolved issues with Andy. This was because Nick was Andy’s ex-boyfriend, before she got back together with Sam.

Meanwhile, Duncan received a tip about the car that was seen in the area of the scene — the exact same car that Andy had just traced. Duncan decided to take matters in his own hands and went to visit the owner of the car — Theodore McDonald. McDonald turned out to be the culprit behind the bombings and proceeded to knock Duncan out, handcuff ed him to the steering wheel of the car, and wired him to explode if anyone tried to retrieve the officer.

Andy and Nick found Duncan as they were on their way to question McDonald about his car and his involvement in the bombings. They also discovered that McDonald’s son had died four years ago during a bombing at a diner and that day was the fourth anniversary of the diner bombing.

They discovered Duncan in the car and found out that they only had ten minutes before the car and Duncan explodes. As the bomb squad was more than ten minutes away, Nick decided to disarm the bomb himself and ordered Andy out of the garage so that he could concentrate.

Nick tried his best to disarm the bomb with the help of the bomb squad giving him instructions of what to do. Duncan, who believed that he was running out of time, radioed Andy to apologize and to admit that she was right in saying that he didn’t deserve to be a police officer.

Nick took a risky chance in trying to prevent the detonator from going off by wrapping rubber tire material in order to insulate the detonator, allowing the detonator to go off without setting off the charges.

Thankfully, this worked ,and Duncan and Andy were able to reconcile with each other. Nick and Andy also tied up their loose ends with each other, as he told Andy that they were good as long as she was happy with Sam.

However, as Theodore McDonald was still on the loose, the Intelligence department sent over Marlo Cruz (Rachael Ancheril), Sam’s ex-girlfriend in order to help them catch McDonald before more bombings occur.

The episode also focused on Officer Gail Peck’s (Charlotte Sullivan) personal life, as her ex-girlfriend, Holly (Aliyah O’ Brien), reappeared into her life once more. She also started the paperwork for the adoption of little Sophie, whose mother she had discovered dying and hit by a stray bullet in Episode 4 “Wanting” (air date: June 9, 2014).

What do you think will happen in the season finale? Do you think Nick still carries a torch for Andy? What do you think will happen to Dov and Chloe’s relationship? What do you think will happen to Andy and Sam’s relationship, given that Sam’s ex-girlfriend will be working closely with them for this case?

And that’s it for the “Rookie Blue” Season 5 Episode 10 “Fragments” recap. Keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG) for more recaps and updates on “Rookie Blue” and other television shows.

Join Andy and the rest of the 15th Division in the season finale of “Rookie Blue” next Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on Global TV.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.