Rookie Blue's second season continued with the third episode, "Bad Moon Rising," tonight. There was some happy news for one of the rookies, but anything could happen on a full moon, and they needed to be prepared.
Congratulations are in order
Late at night, Andy calls Luke, unable to sleep. When she hears a noise, she gets her gun to check it out, but it's just a dog at the back gate. Luke comes home just as she finds a ring, and though it's not how he planned it, they're engaged.
Tension is still high with Gail staying over all the time, much to Dov's dislike. However, at one home, things seem to be going well that morning between Jerry and Traci.
At work, Best updates everyone on Cole's shooting, the case that kept Luke at work late. Oliver warns them about Friday night shifts on a full moon, and Chris speaks up saying they should be affected too. Before they break, Best offers congratulations to Andy. Oliver doesn't want to ride along with Dov for the day, and Gail offers to take over his supervision.
Sam's obviously jealous about the engagement, and while responding to a call, he almost hits a guy jaywalking. They continue to the accident scene, and one of the drivers took offÂ—possibly the guy they almost hit. There's a bag of heads in the trunk.
Chris and Traci have different views on marriage and family while discussing Andy's engagement. A woman comes by with the killer's identity on the shooting.
There's not much blood on the heads, and the witnesses' description matches the guy they almost hit.
When Dov spots a fight, Gail stops him from getting out of the car and breaks it up without moving by threatening to use a taser.
The car belongs to Tanya, who didn't know her car was stolen and is moving back home with her parents. Her laptop was stolen. When she says she doesn't know anyone who works at the hospital, they head out. The hospital reported three cadavers with missing heads.
Looking for their suspect on Rookie Blue
Chris and Traci bring the information to Luke, but they don't have evidence to tie Michelle Turner to the murder, and the witness won't give her name. Jerry interrupts an uncomfortable conversation between Luke and Rosati about the engagement.
Andy and Sam split up, and though she finds their suspect, he escapes. Their suspect turns out to be a research resident, Daniel, who had missed shifts.
Chris finds an ID for their witness, Cecile EdwardsÂ—she's the mother of the girl she identified as the shooter. When they talk to Cecile, she tells them Michelle went out with Cole and she's sure she killed him. She had filed a missing persons report, but it has sat inactive, and Cecile hoped it would get them looking for her. Traci offers to let her look at the file to see if there's anything else they need to know.
There is a good reason Rosati's not so happy about everythingÂ—that was the ring she turned down. Luke argues that she wanted different things and now he's happy with Andy.
Sam and Andy check out Daniel's place, and though he's not there, there's plenty to implicate him, including jars of brains. Sam finds medication indicating schizophrenia. They need to find him before he goes after the brain of someone still alive.
Dov's determined to find cause to make an arrest, and it leads to an argument about her relationship with Chris. She reveals that she offered to be his partner because no one else wanted him, and his behavior isn't impressing anyone.
The case becomes personal for Andy
While snooping around, Sam finds video Daniel recorded that makes it sound like he's trying to cure himself. Andy finds Tanya's laptop and pictures of her, and they call her to warn her.
Luke arrives home, takes off his gun, and grabs a beer. Meanwhile, Sam and Andy argue about how responsible Daniel is for his behavior. She ignores Luke's call, and he leaves a message saying he's home early. Andy and Sam get to Tanya's and find her upset. Daniel was there, and she had recognized him from work. She hit him in the head with a lamp, and when they got there, he left. He had been screaming about Andy, saying he was going to find her.
Luke passes by his holster, but it's emptyÂ—Daniel's holding his gun and asks about Andy. He realizes Luke's police, and when Luke takes a step forward, Daniel shoots him.
Dov and Gail respond to a noise complaint, and when they get to the address, Daniel's walking down the street. Dov tries questioning him and asks for his ID. Gail goes to check it and sees the alert on his name. When she calls dispatch, Andy realizes that's their street. Daniel pulls the gun to his own head when Gail and Dov pull theirs on him. When Andy and Sam get there, she realizes it's Luke's gun. She and Sam run into the house and find Luke bleeding. Sam takes control of the situation while she breaks down.
Rosati joins them in the hospital and says Daniel came in through the back gate. The doctor tells them he lost a lot of blood and the next 48 hours are critical. She says ICU is restricted, but not for AndyÂ—she's his family.
Gail checks in on Dov and hugs him. Traci tells Cecile they're going to put out another bulletin on her daughter. Jerry joins Traci at her desk, and she updates him on Cecile.
At the hospital, Sam joins Rosati in chairs, while Andy sits at Luke's bedside, waiting for him to wake up.
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