Less than an hour left before we kick things off with Tassie Cameron - who's excited?
Okay, I'm early - unusual for me - is this thing on? And what's with shirtless Travis on a loop down below? Not complaining...
Haha Rookie Blue reached 30,000 twitter followers, and they're celebrating!
Indeed! What a way to mark the occasion. Worried I'd stumbled onto the wrong site.
Tassie, how are you feeling with the Rookie Blue season 4 premiere only an hour away? It must be surreal to see four seasons come and go?
It is surreal. The strangest thing is that I'm as nervous as I was for the very first episode, four years ago. That feeling never goes away.
Without spoiling anything for the fans, what is your favourite part of this season?
So glad you liked it! Yeah, I'm really happy with this opener - so fun to start in such a different place and space.
My favourite part of the season? That's like asking me which of my children I love the best (easy, because I only have one child). I love our two new cast members. I love Sam's back story reveal. I love what happens to Oliver this season. I love Andy, always. I can't choose!
I think we're pretty happy with the 13 episode season -- but always open to more, if the Powers That Be want to go for it. We never run out of stories, weirdly.
Hardest scene to write was in the season finale. I think you'll see why when it comes.
We wanted a new rookie on the show -- and we wanted a new hard-ass training officer, to take over from Noelle when she was on maternity leave. And we wanted to drop two new character bombs into our core gang's lives.
The premiere and the finale are always hardest for me to write. And I always seem to get stuck with them. Maybe next season (should we get one), I'll hand one of those off to Russ Cochrane. Share my pain.
Sherry White penned the Sam's back story episode -- after much discussion in the writers' room -- and I think she did a spectacular job.
Sam & Andy are both moving forward in really interesting ways this season -- growing and changing, I think, for the better -- which can only be good for them in the long run. Is that too vague?