Blue Bloods Midseason Report Card: Baffling Development, Frustrating Trend & More

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7. Sleaziest New Character: Governor Martin Mendez

Sleaziest New Character: Governor Martin Mendez
From the first time we got to meet the Governor of New York, and we wish we hadn’t.

Governor Martin Mendez is an arrogant, obnoxious bully. Even worse, his voice and mannerisms made us cringe? Every time the man was on the screen he made our skin crawl.

We’ll be all to happy if he never, ever returned...but we doubt we'll get that lucky.

8. Most Frustrating Trend: The Lack of Love

Most Frustrating Trend: The Lack of Love
Danny’s wife Linda was killed in a helicopter crash offscreen.

Frank and Henry are both widowers with little to no love lives.

Erin appears to be married to her job.

And Jamie and Eddie have been stuck on the will they/won't they wheel for years, and where as last season things looks hopeful for romance, this season they seem stuck in the friend/partner zone.

The main focus of Blue Bloods is undoubtedly law and family, but letting at least some of the Reagan clan be happy in the love department would make viewers happy too.

9. Things We’d Like to See In the Future

Things We’d Like to See In the Future
A flashback episode telling us more about Joe Reagan.

When the show premiered, we learned that the fourth Reagan sibling had been killed in the line of duty, but other than the car he drove and the circumstances surrounding his death, and the occasional mention around the Sunday family dinner table, we’ve never really learned much about Joe Reagan.

After eight seasons, we’re due for a flashback or two to give us a little more insight into the Reagan we never had the chance to know.

10. Things We'd Like to See Less of In the Future

Things We'd Like to See Less of In the Future
It feels as though every week is a tough one for Frank these days. They're not exactly a barrel of laughs for viewers either as we are constantly treated to Frank and the mayor butting heads over and over and over again.

It doesn't even seem to matter which mayor is in office for there to be ongoing issues. Perhaps it's realistic, but it's not a lot of fun to watch.

11. Best Episode: Blue Bloods Season 8 Episode 10 "Heavy Is the Head"

Best Episode: Blue Bloods Season 8 Episode 10 "Heavy Is the Head"
Almost all of the members of the Reagan family tried to do the right thing in Blue Bloods Season 8 Episode 10, with varying results.

Jamie went out of his way to help a good samaritan. Danny went overboard to put a mobster behind bars, and Frank fell on his sword to keep Abigail from being insulted.

Although not perfect, this episode got high marks for bringing us interaction between Abigail, Garrett, and Sid, and the fun scene at the end with Danny eating the donut in the Aston Martin. It’s fun like that we’d like to see more of this season.

12. Worst Episode: Blue Bloods Season 8 Episode 4 “Out of the Blue”

Worst Episode:  Blue Bloods Season 8 Episode 4 “Out of the Blue”
Reagan arrogance was on full display in this installment as Frank appeared to belittle Garrett for taking time off after he and his wife were SWAT’d, and Erin completely disregarded a warning from her lead investigator, Anthony, and made a lousy deal with an informant because she decided she knew what was best.

Even the normally entertaining Reagan family dinner was depressing as Jamie presumed that Danny screwed up a case because he was still mourning Linda, and then things got even more awkward as the family got quiet while shooting Danny sympathetic looks.

Most of the Reagan’s came off as presumptuous, know-it-alls, at worst, and bad friends or colleagues at best.

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Blue Bloods Quotes

Eddie: I will always have your back.
Jamie: If you fall behind, I'll wait up.
Eddie: I'll earn your respect and pay you respect every day we have.
Jamie: I'll be your scout, your night watchman, your calvary.
Eddie: Your medic, your chaplain in our army of two.
Jamie: No retreat. No surrender.
Eddie: No retreat. No surrender.
Jamie: You can count on me.
Eddie: And you can count on me.

Frank: Officer Janko.
Jamie: Just Eddie today, Dad.
Eddie: Actually not just Eddie today.
Jamie: Well, since this morning, the future Mrs. Jamison Reagan.