He said “As we were considering what our cliffhanger would be, I feel like the best version of it is you paint yourself into a corner where the audience is like, ‘How the hell is he going to get out of that?”’
“That’s obviously what we’re going to figure out when we come back. Not that I don’t have ideas, but it’s going to be a challenge, and the obstacle is enormous.
“Armstrong has a lot of credibility and respect inside the department, and Nolan’s just a rookie.
“So it’s going to be a big hill to climb for Nolan. But I think that’s where the excitement is.
“That’s where the fun of that story will be on the other side of the season.”
The Rookie premieres Sunday, January 3, 2021, on ABC