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'Rookie Blue': Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith Reveal Season 2 Spoilers
Sophomore cop drama Rookie Blue returns Thursday night -- and it doesn't skip a beat.
Stars Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith recently dished on the second season, which begins on ABC at 10 p.m., and this is what they had to share:
Rookie Blue is reaching Grey's Anatomy likeness: Rookie Blue, centered on five young and ambitious rookie cops, "is a character-driven, procedural sort of show so Grey's Anatomy is the best example of that formula," Smith, best known for his role in Everwood, told reporters at ABC's summer press day last month. Co-star Peregrym agreed: "It's more about how we are affected personally and how our personal lives affect our job and vice versa."
Andy finds herself caught in a romantic triangle: "Almost immediately, [Luke's] ex-girlfriend and ex-partner ends up working at our division which causes a lot of strife for our relationship because she's still an authoritative figure for me," Peregrym reveals. "I have to answer to her which is a bit difficult, especially because she will has very strong feelings for Luke." But what does that mean for Andy and Sam Swarek (Ben Bass)? "Sam's not my training officer any more so we can date without me losing my job or him being fired, so that boundary is totally gone."
Dov gets more serious in Season 2: "His misguided enthusiasm creates a lot of opportunities to watch him squirm a little bit, but especially this year, you start to see a little more of a personal serious of the character, which helps you understand why he is the way he is," Smith told reporters. "You start to get more of his back story which is really fun as well."
A traumatic experience affects Andy's judgment: In the season premiere, airing Thursday, Andy gets [spoiler alert!] shot while patroling a concert ground. Her "understanding" and "patience level gets capped because it's disheartening because you can try as hard as you want and do all the right things and justice is not served. That's like life. Just because you do all the right things does not guarantee everybody's going to be OK. I think that's a hard thing for her to accept," Peregrym explains.
Will Dov and Sam ever be friendly?: As far as Smith is concerned, he wants to take it to the next level. "I have been pitching from Day 1 that Dov gets to have a man crush on Swarek," he joked to The Hollywood Reporter. "Even though they haven't really taken the bait yet, sometimes in scenes you'll notice I am doing my best to mimic him. That's my own little secret that I let you in on because he's such a badass and Dov wants to be.
Rookie Blue returns for Season 2 on ABC at 10 p.m.