Blue Bloods Review: Can Romance Survive?

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"A Night on the Town" turned out to be one of funniest and most touchingly real Blue Bloods of the season so far.

Even though Danny Reagan can sometimes drive me crazy, I've always enjoyed the relationship between him and Linda. They act like a real married couple with kids and a house and a mortgage and stress. But these two love one another and though they can get on each other's last nerve, they never forget it.

That's why I felt for Linda. She's a cop's wife. She knows the demands of the job but every once in a while it would be nice to come first. Unfortunately, that wasn't going to happen, even for their planned romantic weekend.

Despite that, Linda wasn't so much angry as disappointed and she told Danny so. He even understood, but a young man died and he deserved justice. So romance would have to wait - but when the time came, they both did their best to make the most of it.

Life Advice

Back home, Frank and Henry were watching the boys. In what might be one of the funniest scenes of the entire series, grandpa and great-grandpa handed down life advice to Jack and Sean. Their sage instructions consisted of: don't put mayo on pastrami and what to make a girl for dinner (linguini with garlic and oil with salad and good bread).

Then, Frank gave several tips on everything from what to order at a restaurant:

You can order lobster at a steak house but never order steak at a lobster shack. | permalink

What being out on their own will feel like when they're older:

You won't be poor exactly but you'll be paying for everything that used to come free so you'll feel strapped. | permalink

And then, what to do when you can't pay your bills:

If a month comes and you can make rent or the car payment but not both, make the car payment because you can always sleep in your car but you can't drive your house. | permalink

Add this exchange to Henry almost taking the boys to see The Book of Mormon and I almost fell out of my chair. Erin wasn't kidding when she said they'd dodged a bullet. Linda would have killed them.

The lesser story of the night saw Jamie headed back undercover as he was invited to a crime family's family dinner. I loved how Noble Sanfino told Jamie "Don't want what you can't have," when he introduced him to his sister, Bianca. That was a pretty clear warning. Unfortunately, my guess is it's already too late.

Jamie was definitely attracted to her. I'd bet he ends up in a relationship with her before long. Whether that will be for the case or strictly personal is another matter.

We didn't get to see the Reagan's traditional Sunday dinner but we had so many other great scenes I couldn't say I missed it. The case of the week may have fallen a bit flat but the family drama more than made up for it.


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


I don't understand the negative comments by mjm, Pjh and Vang. Blue Bloods is one of the best, well-written and best acted shows on TV. Why do you not like it? Because it is not loaded with vulgar language, sexy, nudity scenes? I am so sick of so many of the shows because of this. Blue Bloods is a decent show that does not emphasize the immorality that so many shows consist of now. It is a fast-moving, exciting show and yet it stresses family life to be as it should be: a family sitting down to dinner together, saying grace, and good family conversation. Sorry, guys, you have it all wrong and I sincerely hope Blue Bloods is on for a good, long time.


I'm getting tired of Donnie Wahlberg's over the top acting. He just can't resist chewing the scenary. That, plus Danny's know it all behavour is really grating. Makes the character unlikable.


This show is getting boring. I like all the actors please writers give us some good or two good comments do not make an hour long show compelling....


For some reason I gave this show another shot hoping it had changed. Nope. Still a waste of a good actors talent. Selleck either needs to retire or go back to a lone character like Magnum and PLEASE stop mumbleing.


I loved this show last nite because the dynamics between Danny and Linda are so real! How many married couples can relate to this, much less ones where one is a detective? Alot of men and women have to share their marriages with the other spouse's occupation. It was a little weird with Bianca and Jamie, I'd love to see him with the girl he was guarding a few weeks ago. Frank and Henry were the greatest as grandparents!!! Keep up the good work, Blue Bloods!!


This show is one of the best! Last night's episode A Night on the Town was endearing, funny and had definite moments of anxiety for Jamie! The chemistry between Donnie Wahlberg and Amy Carlson is evident. Donnie is the total package and although he would'nt expect it, he is Emmy deserving. Kudoos to all involved in this show!


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Great Show, I enjoy the good, solid, moral and family value's the show displays; reminds me of the good old days, as they say. Who is Bianca, is she a singer, is the music available she sang, she is a beautiful girl with a beautiful voice?

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Blue Bloods Season 2 Episode 4 Quotes

It looks a lot more like a date than an accident.


Frank: What about nap time?
Henry: The boys are too old for naps, Francis.
Frank: I meant for us.