‘The Rookie’ Showrunner Promises Consequences for Wesley

by Anna Dunn
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 03: Shawn Ashmore attends the Los Angeles Premiere of "Aftermath" at The Landmark Westwood on August 03, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The Rookie showrunner recently promised consequences for Wesley in a new interview. This follows an intense and emotional mid-season finale. While fans are relieved that the episode ended with Wes safe and sound, there’s still the matter of his dirty dealings and stepping over the line of conduct.

Wes, played by Sean Ashmore, is the deputy D.A. But after he made a dirty dealer with drug dealer Elijah, he inadvertently put himself in harm’s way. While it’s impossible to predict exactly what will happen, it’s safe to assume that even though the physical danger to Wes is gone, he still has to face the other consequences of his actions.

In a recent interview with TV Insider, showrunner Alexi Hawley said that Wesley is definitely going to have to face the repercussions of his actions. According to Hawley, These sorts of repercussions are particularly important for the show to address.

“Yeah. Look, I mean, what we’ve really been leaning into really since last season, ” he said in response to a comment that he’ll have to deal with stepping over the line. “Obviously, with all the issues about policing, is that there are consequences to actions, especially actions like going rogue or that kind of stuff.”

Fans love Wes, but it’s safe to say that his decision-making hasn’t been the best this season.

There’s No More Threat from Elijah, but ‘The Rookie’ isn’t Dropping the Storyline Yet

So even though the threat from Elijah is over, we are carrying through with ‘What are the consequences of him breaching his ethical relationship with the client?’ and ‘How does that affect his relationship with Lopez?'”

Not to mention, the entire LAPD knows that he made a dirty deal. That’s going to reflect poorly on him. In fact, his whole career may be in jeopardy, and there will be an investigation of sorts.

“He’s going to come up before the Bar Association and ultimately, I don’t want to spoil it for everybody else but I mean, he’s going to [have consequences],” Hawley said.

Last night’s episode of The Rookie also saw Tim pay a visit to his dying abusive father. It was an incredibly emotionally charged moment. Harper, meanwhile, made some shady decisions of her own in order to keep her ex from moving away with their daughter.

Nolan, meanwhile, introduced his son to Bailey. He’s also debating asking her to marry him. Therefore, fans can definitely expect more from that storyline when the show returns in 2022.

The Rookie airs on Sundays at 10/9 Central on ABC but will be on a bit of a hiatus. The show is currently on its fourth season and stars Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, and Richard T. Jones.