Blue Bloods Review: Sitting In Judgement

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Everyone was judging someone in Blue Bloods Season 4 Episode 7 but did anyone have the right to be? 

Even something as simple as driving styles had Jamie and his partner squabbling as though they were siblings.  I did find it funny when their argument ended up spiraling down to name calling. Jamie's the boy scout. Eddy's a daddy's girl.

That just about covered it.

Excessive Force

Their day got way more complicated when they got a shots fired call but it was Officer Montero's day that got a whole lot worse.

I figured the shop keeper stole the gun from the beginning. She was just too vocal to be an innocent bystander and she certainly hated the cops enough to do it.  Frank's manipulating her to hand the gun over and come clean while giving her an out was both brilliant and generous.

The discussion about the shooting of a 14 year old boy over Sunday dinner was classic Blue Bloods. Everyone got a say. The kids were young enough to see the situation as simple right and wrong and shooting a 14 year old is wrong. But the adults at the table knew that things could be a lot more complicated than they seemed and it was best to get all the facts before making judgements.

The underlying conversation between Danny and Henry was hilarious as they threw lightly veiled digs at one another in the middle of the debate. Frank would have had to have been deaf not to notice.

It didn't surprise me that Henry would try his hand at an illegal high stakes poker game. I could see him looking at that as a victimless crime but many years later that decision put Danny in a horrible position.

Of course Danny's first instinct was to protect his family. Unfortunately that road led to another man getting killed and although it wasn't Danny's fault directly, he still carried the burden for his murder.

And we got to see that on his worst days, even Danny Reagan seeks absolution.

It was interesting to see the new dynamic between Frank and the mayor since his shooting. I liked that Frank got called out on his change of behavior when faced with the man in a wheelchair, even if the change was unintentional.

These two have a complicated relationship and it adds a realism to these controversial moments.  But it's nice to seem them both keep their sense of humor as when Frank told the Mayor in this Blue Bloods quote

Try not to smile when they boo when I'm introduced.


Of course now that Frank's mentioned it, I'm sure it will be even more of a challenge. Maybe Frank won't judge the man too harshly when he fights to hide his smirk.


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Sarah silva

This was another great episode!
The police officer that was accused of shooting an unarmed child was similar the what Jamie went through last season. It was good to see that once again the officer was correct when he saw the kid was armed. I loved Frank going to the store owner and having her admit she took the gun.
It is always nice to see David Ramsey on tv. I do like him better as Diggle on Arrow but he is good as the mayor on Blue Bloods. I wonder if it is a nod to Arrow as he always wears green when he guest stars on Blue Bloods lately.
I felt bad for Danny at the end. He felt guilty for his informant getting killed. It is good that Danny has a great family behind him to help with the weight of his job. The same can be said for all the Regan's.
I once again loved the family dinner.


I enjoyed the episode, as well as the integration of other characters in the story plot. There were good, humorous moments. I do hate that the "snitch" got killed. I saw that one coming as soon as Danny insisted that he get his hands on the Black book.


This has been such a great season. I'm really enjoying the fact that everyone is involved this season just not Danny. As for the episode loved it. The whole Danny and Henry thing was a suprise but I liked it. I also liked the fact that Danny wasn't the hero. So he doesn't have a cape under his suits after all. And thank goodness Frank did not have that horid sweater on. Looking forward to more.


That was a great episode. I love how BB always gets you thinking. Danny and Henry were great! That was definitely a surprise for me. It was good to see Danny struggling. He normally finds a way to justify everything, but this week was just a little too much for him. He is always I think he asked Frank the wrong question because Frank would say family comes first for the most part, but not when it involves something illegal. But its good he kept him out of the loop. All inall, this has been a great season.


This show is just plain great television. The family dinners consistently provide the younger generation of Reagans with a moral compass that will serve them well as their lives goes on. They display humor, anger, love, and debate in a realistic family setting. While not every family has a retired police commissioner and a current one sitting at the table, 4 generations could easily be together sharing knowledge, experiences, and opinions. Wish it could happen every Sunday for everyone! We'd be in a better place as a nation!!

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Blue Bloods Season 4 Episode 7 Quotes

You don't lean towards them do you. You always lean towards your own.


Eddy: Don't take this the wrong way, you drive just like my grandmother.
Jamie: Well you drive like my brother when he was 14.