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Blue Bloods Review: Who Needs the Rabbit Foot?

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It wasn't very lucky for the rabbit, but the season premiere of Blue Bloods featured the Reagan clan in need of some extra good luck.

As "Family Business" opened, I felt a little evil because I wished that Danny's son would have missed making that goal. It seemed so cliche that the kid would end up kicking the game-winner, but then I guess the power of the rabbit's foot would have come into question otherwise.

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Then it looked like Danny needed that rabbit's foot more than his son when a mysterious text had him jumping at shadows, or at least backfiring cars and stray cats. I couldn't believe Linda didn't call him out for wearing his side arm in the house. I can't imagine he does that on a regular basis.

As much as Danny didn't want to bring the job home with him, he really should have shared the threat with Linda sooner. Benjamin was a guy who could have gone after his family. Linda needed to know so she could keep her eyes open, for her own safety and that of the boys. Like she said, she's been a cop's wife for a long time. Danny needs to know when to trust her.

Jackie could have used a little luck herself when she ended up cuffed to a bomb on a park bench. I didn't expect that twist, but it was a great way for a demolitions expert to avoid the snipers in the park and eventually get what he really wanted, which was Danny.

I love it when Jackie turns bad ass and her pulling the gun on the taxi dispatcher was a perfect example. Unlike Danny, who can go too far, Jackie knows when to go just far enough.

Where the story lost me was when Jackie confronted the guy in the cemetery. Wouldn't it have made more sense for a sniper to take him out before he even knew they were there? Of course that wouldn't have ratcheted up the drama nearly as much and this is a TV show after all.

On other fronts, Jamie's new partner's an ass but that should make for some fun this season. Jamie's such an upstanding and sometimes uptight guy that watching him deal with a guy who is unapologetically neither of those things should be entertaining.

Frank Reagan once again reminded me why I adore him. He always does the right thing, even when it's hard and more importantly, even when it's unpopular.  Frank lives by the motto that when you doing something wrong you own up to it. There are far too few people in this world who believe in that motto and even fewer who can live up to it.  As Frank said himself in this Blue Bloods quote...

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Once again we were treated with a Reagan family dinner and I've missed them. As Frank looked around at that table you could tell how lucky he felt to have his family present. I look forward to sharing another full season of Reagan family dinners on Friday nights.

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

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I agree with Len, "What? Danny takes the bomb off Jackie and puts it on himself?? Any cop would have tossed it into the river and put all the other cops on the perp in the yellow cab at the east end of the park...show over... what a bummer." The writers were asleep at the wheel. Very sloppy!

Mrs cleaver

I love this show. Someone called it "The Waltons Join the NYPD" and while it sort of is, the characters are GREAT. Likeable, smart and always worth watching, they got some great actors on this show.

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Lovely Blue Bloods as usual. Just wondering whether Tom Selleck lost weight or got a facelift - definitely looked rejuvenated at family dinner.

Wolfshades

There's a logical inconsistency with how the Madsen character was written. He's smart enough to figure out a way to get Danny into his clutches while ensuring his own safety, yet seems to lose all intelligence when they're in the cemetery and he argues that he won't get shot because he has Danny. The only thing that can bridge that anomaly is the thought that perhaps in his angst over his dead girlfriend and son, he wanted to commit "suicide by cop". Great show, as usual.

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What? Danny takes the bomb off Jackie and puts it on himself?? Any cop would have tossed it into the river and put all the other cops on the perp in the yellow cab at the east end of the park...show over... what a bummer.

Sarah silva

oh and I did not spell check...oops ADMITTED

Sarah silva

I like that he amditted the officer was at fault and went to see the family and then he went to the officers house and talked him out killing himself! Frank should not have to worry about getting respect from the police officers and it just goes to show that in the span of one episode he lost the respect for what he did and then gained it back at the end when they all saluted him.
Then we ended the episode with the family dinner which is always a highlight for me. Now where can I sign up to be Jamie's love interest..LOL

Sarah silva

I loved this episode! So glad to have it back! It is one of my faves. The only thing I did not get, now maybe this is a little naive to say but when Danny uncuffed Jackie why did he not just toss the backpack into the water?. I guess he was not sure how major of a bomb they were dealing with and he was probably thinking that doing what he said would have a better chance of them getting Benjamin!
I too think Jamie's new partner is an ass it will make for an interesting season and I hope that means he gets more screen time! I am a huge Donny Whalberg fan but I also like Will Estes.
I also love Frank he is so great at what he does and I think everything he did was right! Being the commishner you will not always be popular but he is the best at what he does! I like that he amditted the officer was at fault and went to see the family and then he went to the officers house and talked him out killing himself! Frank should not have to worry about getting respect from the police officers and it just goes to show that in the span of one episode he lost the respect for what he did and then gained it back at the end when they all saluted him.
Then we ended the episode with the family dinner which is always a highlight for me. Now where can I sign up to be Jamie's love interest..LOL

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Blue Bloods is an excellent show. It keeps me grounded in the right or wrong arena. The show is emotional and quite frankly is not about criminals or cops, but morals and character. Family Business showed this in spades. Some of your review was nit picking. Why? This was one hour of pure wonderful TV, we don't get much of that any more. You were hoping the kid missed the goal? What? He should have told his wife right away. What? Did you notice, he was scared, not matter what he said and that he didn't want to show that side of himself to his wife, until it could no longer be avoided. But, she is who she is and as stated, has been on the job as long as him. Good I love this show, your reviews should reflect more of that and less of the unnecesary negativity, cause on the whole, this show is must see TV.

Sue ann

Some years ago, John D. MacDonald wrote a book, in which one character, an officer of the law, made the statement, "What's right is right, no matter what it costs." Watching Frank march into the house of the mother of the dead young man, and extend his sympathy and regret, reminded me of that character, in that book. I have always kept him in mind, and tried to emulate him myself. Not much on TV any more seems to be written by people with that belief. That's one thing I really like about this show -- the protagonists are folks with unimpeachable character. I was proud of the way Jamie stood up for his father, in the midst of a huge crowd of hostile cops. He has that character, in spades.

Blue Bloods Season 3 Episode 1 Quotes

Frank: Grandpa's treating everybody to ice cream.
Danny: That's why we invite him.

You shoot, you score, you win. Now let's go get some ice cream.

Erin
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