Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 8 Review: Personal Business

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What comes first: love, the job, or family? That was the question on Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 8 and the answers differed depending upon who you asked. 

Jamie and Eddie have kept their attraction at bay for quite a while now. They’re good friends and fantastic partners, so why take the chance on screwing that up?

Jamie and Eddie - Blue Bloods

Because the heart wants what the heart wants and it’s clear that these two want one another…

You're not even close to my type. I mean, you're a complete boy scout and you make me crazy most of the time. You're also the best person I think I've ever met and you're the best friend that I've ever had.


I loved Eddie in this episode. First, she was right to say no to letting Tara stay with her. Letting a virtual stranger into your home can be dangerous, no matter how good the intentions and there was no predicting when or if Tara would leave on her own.

She's not a stray puppy, Jamie. This job is hard enough without taking it home with me, literally.


Every time Eddie called Jamie “awesome” I couldn’t help but laugh. She hit just the right notes of amusement, sarcasm, and jealousy. 

And to her credit, she admitted to the jealousy and its underlying cause. Being honest about how she felt took a huge amount of courage. I couldn’t believe that Jamie didn’t kiss her! 

No matter whether they act on them or not, knowing that they have these feelings for one another probably means they shouldn’t be partners, so this is going to get weird and difficult no matter what they choose. 

But I completely understand why Eddie kissed him before she left. If you’re going to lay your heart bare, you might as well go all in before leaving the ball in his court. 

First Kiss - Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 8

Elsewhere, Frank dealt with Sgt. James Reed in a case that bugged me to no end. 

Yes, every NYPD officer takes an oath to protect and serve, even while off duty. But the man had his 10-year-old daughter with him. Announcing himself as a police officer most likely would have sent bullets flying. 

That hallway may have been only ten feet away but his child could have frozen or screamed. Moving from that spot in that moment put her life in danger. 

What other job expects you to risk your child’s life in order to do your duty? The only upside was that the story gave us one of the best Blue Bloods quotes of all time…

Frank: I can't speak for myself.
Erin: Hell just froze over.

Then there was the case of Emily Harrison. 

I could understand Liza viewing Emily as the crazy ex-girlfriend and not believing her at first, but when two detectives tell you the guy you are dating is a rapist and show you photos and you still choose to go back to him then, as Danny said…

If she wants to see this dirt bag there's nothing you or us can do about it. It's her choice.


Emily probably hasn’t been in her right mind since the rape occurred and going to Brandon’s home, with or without the gun, wasn’t a sound decision. Considering all of the circumstances, this was a case I wouldn’t have minded seeing go to trial, mostly because I’m curious to see how a jury would decide on it. 

I was relieved when Frank pointed out to Erin that she could do something about Emily’s shoddy defense, I just didn’t understand why Erin didn’t come to that conclusion on her own. As Erin herself eventually pointed out, sometimes there’s a difference between the law and justice. 

Now I want to hear from you, TV Fanatics. Do you want to see Jamie and Eddie pursue a romantic relationship?

Check back next week for my review of Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 9, and if you want more, you can watch Blue Bloods online here at TV Fanatic.

Personal Business Review

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Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 8 Quotes

She's not a stray puppy, Jamie. This job is hard enough without taking it home with me, literally.


If she wants to see this dirt bag there's nothing you or us can do about it. It's her choice.