The BEST Episodes of Blue Bloods

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Network: CBS

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 - 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.

star 8.24
1,212 votes
Writers: Kevin Wade
My Aim is True

#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.

star 8.21
789 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Kevin Wade
The Bitter End

#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.

star 8.13
708 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Brian Burns
Something Blue

#4 - 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.

star 8.10
516 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Brian Burns
This Way Out

#5 - 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.

star 8.05
747 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Kevin Wade
Growing Boys

#6 - 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.

star 8.04
823 votes
Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writers: Willie Reale
Meet the New Boss

#7 - 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.

star 8.03
684 votes
Directors: Robert Harmon
Writers: Ian Biederman
Devil's Breath

#8 - 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.

star 8.02
676 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
To Protect and Serve

#9 - 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.

star 8.00
701 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O’Connor
Mind Games

#10 - 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.

star 7.99
689 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Brian Burns
The Thin Blue Line

#11 - 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.

star 7.97
1,459 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Ian Biederman
Loose Lips

#12 - 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.

star 7.95
737 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Daniel Truly
Where the Truth Lies

#13 - 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.

star 7.95
356 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Playing with Fire

#14 - 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.

star 7.94
705 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne-O’Connor

#15 - Handcuffs

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 2018

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
528 votes
Writers: Brian Burns
The Art of War (2)

#16 - The Art of War (2)

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.

star 7.93
660 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Brian Burns
Burning Bridges

#17 - 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.

star 7.93
728 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Willie Reale

#18 - 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.

star 7.92
743 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Justice Served

#19 - 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.

star 7.92
812 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O’Connor
To Tell the Truth

#20 - 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.

star 7.91
1,200 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Personal Business

#21 - Personal Business

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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,

star 7.91
1,344 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Ian Biederman
Lost and Found

#22 - Lost and Found

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 2013

When Danny and Baez suspect a little girl might be the victim of a kidnapping, the girl’s mother denies it, but her story doesn’t add up. Meanwhile, Frank pays a visit to a priest, a counselor to the NYPD, who was arrested on a DUI charge.

star 7.91
729 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Daniel Truly

#23 - Blues

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 15, 2019

While off duty, Danny encounters a gas station robbery in progress and is forced to use his weapon, leaving him shaken and his family and co-workers concerned. Also, Eddie apprehends a turnstile jumper who pleads for leniency by offering information on a missing weapon that’s vital to one of Erin’s cases, and Frank learns that a top officer in his department has a dark past.

star 7.91
541 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Brian Burns
Risk Management

#24 - Risk Management

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 13, 2018

Danny and Baez race to find a missing girl who will die within 72 hours without her heart medication. Also, Jamie and Eddie are on the wrong side of an investigation after engaging in a car chase, Frank, Garrett and Gormley investigate the rise in the settlement of lawsuits against cops, and Sean wins an essay contest and receives a medal from former New York City Mayor David Dinkins.

star 7.91
847 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Ian Biederman
The City That Never Sleeps

#25 - The City That Never Sleeps

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 2013

When a famous movie star, Russell Berke, who shadowed Danny for research on his next role, is stabbed, Danny goes to his aid, but must keep the crime on the down-low due to Russell’s celebrity status.

star 7.90
819 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Kevin Wade