'Rookie Blue' Season 4: Gregory Smith 'lives for the challenge' of acting and directing

Gregory Smith didn't want to take the easy way out with his second "Rookie Blue" directing assignment ... and he sure didn't.The actor who plays Officer Dov Epstein on the Canadian-made ABC police drama is in the thick of the bountiful action -- on both sides of the camera -- as he calls the shots on the first half of the show's Season 4 finale Thursday (Sept. 5). The story is sparked by an unknown gunman who targets Andy and Chloe (Missy Peregrym, Priscilla Faia), then other cops of 15 Division.From the moment he first heard the plot, Smith knew he wanted to tackle the episode fully."I'm very, very happy with it," he tells Zap2it, explaining that executive producers Tassie Cameron, David Wellington and Ilana Frank "came up to me about halfway through the season and said, 'OK, we're starting to think about your episode. The previous year [when Smith first directed an episode],...



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