‘Blue Bloods’: Is It Time for Erin Reagan to Have a Love Interest?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Bridget Moynahan as Erin Reagan on set of

The love lives of characters on TV exhibits are in all probability greater than half the rationale audiences preserve tuning in. If Blue Bloods isn’t essentially identified for elaborate love plots, the characters do have fascinating love lives that preserve followers intrigued. Part of this is available in how much less of a love life one character has: Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan).

From one aspect of issues, it’s refreshing to see Erin not delve right into a love life, simply because it’s demanded of a single, divorced girl in a TV present. The push of all the time needing to have romance in any kind of fiction is greater than unrealistic, if in the end doomed to all the time being performed for sake of rankings.

A variety of followers are hoping Erin will lastly discover a new love curiosity. However, this isn’t one explicit state of affairs the present is hinting at recently.

For Erin, her work is her life…in the intervening time

Bridget Moynahan as Erin Reagan on set of 'Blue Bloods' sitting at a desk with her head resting on her hand
Bridget Moynahan as Erin Reagan on Blue Bloods | Craig Blankenhorn/Getty Images

There isn’t any doubting Erin is essentially the most profitable of all of Frank Reagan’s youngsters. After all, Erin has discovered herself transferring up the ranks to Bureau Chief for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Because of that high place and her push to stick to the legislation with out loopholes, she typically clashes together with her siblings who attempt to work round authorized eventualities.

Her job is demanding, and that’s why the present hasn’t pushed her right into a romance since divorcing her prior husband, Jack Boyle. Even although they nearly acquired again collectively, she relented. At the middle of her determination was their daughter, Nicky (Sami Gayle).

Not that the present hasn’t been trying to make it appear like they probably might get again collectively…but once more. Yes, there appears to be a sign Blue Bloods is taking slightly from the This Is Us playbook within the Kevin/Sophie will they/received’t they trope.

Bringing the idea of doable remarriage is considerably new to TV. Although it may be only a ruse to create some romantic debate with viewers.

Fans need her to discover a romantic curiosity finally

Erin has had some romantic emotions for a couple of guys since her divorce. She by no means acted on any of them, although, which gave dose of actuality to Blue Bloods—therefore why so many nonetheless love the present.

Media analysts have tried to seek out methods for Erin to discover a love curiosity this season, exterior of the present’s writers not acquiescing to this point. There’s additionally concern from followers on sources like Reddit about indications of Erin and Jack flirting with each other once more.

When somebody posted “Eric Reagan-Boyle is NOT a Thing!” it appeared to offer hints the present will create a copycat Kevin/Sophie state of affairs the place the prospect of getting again collectively is a risk.

If Blue Bloods really does discover the realms of remarriage, the present can be reaching again to an previous plot system from the golden period of film comedies.

Is the idea of remarriage going to be explored extra on TV?

Taking the plunge right into a second likelihood with a divorced partner is one thing not all the time performed in TV dramas or comedies. Once shortly it’s been explored, however actually not with a daily character.

An educational e-book was written as soon as explaining how screwball comedies of the 1930s and ’40s used one thing known as “The Comedy of Remarriage.” Plots in screwball comedies then often started with a pair divorced firstly of the film, then detailed the comedic means of how they remarry by the tip.

TV may be borrowing a bit from that if going by This Is Us and perhaps Blue Bloods. While followers wouldn’t thoughts seeing Kevin get again along with Sophie on TiU, viewers would possibly quit if Erin goes again to Jack.

Clearly, although, TV desires to stretch this out and supply the prospects of them reuniting, if in the end falling into the truth camp somewhat than a fairy story ending. Blue Bloods would deviate from their model in the event that they didn’t do in any other case.

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