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Blue Bloods Review: Evil Comes Home

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"Nightmares" featured its scary moments, but its sad ones were far more powerful. 

I expected more from an episode dealing with voodoo and the Catholic church. It felt as though the crime and the attacker were barely touched upon. I found myself hoping for more background on the Catholic church's stance on the voodoo community or the details of Tusain's exorcisms.

Danny Investigates a Strange Stabbing

The end came too quickly and too neatly wrapped. With that one voodoo ceremony we were left to believe his demons had left but other than the initial attack we never saw much of them to begin with. The hour missed the mark.

It actually seemed to focus more on introducing us to Danny's new partner than the demon story. Speaking of which…

My first impression of Detective Kate Lansing was that I wanted to order her a cheeseburger. Boy, she was skinny. I wished her background in Haiti was used to give us more background into this world and develop her character a bit more. Of course, being a former member of Internal Affairs leaves all types of possibilities for conflict down the line.

But seeing Jackie at the end broke my heart. Danny had a string of revolving partners that first season and none of them clicked before Jackie. The two have great chemistry as partners and friends and I'm really going to miss her. At least we got a farewell scene and a goodbye hug. I'd love to see Jackie return but from published reports of the actress' conflicts on the show I think it's highly unlikely.

Garrett's issues this week were surprising. I didn't see that coming and apparently neither did Garrett, as he explains to Frank in this Blue Bloods quote

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Poor guy definitely got played and I loved that Frank was willing to have Henry go a little old school to get the problem solved. I couldn't take losing Jackie and Garrett all in the same episode. That would just be cruel.

Once again we got some more time with Jamie and his story line was the saddest of all. My grandfather had Alzheimer's and it is a horribly nasty disease. It's as though the person you know disappears while they're still standing in front of you. 

Malcolm was certainly stuck in the revolving door of the system and it's scary to think he could just be released over and over again. 

I was a little surprised that Jamie didn't recognize Malcolm's stance as a hockey pose right away. It appeared so obvious to me.

The Sunday dinner getting cut short was disappointing, especially since I wanted to hear the back story about why Erin is so into Halloween. I did love the Wizard of Oz themed costumes they wore.

So was I the only one who felt the demon story fell a bit short? And are you willing to give the new detective a chance?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.7 / 5.0 (66 Votes)

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This show has great case but the writers need to step in up and not vulgar or gays. Boring ...

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Danny's old partner was perfect for the part. She talks the talk and walks the walk, you know from her acting of her part she is a New Yorker. Bring her back

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So sad to see Jackie go it all seems to be about health insurance in the end. The illness could have been written into the show and showna litddtle compassion towards the actress. All in all we always look forward to watching Blue Bloods and the good decent familystory it portrays. Just sorry the real life story couldn't have mirrored the show!

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So sad to see Jackie go it all seems to be about health insurance in the end. The illness could have been written into the show and showna litddtle compassion towards the actress. All in all we always look forward to watching Blue Bloods and the good decent familystory it portrays. Just sorry the real life story couldn't have mirrored the show!

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I always watched the program Blood. Blue. I read about the reason(s) Jackie is no longer on the show, but shame on you & you know who your for dropping/medical insurance. I didn't realize what a great assest she was to Danny & the overall show. I'm sorry for Ms.Lansing but she simply CANNOT ACT. I HOPE U HAVE THE BEST INTEREST OF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CAST, INCLUDING JACKIE. FOR YOUR SAKE AS WELL AS.MS. LANSINGS I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT U SEND HER RUNNING BACK TO ACTING SCHOOL ... DUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT JACKIE. WENT FROM A *** DOWN TO A 1. SORRY BUT I HAVE THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS BEST INTEREST AT HEART. SINCERELY

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The attack on catholic priests is another example of liberal trash infecting what was a good show. I'm done.

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@Joni that was Ken Howard from the old series The White Shadow, where he coached the basketball team. HTH

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This was a good episode. I did not like Kate hope we do not see anymore of her. I like that Frank stood by Garrett and fixed his problem without it getting word to anyone. It was also funny when Garrett said that Frank always has a story to sympathize with someone be it true or not....so true. This episode just solidified why I really like Jaime. We need more of him. I think Donny Whalberg is pissed at the show for letting Jennifer go (we still do not know who is in the wrong) because he seemed off to me.

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I really like Blue Bloods, they have a very talented cast. It is sad that Jennifer Esposito will no longer be on. I wish her good health.
I am glad that they are trying out new partners. I would not like a storyline with Danny cheating on his wife, I hope they never do that. This show is so good.

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I have watched this show from the beginning and I really love it. That said..
I believe they made a huge mistake letting Jennifer Esposito go. She and Danny blended well together, and she's very pretty. They should have found a way to continue to work her into the show. I will really miss seeing her.
I did not care for Detective Lansing, she didn't blend. As for Danny having a affair, that would so totally screw up the image of the show.
I wanted to hear more about Erin and Halloween???
We'll see what happens with the show and what kind of partner they finally give Danny!