The Ride Along
Season 1, Episode 7
Air date December 4, 2018
Written by Robert Bella
Directed by Cherie Nowlan
Episode guide
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"The Ride Along" is the seventh episode of the first season on The Rookie. This is the seventh episode of the series overall.

Summary Edit

Nolan and Bishop are assigned Hollywood director Rupert Payne, of whom Nolan is a fan, for a ride along to research his new film. Despite orders to keep him away from any dangerous situations, Payne observes Nolan and Bishop deescalating a situation involving a mentally impaired young man from a troubled neighborhood, which leads to a dangerous situation when Rupert tries to help the young man's family. Meanwhile, West informs Lopez that she is being considered for detective, which prompts Lopez to attempt leveraging smaller criminals into giving up a major player, which ultimately backfires. Elsewhere, Bradford's wife is arrested in a drugs bust, forcing Bradford to choose, once and for all, between his devotion to his wife and his devotion to his duty as a cop.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest starring Edit

  • Mircea Monroe as Isabel Bradford
  • Currie Graham as Ben McRee
  • Jonno Roberts as Rupert Payne
  • Christopher Meyer as Malcolm
  • Demetrius Grosse as Det. Kevin Wolfe
  • David DeSantos as Det. Elijah Vestri
  • Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers
  • Zayne Emory as Henry Nolan
  • Sandra Thigpen as Tyson Parks' Mother
  • Catfish Jean as Tyson Parks

Co-starring Edit

  • Rib Hillis as Porsche Guy
  • Chris Lamica as The Jason
  • Oscar Peña as Chuy
  • Eddie Yu as Security
  • Aubrey Cleland as Tiffany
  • Ron J. Rock as Rajon
  • Kaydence Patton as Officer Patton
  • Atticus Batacan as Clerk

Trivia Edit

In this episode, Tim Bradford says the car Isabel was arrested in is registered to "Carson Holland". In subsequent episodes, Isabel's associate is named "Carson Miller".

Quotes Edit


The Rookie Season 1 (2018)

"Pilot" • "Crash Course" • "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" • "The Switch" • "The Roundup" • "The Hawke" • "The Ride Along" • "Time of Death" • "Standoff" • "Flesh and Blood" • "Redwood" • TBA • TBA • TBA

See also: S1