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The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 6 Review: The Reaper

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Who says no to a strip club?

Simone’s undercover skills are tested again in The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 6 as Brendon is visited by his usually absent father. They are both heartbroken.

So far we have seen all of our criminal masterminds being male. Some gender balance was fine over time. Who better than a female assassin to balance that?

Simone Under Arrest - The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 6

Sending Simone undercover to jail wasn’t smart, and Carter realized that early on. Just because she improvised that time in The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 4 doesn’t mean she was ready to infiltrate in that capacity.

A prison is a dangerous place where most people are criminals. Getting murdered is very easy.

Simone and Carter - The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 6

Simone is good at fooling people. If the FBI hadn’t tapped into her skills and she had gone to the other side, many banks would have been robbed by now.

When she does what Garza calls an “extraordinary guidance counselor thing,” no one is safe. The Reaper’s girlfriend never stood a chance against Simone. She really is the FBI’s secret weapon.

Brendon also saved the day with his “extraordinary ex-actor thing.” I didn’t know how long they were going to keep doing this stunt, but so far so good.

Brendon: I did a movie once where I…
Laura and Garza: …you played a sniper.
Brendon: … was shot in the heart. It was a romantic comedy. It was actually sweet.

It happens organically in a way that doesn’t damage credibility.

Brendon - The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 6

As this season progresses, I find myself liking Brendon more. He is the embodiment of “listening to the young people on your team”. Everything the current generation uses, it seems to be on top. It saves the team a lot of time and definitely saves lives.

Carter done by an inmate could have burned the whole operation.

The unit walks on dangerous ground, and if they ever face their superiors, it will be difficult to explain how they make certain decisions.

Nothing is ever left to chance in undercover operations. Everyone with whom the undercover agent will interact must be controlled. Rushing an operation like this put more than one person at risk.

The guy with glasses - The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 6

Brendon had a visit from dearest dad.

But before dad, there is Lucy. I am now convinced that Lucy is just clumsy with men. Every time she interacts with a man, it looks like she’s been in love with him all her life.

Brendon: Hey Lucy!
Lucy: Do you remember me?

Rookie writers have to make a decision soon. Will Lucy stay with Chris, Bradford or Vampire cop?

It was heartbreaking to see Brendon’s dad use him like that. I mean, who fakes having cancer just so they don’t tell their kid that they were trying to steal it?

Carter Hope - The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 6

If his appearance was of any use, we now know why Brendon left the theater. It’s a story as old as the world. A child spends his life trying to live his parents’ dream until he realizes that life is too short to be unhappy and decides to follow his dreams.

Usually Laura comes across as a nonsensical detective on the job. It was refreshing to see her crack jokes though.

The way Britt Robertson delivers the comedic aspect of Laura is something I hadn’t noticed before. Dry humor means communicating without mincing words that she means what she says.

Bogdoff: You know, you could be pretty if you didn’t dress like a boy.
Laura: And you could be beautiful if you didn’t have your face.

She might turn out to be my favorite after Elena and Garza.

Laura - The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 6

Heartbreak knocked on Simone and Brendon’s doors for two totally different reasons.

Simone’s busy work schedule hampered her and Dina. The ship struck an iceberg and sank before setting sail.

Dina: So that’s the end of the road. Is that what you say?
Simone: Relationships are about timing. And I guess it’s just not ours.

At this point, everyone in the FBI should be dating other members of the Bureau.

Laura’s relationship fell apart because she was too busy with work. Garza burned down three marriages, each failing due to work. Carter divorced her when his marriage failed because he was too involved in pursuing a promotion he left behind with his wife. And now, Simone.

Dina and Simone - The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 6

The problem seems to be work, and the solution could also be work.

How fun would it have been to see the unit turn up the volume in the strip club? God knows they could all use it.

It was so funny to see Carter shocked at being invited to the strip club. He had grown accustomed to being a husband – although absent – he had forgotten that he was no longer one.

Simone and Brendon’s decision to nurse their broken hearts home is a decision I understood, even if I didn’t support it. I’m sorry but THE STRIP CLUB!

Lucy Chen - The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Episode 6

It was a typical episode of The Rookie without anything more. Typical relationship drama, a great deal and a few twists in the deal. It was not bad. Just normal.

What do you think of Simone and Dina’s breakup? Do you want them to get back together or just let it sink?

You thought Brendon’s last name was funny?

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You can always watch The Rookie: Feds online here on TV Fanatic to catch up on what you might have missed.

The Rookie: Feds airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC

Denis Kimathi is an editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.



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