Juliet: “It’s basically a sting. You put the Commissioner in a position to overhear false information that makes him feel threatened, and then you sit and you wait. If he takes the bait, you confirm that he’s corrupt.”
“Integrity Test” is the August 13 episode of “Rookie Blue.” Warning: this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Rookie Blue” airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. CT on ABC.
Traci Nash, please explain yourself. You would have thought that after she learned that Steve was the one who picked up the bomb that she would have told someone, like Andy. But no, instead she kept it to herself and decided to just keep an eye on Steve because that makes sense.
There weren’t any indications that he was involved before, but this one day of following him around will either indict him or clear him of any suspicions. It would have made more sense if Traci went to Andy, but then asked for a day to figure things out or to follow him around. Andy probably would have obliged because Traci’s her best friend, and because she doesn’t want to believe Steve is guilty either.
Instead, Traci said nothing, and she never came clean about Chris identifying Steve even after Steve was arrested. Yes, she loves Steve, but we didn’t really see her trying to wrap her head around him being responsible for the bombing. We just saw her double check every time Steve did something potentially shady.
There could have been emotional turmoil where Traci tries to work out whether she should tell someone or not, but there wasn’t anything of the sort. Most likely, Traci will work out her betrayal and heartbreak over all of this in the episodes to come. Did Traci not telling anyone about Steve bother you?
Well, at least now Andy voiced doubts about Chris’ story and wanted to go back and show him pictures to get an ID on the “Oliver Shaw” he dealt with. This was too little, too late Andy. Another part where she kinda messed up was with her confrontation in the warehouse with Steve.
Ever hear of wearing a wire or even making a recording on your phone? What if Gail and Nick weren’t waiting outside and Steve just walked away? It would have been smart to plan to record the confrontation with Steve or Santana. The rest of the integrity test was well thought out, but it didn’t seem like the team was prepared for when someone actually showed up.
Duncan Moore, you have officially won your way into good graces. At first, there was suspicion that maybe Duncan was somehow involved, but he showed his true colors when dealing with his stepfather. There may have been applause during his speech to Santana when he was getting handcuffed and driving away. You go, Duncan.
We had some other slightly major storylines thrown into this episode briefly and abruptly. It was a little weird. Jarvis told Chris he knew about the affair, but hey, it’s all good because now Jarvis can move in with his girlfriend. This was unexpected, but at least the drama of Chris’ affair is over. Then, Chloe and Dov had a moment where we were reminded that they should be together, but aren’t.
These two scenes just came out of nowhere. As nice as it is to touch base with these storylines, it would have been better to focus on more the cover up and corruption storyline at hand. You would think that after everything the team did that they would want to celebrate with Oliver after clearing his name, but that never happened.
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