Although she left for San Fransisco, fans could be in for a surprise when returns with Nicky Reagan (played by Sami Gayle) in tow. Showrunner Kevin Wade hinted the character could return for dinner, as season 13 continues.
Blue Bloods followed the lives of the Reagan family through patriarch Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck).
As well as focusing on his career as the New York City Police Commissioner, the drama also told the story of his adult children who also worked in law enforcement.
His daughter Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) is an assistant district attorney with hopes of eventually becoming district attorney.
His eldest son Danny Reagan (Donny Wahlberg) is a detective at the NYPD, while Frank’s youngest child James Reagan (Will Estes) also works for the NYPD as a sergeant.
With the dinner table usually full during their weekly family dinners, there was a huge difference when Frank’s granddaughter Nicky left New York for San Francisco.
After making her first appearance in the pilot episode, it took a while for fans to adjust to the show without her when she left for her new job in season 10.
Although, so much has happened since her departure viewers could be in for a surprise when Nicky returns for a Sunday dinner.
The showrunner Kevin Wade hinted: “ Hopefully she’ll swing by.”
He explained: “ Sometimes characters age out, in the sense that Nicky went off to college and then moved to San Francisco, and I realised, ‘We don’t have the real estate to tell Nicky stories.’
“But once it had become long enough, it was almost like, ‘Well, we should bring her back at least for a family dinner, at least to meet Joe Hill.’
“We actually were going to do that last season, and I don’t think her schedule matched up with ours,” Kevin added to TV Line.
Joe came as a surprise to the family after they uncovered a huge secret in the season 10 finale, which revealed the late Joseph had a son.