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Blue Bloods Review: Who Do You Trust?

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Who do you trust? That is the question I was left with after "Hall of Mirrors." The episode kept everyone guessing about the amount of faith they possessed in their partner and in their family members.

Does anyone else find Detective Molevsky exceptionally sleazy? With just two scenes, Michael T. Weiss has banished all reminders of his role as a good guy on The Pretender from my mind. Molevsky’s thinly veiled threats to Jamie were unnerving.

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Will Jamie finally go to his father about this case? If not, what more it will take? The FBI has come to Jamie about his brother’s death. Officer Gonzalev suspiciously killed herself after talking to Jamie about the case and now Detective Molevsky is threatening him. Renzulli thinks Jamie has good intincts, but at what point do those instincts tell him he can’t handle this on his own?

Although I wasn’t enthralled by the anti-terrorism investigation this week, it had its interesting moments. First, that Danny and Jackie work the Major Case division.  That was never clear to me before and it explains why they investigate a diverse range of crimes.

Secondly, Danny having to lie to Jackie about the case made for a unique twist. He obviously trusts her, but he has his orders to keep her in the dark about their victim being an undercover cop.  And Jackie, being a detective, picks up on the Danny’s uneasiness from the beginning. 

She pushes him on it, but not as hard as I thought she would. As much as I think she’s hurt by the deception, I hope she also realized that he had his reasons and they weren’t personal. I’d hate for one case to cause a rift in an otherwise great partnership.

While I didn’t find this week’s Sunday dinner with the Reagans as entertaining as others, I did like one scene. Erin interrupts a conversation between Frank and Danny.  With one look she realizes this is business. “OK, no need to know,” and she pulls Jamie away with her.  It just reminds me that this is a cop family and Erin knows when to back off without asking.

So, did you enjoy this terrorist plot more than I did?  Did Detective Molevsky give you the shivers, too?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
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    Love the show, but finding Frank's continual sighing and sucking up his lower lip a bit annoying. Wish Frank/Tom would soften his face a little....It takes away from his good looks.

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    Yet again I ask....What does the actress who plays the wife thinks she's getting out of this show. SHe was great in Third Watch. Now she plays a cook.

    The ep was really bland for me. I suppose that the subject matter would be more intense for New Yorkers....But I found Magnum's final speech laughable. It's all shock and awe in words...But really just lip service in action.

    And the B story sucked the bag...It's too bad that the rookie gets his first pat on the back from such a lame collar.

    I like this show, but I thought this ep was trying to push buttons just on subject matter, not on drama.

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    The season is getting better and better loving even more each week and perfect time slot right after CM awesome

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    i love this show, it gives a sense of family i like all the interactions with the members of the family i hope jamie goes to dad soon before someone gets hurt, grandpa obviously knows about the secret org.,but blew jamie off in a previous episode, good tv...

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    Just a few comments:
    1. I thought it was pretty clear that after his excessive force incident in the first half of the season that Danny now worked for Major Case. If you recall, he told his father in the kitchen after his reassignment that he thought the motor pool would have been a better fit for him than Major Case. In a humorous response, his dad agreed but said he chose to defer to his Chief of D's.
    2. I LOVE how different a character Molevsky is for Michael T. Weiss. It shows his range and depth and should allow the casting directors on other shows to realize how valuable an addition he can be. Also, I think it is the right amount of sleazy for what we are being led to believe is a dirty cop. After all, if you were dirty and thought the Commissioner's son may be targeting you, wouldn't you do something to thwart him?
    3. I think Danny fixed this with Jackie at the end when they were at the bar and he said that he trusts her and thinks she is a great detective, he even managed a little smirk to boot.
    4. I agree the primary story line of the attack was not my favorite, but this episode did one thing VERY WELL, it advanced the connection and trust between certain characters that I thought was needed...especially Renzulli and Jamie. While the latter is meant to learn from the former, this showed that the hardened veteran can still learn from the rookie.
    Overall, I thought this was a solid episode and confirmed for me that this crew is really gelling as an ensemble.




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