The BEST Episodes of Blue Bloods

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021

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.

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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 8.23
1,262 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 8.17
825 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 8.12
742 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Brian Burns
Family Secrets

#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.

star 8.11
422 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Justifies the Means (2)

#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.

star 8.06
290 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Ian Biederman, Kevin Wade
Something Blue

#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.

star 8.06
572 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Brian Burns
This Way Out

#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.

star 8.03
782 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Kevin Wade
Growing Boys

#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.

star 8.01
859 votes
Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writers: Willie Reale
Devil's Breath

#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.

star 8.00
705 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
The End (1)

#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.

star 7.98
283 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Kevin Riley, Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
To Protect and Serve

#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.

star 7.98
735 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Meet the New Boss

#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.

star 7.98
735 votes
Directors: Robert Harmon
Writers: Ian Biederman
The Thin Blue Line

#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.

star 7.95
1,496 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Ian Biederman
Mind Games

#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.

star 7.94
739 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Brian Burns
Happy Endings

#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.

star 7.94
316 votes
Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Loose Lips

#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.

star 7.93
768 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Daniel Truly
Playing with Fire

#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.

star 7.92
753 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
The Art of War

#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.

star 7.91
700 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Brian Burns
To Tell the Truth

#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.

star 7.91
1,255 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Where the Truth Lies

#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.

star 7.91
472 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Justice Served

#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.

star 7.91
844 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Fog of War

#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.

star 7.90
479 votes
Writers: Ian Biederman
Partners

#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.

star 7.90
777 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Burning Bridges

#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.

star 7.90
767 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Willie Reale
Some Kind of Hero

#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.

star 7.90
877 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor