The BEST episodes written by Robert Bella

900 votes

#1 - Lockdown

The Rookie - Season 3 - Episode 5

Nolan is taken hostage by a man with nothing to lose while the station goes on lockdown and races to identify the suspect before time runs out. Jackson and Stanton reach a tipping point in their relationship that could end Jackson’s career.

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1032 votes

#2 - Control

The Rookie - Season 2 - Episode 17

Nolan’s relationship with his first confidential informant is tested when he discovers her back on the street dealing drugs. Lucy’s fear of dating following her abduction and her intrusion into Jackson’s relationship is beginning to threaten their friendship.

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1401 votes

#3 - Manhunt

The Rookie - Season 1 - Episode 15

When a prison bus crashes, all units must respond as some inmates face severe injuries while others seek an opportunity to flee. In the wake of the accident, Officer Nolan tries to impress an FBI hostage negotiator while tracking down an escaped convict.

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Now and Then
1154 votes

#4 - Now and Then

The Rookie - Season 2 - Episode 12

Nolan takes his son’s fiancé on a ride-along after she shows an interest in becoming a police officer. Jackson’s relationship becomes complicated at work.

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1229 votes

#5 - Fallout

The Rookie - Season 2 - Episode 6

An emergency alert of an impending missile attack sends Los Angeles into chaos and uncertainty, while the officers each try to keep the peace and deal with their own disasters.

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In the Line of Fire
855 votes

#6 - In the Line of Fire

The Rookie - Season 4 - Episode 3

Officer Nolan and officer Chen report to a structure fire and suspect that there is more to the situation than meets the eye. Meanwhile, after witnessing a sniper shooting, the team searches for the shooter and discovers that the perpetrator has a connection to one of their own.

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The Ride Along
1489 votes

#7 - The Ride Along

The Rookie - Season 1 - Episode 7

Sergeant Grey informs Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop that they are going to have a movie director as a ride-along during their patrol after a fun afternoon granting the wish of a Make-A-Wish kid as honorary police officer Kaydence Patton. Meanwhile, Officer Bradford is tested once again after he learns that his wife, Isabel, has been arrested for drug possession.

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1759 votes

#8 - Backstabber

Castle (2009) - Season 8 - Episode 18

When Hayley finds herself being implicated in a cyber-terror attack after doing an old friend a favor, Castle and Beckett rush to clear her name.

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Tone Death
1693 votes

#9 - Tone Death

Castle (2009) - Season 8 - Episode 9

When a body is found in the theater of Martha's latest show, Castle and Beckett's investigation leads them into the unexpectedly dangerous world of competitive a capella.

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