Blue Bloods Review: What Makes Danny Blush?

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"Women with Guns" showed us something I never thought I'd see on Blue Bloods. Danny Reagan blushing. 

The seasoned detective could work Vice and never bat an eye but the thought of his father having a fling with an attractive reporter made Danny avert his eyes in embarrassment. Who would have guessed that?

Frank's friends with benefits relationship with Melanie was sweet. I loved how he called Garrett the moment he saw her at the boring fundraiser to call off the plan for his emergency exit. Suddenly his night had gotten a lot more interesting, only it wasn't in the way he had hoped.

Margaret Colin on Blue Bloods

The moment I saw Tom Wopat as the producer I knew he was behind the attack and that the crazy internet guy was simply a red herring. Paying some guy to throw acid at his boss' face was certainly a cowardly way to deal with getting fired. Melanie proved to be quite the scrapper as she told Craig she wasn't firing him because of his age. She was firing him because he was arrogant and sloppy. Heck, he couldn't even get his retaliation right.

I could see why Frank was attracted to Melanie. She was smart, gutsy, independent, and their no strings relationship made things easy. His family and his job take up a good portion of his life but sometimes you need a little fun.

I loved the gift Frank gave Melanie before she left. A French calf skin thigh holster specifically made for her gun. Now that's sexy. Too bad he couldn't help her try it on before she had to leave. Now there was a missed opportunity.

Danny's reaction to learning about his father's love life was hysterical. He could barely look at Frank and I don't know if Erin had more fun joking about her father's love life or making Danny blush.

Jamie's undercover operation heated up as Johnny Tesla's supposed death pulled him back into the Sanfino crime family. Unfortunately for Jamie, everyone seemed to think he was the one who killed Tesla. Jamie was right. The real killer obviously saw him as an easy scapegoat.

I knew Bianca was in trouble the moment Jamie took the bullets from her gun. My guess is that she needed those later on that night and an empty gun may be the reason she disappeared.

Jamie's nervousness as things heated up wasn't a surprise but his reaction to it was. He lamented that he didn't sign up to get people killed. I know that wasn't his goal but he's working undercover to take down a mob family. The fact that a criminal like Johnny Tesla ended up dead shouldn't really be that shocking.

The entire undercover storyline hasn't been one of my favorites but it has offered one highlight. Noble Sanfino's car. Every time I see that Porsche I sigh. 

The Reagan family dinner scene was much too short but the veiled references to Frank's love life were cute. Even funnier that Jamie didn't have a clue what they were talking about. I'd bet Sean and Jack probably caught on faster.

So will Melanie wander back into Frank's life or would you rather he had a more permanent love interest? Are you into Jamie's undercover case more than I am or would you rather see him walking a beat again? Share your thoughts on this week's Blue Bloods.


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about Frank is true. He loved his sons more than anything in this world, I love him with my whole heart and miss him every day, and all who knew him loved him! He gave, qeuitly and completely of himself, never asking for anything in return. By the way, he loved you too! Your sis ..


As far as Frank having a love life, I don't see anything wrong with that. His wife is gone, he's still a human being, many people have significant others after the death of a spouse. I don't think he needs to be a saint and perfect as no one is. I love the way they portray the family dinners and their link to religion, but lets not think that because someone believes in God, that they are perfect or need to become a monk after a spouse dies. Melanie is fine, or a more permanent lady in his life would be fine also. As for Jaime, I think having him go undercover at this point in his career is a little farfetched. Even though he is the commisioner's son. I would rather see him pay his dues, like all other police have to do. The scene's about Frank's discovered love life were very funny. I'm sure all of us would blush at some point if it were our parent.

Sarah silva

I meant Bianca's murder (or from what it seems she was murdered, not Melanie...


Loved this episode! Frank is a gentle giant of a man, and sublimely sexy! I loved the friendship with Melanie, it as natural and normal in their situations that they would meet, now and then. he is widowed and devoted to job and family and she is a dedicated carreer woman. Perfect pick for each of them because neither wants a commitment at this time in their lives. I have known people in this same type of relationship and it works, we do not need to morally judge them. they are adults.
I especially like the fact that they picked Margaret Colin who did a romantic movie with him a long time ago. Because they have a definite spark together, it's obvious. I never saw that movie, but I will watch it now. I hope to see more of her, but not often. This can be very subtle and not overtake the important family story here. And warning to producers, keep this a family viewing show!
Hope Jamie stays safe! I was really worried for him. Frank does not need an tragedy in his life.


The Commissioner deserves to be happy. His wife is dead. His son is dead. He has given so much to his job and to his family without thinking of himself. He's not perfect. I'm glad they're not making him out to be a saint. But I don't see his relationship as a fling. I think he cares deeply for her but their jobs keep them apart.


I am disappointed to see Commissioner behaving like this. We live in very uncertain times, nothing is solid. Reagan's family gives a solid sense of what is important in life. Then why this now? A secret lover swept under the carpet so nobody knows? How humiliating for a woman!


Loved Frank and Melanie together. She's awesome. And Frank is so completely dedicated to his family and job. I'm glad he found someone hopefully) to share his life with. Loved Jamie's story also.


I just saw this episode and absolutely loved it. I'm amazed at the consistently excellent writing. Throughout the series Frank is constantly being pressured to move away doing things by the book, and he remains an absolutely rock, refusing to bend any rules, knuckle under to political pressure or even interfere with his anything related to his kids on the force. Yet witness Jamie's heated discussion with his boss, with the latter's opinion about how things "really work" if Jamie isn't happy. Great great writing - gritty and true to life. I just about died laughing at the teasing of Frank and Danny - and Erin's delight in both. It was so good to see them laughing. Yes, I'd like to see Melanie come back for more episodes.

Sarah silva

I really liked this episode. For staters to one commented on here, Frank is not having an affair, we all know his wife is dead and the reporter is not married. I like Jaime and was glad tha we got back to the mob story but it felt like the writers knew there had been no real Jaime time the last few episodes that they seemed to want to tie it up quickly. Tesla was killed over the files Jaime stole and they wanted to frame him for that as well as for Melanie's murder. Personally I hope that the story is not over. I felt for Jaime when he said he did not want anyone to get hurt and his boss not really listening to him , however he was very smart to not get in the car with Noble til he got the name of the place he was going. The scene with Danny and Frank was priceless same with Erin and Danny. I also laughed at the end when Jaime had no clue what the other adults where talking about.


While it is fun to see Selleck's character developed and a dimension added, it is no more fun to explain the sleep overs to your child than it was for me to deal with my mom's affair when my elementary aged son caught them together. Sorry, love the show but I cannot approve of Frank's affair or the twist of his character to make light of it.

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Blue Bloods Season 2 Episode 15 Quotes

You know that thing that kids have about their parents sex lives. It kind of never really goes away.


Just point me where you want me.