What is the danger of a journalist being at the center of his own story? Lorenzo Colt found out the hard way in Blue Bloods Season 6 Episode 3.
The moment Colt showed up for his ride along with Jamie and Eddie it was obvious there was going to be trouble. He had no interest in real police work. All he cared about was the adrenaline rush. Unlike Frank, I don’t necessarily believe that every 25-year-old is this untrustworthy, but Lorenzo certainly fit the stereotype.
It wasn’t so much that he only cared about the story as much as he wanted to be the center of the it. Putting his shooter away meant nothing to him. Stopping a possible cop killer was a nonissue. All he wanted was to be able to post the video of his exclusive interview. For a while, I actually wondered if Colt had paid the man to do the shooting just to get a more outrageous story.
When Garrett noticed Colt’s spy glasses, he told Jamie and Eddie that Colt was known for his “gotcha” style interviews he conducted with hidden cameras. Was this really a guy who the NYPD wanted to give special access? What made Garrett think that Lorenzo wasn’t planning to play “gotcha” with them?
The tension between Garrett and Frank had been brewing since last season. They’re both stubborn men who easily become entrenched in their own point of views. I normally really enjoy the way they spar, but I was a little taken aback by Garrett so openly discussing his issues with Frank with someone who wasn’t a part of their immediate inner circle. It didn’t feel so much like venting as much as bordering on disloyal.
Frank having Jim offer Garrett that high paying job was a little underhanded, but I suppose if you want someone to decide if they really want to be doing what they’re doing, that’s a pretty expedient way of getting the answers.
At least they both ended up on the same page by the end…
Garrett: A three percent raise?
Frank: Hey, we're city employees, what did you expect?
I appreciated that this episode wasn’t quite as Danny-centered as the previous two, but I would have enjoyed seeing a bit more of Jamie and Eddie. I wish the ride along hadn’t been cut short by a bullet.
I was happy to see that the aftermath of Linda’s shooting was finally being touched upon. No one gets gunned down, especially at their place of work, and then simply bounces back. When Henry asked her if something was wrong, I was relieved she actually spoke up in this Blue Bloods quote…
There is something wrong. There is something very wrong with the fact that every time that this family sits down for dinner we have to talk about crime and criminals. Couldn't we just for once just, you know, sit together and have a normal family dinner.Linda
In a family full of cops and attorneys, that is normal dinner conversation. As if to prove that point, Frank then walked in to announce that Lorenzo Colt was dead.
It was hard to muster any sympathy for Lorenzo, he was a naive, arrogant fool who thought he could side step the justice system and bully a career criminal who had already shot him once. The only one surprised when Hix tossed Lorenzo off the roof was Lorenzo.
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