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But Peter Mooney, who plays the latest of McNally's paramours on the ABC series (airing .. Also, Nick COllins lost both his parents. .. I felt like their relationship is kind of like a car accident, you can't help but look at the. personal information, including your religious or political views, health, racial background, country of origin, sexual identity and/or personal relationships. It's been six months since Andy McNally and Nick Collins left for their And although Nick and Gail have cemented their relationship, Nick can't.
He listens as she defends herself in the car, he really does, hanging onto every word that suggests their bitter end is his fault. And maybe it is. Maybe it is his fault for not realizing until now the feelings that are creeping up on him. The sparks have gone out between him and Gail, but is his wrong for hanging on in hopes that the embers have a little more left inside them?
It doesn't matter now because he's telling her goodnight and she's looking at him with shame and guilt and anger - all things he knows she wouldn't being feelings if he hadn't come back into her life. And then it's not long before he realizes how safe he's been living his life. And I don't mean physically living, because as a cop there's a chance to get shot at every day- almost as much as there is when he was wearing a different uniform.
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The relationship with Gail had been safe, going back to something he knew before though it hadn't worked the first time. Well, it had failed this time too, and this time, it's Andy who's his "break-up buddy" instead of the other way around. He looks at her with gratitude, knowing full well that she could so easily look at him with daggers.
The feeling of thanks is mixed with something else, something Chloe had discovered before, something that shouldn't be there. But now, it doesn't matter. And maybe he should have waited longer after the split with Gail, but that whole taking chances thing means finally being honest. After all belated honestly had destroyed his engagement to be engaged.
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Magical, he calls her, and at first she doesn't understand, and right then and here he almost withdrew completely. But swallowing his pride and opening himself up to the kind of hurt he had unleashed in the past, Nick clarifies- only to be interrupted. Even still, he knew what she was going to say. Maybe, but that doesn't mean he knows everything.
After all, Andy McNally is a spitfire package that can surprise even the people who know her the best. He's willing to wait, but she doesn't want him too. Because he's worth it, because they're both worth it. And as they stumble over her apartment, knocking over lamps and chairs in the effort to unbutton their tops, he can't help but wonder how this was happening. The relationship, though he's not sure if he can put a label on it or even if he wants to, is simple and easy.
In fact, the only complication is not between them but between them and Gail, though she seems to be hanging around with the pretty lab tech girl an awful lot. So while she's angry and not really talking to either of them, at least she has someone who understands her- not out of obligation, but out of truly caring.
In fact, he's pretty sure there's something more because there was something suspicious about the way they were both in the coat closet and staggered their exits There's something going on, and he feels very disconnected from it.
After the incident at the park, he and Andy aren't paired up as often anymore, even though they weren't on the job when Chris's son was taken.
Consequences are consequences, though, and like the soldier he is, Nick takes it. Still, he notices the way Swarek is using the situation to talk down to him and get more time with Andy.
He doesn't say anything, though; he could be just completely paranoid about nothing. But they're talking a lot and in secret tones Even if they're not together, even if she's with Nick and he's with Marlo. In fact, Sam and Andy and Marlo and suddenly becoming a little group. And then Marlo doesn't show up to work, and he doesn't understand until he and Oliver are sent to her house because of a case. The basement is shocking, but not nearly as much of a surprise as to hear the lack of shock in Andy's voice.
And suddenly, all the pieces fall together. Pieces wouldn't be the only thing that fell that day. Officers missing, officers shot, and a hit list are just a taste of the horrors that 15 faced. Now more aware of Marlo's condition, Nick understands. A few of his army buddies suffered similarly, and it's that experience that finds him easily working at her side.
They join forces to solve the case she had unintentionally created- until he steps out of the parade room and comes face to face with a man and a gun. His name is called, and his pupils dilate under the immediate stress. But before he can react, a different voice calls out a different name, and there are two shots. One is from his own gun, second only to the bullet in a different direction. Glass is broken, cops are scattered, and Andy goes rushing by him, followed shortly by Marlo. But Marlo stops and turns around, and Nick has to look the way she was going before he is slapped with his own realization, something he knew all along.
The downed officer is loaded up into a bus, and only one fool makes the mistake of arguing with her about riding along. Nick follows separately, but only after giving his own statement about the shooting and closing the book on another case. The whole division is at the hospital, anxiously awaiting news about three of their officers, and Nick is reflecting about how he was almost among those ranks when his eyes fall upon a distraught Andy approaching.
An apology falls from her lips, and he dismisses it immediately. As much as she hated keeping things from Traci, she knew her friend had enough to deal with right now and didn't need to listen to her problems, too.
How are you doing? Right now it still sucks. Andy had the suspicion Traci hadn't cried about it yet. She held her friend as she poured out her feelings in broken sobs and sniffles. It lasted almost ten minutes. But Andy didn't really have anywhere to be, so that wasn't a big deal. Well, she told herself, she didn't have anywhere she was needed.
Sam had told her to come to the Penny later because he had something for her. And as awful as it made her feel, she was currently considering leaving on the undercover op without saying goodbye. They needed to make a clean break, and they couldn't do that if she went to the bar and said a messy goodbye.
She was so wrapped up in it, she didn't realize Traci had pulled back and was studying her. Crying was an aberration for Traci, and now she looked back to usual self, with the exception of a little runny mascara. And I know that your face is saying something is up. We help each other get through the rough parts of life," Traci tilted her head as she spoke.
And I didn't tell you when it happened because you had to process what happened to Jerry. And Frank just told me the undercover is as good as mine, and Sam wants me to meet him at the Penny because he has soothing to give me, but I can't leave after going to see him because we need to make a clean break. So I don't know what to do. Both of them were acting different than usual that night.
Andy guessed it was probably everything that happened with Jerry and the stress of leaving for the undercover op so soon. But whatever it was, it was making them act weird. Telling Traci when she was leaving wasn't going to be an easy conversation, so she might as well have it now, when they were both acting so out of character.
Andy braced herself, blew out a breath, and started talking. Sam Swarek sat at the bar at the Black Penny, a drink in one hand and a small velvet box held tightly in the other.
It was getting late. But he knew McNally. She would show unless something physically stopped her. If she wanted to show. But she had to want to come. He couldn't let himself think different.
She was a devoted cop, but she tended to break the rules when it came to him. He took another long pull of his beer. Every passing minute was making him second guess what he felt for her and what knew about her. When he'd walked in, he'd noticed Gail Peck sitting a little farther down the bar, doing roughly the same thing he was, minus the little velvet box.
He knew she and Collins had a thing going on, but he didn't know why she was at the bar without him.
As far as Sam knew, they were in good shape. Unlike him and Andy. Finally deciding to see what was going on, he moved down to sit next to Gail. Sam nodded as he swallowed another gulp of beer. The alcohol was slowly beginning to wok its magic. He never drank to get drunk, but he was sure he would start if McNally didn't show up. They sat that way, staring at their drinks and ordering new ones, for another hour and a half. It was one thirty in the morning. He knew she was right but he couldn't make himself say it.
He thought he knew McNally, thought he knew everything about her, from the way she laughed to the way took on a challenge to the way she attacked her pancakes at breakfast. He'd tried to memorize every little part of her so that he knew she wasn't different or hurt when she finished a shift. He didn't worry as much that way.
Which wasn't saying that much because he still worried a lot. We need to move on.
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He watched her hail a cab to settle his instincts to protect and serve and fight off the effects of alcohol to do so. He sat there for another twenty minutes, not knowing what to do with himself. He glanced down at the little box in his hand. He flipped open the top of the box with his thumb, looking down at the simple diamond set in white gold. He thought of all the reasons he'd bought the thing in the first place, of all the things he loved about Andy McNally.
He snapped it shut, ending that chapter in his life. Tomorrow night, after he'd slept off the God awful hangover he planned on drinking himself into, he would take Gail's advice and begin to move on. She and Nick had found out from Frank they were definitely leaving that night. A few hours later, and they were in their cover apartment. The cameras, much like the ones Boyd had set up in Sam's cover apartment, could be turned off, but they were cautioned not to take too much time off the record.
Andy couldn't help but relive the hours she'd spent in his cover apartment as they toured their own. They were posing as a couple who were willing to do some dirty deeds to make some good cash, and the apartment was their sanctuary. They wouldn't be able to do everything they wanted, though.
Sam said it was a lot of book reading. She had also grabbed a blank notebook and a pen, thinking it would be… therapeutic, maybe, to write down everything that happened and everything she was feeling. She knew she and Nick were going to be playing nefarious characters, so she knew she wasn't going to be comfortable with everything they had to do. Writing down could be a way she could get it all out.
You spent so much time in the army anything seems like a palace. But I can't blame him. He was doing what he thought was best. Sam wanted to meet me. She could say whatever she wanted about wanting to make a clean break and letting him move on, but deep down she knew she wouldn't have left if she had gone to see him.
He weakened her defenses. She looked over at him, studied the lines of his face, the short sandy brown hair, and the thick muscles of his upper body. She had a feeling she and Nick would become good friends over the course of the op.
Undercover forced a bond, but she knew she and Nick would have more than just trust with each other; they would have friendship. She rested her head back against the couch and took a deep breath. The hard work would begin the next day. She and Nick were going to be acting like a couple for the first time when it really counted.
They were going to have to be convincing in front of one of the biggest drug lords in the country. She hoped they could pull it off. Nick gently urged her forward with his arm around her back, making it look like a gentle squeeze between lovers rather than the silent code between undercover cop coworkers.