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Source: ABC

'The Rookie' Just Killed Off a Major Character In Its Very First Season (SPOILERS)

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Not many TV shows have the, ahem, balls to kill off a major character in their first season, but ABC’s The Rookie did just that in its March 19 episode.

If you aren’t caught up with the freshman dramedy, we suggest you stop reading now because major spoilers from Episode 16 will be revealed in the paragraphs below!

Why did they kill the captain on The Rookie?

Fans were shocked when Captain Zoe Andersen (Mercedes Mason) died in the line of duty while assisting Police Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) in a shootout. The former Marine was killed with a gunshot to the neck by a man whose girlfriend Nolan had arrested earlier in the episode.