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The Switch
Season 1, Episode 4
S1E4
Air date November 13, 2018
Written by Vincent Angell
Directed by Greg Beeman
Episode guide
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"The Switch" is the fourth episode of the first season on The Rookie. This is the fourth episode of the series overall.

Summary Edit

Sgt. Gray tests the rookies by assigning them new TOs, partering Nolan with Lopez, West with Bradford and Chen with Bishop. He tasks the rookies with gaining insight into their new TOs. Lopez takes Nolan to court and Nolan ends up chasing an escaped prisoner, leading to a potentially career-making bust for the pair. Bradford, however, learns about West's struggles when he freezes during a shootout. Bradford takes West to meet an agoraphobe who gives West advice on facing his fears. Meanwhile, Chen defends her relationship with Nolan to Bishop during their patrol, prompting Nolan and Chen to have a talk about their relationship.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest starring Edit

  • José Zúñiga as Nestor
  • Kristian Nairn as Wallace
  • Madison Horcher as Sarah
  • Jay Ali as Det. Singh
  • Cameron Gharaee as Clyde
  • Kim Johnston Ulrich as Alice
  • Paxton Singleton as Marco

Co-starring Edit

  • Steven Allerick as Bo Sokolovsky
  • Harley Cunningham as Teen
  • Michael Masini as CHP Officer Ditka
  • Daniel Nguyen as Hector

Trivia Edit

  • California Vehicle Code 23123 is the hands-free vehicle code.
  • California Vehicle Code 23120: No driver shall operate a motor vehicle while wearing glasses having a temple width of 1/2" or more if any part of said temple extends below the horizontal center of the lens so as to interfere with lateral vision.
  • CHEN: "In what circumstance can a firearm be discharged at a moving vehicle?" NOLAN: Only if the person in the vehicle is immediately threatening an officer or another person with deadly force using something other than the vehicle. LAPD Manual, Section 1/556.40
  • A complete description of the firearm involved ... shall include: Make; Type; Caliber or gauge; Finish; Barrel length; Serial number; Frame number; Type or color of grips or stock; Marks or initials; and, Unusual features. LAPD Manual, Section 4/244.50

Quotes Edit

"I grew up in the system - four foster families by the time I was your age, each of them worse than where you are now." - Talia Bishop

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