Blue Bloods fan favourite returns after 10-year absence

Actress Jennifer Esposito will be returning to the popular TV series Blue Bloods as her former character, Jackie Curatola, in the season 13 finale after an absence of almost 11 years. She is now a Chief of Police and helps Danny Reagan (played by Donnie Wahlberg) track down a cold-blooded killer who is emulating a criminal's murders from a previous case. The finale, Forgive Us Our Trespasses, also sees Frank Reagan and Mayor Peter Chase arguing about how to handle the city's rising homeless population. A sneak peek clip shows Jackie and Danny sitting on a beach discussing their new case while reminiscing about the past. Danny's current partner, Maria Baez, calls him during their conversation, creating potential drama for the episode. The show has been renewed for a 14th season expected to air after the summer, pending the resolution of the ongoing writers' strike.

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