Rookie Blue

Season 1 Episode 10

Big Nickel

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Aug 26, 2010 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Andy McNally: I gotta say, I did not expect hambulance from someone like you.
      Sam Swarek: Someone like me?
      Andy McNally: Yeah. You're just so serious all the time.
      Sam Swarek: See, I hate that.
      Andy McNally: What?
      Sam Swarek: (changing his voice) "Why is Sam always so serious?" I've been getting that my whole life. When I was in third grade I went out and bought the biggest joke book on earth.
      Andy McNally: Yeah, obviously memorized it.
      Sam Swarek: All one hundred and one jokes. (Andy is laughing) Couldn't even make my own sister laugh.
      Andy McNally: You got a sister?
      Sam Swarek: Yeah, Sarah. She lives in St. Catherines.
      Andy McNally: Oh. Well, it was a long time ago. So, maybe you just need a new joke book.

    • Sam Swarek: (Sam talks about his sister) When she was 13 Sarah got attacked by this group of guys. She got pretty messed up by it, I was only nine at the time and I didn't really get it. I tried everything to cheer her up.
      Andy McNally: Hence the joke book.
      Sam Swarek: Not that it really worked.
      Andy McNally: You were nine years old. I'm sure you did everything you could.
      Sam Swarek: She didn't need cheering up. She just needed someone to protect her.
      Andy McNally: So you became a cop.

    • Andy McNally: Come on, what kind of music do you like listening to?
      Sam Swarek: Rush, I'm a big Rush fan.
      Andy McNally: Who?
      Sam Swarek: Yeah, I like The Who. Classic rock, you know. Okay, scan around, find me some Free.
      Andy McNally: Free?

    • Andy McNally: Hey, what kind of music do you like listening to when you drive?
      Sam Swarek: Nothing. I like to be alone with my thoughts.
      Andy McNally: Hm, what thoughts?
      Sam Swarek: My own private thoughts.
      Andy McNally: Okay, like, what's one of them?
      Sam Swarek: Are you allergic to silence?
      Andy McNally: What are you talking about? I'm silent all the time.

    • Andy McNally: (talking about plea deals) What about Anton Hill? All that work that you put in undercover. You know, you'd be pissed if he got flipped for a lighter sentence.
      Sam Swarek: I never actually got Hill, remember? So, not really relevant.
      Andy McNally: Yeah, but, you know-
      Sam Swarek: Try not to overhink it.
      Andy McNally: (scoffs) You compartmentalize a lot, don't you?
      Sam Swarek: We're friends, so I'm gonna let that slide.
      Andy McNally: (trying to compose herself) So, this prisoner, Swan, is he dangerous?
      Sam Swarek: If he was do you think they'd be sending you with me?
      Andy McNally: (ready to explode) You know what?
      Sam Swarek: What?
      Andy McNally: I'm gonna let that slide.

    • Andy McNally: (about to leave for their prisoner transport) I think we really need to lay some ground rules.
      Sam Swarek: I drive, you shut up. Sound good?
      Andy McNally: Look, I know the manual doesn't really cover whatever our situation is but I do think that if we just act polite, okay? Not fake polite, real polite, and we act as friends and, and share the driving then this will go just fine.
      Sam Swarek: What are you saying? You wanna be my friend?
      Andy McNally: Okay. I'll pretend you're Traci, you'll pretend I'm Oliver.
      Sam Swarek: Okay, get in. I'm driving. Friend.

    • Sam Swarek: (pleadingly) Noelle, 15's finest.
      Noelle Williams: No!
      Sam Swarek: Take McNally up to Sudbury for me.
      Noelle Williams: Hell, no!
      Sam Swarek: Please. I'll do your paperwork. Please. (Sam flashes her a smile)
      Noelle Williams: (laughing) You are working the dimples? Wow, you must really want this.
      Sam Swarek: I do.
      Noelle Williams: I hate prisoner transfers. Uh-uh, no. You're stuck in a car all day with a jailbird and then you gotta buy him a hotdog just to shut him up.
      Sam Swarek: Williams, please, just do me this solid. Please.
      Noelle Williams: I don't know what's going on with you and this rookie but, whatever it is, work it out.

    • Traci Nash: You can't do it, you can't go on a holiday with Swarek, not after what happened.
      Andy McNally: I have to. Traci, he's my T.O., okay? Look, it's not a holiday, it's an assignment.
      Traci Nash: Well, just get Frank to reassign you.
      Andy McNally: (ironically) Oh, yeah, I'm just gonna talk to my Staff Sergeant about my man problems.
      Traci Nash: Yeah, okay, you're right.
      Andy McNally: I'm just gonna ignore him.
      Traci Nash: (ironically) That's gonna work. Listen, listen. Why don't you just pretend that it never happened? Pretend to be his friend.
      Andy McNally: Friend? Yah, I can't be friends with Sam Swarek right now!

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Uprchlík (Fugitive)

    • Featured Music:
      "Never Turn Around" by Gobotron
      "My Oldest Friend" by Andrew Belle
      "Hell" by Tegan and Sara

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United States - August 26, 2010 on ABC
      Czech Republic - October 29, 2010 on Universal Channel
      Norway - January 10, 2011 on TVNorge
      United Kingdom - May 1, 2011 on Universal Channel/Universal Channel HD

  • Allusions