The Rookie (2018– )
2 user 5 critic

The Switch 

The rookies are temporarily paired with new training officers and Officer Nolan is paired with Officer Lopez. When Nolan and Lopez track down an escaped criminal, they discover a little ... See full summary »


Toa Fraser


Alexi Hawley (created by), Vincent Angell | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... John Nolan
Alyssa Diaz ... Angela Lopez
Richard T. Jones ... Sergeant Wade Grey
Titus Makin Jr. ... Jackson West (as Titus Makin)
Mercedes Mason ... Captain Zoe Andersen
Melissa O'Neil ... Lucy Chen
Afton Williamson ... Talia Bishop
Eric Winter ... Tim Bradford
José Zúñiga ... Nestor Garcia
Kristian Nairn ... Wallace
Madison Horcher ... Sarah
Jay Ali ... Detective Singh
Cameron Gharaee ... Clyde
Kim Johnston Ulrich ... Alice
Paxton Singleton ... Marco


The rookies are temporarily paired with new training officers and Officer Nolan is paired with Officer Lopez. When Nolan and Lopez track down an escaped criminal, they discover a little kindness goes a long way. Meanwhile, Jackson is forced to face his fears when he is partnered with Officer Bradford, while Officer Chen and Nolan must face a hard truth.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Crime | Drama


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

13 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Switch See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Wallace is played by the actor who played Hodor from 'Game of Thrones'. See more »


In the final shootout with the drug dealers when Officer Bradford finds cover to reload, his Glock's slide is locked back. This happens when a gun is shot empty to ease reloading. When we're in first person view from his body cam in the next shot, not only is the slide released without him having reloaded yet, but the magazine he released from his gun clearly shows (a) remaining bullet(s), so the slide couldn't be locked back from the gun being empty. In the next shot, out of FPV, the slide is locked back again, in continuity with the first shot. See more »


Sergeant Wade Grey: [Sgt. Grey drives up to a criminal] Yo! Yo! Yo! Yo! Yo! You call an Uber?
[Criminal shakes his head no. Grey points a gun at him. Criminal raises his hands]
Sergeant Wade Grey: I'll understand if you don't give me a five star.
See more »


References Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) See more »


Ain't the Problem You Want
Performed by Dumisani Maraire & Raphael Lake & Aaron Levy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"Switch" - Parking Lot gun battle, Worst on TV!
15 November 2018 | by ad-valoremSee all my reviews

Yup... bullets flying everywhere... punching holes in cars, hitting one non-combatant, and a senior cop shooting his weapon numerous times without aiming ... And the 'perp' with the automatic weapon fires at least 50 rounds without reloading and doesn't hit anything except cars in the busy parking lot... The scene's climax is when the lead 'rookie' character crawls under a truck to trip the bad guy who had ample opportunity to shoot 'our hero' while falling backward against another vehicle.. but instead simply dropped his weapon so as to comply with the poorly written script.

No thought given to the technical details such as keeping fingers off the trigger while handling a firearm... or safety considerations of what lies beyond the intended target that the cops were shooting at. They acted like the bullets simply disappear once it misses the bad guy.

That whole scene was just poorly staged and made cops appear to be bumbling idiots that need to be sent back to basic NRA Gun Safety 101 training.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed