The ache of Donnie Wahlberg’s Danny Reagan on Blue Bloods appears virtually incalculable primarily based on how a lot he has gone by in his life. In his youthful years, he fought within the Iraq War and got here residence a damaged man from dropping his comrades. He constantly battles PTSD as a result, one thing he nonetheless offers with in current seasons of the present. However, that is solely a part of the struggles he confronted and nonetheless faces.
Add to this the demise of his spouse, Linda, in a helicopter crash a number of years in the past. On high of all of it is the fixed bother he finds himself in as an NYPD detective. Is there any method ahead for him in a brand new relationship?
Donnie Wahlberg says Danny won’t rush again into relationship
Many followers of Blue Bloods and of the Danny Reagan character wish to see him get his life again on observe. Things have been pretty solemn for him since dropping Linda, and he’s always coping with pressures on the job. All of that gives the look Danny is constructing to some sort of breakdown as a consequence of every part taking place without delay. Of course, this continuously makes the Reagan dinner conversations of late appear overly tense.
No marvel followers wish to see Danny discover himself again in a brand new relationship with somebody, perhaps along with his companion Maria Baez. Based on an interview Wahlberg did with TV Insider, although, he thinks Danny ought to suppose extra about himself earlier than leaping into a brand new romance.
Said Wahlberg within the above interview: “I don’t know if the audience is ready yet for Danny to move on—he has a lot of pain that he still needs to confront. Doing that might lead to him being able to move forward. I’d like that.”
Should Danny Reagan undergo remedy first?
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Based on Wahlberg’s suggestion, Danny ought to in all probability have additional remedy, even when he already has for his previous PTSD issues. Since he appears to refuse any in the mean time, this would possibly change into a giant a part of the drama of the upcoming 11th season, assuming not delayed as a consequence of coronavirus (COVID-19).
If, within the likelihood Danny does become involved with somebody new, it may be higher for him to not become involved with a fellow officer to keep away from job battle at residence. Yet, as a result of he nonetheless suffers from PTSD, it may be barely harmful being concerned in a romantic relationship till he offers along with his present demons.
Complicating issues could also be lots of the points Blue Bloods plans to sort out this coming season pertaining to regulation enforcement.
What do followers need for Danny Reagan?
To additional see what Blue Bloods would possibly do with Danny’s trajectory, it pays to have a look at what followers are saying on-line. Over on Reddit, you will discover previous threads describing Danny as a “pigheaded ass,” one thing followers have seen pared down as he turns into extra mature as a consequence of private tragedy.
Comments on the above TV Insider interview delve extra into Danny’s character with one noting: “Love Danny ((Donnie Wahlberg)’, he brings a lot of truth to his character. Excited to see him this Fall.”
That sense of fact appears to imply lots to viewers, one thing maybe heightened if everybody sees Danny get some assist for his points. It may be Donnie Wahlberg’s ticket to an Emmy nod after greater than a decade of the present being missed.