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10 Seasons, 218 Episodes

Genre: Family / Crime / Musical /

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Blue Bloods is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his sti more
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  • Fog of War

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    Fog of War

    If there's one thing you can learn from Blue Bloods, it's that cops take it seriously when they have to shoot to kill.

    On Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 14, both Jamie and the officer who pulled the trigger blamed themselves for the accidental death of a fellow officer, while Frank struggled to find the right words to say about the situation.

    It made for one of the most emotional episodes of Blue Bloods in a while.

    There was plenty of high drama, but my favorite scene was the one where Frank walked in on Eddie fighting with a fellow officer in the hallway.

    Eddie was doubly embarrassed because Frank was both her boss and her father-in-law, and fistfights aren't exactly professional conduct. And Frank could have taken a hard line on that type of behavior.

    Both Eddie's loss of temper and Frank's quiet rebuke demonstrated how high tensions ran after Price's death and how difficult it was for the cops to go back to normal.Read more ››

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  • Reckless

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    Reckless

    Danny said what many people are feeling for a lot of reasons.

    On Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 13, he felt like he was living in Opposite World. For him, it was because his case was so weird.

    But it was oddly comforting to know that every single one of the Reagans felt that sense of the world being topsy-turvy that has become all too common in modern times.

    Danny's reason for feeling out of sorts was that his likely suspects were cooperative and his potential victim had disappeared.

    But that wasn't that unusual. Not if he took a minute to think about it.

    Yes, I killed his reputation, but I did not kill him.

    Allison
    • Permalink: Yes, I killed his reputation, but I did not kill him.

    The problem was that he was fixated on Allison Roth as the culprit. Everything felt bizarre and like it didn't fit ...
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  • Where The Truth Lies

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    Where The Truth Lies

    Suicide is one of those things that's vital to talk about, but most people tiptoe around it because it makes them uncomfortable.

    Police departments really do have a suicide epidemic on their hands, though, and Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 12 had the courage to address it.

    Frank's dilemma after Rosemary Martin blamed him for her husband's suicide made for a powerful hour of television, especially juxtaposed with the other storylines.

    It's hard to write stories about suicide well. It's too sensitive a topic and writers run the risk of either being melodramatic or writing unrealistic nonsense that makes it harder for viewers who are contemplating suicide to seek help.

    Fortunately, Blue Bloods did neither.

    Frank: Mrs. Martin, I'm so sorry. I -
    Rosemary: Save it. I don't want to hear it. How many officers have to die before we admit the truth that nobody has their back out there? You killed him.

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  • Careful What You Wish For

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    Careful What You Wish For

    One of the things Blue Bloods does best is to examine criminal justice reform from the cops' perspective.

    The series often presents an alternative point of view that balances compassion and fairness with the need for law and order, often with interesting results.

    And on Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 11, the dual issues of treating addiction like a public health issue and dealing with homeless people demonstrated that the need for systemic reform affects both cops and citizens in negative ways.

    Erin's conflict with Judge Harvey addressed the topical issue of how to deal with drug addicts compassionately rather than filling jails with non-violent offenders.

    Erin: Do you really think rehab is appropriate, Judge Harvey?
    Harvey: I forgot for one precious second what it was like to work with you.

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  • Bones to Pick

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    Bones to Pick

    Whew.

    The promo for Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 10 made many fans worry that Abigail was going to learn she had been cheated on.

    Thank goodness it turned out that wasn't the story. We don't want to see Abigail's heart get broken.

    As politics-of-being-commissioner stories go, though, this one wasn't the most riveting.

    It was realistic that Frank and his staff would get stuck navigating the political consequences of a top officer having an affair, though it wasn't exactly high-level stuff.

    Many of Frank's storylines revolve around ethical issues that leave viewers debating who was right.

    But this time, there wasn't much to debate.

    Abigail argued that regardless of the ranks of the officers involved, this was a private issue -- not police business. And no one but Frank disagreed with her.

    She hasn't committed a crime. Her private life is not police business. You say...
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  • Grave Errors

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    Grave Errors

    The times, they are a-changing, as the song goes.

    On Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 9, Frank got his first taste of dealing with the new mayor.

    He and Garrett seemingly passed Mayor-Elect Chase's test. But have things changed, or is Chase yet another mayor that will continually butt heads with Frank?

    Frank's not usually one to shy away from speaking his mind, nor does he care about the consequences of defying ridiculous orders coming from the mayor's office.

    He often states that the mayor isn't part of the NYPD and doesn't know what cops deal with every day.

    So it was weird that he entertained thoughts about Chase's desire to replace Garrett--or anything else--for more than half a second.

    Frank: Garett Moore is great at his job.
    Chase: He's smart, good on his feet, and well liked by the press.
    Frank: And how is that a bad thing?
    Chase: He needs to be liked. He basks in it. He's a golde...
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  • Friends in High Places

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    Friends in High Places

    Do firefighters and cops really hate each other?

    Judging by TV, they do. Every cop show deals with bitter rivalry with the fire department at some point.

    On Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 8, it was Frank's turn. He handled it with class and honor, but sheesh.

    Frank is a busy man who surely had better things to do than deal with that ridiculous rivalry.

    From the incident report he discussed with Garrett and Gormley, neither the cops nor the firefighters acted like adults.

    The cops rushed in a while handling what seemed to be a spurious noise complaint, and the firefighters fought back.

    Frank: If you stop anyone on the street and ask them who the NYPD and FDNY commissioners are, what would they say?
    Abigail: Frank Reagan and... I don't know.
    Frank: Exactly. If I were the Commissioner of I Don't Know, I'd have a chip on my shoulder too.

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  • Higher Standards

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    When Frank and Jamie butt heads, it's usually because they're too damn similar.

    Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 7 was no exception.

    Jamie started on the same side as his father, but that was almost forgotten in their disagreement about how he handled a water-throwing citizen.

    Frank and Jamie's conflict was one of those things where both points of view were valid. 

    That's good writing. In a case like this, it would be easy to slant the story to support one side or the other.

    The writers, as they often do, went the more difficult route of presenting both points of view so that viewers can make up their own minds.

    Anyone who throws water on police officers, who throw objects at police officers, who impede police officers while they are doing the job are breaking the law. Anyone caught doing this will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I want to be crystal clear about this. I will neve...
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  • Glass Houses

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    Glass Houses

    Finally!

    Jamie and Eddie's marriage has fallen by the wayside, but Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 6 fixed that.

    They worked together to get to the bottom of who posted nude photos of Caitlin O'Brien, and it was just like old times.

    Jamie and Eddie's case was easily the most interesting storyline of the hour.

    As soon as Caitlin's father showed up all freaked out about nude photos of his daughter online, I knew there had to be more to the story.

    I was sure Mr. O'Brien had violated his daughter's privacy somehow, but I didn't expect her to have posted revenge porn herself to try to frame her ex-boyfriend.

    Related: Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 5 Review

    Anyway, tying it into Eddie's history was a nice bonus.

    I was glad that Eddie put aside her initial irritation with Jamie's request and talked to Caitlin.

    Although Caitlin'...
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  • The Price You Pay

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    The Price You Pay

    The times, they are a-changin'.

    Frank has never been happy about that, especially when he feels the political climate makes it impossible for cops to do their jobs.

    On Blue Bloods Season 10 Episode 5, he felt guilty about reporting a detective's potential misconduct to IAB, but was he right to feel bad about it?

    Frank compared his decision to Jamie's decision to investigate Espinoza privately.

    But the two weren't directly comparable.

    Frank's job requires him to wear so many hats that sometimes it's impossible for him to fulfill all the requirements at once.

    Related: Blue Bloods' Frank Reagan: Grumpy Curmudgeon or Man of Principle?

    He needs to make hiring decisions, minimize problems within the department, help the community see the police in a positive light, and enforce department rules.

    Viewers only got the tail end of this, b...
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