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The Rookie Season 5 Episode 18 Release Date and Time

The Rookie is one of the most-watched procedural dramas on television right now. The ABC show is currently in its fifth season and is consistently getting huge ratings due to its impressive storyline.

The current season has so far aired 17 episodes, and the 18th one was supposed to air on March 7th. However, the episode has been delayed, and it will now be arriving on a new date. Read on to find out when The Rookie season 5, episode 18 will air.

The Rookie Season 5 Episode 18: Release Date and Time

Fans might get disappointed to know that The Rookie season 5 has gone on a break for two weeks. The 18th episode, which was supposed to air this week, will now be released on Tuesday, March 21. The upcoming episode will air on ABC at 8/7c. After the hiatus, the show will once again start releasing new episodes weekly on Tuesdays.

Instead of airing a new episode this week, ABC re-aired the 13th episode of this season titled Daddy Cop on March 7th. The network will probably air an old episode next week, too, to fill in the void. The reason behind the two-week delay has not been revealed.

The Rookie Season 5 Episode 18 Promo

To help with the wait, ABC has unveiled a small promo for the upcoming episode, titled Double Trouble. The trailer shows a documentary being filmed and two LAPD police officers going undercover. The tensions then escalate as a body, said to be of Sergeant Tim Bradford, is discovered. Watch the promo below.

In the previous episode, titled The Enemy Within, Monica was kidnapped by Elijah Stone’s gang. She manages to escape and decides to take down the enemy herself. Elijah is sent to prison, while Monica gets injured in a crossfire. In another event, Celina kept looking for answers about her parents.

Meanwhile, Nolan found that Celina’s parents were opioid addicts who were trying to score drugs when her sister disappeared. At the office, Tim and Lucy met with a Make-a-Dream kid Jordy. It was later revealed that the kid was there to delete ticket records for his father.

How Many Episodes are There in The Rookie Season 5?

While the initial seasons of the show featured 20 episodes, The Rookie season 5 is set to have 22 episodes, keeping up with the previous installment. The season premiered on September 25 last year but went on multiple breaks in between. The finale episode release date has not been announced yet.

The official synopsis for the series reads, “The series follows John Nolan, a 40-year-old man who moves from his comfortable small-town life to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department.”

“He must navigate the dangerous, humorous, unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count,” it reads further. The show stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Eric Winter as Tim Bradford, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, and Richard T. Jones as Wade Grey.

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