|Played by:||Nathan Fillion|
|Appears in:||1 series, 1 season|
John Nolan is the main character in the series. He is a rookie cop who works at Los Angeles Police Department in the Mid-Wilshire station.
In the pilot episode, Nolan is shown storing his divorce papers and wedding ring in a safe deposit box; he tells the bank manager that the divorce had been "coming for two years" and that he and his ex-wife had agreed to stay married until their son Henry went to college. During the following incident with bank robbers, he says that he went to college, dropped out when his girlfriend got pregnant, and started a construction business. In later episodes, we hear that he went to Penn State and studied pre-law.
Nolan moved out to California six months before his first day on the job as a rookie; he's staying in the guest house of his old college roommate, who seems to be not only rich but largely absent.
In "The Ride-Along" Nolan chats with his son online, and they seem to have a good relationship. In "Time of Death" Nolan speaks to his ex-wife Sarah on the phone, and they sound like the divorce was amicable.
|The Rookie: Season 1|
|"Pilot":||"Crash Course":||"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly":||"The Switch":||"The Roundup":||"The Hawke":||"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly":|
|"Time of Death":||"Standoff":||"Flesh and Blood":||"Redwood":||"Episode 1.12":||"Episode 1.13":|
|Cast||Nathan Fillion • Alyssa Diaz • Richard T. Jones • Titus Makin • Mercedes Mason • Melissa O'Neil • Afton Williamson • Eric Winter|
|Characters||John Nolan • Angela Lopez • Wade Grey • Jackson West • Zoe Andersen • Lucy Chen • Talia Bishop • Tim Bradford|