Blue Bloods Review: The Line We Walk

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The Reagans walked the line as they watched Danny get "Framed" for cocaine possession and tried to believe that the system they've dedicated their careers to would eventually find him innocent.

But it sure wasn't easy.

Danny's Bad Day

First off, I had to wonder how plausible it was for a uniformed officer to ask an off duty detective if he could search his vehicle. I would have guessed that once Danny showed his badge, he would have been waved on his way, but there's certainly the possibility that I'm wrong.

Unfortunately, that game of which bill should we pay bingo that Danny and Linda were involved in only made Danny look like more of a candidate for police corruption. At the same time I kept thinking that if he was selling drugs, wouldn't he have had the money to pay those bills? Doesn't it send up a red flag when a cop has too much money instead of not enough?

We all knew that Danny was being set up. The only question was, by whom?

My first guess was that it was Saul, the ADA, since he put Danny off until Monday to get the warrant only to have Danny arrested hours later. My theory was solid, but my suspect was wrong.

I thought it was great that Henry went to Erin's ex to have him represent Danny. As Henry said in this Blue Bloods quote

Henry: If you need to hire a shark, make sure you get the Great White. | permalink

In other words, he might not like Jack Boyle but he respects what he can do. 

My one big unanswered question in all of this was why did the bakery owner lie about seeing Danny that night? Was he being intimidated and if so, by whom? 

Also, I was worried they were going to drag Kate into this somehow and then Danny would lose her as a partner. Well, she wasn't guilty of anything and Danny still lost his partner.

I had just gotten to like Kate and now she's out the door, leaving us with yet another ride on the Danny Reagan partner merry-go-round. I think I'm already feeling dizzy.

This episode had lots of funny moments too that successfully offset the angst:

  • Danny wanting nothing more than to come home and hang out on the sofa in his underwear.
  • We've all had nosy neighbors but one that actually peers inside your windows is over the line.
  • Garrett touting Zombie dogs as the breakfast of champions. I knew there was a reason I liked that man.
  • Frank's mention of Danny's innocence being relegated to the back of the newspaper with the Poconos real estate ads. I think you have to be from the NYC area to really appreciate that one.

Finally we ended the evening with the traditional Reagan family dinner where everyone found out how each family member quietly stepped over that proverbial line in order to help Danny while sharing a chocolate cheesecake. I can't think of a better way to celebrate.


Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


Blue Bloods is my very favorite show. I don't understand why it is stuck in thiis time slot. I hate to see people start leaving. It usually means the show is going off the air. I hope not. It is a great program really.


@Mrs alex - Danny's boys go to private school. That could be part of their money woes.


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I would really like to see Danny's old partner back they were a good team together and she was more like what you would expect Danny's partner to be liked


I agree Danny Regan changes partners more than Taylor Swift changes boyfriends. And its a shame too Kate was starting to grow on me. Especially with her action of ripping the bookie's house apart to find the record book despite the warrant only covering the safe, that was something that Danny would do himself.

Sarah silva

The dirty cop that framed Danny that they arrested and who planted the drugs in Danny's car was the same one that threatened the Bakery Owner, he probably went to the bakery owner as Danny drove off and told him that if he ratted he was dead.

Sarah silva

I loved this episode. I enjoy every episode but I really loved this one. I never really liked Kate either and I am fine that she is leaving.
Danny and Linda live in a decent house and they have 2 vehicles however the both also work now that Linda has gone back to work, how is it that they are still struggling so much? As far as we know Jack does not pay child support for Nicki and Jamie lives on his own, it just makes me wonder how they are struggling that much for money that they have to choose what bill to pay.
I was a little surprised that Linda was so upset when the family said they could not help (eventhough they did in their own way), Danny understood.
As usual I liked the family dinner.

Sue ann

I live in Idaho. What is a Zombie Dog? This is the first episode of this show that I plan to re-watch immediately when it shows up on, rather than waiting for summer reruns. It's built and built over the run of the show, to the point where I think it's now one of my very favorites. I've appreciated the way they have been featuring each family member more this season. I can't say I was particularly attached to this partner, but I wasn't attached to the last one, either. The villain this week is so very good at bad guys -- been watching him for years. Good job.

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Blue Bloods Season 3 Episode 12 Quotes

Are you seeing another ADA behind my back?


Danny: I bet you can't wait until tomorrow, Sarge.
Sarge: How's that?
Danny: Because you get smarter every day.