The Rookie: Why Mercedes Mason’s Zoe Andersen Was Killed Off

The Rookie shocked fans when the series killed off major character Captain Zoe Andersen (Mercedes Mason) during its first season. Season 1 Episode 16, “Greenlight,” delivered plenty of action when Andersen and and series protagonist John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) were kidnapped by a gang during a staged burglary. One of the gang members, Cole Midas, shot Zoe in the neck and she didn’t survive her injuries.

Her death strongly affected Nolan, who’d grown close to the captain throughout the season. While it’s not uncommon for shows to kill off characters during their freshman seasons, Anderson’s demise rubbed fans the wrong way because it happened so early in the season and she was already well loved by the audience. Here’s who Zoe Andersen is and why Mercedes Mason left The Rookie.

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