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Blue Bloods “Thanksgiving”

19 Nov

Blue Bloods Thanksgiving episode last night on CBS at 10pm, demonstrated why I love this show so much. It showcased the closeness and love of the Reagan family.

We also had terror threats, cause nothing says Thanksgiving like blowing up the Lincoln Tunnel, art thieves, I knew Jacob wasn’t long for this world and gambling debts. 

I don’t know how Frank (Tom Selleck) does it, I get a little stress and need an Ativan, but somehow he manages a terror threat and his Dad’s heart attack and bypass surgery like any other day.  Tom Selleck has gone from sex symbol in the 80’s as Magnum P.I., to everyone’s favorite TV Dad, steady and solid as a rock.

When Frank gets to the hospital and sees Henry (Len Cariou) for the first time, Henry says. “what about Thanksgiving”. Now that is dedication to your turkey, and it made me laugh because my Grammy would have done the same thing. She made every holiday a feast, and cooked for days to get ready.

Erin finally meets a nice guy Jacob, played by an actor, Frederick Weller that I actually like, he is under investigation for being an art thief.   There is a twist, he is stealing back art that was stolen by the Nazi’s during WW2 and returning it to the rightful owners. Modern day Robin Hood, unfortunately that won’t stop the NYPD from arresting him.  Maybe he will get away, but not before he and Erin grow closer and a they have a romantic roll in the hay.

Other sub-plots, Danny and Jackie are investigating a murder and Renzulli’s got a gambling problem.  Jamie (Will Estes), told his dad, he didn’t name any names, but Frank figured it out anyway.  Frank meets with Renzulli and in a subtle way lets him know he knows, and he has a chance to clean up his mess, but let him know this was it, if he messed up again he was done.  Which pretty much means the end for Renzulli.

In the end Henry’s surgery is a success and the Reagan’s have Thanksgiving at the hospital. Even though I didn’t get my traditional Regan family scene in their dining room I will take that moment anywhere I can get it.

From the Reagan’s to you, Happy Thanksgiving.

Blue Bloods “Lonely Hearts Club”

12 Nov

Tonight on Blue Bloods, Frank (Tom Selleck) has union negotiation issues, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) has a sting operation, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) has a date and Henry (Len Cariou) has a new job offer .

“Lonely Hearts Club” was a mediocre episode from an other wise strong show. With 22 episodes to produce every year you are going to get some that are less spectacular then others.

Jackie (Jennifer Esposito)  goes undercover as a prostitute to catch a serial killer. Really show, a prostitute, deduct points for lack of originality. Danny gets upset, he doesn’t want to lose another partner, and feared for her safety. I don’t remember them ever mentioning Danny losing other partners, I hope they go back to this, its an important piece to his back story.

Frank meets with the head of the UPA, they are negotiating a new contract, the head of the UPA tells him the only thing on the table is a wage freeze for one year. Frank dismisses him, basically saying are you high, and get of my office.  There is some discussion of outsourcing some of the units, one of the companies mentioned is Ajax.

Ajax is offering Henry a job, he turns them down, because he realizes they want him as leverage in their deal with the city. Henry sees the handwriting on the wall and his loyalty is clear.  In the end Frank one ups the guy from the UPA and wins.

Erin is dragging Nicky to the opera and art exhibits in an attempt to show her there is more to life then being a cop. While at a gallery, they meet Jacob, the awesome Frederick Wellar, who plays Marshal on In Plain Sight on USA. He takes a liking to Erin and they go out on a date. I hope this means he will be back.

Back to Jackie and the serial killer, an elaborate sting operation has been set up. Cameras, two way communication, all to protect Jackie and to catch a killer. What the heck was Danny worried about, and if Danny was so worried why did he leave Jackie alone to go to the car after they shut down the op when the last guy was over an hour late.  There is still a serial killer out there, how did they know he wouldn’t show up. Of course this slip gave the killer a chance to drug Jackie and shoot at her, he misses, thank God Danny can’t lose another partner. 

Danny gets back to the room in the nick of time and saves Jackie.  It turns out the killer is actually the mother and brother of the prostitute killed in the opening of the episode, creepy.

That’s what happened last night on Blue Bloods.

Next week, they are going to rip your heart out, Henry has a heart attack on Thanksgiving. I teared up watching the preview, check it out below, see if it doesn’t make you a little misty.

Blue Bloods – A Night on The Town

21 Oct

What Blue Bloodsdoes best is family. The cop part, the cases etc are secondary to the family scenes. That is what I like most about this

courtesy of CBS

show, it gives you a warm fuzzy feeling. Maybe the mob guy getting  revenge on the dealer who gave him the bad drugs wasn’t so warm and fuzzy but the rest of the show made up for it. 

The scene with Frank ( Tom Selleck) and Henry (Len Cariou) and the boys at lunch was priceless, the older generation imparting wisdom on the younger generation.

Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Linda (Amy Carlson) working on their marriage. 

Jamie (Will Estes) seeking counsel from his dad about his undercover assignment.

The show builds a genuine bond between the characters and the audience, you instantly care about the lives of these people. I look forward to the family scenes most when I watch this show.

Jamie’s undercover storyline is looking pretty good, of course he and Bianca are going to fall for each other.

I do love how Danny was able to take care of the wife and still get his criminal. Too funny.

No family dinner this week, booo!!.

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