BLUE BLOODS “A Night on the Town” Review

BLUE BLOODS Season 2,Episode 5 “A Night on the Town” – So Jamie decides to go under cover to party with the junior mobster he saved from an OD. He’s incognito because they removed all his pictures from the police databases, and he was never in any paper when, say, the police commissioner’s third son joined the academy, or at Joe’s funeral. Anyhow he seems charmed by his new friend’s sister, but might have to go undercover training school when the mobster in charge asks him about his family and he starts describing his own family’s make-up. I know he doesn’t use names but still, I feel like he should have gone with one of ten and a single mother, just to be safe.

I wasn’t actually sure what the rules of under cover cops (or under cover BLUE BLOODS cops at least) are. Yes, Jamie’s boss told him not to get involved so he held back as mobster Jr. lead his enemy on a serious acid trip, but what if a less bad guy was the one in trouble? Could he step in to save someone completely innocent, children or puppies in danger? I wasn’t sure if they were going to write in a relationship between Jamie and the mob sister, but now I think they will since Jamie seems to defend his friend’s actions, explaining it wasn’t attempted murder, but an eye for an eye, biblical. So he’s a religious guy, that’s something he can get behind. He’ll only blow off your head if you blow his off first, so he’s not really that dangerous.

Poor,poor Danny’s wife did not seem destined to get her romantic weekend, first with him putting it off, then a call in the couple’s message, then running off during their fancy weekend. I would understand if he was trying to find someone who was missing, in current danger, but the fact that the victim was already dead makes me think he could have waited until Monday to track down the bad guy. He’s ready to let his partner off the hook, why can’t he give himself a little time? It was sweet when he brings his wife a candle-lit dessert, and she seems to have completely forgiven him for any failing he’d shown earlier in the day, which is nice, because a BLUE BLOODS theme seems to be Danny upsets his wife, she’s angry, then she let’s it go but harbors just a little resentment.

I loved that when the Grandfather lost the tickets their first reaction was to utilize their DA daughter’s specialized training to help find them. Danny can’t get away from work long enough for a couple’s message, but Erin can pop over the solve the mystery of the missing tickets. It was also great that the missed show was The Book of Mormon. I don’t think anyone involved would have been able to handle watching it.

The life advice Frank and Grandpa laid down for the boys (who are 8 and 10? 7 and 11? I can’t read an age) was the best scene of “A Night on the Town,” the best part their horrified faces. High school kids would be freaked out my a discussion of their future independence, let alone elementary school kids.

What did you think of tonight’s episode? Should Jamie go under cover again?