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“The Rookie Season 4 Episode 1.” The Rookie is back and answering a lot of questions during its The Rookie Season 4 Episode 1 set times after the Cliffhanger of Season 3 kidnapping.
So, what really happened when Lopez as Alyssa Diaz was taken in by drug lord Sandra “La Fiera” De La Cruz as Camille Guaty? Jackson West as Titus Makin Jr. was also recruited when Lopez was put in one car when he was shot dead in the back and thrown into the trunk of another.
The Rookie Season 4 Episode 1 “Life and Death” Overview
With no time to mourn the loss of fellow executives, Tim Bradford as Eric Winter, John Nolan as Nathan Fillion, Nyla Harper as Mekia Cox, and Lucy Chen as Melissa O’Neil have agreed to be part of a criminal group, to help rescue a member of their group. Unfortunately, Lopez was taken to second place when they found a car that took her to a wedding.
Happily, Officer Nolan notices a tripwire attached to an abandoned car in time to save the entire team from further danger. Following the lead of the deceased, Nolan also realized that there may have been no runaway car, but there was an escape flight instead, and it was revealed that La Fiera was flying to Guatemala with Lopez with the intention of keeping the officer’s child safe.
Now, battling this situation, Lopez’s future husband, Wesley Evers as Shawn Ashmore seeks help through Sergeant Wade Gray as Richard T. Jones. Together they visited the DEA for help in Guatemala to recover Lopez. Unfortunately, they have to travel alone as the legal team does little to help. Eager to find his bride, Wesley seeks help from a criminal (played by Brandon Jay McLaren) who agrees to seek Lopez’s place in order to obtain a harsher sentence.
Meanwhile, Chenford fans are given a moment of hope after Lucy’s worried about going home to the apartment she lives in with the recently deceased Jackson. Bradford asks to put her in his place and they both share an emotional affair as they prepare to have sex with him in bed with him in his bed. As soon as it looks like he is going to work on the power of love, Bradford walks into the living room and tells him they have a leader where Lopez is.
Wesley pleads with officials to help save Lopez, and the plan begins to form as Gray reveals that Nolan is no longer a Rookie and is promoted. Chen and Gray were left to help locate Jackson’s killer with DNA collected under the claws of the deceased officer. Nolan, Harper, and Bradford contacted a contact named Max (played by visiting star Joshua Malina) to help them get to Guatemala.
As soon as they arrive abroad, Nolan goes to the office of a construction company hoping to change plans for the La Fiera company. He was able to do that by pretending to be an architect and then pretending to go to the bathroom as he pulled out a fire alarm to find time to be alone looking for plans.
While doing so, Bradford and Harper combined technology to make a recon right there, and Wesley arrives at the airport where he was picked up by La Fiera-paid police. Meanwhile, Lopez is in a position to survive under the second watchful eye of La Fiera and the doctor on the phone, so his surprise at seeing Wesley is understandable.
In Los Angeles, Chen and Gray follow the killer of Jackson, a 17-year-old who was hired by La Fiera for the job. Although Gray’s altercation with the assassin is intense and he is skeptical about what he will do, the Sergeant eventually does the right thing and handcuffs the process by examining it instead of seeking revenge for immorality.
Outside, Nolan reunites with Bradford and Harper as they decide that “Plan B” is the end of their path. It’s not something Harper or Chen like, but after Wesley’s brief signal pointed out what to do inside, things start to work. When she and Lopez were allowed to stay together for a while, she said they would have to leave the compound for her birth, which happened as she was being injected with drugs.
Wesley promises that Harper will oppose him when they get to the hospital, but as La Fiera and his men begin to rush Lopez to the medical center for care, he is separated from Wesley who is thrown into a different car. Looking away, Nolan says he will follow Wesley as Bradford and Harper meet Lopez at the hospital where the shooting continues.
In the escape race, Max sets off a helicopter to pick up Lopez, Bradford, and Harper, but just before they enter, La Fiera grabs Lopez with a shotgun. Angered by his abduction, Lopez turns around and lets out more bullets, hitting the criminal. Thankfully, Lopez was not seriously injured and, after some pleading, got Max to steer the helicopter over Wesley and Nolan.
In the end, it is a successful career, but a bittersweet one as they continue to face the loss of Jackson. Taking three months later, viewers were treated to the day when Lopez and Wesley returned home with their baby and had a small celebration with their colleagues. The installment ends with Lopez visiting Jackson West Cemetery where he gives her new information about their lives and introduces her new son, named Jackson to remember. The Rookie Season 4 Episode 1.
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