The BEST Episodes of Blue Bloods
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021
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.
#1 - The Blue Templar
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.
#2 - My Aim is True
Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.
#3 - The Bitter End
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.
#4 - Family Secrets
Season 10 - Episode 19 - Aired May 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.
#5 - Justifies the Means (2)
Season 11 - Episode 16 - Aired May 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.
#6 - Something Blue
Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.
#7 - This Way Out
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 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.
#8 - Growing Boys
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.
#9 - Devil's Breath
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 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.
#10 - The End (1)
Season 11 - Episode 15 - Aired May 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.
#11 - To Protect and Serve
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.
#12 - Meet the New Boss
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.
#13 - The Thin Blue Line
Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.
#14 - Mind Games
Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.
#15 - Happy Endings
Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 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.
#16 - Loose Lips
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#17 - Playing with Fire
Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.
#18 - The Art of War
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.
#19 - To Tell the Truth
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 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.
#20 - Where the Truth Lies
Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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.
#21 - Justice Served
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2013
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.
#22 - Fog of War
Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 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.
#23 - Partners
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2014
As Danny and Baez escort confiscated drugs to a remote location for incineration, their convoy is attacked and Baez is seriously injured, leaving Danny to track down the drug cartel responsible. Frank must carefully navigate personal and political waters when an exemplary lieutenant’s actions cause controversy for the NYPD.
#24 - Burning Bridges
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2014
When an officer is outed and his partner refuses to ride with him, Danny and Baez are asked to work with new partners temporarily. Eddie and Jamie try to steal a collar from a pompous detective. Frank speaks out about equality on the force.
#25 - Some Kind of Hero
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 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.