Blue Bloods “Women with Guns” Review


This week’s episode of Blue Bloods was technically titled “Women with Guns,” but it should have been called, “Let’s all Giggle About Dad’s Sex Life.” It was funny to see Danny so uncomfortable about the idea that his dad is meeting a woman in a hotel room, and refreshing to see pure discomfort used instead of the often used trope of the adult children upset their mother is being replaced.

The gift of the gun holster was creative and sweet, just the sort of gift you’d expect the police commissioner to give. I don’t understand how a gun held on the inside of your thigh would be more readily available than one in your purse, but really it’s the thought that counts.

Two rules of Blue Bloods, and cops shows were upheld this week. First, if you ditch your protective detail, someone is going to get attacked. Points for originality on the use of acid instead of a more run of the mill weapon. Second, if a witness claims he was the only one who didn’t have a motive to commit the crime, he’s the one that committed the crime. After the producer let that drop to Danny, his arrest seemed almost anti-climactic. It probably would have been more exciting if Danny let Frank’s girlfriend hit him.

Sunday dinner with both Frank’s dad and kids teasing him about his girlfriend just seemed uncomfortable. I really want Danny’s kids to do a personal essay for school on Sunday dinner. Sometimes my dad argues with my grandpa and uncle about the guy they shot last. This week a lot of my family was teasing my grandpa about virgins, don’t really know what that was about, so I concentrated on his lesson on how to make the perfect combination of sugar, alcohol and caffeine. Sunday dinners are awesome.

Jamie’s second dip into the world of undercover mob busting was successfully nail-bitting. You’d think there would be a moratorium on getting into a bad guy’s car after the front seat execution of last week’s episode, but I guess if crime doesn’t stop the efforts to halt it can’t stop either. I still get hung up on the fact that it doesn’t seem like a good idea to use the police chiefs son as an undercover cop for visibility reasons. He did a great acting job even as I’m sure he’d be numb with fear as the cops drag his alter ego away, but what happens when police commissioner and his family have a photo op later on and the mob guys realize they’ve been tricked? He’s a rookie cop who hangs out on street corner and parks in uniform, is it that crazy to think one of his mob buddies might pass him and realize what happened?

It really did illustrate that he’s a good guy when he felt guilty over his responsibility for the death of a crook who beat him up. It seemed mean of his superior to accuse him of pulling the police commissioner’s son card out of fear to get out of the operation when he seemed like he needed out because of a genuinely guilty conscious.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Is Jamie still in danger from his undercover work?