Show You Gotta Watch Tonight: Rookie Blue – Love Behind the Badge!By Delaina Dixon | June 24, 2010 | Entertainment
TV DivaGal knows what you really want to know about the new cop soap Rookie Blue, which premieres tonight. Which guys and gals in blue are hooking up?
Well, it isn’t force newbies Dov Epstein and Andy McNally.
Miss Peregrym, who plays Andy, is too busy being torn between two lovers.
“There’s her training officer and she could lose her job if she has a relationship with him. They’re not allowed to have anything other than what’s professional. But they go through so many challenging circumstances, they bond,” Missy says. “She’s also genuinely dating a detective.”
Dov has got his hands full too. “He meets somebody outside of the force who happens to be an adult dancer,” reveals Gregory Smith, who stars in the role.
And there’s that other thing: Dov and Andy can’t stand each other!
“He’s definitely the show-off and tries to be the big man,” Missy says of Dov.
“He probably is confident and cocky to a fault, a free-spirited cop who likes to make up the rule book as he goes along,” says Greg, adding in defense of Dov, “he is without question, is the most excited to be on the force, and his creativity is invaluable. He’s just got to find the balance between the avant-garde and playing it safe.”
If the disdain between Dov and Andy seems a little too genuine onscreen, Missy confesses, “Greg and I were playing basketball in real-life together before the show started. We were very competitive, and it took that turn on the show as well, so we just naturally have this bickering attitude.”
Hmmm, TV DivaGal has to wonder: Is bickering really just a code for these characters’ underlying sexual tension?
Missy laughs. “Maybe if we come back for season two!”
Rookie Blue premieres Thursday, June 24 at 9 p.m. on ABC.
photo credit: Annabel Reyes/ABC