Blue Bloods “Some Kind of Hero” Review


What would the city of New York do without the Regans? Babies wouldn’t be saved, murders would go unpunished, and no one would be there to try the criminals. With Jamie saving the baby from the fire, they tried to fill in a Blue Bloods plot hole, but in the end just dug it deeper. What to do with this completely new threat Jamie’s picture makes the paper for his heroism? Again, there’s just no way his picture wouldn’t grace the papers for a think piece on the Regan family single handled running of New York, for the anniversary of Joe’s death, for Frank being in office for so many years, or for Erin or Danny doing something important and they want to highlight the other Regans working for truth, justice, and the American way?

I don’t think Sarge should have needed time to think about whether he was going to save his partner from death by mob, even if he was mad at him. Taking credit where credit isn’t due can’t be fun, but if you have a way to help a friend not die, that should immediately take precedent. It was sad to hear him say that his fake hero gig seems to be making his wife appreciate him more, I almost wished Blue Bloods was more of a comedy so Jamie could say, “Well that probably says your marriage is in trouble more than anything else.”

The conversation between Frank and Erin about Jamie’s safety or lack there off was stiff and unnecessary. They needed a third person, maybe Frank’s press guy to come in and break the tension with, “O.K. we all agree Jamie dying would be bad. Neither of you want to see Jamie dead. We’ve established that.” Making him all his favorite foods at Sunday dinner was cute, though I expected, once Grandpa’s birthday theory was shot down, to at least one of the kids to speculate he was dying and this was a last meal of sorts.

Danny should really think about moving away from Long Island, if he crosses paths with that Long Island cop again they just might kill each other. Is was sweet of him to investigate a closed case for his son’s friend, and we really got to see just how much leeway he can get in his own squad (also saw how convenient it is to have a police commissioner father). It showed Danny’s detective skills since he pretty quickly was able to determine it had been a homicide, track down the murderer and get him to confess, but will his quick work of it mean the Long Island cop will get in trouble for not being thorough enough (and if so, they should really, really move, because that seems like the kind of guy who would snap). Taking the father-less kid to the hockey game was a cute, though expected way to finish up the episode.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Will Jamie continue to be in danger or even continue to do undercover work?