Blue Bloods Review: Death On the Catwalk

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Blue Bloods ventured outside it's comfort zone and onto the runway at Fashion Week with mixed results. "Model Behavior" gave us just what you'd expect. Lots of beautiful backstabbers willing to sacrifice one another to get ahead.

Linda's sister Wendy played stage mom to her model daughter Sophie and made normally confident Linda doubt herself. Linda felt so guilty about wearing a designer dress she planned to return that she was making the sign of the cross as she walked in the door. She was trying to impress the sister that always made her feel not good enough. The irony was that Linda's normal self confident demeanor made Wendy feel like a fraud. 

A Dead Model

Wendy certainly isn't Danny's favorite in-law. He admited to Jackie that he's never had anything good to say about Wendy and probably never will but he'll still cover this case. A woman was killed, his niece was poisoned, and in the end, Wendy is still family.

When Danny and Jackie found Harry's body in his apartment, having just committed suicide I had two thoughts. I know New York City apartments are notoriously small but was the man's bathtub actually in his kitchen? And wasn't it apropos that the hairdresser killed himself with a pair of scissors.

What was up with Renzulli checking up on Jamie's computer search? Did he not trust his partner or was there something more sinister going on?  Could Renzulli be a part of the Blue Templar conspiracy?  I honestly doubt it but it is an intriguing thought.

Father McMurray being forced to leave St. Luke's was an interesting side story. The church was going to send him to Bolivia? They weren't kidding around when they decided they wanted him gone. 

My favorite part of the story was that it showcased how important their faith is to the Reagan family. Father McMurray was there to bury Henry's wife, and Frank's wife and son. He even baptized Jamie. He wasn't just a collar delivering a sermon at the front of the church. This man meant something to this family.  The idea that he'd be removed from his post due to a false allegation was devastating to them.

But I also appreciated that they showed the issue from both sides.  The domino effect of bad publicity of this nature could be far reaching.  Schools and senior citizen programs, people who have nothing to do with the actual event, could be affected by how this was handled.

In the end the Bishop decided to lead with the truth.  As much as I appreciated that decision, I would have liked to have seen the fallout as well.

Although this wasn't one of my favorite episodes, it's always comforting to spend time with the Reagan family at the end of a Friday night.


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Blue Bloods Season 1 Episode 19 Quotes

Everything has a cost, even the truth. But the reward for truth is a clear eye and a clear conscience.


Jackie: Oh, the sister I don't hear anything nice about.
Danny: And you never will hear anything good about her but unfortunately her daughter's in a coma because someone tried to kill her.