Blue Bloods’ Fans Are Loving This Scene on the Reagan Table — and It’s Not Family Dinner

by Jeremy Spirogis
Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan

Blue Bloods, which celebrates its tenth season this yr, is perhaps most well-known for its dinner scenes. So many police dramas look alike that the dinner scenes with the Reagan household do rather a lot to make the present distinct. It’s undoubtedly a part of why the present has lasted so long as it has. 

Still, each from time to time, the present likes to combine it up with the internal scenes. New members have joined the Reagan household, like Vanessa Ray’s Eddie, and an outsider performed by Treat Williams made it to the dinner desk. Now, the present has batted across the concept of one thing completely different. 

How did the dinner scenes come about?

Blue Bloods Cast at the dinner table; Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle, Tony Terraciano, and Andrew Terraciano
Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle, Tony Terraciano, and Andrew Terraciano | John Paul Filo/CBS through Getty Images

The dinner scenes do extra than simply shake up the present from the same old legislation and order materials. They strengthen the themes of Reagan household solidarity and traditions handed down by means of the years. There are generations of cops on the desk, led by Tom Selleck’s police commissioner Frank, with Bridget Moynahan’s lone daughter offering the “black sheep” factor by being the lawyer of the household. 

In the episode, “By Hook or by Crook,” Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) defined to Eddie that the dinners began through a member of the family who immigrated to America and had one need.

“Because my grandmother grew up poor in a small town in Ireland,” he mentioned. “She was the oldest of 12 kids and there was never enough to eat. She moved to New York to make money. She met my grandpa and when they got married she promised herself that they would always have more than enough to eat. Family dinner was just her way of proudly proving that every week.”

How has Blue Bloods modified up the dinner scenes?

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The most blatant addition to the Blue Bloods dinner scenes has been Eddie, who got here to the desk by advantage of marrying Jamie. Jamie and Eddie have been companions on the power, which raised some eyebrows within the household, however they welcomed her with open arms — though these arms crossed when she tried to introduce the meat and potatoes Reagan clan to plant-based veggie burgers. 

Until lately, it was extraordinary for anyone not within the Reagan household to hitch the dinner desk, however the present modified that this yr with the one-off go to by Frank’s former companion, Lenny. Williams advised TV Insider, “I don’t think they’re used to somebody being Frank’s equal, being comfortable with Frank to call him nicknames and to give him a hug and to kiss him on a cheek. He’s this mountain of a powerful guy, and then you have a guy who put his life on the line with this guy for 15 years.”

Now the Reagan desk isn’t only for household dinners and whereas the change appears minor followers are in favor of it. 

What’s the brand new addition to the Blue Bloods dinner desk?

The April three episode “The Puzzle Palace,” was primarily about Erin and Anthony having to belief a sociopath who claims he has the proof to convict a double-murderer. Meanwhile, Frank faces backlash from his division when he suspends an officer for violent habits.

In the dinner scene on the finish, the Reagan clan kicked across the concept of getting a man’s night time, of which followers on Twitter have been typically in favor, though some followers expressed nervousness about Frank’s standing. 

“I pray to god this isn’t setting Frank up to quit!!!!!” one fan tweeted. Another mentioned, “This ain’t going where I think it is with Tom Selleck leaving.” That nervousness stems from the truth that as a result of Selleck had signed solely a one-year extension to do season 10, in keeping with 

“Here, the simple fact is it was great to know the heart of our show wanted to come back,” Selleck mentioned. “It’s also great to know, as far as I know so far, that we have the whole universe coming back. You’re talking about, from top to bottom, a cast of really good, strong actors playing all sorts of roles.”

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