BLUE BLOODS “Little Fish” Review


BLUE BLOODS “Little Fish” Season 1 Episode 11 – An old case from Frank’s past comes back to haunt him when the body of a little boy is found and turns out to be a missing child he was once tasked with finding. He does let the case consume him, sometimes shirking his commissioner duties in order to do so. But what I liked most, in addition to seeing Frank doing some awesome police work (that hammer thing was brilliant), was how calmly he handled it in the end. Because I think that if he’d gone off on Ted, if he’d screamed and yelled and threatened, it probably wouldn’t have gotten him anywhere. Ted probably would have just shut down and so by going softly he was able to bring it all to and end and give a mother, a troubled man and himself some closure.

Danny and Jackie have a witness who saw the girl murdered. Case closed, right? No, here’s another one of those times where it’s hard to choose which side is right and which is wrong. The murderer also happens to be a man that the FBI is using to help them track down a much bigger fish. So is it worth it to let a killer go? A guy who might kill the witness, too? Luckily they find a way to kill two birds with one stone (or in this case maybe two fish) when they catch the judge who’s been lenient on the murderer was also using the pimp’s services.

My favorite bits…

Frank admitting that being “right” gave him small comfort when he was looking at the body of a child.

Jackie saying that the guys she put away were too busy throwing darts at her picture to as for her help.

Listening to the mother’s story of the day her son went missing. So scary to think it was the one day she didn’t walk him home.

Danny pointing out to the creep that “that whore” was somebody’s mother and somebody’s daughter.

The chat between Henry and Frank’s secretary. I like that she’s coming more out of the background and that she told Henry that the case was consuming Frank.

Renzulli saying that he got his wife a snow globe for their anniversary because she liked snow globes. Aw, I actually think that’s very sweet.

Frank walking in an echoing his father’s words about how it was the losses that kept you up at night.

Johnny: (after Danny turned out the ‘NYPD discount’ for one of his girls) “Too bad, you don’t know what you’re missing.”
Danny: “Neither do you.”

Frank telling Bill to do his job right or he’d be walking a beat so for out in Queens he’d need a passport to get back to Manhattan. Ha!

Erin thanking Jamie for helping to make her point.. and then un-thanking him for doing the opposite a minute later.

Linda telling her kids that a call girl was someone who talked on their phone all the time and them asking her “like Aunt Erin?. LOL!

Jackie protesting that she couldn’t watch any more mobsters and hookers hanging out. Ugh, yeah I wouldn’t envy her that.

Baker walking in and interrupting the Mayor as he was yelling at Frank for leaving him alone holding his.. LOL, great timing.

Finding out why Frank had said that little speech about duct-tape and hammering.

The guy protesting that he’d never hit a kid with a hammer and Frank telling him that info was never released.

Frank getting Ted to confess by having him read the old letter.

Danny saying they didn’t need to call the judge “your Honor” as that title was reserved for people with it. Nice.

Frank bringing the mother Leo’s baseball card and agreeing she could thank him then. Yep, that’s when I felt some tears starting up.

What did you think of this episode of Blue Bloods? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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