The Rookie season 5 will be back with new episodes on March 21, but the possibility of one of their main characters getting killed off has sparked outrage among fans in a massive way.

ABC’s popular series recently released a promo on Instagram, teasing upcoming events in the show. In the clip, the police officers at Mid-Wilshire share their testimonies about Lucy Chen (Melissa O’Neil) and Tim Bradford (Eric Winter)’s early undercover case for a documentary. As each officer reveals unknown events from the beginning of the season, the show delivers a shocking twist that has left fans concerned about Tim’s future on the show.

In the promo, Lucy is heard saying, “Tim just disappeared,” following which the camera cuts to rookie officer Aaron Thorsen (Tru Valentino) contacting his superiors from outside a local dumpster. He says, “Seven Lincoln seven, I just found a body … It’s Tim Bradford.” This revelation has left fans anxious about Tim’s fate and has sparked speculation about what could happen next on the show.

The recent promo for The Rookie has caused concern among fans, who fear that Tim Bradford may be killed off in the upcoming episodes. After seeing the teaser, fans took to the show’s comments section to express their worries about the fate of the character in season 5’s final episodes.


“I gasp every time I see this video. 😢,” one person wrote on Instagram. “Bro I [swear to God] I’m done if Tim is dead man😭,” a different follower said. “I refuse to believe you would do this to your viewers,” another chimed in.

It’s understandable why this plot twist has come as a surprise to fans, considering Eric Winter’s character Tim has been a part of the show since the pilot episode. Tim is currently experiencing a pivotal time in his life as he has finally started dating Lucy after five seasons of romantic tension.

He has also recently stepped down as a sergeant in the Los Angeles precinct, and his life seems to be on the upswing. However, since Tim went undercover earlier in the season as his doppelgänger Jake/Dim, it’s possible that Aaron mistook Tim’s face for that of his alter ego.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Tim’s fate on The Rookie, Eric Winter himself may have hinted that he’s not leaving the show anytime soon. In a recent video on Cameo, the actor expressed his confidence in his place on the show and hinted at the possibility of a season 6 renewal.

Right now, our ratings are better than ever,” Eric said in the clip. “I feel really confident about a season 6. Nothing’s official yet, but I do feel very confident given the way things are going. So, get ready for more Rookie.”

As fans eagerly await the return of The Rookie season 5 on March 21st, the recent promo has left them in a state of concern and speculation about the fate of Tim Bradford, one of the show’s main characters. The possibility of his character being killed off has sparked outrage and anxiety among fans.

Despite this, Eric Winter’s recent comments suggest that he may not be leaving the show anytime soon, providing a glimmer of hope for fans. As the show continues to deliver shocking twists and turns, only time will tell what the future holds for Tim Bradford and the rest of the characters in The Rookie. What do you think will happen to Tim in the upcoming episodes? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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