The BEST episodes of Blue Bloods

Every episode of Blue Bloods ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Blue Bloods!

Blue Bloods is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief.

Last Updated: 9/29/2023Network: CBSStatus: Continuing
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The Blue Templar
star
8.24
1258 votes

#1 - The Blue Templar

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/13/2011

In his attempt to expose the Blue Templar, Frank chooses to bypass Internal Affairs after a drug bust indicates dirty cops are involved.

Writer: Kevin Wade
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My Aim is True
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8.13
810 votes

#2 - My Aim is True

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/11/2018

When a series of drive-by murders occur after six wrongly convicted men are released from prison, Danny and Baez wonder if they were orchestrated by the men as an act of revenge. Also, Frank combats the guilt he feels about these innocent men unfairly serving nine years in prison, and Jamie and Eddie find themselves in a life-threatening situation.

Directors: David Barrett
Writer: Kevin Wade
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Family Secrets
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8.11
476 votes

#3 - Family Secrets

Season 10 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/1/2020

After getting a match from an unknown relative from a DNA network, Sean Reagan does some detective work to figure out who this mystery person might be. Frank gets a personal request from a woman to transfer her son to a safer assignment. Also, Danny seeks to uncover the truth behind the murder of a key witness in one of Erin's cases, and Eddie begins to think about having a child after she and Jamie discover a newborn left outside their precinct.

Directors: David Barrett
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The Bitter End
star
8.10
734 votes

#4 - The Bitter End

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/3/2013

Danny blames himself when a young woman commits suicide because he had made a promise to her in the wake of her parents’ deaths. Meanwhile, violence involving a gang at a housing project erupts and affects the Reagans.

Directors: Christine Moore
Writer: Brian Burns
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Justifies the Means (2)
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8.08
373 votes

#5 - Justifies the Means (2)

Season 11 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/14/2021

The Reagans band together to prevent Joe Hill from being killed in the line of duty like his father when they fear Joe's cover has been blown within the gunrunning outfit he's helping the ATF bring down.

Directors: David Barrett
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Something Blue
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8.06
604 votes

#6 - Something Blue

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/10/2019

As Jamie and Eddie’s wedding day approaches, Erin interviews a witness whose story leads her to doubt Eddie’s honesty, as she took his initial statement. Also, Danny and Baez unravel the complicated love life of a young man who was murdered, and Frank squabbles with his top brass while worrying about the toast he’ll deliver at the rehearsal dinner.

Directors: David Barrett
Writer: Brian Burns
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This Way Out
star
7.99
757 votes

#7 - This Way Out

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/10/2013

As the Reagans rally together to take down the leader of the gang responsible for the murder of someone close to them, Danny looks to the gang leader’s girlfriend to lead them to him. Meanwhile, Frank is left reeling from a second loss.

Directors: Peter Werner
Writer: Kevin Wade
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The End (1)
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7.99
361 votes

#8 - The End (1)

Season 11 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/14/2021

Shockwaves ripple through the Reagan family when Danny discovers that their newest family member, Joe Hill, is working undercover for the ATF to bring down a gunrunning organization.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
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Devil's Breath
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7.99
696 votes

#9 - Devil's Breath

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/26/2013

When Danny finds a disoriented man in a park covered in his girlfriend’s blood, he finds it hard to believe that the man has no recollection of the night’s events until they find a strong narcotic in his bloodstream. Meanwhile, Jamie gets into trouble when he helps an off-duty officer cover up his intoxication after he apprehended an armed robber.

Directors: Alex Chapple
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Growing Boys
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7.98
836 votes

#10 - Growing Boys

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/1/2013

When a gangbanger dies after Jamie chases him away from the boy he is mentoring, Jamie’s conduct is called into question. Meanwhile, Baez goes undercover to get information on Danny’s ex-girlfriend’s fiancée who is dealing drugs from his gym.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writer: Willie Reale
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Meet the New Boss
star
7.96
736 votes

#11 - Meet the New Boss

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/5/2018

Gormley looks to Danny and Baez for help tracking down a former NYPD detective he believes may be a threat to Frank’s safety. Erin navigates office politics when she chooses to reopen a closed case. Jamie is transferred to a new precinct with a lot of problems. Frank and Baker team up to investigate a complaint about an SVU detective.

Directors: Robert Harmon
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To Protect and Serve
star
7.95
707 votes

#12 - To Protect and Serve

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/2013

Danny becomes the lead hostage negotiator when a prime informant in a large drug case holds Erin at gunpoint inside the courtroom. Also, when Jamie disobeys his lieutenant’s orders and gets suspended, Frank must decide a proper punishment.

Directors: Peter Werner
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Mind Games
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7.95
747 votes

#13 - Mind Games

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/2018

While investigating a case involving a woman who shot her husband while she was drunk, Danny’s instincts tell him there is more to the story. Anthony ignores Erin’s orders to drop an assault case. Frank holds an emergency drill for his inner circle. Jamie and Eddie navigate their changing work-life dynamic.

Directors: John Behring
Writer: Brian Burns
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Happy Endings
star
7.95
386 votes

#14 - Happy Endings

Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/16/2021

Business becomes personal for Frank and his 1 Police Plaza team when Baker is assaulted on the street, as well as for Erin, when she asks her ex-husband to represent a defendant she’s prosecuting. Eddie wonders if she’s being too stubborn after she publicly undermines one of Jamie’s decisions at work. Danny and Baez investigate the attempted murder of a couple with huge secrets.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
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The Thin Blue Line
star
7.94
1311 votes

#15 - The Thin Blue Line

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/5/2017

In the season finale, when Danny intercepts a shipment of several million dollars that was heading to a drug cartel in Mexico, he becomes a target when they come back for revenge. Also, Jamie works independently to track down a serial killer who preys on the elderly.

Directors: David Barrett
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Be Smart or Be Dead
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7.93
394 votes

#16 - Be Smart or Be Dead

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/12/2021

Frank causes family tension when he assigns Jamie to guard Danny after a hit is put on him, and when Frank tries to stop his cop grandson from seeking revenge after he's attacked. Eddie gets a hostile new partner, Erin's moral character is attacked by the defense when she tries an old murder case related to her boss, the D.A.

Directors: John Behring
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Silver Linings
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7.92
359 votes

#17 - Silver Linings

Season 12 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/6/2022

Danny and Jamie join forces with their nephew, Joe Hill, when Jamie and Joe’s search for an undocumented teenage girl who has been sex-trafficked, converges with Danny and Baez’s investigation into the murder of a woman in witness protection. Also, Frank and Erin butt heads when Frank calls out the District Attorney’s office for instituting a new rule that classifies armed robbery as a misdemeanor, a mandate that has immediate ramifications for Eddie and her partner.

Directors: Ralph Hemecker
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Playing with Fire
star
7.92
758 votes

#18 - Playing with Fire

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2018

Danny takes on a personal case involving a drug cartel member who he believes is responsible for torching his house. Erin is given a promotion in the DA’s office but finds herself in a challenging situation when both Danny and Jamie ask her for help with their investigations. Frank and Jaime have a disagreement when Jamie refuses to stop riding with Eddie.

Directors: David Barrett
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Loose Lips
star
7.92
740 votes

#19 - Loose Lips

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/24/2014

Jamie is targeted by a vengeful thug after he intervenes in his abusive relationship with his girlfriend. Frank must deal with a political scandal involving insensitive comments made by Henry that were illegally recorded and leaked to the press.

Directors: Alex Chapple
Writer: Daniel Truly
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To Tell the Truth
star
7.92
1253 votes

#20 - To Tell the Truth

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/1/2011

Just before Danny is to give witness testimony at a Peruvian drug lord’s murder trial, Linda is kidnapped. This drug lord has a history of intimidating witnesses.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
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Fog of War
star
7.90
537 votes

#21 - Fog of War

Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/14/2020

Danny and Baez work with Texas Ranger Waylon Gates when they are put on a case to find the Lone Star Killer. After Eddie's partner mistakenly shoots an undercover cop, Internal Affairs accuses Jamie of not supervising properly.

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Personal Business
star
7.90
1235 votes

#22 - Personal Business

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/2016

After Emily Harrison tells Danny and Baez she’s concerned her abusive ex-boyfriend will repeat his behavior with his new girlfriend, Emily becomes the prime suspect when he’s murdered. Also, Eddie gets jealous when Jamie lets a young woman crash at his apartment, and Frank must decide how to discipline a sergeant after he fails to intercede during an armed robbery while off duty,

Directors: David Barrett
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Where the Truth Lies
star
7.90
525 votes

#23 - Where the Truth Lies

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/10/2020

Frank takes heat when a widow blames him for her husband's recent suicide while on the job. When Eddie has a gut feeling about a murder, she and Erin band together to solve the case. A desperate Luis Delgado tells Danny and Baez that the only way he'll testify against his former cartel is if they protect his sons.

Directors: David Barrett
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Some Kind of Hero
star
7.89
877 votes

#24 - Some Kind of Hero

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/6/2012

Danny causes waves in the department when he investigates a closed case, the suicide of a firefighter, at the insistence of the man’s 12-year-old son. Meanwhile, Jamie saves a baby from a burning building but worries it will jeopardize his undercover work when he is billed a hero in the press.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
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The Art of War
star
7.89
661 votes

#25 - The Art of War

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/1/2015

When a member of the Reagan clan is shot, Danny’s tries to track down the gang member responsible, without letting his emotions get the best of him. Also, he must get creative in order to bring in witnesses, in the conclusion of the two-part fifth season finale.

Directors: David Barrett
Writer: Brian Burns
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