‘Blue Bloods’: Danny Reagan Dropped Another Song Reference During Lyle Lovett’s Guest Star Episode

by Jeremy Spirogis
Lyle Lovett as Texas Ranger Waylon Gates, Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan on

There have been a number of New Kids On The Block references in Blue Bloods. That’s all because of Donnie Wahlberg, who performs Danny Reagan. The present lastly returned with an episode visitor starring Lyle Lovett. Find out the reference that was hidden within the episode and extra.

Donnie Wahlberg has a historical past of dropping NKOTB references on ‘Blue Bloods’

Wahlberg nonetheless excursions with New Kids On The Block. He dropped just a few references to their songs within the first season.

“So I would tell, like Bridget [Moynahan]’s character, ‘Hey, hang tough’ and ‘Call It What You Want,’ ‘Step by Step,’” Wahlberg advised Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “I was speaking in song titles pretty much every episode and nobody was really catching it because of the way I did it.”

He continued, “But my music fans and the [NKOTB] fans definitely were catching it. And every week they would hashtag whatever the song title was. It would usually end up trending on Twitter. I love it.”

Lyle Lovett visitor starred on the present

Singer Lyle Lovett performed Texas Ranger Waylon Gates within the episode “Fog of War.” Wahlberg teased the episode with an image of their characters collectively on Instagram with the caption, “I’m seeing a spin-off! Anybody have any ideas for a title? I got #BlueBloodsTexas so far! @lyle_lovett sir — you rock!”

He additionally posted one other image of them with Marisa Ramierz. “Oh, you know, no big deal, just hanging out with this guy — Mr @lyle_lovett! He graced the set of #BlueBloods today, and delivered one of the best performances (and coolest roles) in the entire ten seasons of our show! Can’t wait til you all get to see this episode!” the actor captioned the picture.

Baez and Danny lose a witness within the episode. Gates is decided to catch him so that they should work collectively. “I guess that makes me the hunter, and you the guides,” the ranger tells Danny. “Well, you can call it what you want, cowboy. But we work together,” Danny advised him.

They managed to get their man ultimately. However, followers had been left looking for a reference that Wahlberg dropped.

He dropped a brand new reference within the episode

Lyle Lovett as Texas Ranger Waylon Gates, Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan on 'Blue Bloods'
Lyle Lovett as Texas Ranger Waylon Gates, Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan on ‘Blue Bloods’ | John Paul Filo/CBS by way of Getty Images

The episode had greater than a musical visitor star. It had one other NKOTB reference in one in every of Danny’s conversations.

“May be an @nkotb easter egg (we’ll call it a Valentines Treat) in this episode! Let me know if you catch it! #BlueBloods,” tweeted Wahlberg on the night time of the episode. One fan replied, “Was it Call It What You Want?” He answered, “Bingo! @nkotb#BlueBloods@BlueBloods_CBS#CallItWhatYouWant was not in the script but it is in the show!”

Fans tweeted their love for the hidden references. One person tweeted, “so a certain Wahlberg slipped that in. Love when NKOTB meets Reagan happens. #BHLove.” Another person tweeted, “Love when you do that! Season one was full of it! #BlueBloods.”

The episode might be an indication that ties between Blue Bloods and NKOTB aren’t over. We would possibly get extra references sooner or later.

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