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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.