The Best Episodes of Blue Bloods

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2019

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.

The Blue Templar

#1 - The Blue Templar

Season 1 - Episode 22

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

star 8.18
352 votes
Writers: Kevin Wade
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My Aim is True

#2 - My Aim is True

Season 8 - Episode 22

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.

star 8.14
652 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Kevin Wade
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The Bitter End

#3 - The Bitter End

Season 3 - Episode 22

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.

star 8.09
344 votes
Writers: Brian Burns
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Some Kind of Hero

#4 - Some Kind of Hero

Season 2 - Episode 19

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.

star 8.07
295 votes
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
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This Way Out

#5 - This Way Out

Season 3 - Episode 23

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.

star 8.03
357 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Kevin Wade
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Framed

#6 - Framed

Season 3 - Episode 12

Danny’s car matches an NYPD description of a car involved in a drug deal and taken into custody when a bag of cocaine is found in his trunk.

star 8.02
333 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Daniel Truly
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To Protect and Serve

#7 - To Protect and Serve

Season 4 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.01
415 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O’Connor
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Growing Boys

#8 - Growing Boys

Season 4 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.99
403 votes
Writers: Willie Reale
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To Tell the Truth

#9 - To Tell the Truth

Season 1 - Episode 18

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.

star 7.99
343 votes
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
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Silver Star

#10 - Silver Star

Season 1 - Episode 17

When a former U.S. Marine and war hero-turned-homeless man is found murdered, Danny, a former Marine himself, feels a personal connection and is determined to find the killer. Meanwhile, erroneous information about Frank running for mayor is leaked to the press.

star 7.99
349 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: Thomas Kelly
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Mother's Day

#11 - Mother's Day

Season 2 - Episode 22

Frank must race to stop a biological weapon attack on New York City, while keeping it a secret from his family during their most sentimental holiday, Mother’s Day. Meanwhile, a long-standing conflict between Danny and Jamie comes to a head.

star 7.98
304 votes
Writers: Brian Burns
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Justice Served

#12 - Justice Served

Season 4 - Episode 8

Following Frank’s dinner with mob lawyer Angelo Gallo, Gallo is shot, and Frank narrowly escapes with his own life. Meanwhile, Danny is called for jury duty, and winds up being the sole dissenting opinion in a murder trial.

star 7.98
393 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O’Connor
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Blackout

#13 - Blackout

Season 9 - Episode 4

When New York City experiences a major blackout, cops scramble to contain the resulting chaos, and Frank uncovers some unpleasant truths about his department in the aftermath. Also, Jamie and Eddie question the line between work and their relationship, and Danny and Baez race to question the subject of a murder investigation before she gets tipped off by her ex-boyfriend.

star 7.96
502 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: Allie Solomon, Kevin Riley
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Meet the New Boss

#14 - Meet the New Boss

Season 9 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.96
522 votes
Directors: Robert Harmon
Writers: Ian Biederman
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Thicker Than Water

#15 - Thicker Than Water

Season 9 - Episode 5

Danny and Baez investigate a murder attempt against a celebrated fertility doctor with a seemingly pristine reputation. Also, Eddie is called to intervene in a Reagan family matter involving Danny’s boys; Erin helps Anthony find justice after a date night goes wrong; and Frank ties up loose ends with an old friend.

star 7.96
517 votes
Writers: Daniel Truly
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Playing with Fire

#16 - Playing with Fire

Season 9 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.95
543 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne-O’Connor
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The Thin Blue Line

#17 - The Thin Blue Line

Season 7 - Episode 22

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.

star 7.95
1,386 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Ian Biederman
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The Job

#18 - The Job

Season 2 - Episode 12

On the way home with his family, Danny hits a man with his car who is fleeing from a gunman, and his family gets caught in the crossfire when Danny fires his weapon at the gunman. Frank deals with 9/11 guilt from impending loss of a friend whom he worked alongside at Ground Zero.

star 7.94
339 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Brian Burns
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Mind Games

#19 - Mind Games

Season 9 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.94
528 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Brian Burns
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Innocence

#20 - Innocence

Season 2 - Episode 4

Erin has to re-open a 18yr old rape case in which Frank was the arresting officer. Danny and Jackie have to deal with the murder of three teenagers for which there appears to be no motive.

star 7.93
367 votes
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
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Handcuffs

#21 - Handcuffs

Season 9 - Episode 9

When a video surfaces of cops being harassed by a group of people at a housing complex, Frank orders a raid to round up anyone with an outstanding warrant, against Garrett’s advice. Also, Danny is approached by a woman he put in jail who asks for his help keeping her brother out of trouble, and Nicky’s new boyfriend has ulterior motives.

star 7.93
429 votes
Writers: Brian Burns
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Thanksgiving

#22 - Thanksgiving

Season 2 - Episode 8

Henry’s heart attack on Thanksgiving eve leaves the family contemplating a future without him. While Danny and Jackie look into a suicide that may not be what it seems, Frank and the mayor disagree about a threat to the city.

star 7.93
348 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Richard Ataturk
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Working Girls

#23 - Working Girls

Season 2 - Episode 20

Danny and Jackie are assigned to protect a key witness in a Russian mob trial, but when an attempt is made on her life, they realize there is a leak on the task force. Meanwhile, Erin is offered a job as deputy mayor, which would have her working directly with her father.

star 7.93
308 votes
Writers: Ian Biederman
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Parenthood

#24 - Parenthood

Season 2 - Episode 14

When a man’s family is robbed and beaten in front of him, and the assailant is shot and killed, the Reagan’s debate about how far they would go to protect their family. Meanwhile, when a college student is arrested at a rally, Frank wrestles with her sentence due to her identity.

star 7.92
314 votes
Directors: John Polson
Writers: Siobhan Byrne
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Critical Condition

#25 - Critical Condition

Season 2 - Episode 3

Three men attempt to rob a bank and Danny discovers that one of attempted robbers is a former cop. Also, Jamie works with Luisa Sosa, his new partner.

star 7.92
360 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: Thomas Kelly
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