Blue Bloods Review: The Trick of the Truth

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Just because something is not true, doesn't make it a lie. As "The Truth About Lying" shows, when every moment of our lives is posted online, perception can quickly become reality. 

Inspector General

The first incident was Danny's murder case, which wasn't a murder at all. But it was hard to determine that fact from the video. It truly looked as though the Hulk was throwing Amy in front of that train.  But my fear of Bernard quickly turned to sympathy as the huge man with mental illness could barely communicate that he was trying to save the young girl who had always been nice to him.

Unfortunately, when Amy's own brother turned on her, she couldn't figure out how to go on. I couldn't help but feel sorry for Amy's parents who not only lost one child to suicide but would have to live with the knowledge the other sibling had driven her to it. 

Jamie's partner was an interesting case. I kept wondering why she wasn't telling the truth about the arrest. It took me a while to figure out that her memory of the incident was unclear. 

I can't even imagine trying to remember the small details under that kind of stress but that's what cops are tasked with every day. 

And it made for some interesting dinner conversation at the Reagan table. 

I was a little surprised at Erin's insistence that the cop be fired. The guy not only stole the phone but also tried to assault the officer with a pipe. But Erin was adamant that one omission from her statement should mean her dismissal. 

It was quite the revelation when Jamie took sides with the cops instead of the lawyers. He shared his revelation in this Blue Bloods quote

Jamie: After being in the streets every day. It's not always black and white. | permalink

That's quite an admission from the previously idealist Harvard attorney. 

It appeared everyone was having a difficult week as Frank had to meet the new Inspector General. I liked Bebe Neuwirth's as Kelly Peterson from the very first scene. It's about time someone pointed out how tall Tom Selleck is…

Kelly: Of course if we were face to face I'd have to climb up on that desk but this will do. | permalink

Kelly was tough but also willing to go through the training simulator when the Commissioner asked and even reverse her original decision. 

I hope we see more of Frank and Kelly. They're both smart, tough and fair. I'd like to see them go toe to toe more often both personally and professionally. 

So were you happy that Jamie's partner was saved and would you like to see more of Kelly Peterson on this season of Blue Bloods?


Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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That part where Kelley "gets schooled" was awesome. Frank knows how to get his point across. I like Jamie in the role is in now he's giving anther rookie what Renzulli gave him. Bebe was fabulous in this episode. I think that maybe she might not be the political vulture I thought she was. Maybe! This season thus far as been excellent I have enjoyed each episode. Keep up the great work BB!

Sarah silva

I also guessed it was the brother that started that website as soon as Det. Bayez said the site came from a computer in the same neighbourhood.

Sarah silva

I really enjoyed this episode.
I love how Frank always gets his point across and he did that to perfection with Kelly.
The Reagan family dinners can get pretty heated, Danny is always on the side of the police and Erin always on the Lawyer side. It is always good to have Jaime's opinion as he can see both sides.
I am not sure what to think about Jamie's partner. At times I like her and then others I do not, like when she told Jamie he had nothing to worry about and did not care about what she was going through because his dad is PC and he would get away with anything. I guess she forgot when Jamie was suspended and Frank did not put in any favors for him even though Frank thought Jamie did the right thing!


good episode also glad jamies partner not fired. i luv how frank always gets his message across in subtle ways. also glad they are keeping dannys partner they are suited to each other


I also wondered why Jamie's partner kept sticking her story about getting the cell phone from the perp's pocket. It was ingenious of Frank to get Kelly to go into the simulator, and I was shocked that her memory was so different from reality. I cannot imagine how hard it must be for a cop to have to remember all of those details. I do like Bebe Neuwirth, and would like to see more of her this season. I am also glad that Jamie's partner wasn't fired.

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Blue Bloods Quotes

Frank: Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean. Who is neither tarnished or afraid.
Henry: Raymond Chandler?
Frank: His definition of a hero.

Jamie: Who sings that?
Renzulli: It's the Red Hot Sushi.
Jamie: Let's keep it that way.