"Blue Bloods" is in need of a compelling villain to elevate the show's crime drama. Currently, the series relies on family conflict and season-long plot changes. The absence of a strong antagonist has hindered the show's potential as a classic procedural. The memorable villain, Victor Lugo, disappeared due to the actor's untimely death. Instead, the show has focused on lackluster melodrama and forced plotlines. Introducing a season-long antagonist with a personal connection to the Reagan family would unify the characters and enhance the show's themes of family unity.