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.

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 8.24
313 votes
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The Bitter End

#2 - 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 8.11
307 votes
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Some Kind of Hero

#3 - 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
261 votes
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To Protect and Serve

#4 - 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 8.05
371 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
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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 8.04
322 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
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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 8.03
302 votes
Directors: David Barrett
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Justice Served

#7 - 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 8.00
353 votes
Directors: David Barrett
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To Tell the Truth

#8 - 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 8.00
300 votes
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Growing Boys

#9 - 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 8.00
365 votes
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The Thin Blue Line

#10 - 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 7.99
1,282 votes
Directors: David Barrett
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The Job

#11 - 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 7.96
306 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
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Silver Star

#12 - 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 7.96
305 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
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Thanksgiving

#13 - 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 7.96
310 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
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Innocence

#14 - 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 7.95
325 votes
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Critical Condition

#15 - 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 7.95
319 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
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Unbearable Loss

#16 - Unbearable Loss

Season 7 - Episode 10

When the son of Frank's most outspoken critic in the African-American community, Reverend Darnell Potter, is killed, Potter must put aside his contentious relationship with the Reagan family in order to get justice for his son. Also, Erin and Anthony investigate when a convicted felon's cause of death is inconsistent with injuries he sustained during a prisoner transport van accident, and Jamie learns that a mugger he shot in self-defense is the son of an NYPD officer.

star 7.95
1,122 votes
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Mother's Day

#17 - 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 7.95
269 votes
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Loose Lips

#18 - Loose Lips

Season 5 - Episode 5

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 7.94
394 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
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Parenthood

#19 - 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 7.93
281 votes
Directors: John Polson
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Lonely Hearts Club

#20 - Lonely Hearts Club

Season 2 - Episode 7

Jackie goes undercover as an escort when she and Danny track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes in hotel rooms. Meanwhile, Erin meets a potential suitor at an art gallery who shares her interests.

star 7.93
298 votes
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The Art of War (2)

#21 - The Art of War (2)

Season 5 - Episode 22

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 7.92
433 votes
Directors: David Barrett
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Working Girls

#22 - 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 7.92
271 votes
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Exiles

#23 - Exiles

Season 4 - Episode 22

Danny works on an off-limits case and is then put on modified duty. Realizing he's stumbled onto something big, he alerts Frank, who does some digging and is shocked by the enormity of the situation.

star 7.92
345 votes
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Open Secrets

#24 - Open Secrets

Season 4 - Episode 15

When Danny and Baez investigate the kidnapping of a young girl who disappeared after school, it brings back difficult memories for Danny, who worked on a similar unsolved case many years ago. Meanwhile, Frank butts heads with Inspector General Kelly Peterson when he refuses to divulge information about a program that allows Frank to oversee intelligence officers abroad.

star 7.92
360 votes
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Whistle Blower

#25 - Whistle Blower

Season 2 - Episode 10

When Erin's informant is murdered, she blames herself and works to help Danny discover who killed him.

star 7.91
288 votes
Directors: Robert Harmon
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