Blue Bloods Review: "Age of Innocence"

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Members of the Reagan family were contemplating their family legacy this week in ways both big and small.

When Danny brought Nicky to a crime scene, her “Age of Innocence” was soon over. After specifically being told by her uncle to wait in the car, she did what any 14 year old would.

She snuck out to view the dead body. Regrettably, the experience wasn’t as enticing as she’d imagined. Kudos to Danny for telling Nicky to go home and tell her mother the truth when she offered to hide it. It’s nice to be reminded that Danny is a responsible father himself.

Of course Nicky didn’t do it. After all, she is 14.

Danny and Nicky

As usual I appreciated the Reagan family dinner. How great was it when Linda told her boys to be quiet because the adults were talking? How often do you see that on TV?

And as everyone lamented over the effect the crime scene was having on Nicky, Frank did the sensible thing. He went to talk to her. 

Viewing that body rocked Nicky’s faith in her ability to be a cop and her grandfather was their to give her some perspective.

He got sick after seeing his first dead body but good cops learn to control their emotions. He also reminded the 14 year old that she has a long time to decide what she wants to do but if she decides to be a cop he has no doubt she can handle it. She’s a Reagan.

Frank has such confidence and love for his family. It is the core of this show.

Frank had the mayor’s new Deputy Press Secretary to deal with played by the beautiful Noelle Beck. Could this be Frank’s new love interest? I hope so.

Frank needs something other than work and family to keep life interesting and in her few scenes Sue Connors came across as smart and feisty.

We got a small glimpse into why Frank is publicity shy. It sounded like Henry sought out the spotlight and it came back to bite him, ending in his being fired.

Having watched his father go though that ordeal seemed to have made Frank even more humble. I wonder if we’ll ever get the details on that back story.

Danny and Jackie were solidly entertaining as always. The dead girl outside of the debutante ball wasn’t a thrilling storyline, mostly because I spotted the murderer the moment he hit the screen. I prefer it when the crime story keeps me guessing.

Back to the family legacy, we found out how deep the blue blood runs in this family. Looks like Henry’s father told a three year old Danny that he couldn’t dress up as a fireman for Halloween because they were all thieves and glory hounds.

Instead he got him a tiny blue uniform to wear. Oh, and he gave him a slapper which little Danny used to shake down other kids for candy. He decided he never wanted to take off the uniform and a fourth generation of Reagans in blue was born.

What did you think of this week's Blue Bloods? Discuss!


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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Blue Bloods Season 1 Episode 16 Quotes

Danny: I swear if I have to look at one more businessman with a wheelie getting off an elevator I'm going to eat my gun.
Jackie: Shoot me first, please. It'd be a mercy killing.

Jackie: This guy's going to miss his maid in Rikers.
Danny: He may end up being somebody's maid in Rikers.