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Blue Bloods “Reagan v. Reagan”

10 Mar

Last night’s episode of Blue Bloods, “Reagan v. Reagan”, did what Blue Bloods does best, family dinner.

In a nutshell, story A. Erin Reagan is prosecuting a woman for killing her husband, the woman’s attorney is killed shortly after court lets out. Danny is in charge of the investigation,  this leads to a showdown in the courtroom and at family dinner. Sibling rivalry done right. Story B, someone has been scamming the commissioners credit card, they think it could be Frank’s good friend and restaurant owner, in the end it turns out it isn’t.   

At the center of the Erin vs Danny dispute is a mysterious person named M or Monroe, the wife says this is the person that killed her husband. When Danny starts to follow that lead, as the attorney was doing Erin gets mad, she says the police already investigated but no such person existed. Danny goes ahead with his investigation, knowing it could bring down his sister’s case. Erin tells him he is being used, they argue as only a sister and brother could.

We cut between, Erin’s trial and Danny’s investigation. Danny’s investigation takes him to a meeting with a man that can introduce him to the mysterious Monroe. Of course he has to get in a car with the person, but instead of a ride the person tries to run him down. Neither him or Jackie get a plate number.

The defense attorney gets wind of this and calls him to the stand as a witness for the defense. 

Danny hits the stand, and he and Erin go at each other, it’s a great scene, Donnie Wahlberg has become a pretty good actor, much better then his brother. I still can’t believe he was a member of New Kids on The Block, it cracks up me every time I watch their videos on-line. Erin does a really good job of discrediting Danny and his investigation.

Finally the family dinner scene.  Lots of tension as Danny calls Erin out for making him and the work of the police look like clowns, questioning his skills as a detective. Jamie tries to be the peace maker saying she was only doing her job. But they keep at it, Frank says it just like when they were 8 and 10.  So he sends them off to do the dishes together as punishment, he tells them to work it out. 

In the end Danny finds Monroe, he tells him Delmar was having an affair with his friend of 35 years. The husband found out and killed Delmar. In the end Danny and Erin make up, and the Reagan family stays as tight knit as ever.

Next Week, March Madness is taking over the TV, so Blue Bloods won’t be back for few.

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Blue Bloods – “Whistle Blower”

8 Jan

Blue Bloods was all new Friday January 6th, with Whistle Blower.  The main action center around the murder of Ray Milo, a man willing to protect construction workers rights, even if it means risking his life.  He was working for Erin as a confidential informant. She had promised to protect him if he helps her, of course he is murdered.  In a touch of irony Ray watches as giant rat is blown up before he shuts down a construction job and organize a strike.  

The Reagan family rallies around a guilt stricken Erin, Frank and Danny both lend support. Danny is the most help because he solves the murder and finds out that Erin isn’t too blame afterall.  It was the wife, she ratted him out, so the giant rat at the opening of the show didn’t represent him ratting out the unions, but his wife ratting him out and ultimately causing his death.

The B story, is the recording of an officer beating a man on the street, a PR nightmare for Frank.  The lesson I learned from this part of the episode, cameras are everywhere, you are always being recorded, privacy is a thing of the past.  My boss always says don’t out it in email unless you want the whole company to read it.

Which brings us to Sunday dinner (my favorite part of the show), Frank sets up Danny, there isn’t a cop who doesn’t have something in his history that he would prefer internal affairs not know about, let alone have caught on tape.

Blue Bloods delivers another solid episode, it doesn’t need flash or twists, just good solid story telling and acting.

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