Is Jenna Dewan leaving The Rookie, and is her character of Bailey Nune dead thanks to Rosalind Dyer? Tonight’s episode raised those questions ahead of time, as it promised one of the most epic stories that we have seen in quite some time. Annie Wersching was back as the aforementioned serial killer, and that was without even mentioning the crossover with The Rookie: Feds.
In capturing Bailey, Rosalind’s goal from the start was to try to make John Nolan suffer. It’s something that she has prioritized ever since her first appearances from the show, alongside the other members of the LAPD. We know that Lucy Chen has also been a frequent target; hence, why we saw Chris targeted back in the season 5 premiere.
Losing Bailey would be a hard blow for this show, largely because she does bring a different perspective to the series — so many other regulars are either in the police force or tied to it in a more direct way. Dewan, however, is a big star. She could easily move on to other projects.
Yet, here’s the good news for all of us — somehow, Bailey managed to survive! She was able to use her diving skills to breathe long enough under water for the rest of the team to be able to make it out of her tank alive. However, the big surprise here was that Nolan didn’t kill Rosalind to make that happen. She wanted him to — she wanted to die. He just couldn’t do it; he couldn’t compromise the person he was, even to save the woman he loved. That’s a part of why she loved him.
The big twist at the end of this episode was definitely shocking: Rosalind is dead. Someone sniped her while Nolan was taking her out of the building; odds are, this was her backup plan from the start.
Entering tonight’s The Rookie, did you think that Bailey could die?
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