“I get it. Your whole life you’ve been displaced from one home to another, but that’s over now. Girl, we’re family. You couldn’t get rid of me if you tried.” – Lucy
If you recall the above quote from the 14th episode, “Death Sentence,” which aired a few days ago on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, and was watched by 4.77 million US viewers. Then we can assure you that this is just the beginning! It is fair to say that the reception that the series has been getting with each episode is exciting, and the viewers can’t wait to see what else the story has to unfold.
The fans have been anticipating if the season will resume its run with the remaining episodes in February 2023 or not. If you are one of them, then you’ve come to the right spot, we have compiled all the necessary information for you to get a head start on the forthcoming episodes.
Here is everything we know so far about when The Rookie Season 5 will be back on ABC.
The Rookie Season 5: When will the new episodes premiere?
The fans can finally relax because the show will not take a long midseason break this time, and will have to hang tight for a few days. It has been confirmed that the 15th episode, “The Con,” is now scheduled to release on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at the same time slot of 8/7c on ABC and later on Hulu. The official synopsis of the episode states, “With help from the FBI, Lopez puts everything on the line to help Elijah Stone take down a gang leader in exchange for her safety; Nolan and Bailey must deal with the secrets and shady dealings his late mother left behind.”
In the meantime, we urge viewers to catch up with the prior episodes of the fifth season to get an idea of how the story will unfold. Additionally, the network has also released the episode title and synopsis of the next episode, which are as follows: The 16th episode, “Exposed,” will be released on February 21, 2023, and follows the team must stop a militia from detonating a highly combustible truck in their possession; Nolan, Thorson, Juarez, and Harper search for three men who may have been exposed to Ebola. The runtime of each episode is approximately 42 to 45 minutes. Take a look at the official promo below:
The Rookie Season 5: A quick recap of the season so far
The ABC network has not yet revealed the season’s precise plotlines, but the existing episode descriptions are perfectly adequate to establish the entire picture of the season, which will help you understand the theme much better. Here’s everything we know about The Rookie’s Season 5 episodes so far.
Episode 1: Double Down – September 25, 2022: Officer John Nolan is once again face-to-face with serial killer Rosalind Dyer, and she wants him to know she’s not done with him yet. Meanwhile, officers Bradford and Chen work undercover with Detective Lopez and the Las Vegas Police Department to arrest leaders of a major criminal enterprise.
Episode 2: Labor Day – October 2, 2022: Officer John Nolan is moving closer to his new role as a training officer. In preparation, he is tasked with overseeing Officer Aaron Thorsen and must uncover the truth about another officer’s suicide. Meanwhile, Lucy’s successful undercover assignment earns her an invitation for specialized training in Sacramento, and she must decide if this is the path she wants to take.
Episode 3: Dye Hard – October 9, 2022: Officer John Nolan is assigned his first rookie, Officer Celina Juarez, whose unconventional approach to police work poses a unique challenge for him.
Episode 4: The Choice – October 16, 2022: Rosalind returns with a vengeance, and Bailey’s life is left hanging in the balance; Nolan is forced to make a deadly decision after a harrowing ultimatum.
Episode 5: The Fugitive – October 23, 2022: Nolan and Juarez are on the hunt for a fugitive after a car incident goes awry; a past injury comes to haunt Tim and Lucy comes through during his time in need in more ways than one.
Episode 6: The Reckoning – October 30, 2022: Nolan and Celina investigate a cash deposit linked to an old DEA case; Wesley grows increasingly concerned about his deposition and is shocked when he realizes Elijah’s attorney is a familiar face from his past.
Episode 7: Crossfire – November 6, 2022: Officer John Nolan and Celina witness a shooting and realize the victim was already dead; Bailey has been feeling off-center since the proposal, leaving Nolan to wonder what he can do to make her feel better.
Episode 8: The Collar – December 4, 2022: Officers John Nolan and Celina Juarez are in a race against time to stop the source of an explosive rampage.
Episode 9: Take Back – December 4, 2022: Officer John Nolan and the team investigate the unexpected death of a suspect in police custody; Sgt. Grey and his wife, Luna, go to New York to visit their daughter, Dominique, only to realize she never made it home from the night before.
Episode 10: The List: – January 3, 2023: Detective Nyla Harper and James find themselves in the middle of a bank robbery which leads the entire team on a citywide manhunt; Tim and Lucy go on their first date.
Episode 11. The Naked and the Dead – January 10, 2023: The search for a missing boy leads the team into the middle of a dangerous drug war between two rival gangs.
Episode 12: Death Notice – January 17, 2023: Nolan and Celina must stand guard at a hospital after a dangerous prisoner needs surgery; Aaron, Lopez, and Harper look into a string of robberies; Tim and Lucy consider how their secret relationship will affect their work; Lopez gets unexpected news.
Episode 13: Daddy Cop – January 24, 2023: In the midst of a heatwave and a citywide blackout, Nolan and Aaron follow increasingly large leads after they discover criminals hiding at the station; Chen makes an alarming discovery after being called to a scene with a pungent smell.
Episode 14: Death Sentence – January 31, 2023: Officer John Nolan and Bailey search for a mystery gunman after a shooting hit a little too close to home; Aaron struggles to live within his means; Wesley suspects that a judge is taking bribes.
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles in the episodes are as follows: Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper, Jenna Dewan as Bailey Nune, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Wade Grey, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Eric Winter as Tim Bradford, and Tru Valentino as Aaron Thorsen.
The series is produced by ABC Studios and Entertainment One. The series hails from creator and executive producer Alexi Hawley with Winter, Fillion, Mark Gordon, Michelle Chapman, and Bill Norcross. Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio and international distributor of The Rookie, a co-production with ABC Signature. ABC Signature is a part of Disney Television Studios.
All the episodes are currently available to watch on fuboTV, Lifetime, and Hulu Plus, based on viewers’ locations. The viewers can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preferences of the streaming platform users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on ABC’s official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel.
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While you wait for The Rookie Season 5 Episode 15 to air in a few days, catch up on previous episodes.