Blue Bloods is a CBS police procedural that follows the lives of the Reagan family, who are all somehow involved in law enforcement. The family is led by patriarch Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck), who is also the Police Commissioner of the NYPD. The show also features Donnie Wahlberg, who plays Danny Reagan, Frank's eldest son.
The show has been on for a decade and is still going. Sometimes a season has compelling premieres and episodes that follow, but there are some episodes audiences could do without.
Helping fellow humans is the "common ground" of this Blue Bloodsepisode. Danny is determined to protect a nurse from her violent ex, and the two establish a connection, which Danny ends up not pursuing given he still feels married to Linda, despite her recently passing away.
Meanwhile, Frank is in a pickle concerning a woman who claims the NYPD is covering up the death of an inmate. Eddie and Jamie help out an undocumented family, ensuring they get a new start, with the father receiving a new job and home for his growing family.
This episode is a heartfelt one, considering friends and family are there for one another when they need them most. Erin has a good friend in Anthony, who isn't happy about her going on a date with her ex-husband, as he fails to treat Erin right on nearly every occasion.
Danny's life, alongside the lives of fellow cops, are saved by Danny's archenemy in a turn of events, proving that sometimes even criminals do the right thing. Frank tries to steer Jamie in the direction of advancement in his career, only wanting the best for his youngest son.
Plenty of compelling storylines are in this season 8 episode. Danny and Baez race against the clock to retrieve a kidnapped girl who needs heart medication, and will die if she doesn't receive it in time. The kidnapping traces back to her desperate parents, who took money from the wrong source to save their daughter.
Concurrently, Danny's son, Sean, has won an essay contest, but he's reluctant to attend the ceremony because of his deceased mother, leaving Danny to reassure him. Plus, Frank has his hands full debating with Kelly (played by Cheers' Bebe Neuwirth) regarding the settlements of lawsuits against police officers.
Danny reexamines a case that Erin and Anthony initially handled, leading to some tension between brother and sister. The case has all kinds of twists and turns, but it ends on a good note, with the killer finally caught, although Erin chad a trying time in court, as she later has to go against her ex-husband, Jack.
Jamie struggles with his feelings for Eddie, especially after she's shot, and Frank must deal with a plethora of unhappy officers after the Mayor makes an accusation against them.
The season finale is a game-changer for the Reagan family. The Prospect Park Six, consisting of six men who wrongly served nearly a decade's worth of jail time, are finally released, but one of them has hired a hitman to seek vengeance on the arresting officers by killing their loved ones.
Eddie saves Jamie's life in the finale and she officially becomes his fiancée. She even gets to have Sunday dinner with the rest of the Reagans, leading to an addition, not only at the dinner table, but also to the family.