"Blue Bloods" is a police procedural TV drama that follows the Reagan family, all of whom work in law enforcement. Fans have noticed that the show uses the word "forthwith" with notable frequency. While some viewers believe it to be a running joke, showrunner Kevin Wade denies this and explains that it's an actual NYPD term that's still used today. Wade admits that they used the term more in the early seasons but has since cut back due to fan response. However, there are times when the term serves a vital narrative function and can't be excised. It remains to be seen if the actual NYPD will change the term to avoid similar backlash.