After a brief hiatus, Blue Bloods returns on December 3rd, bringing back the Sunday family dinners it's known for, along with dealing with current issues in the NYPD, and the personal lives of the Reagan family.
The main characters have strong opinions and are rarely shy about voicing them. Despite the character growth through the seasons, there are still a few moments where a quote by the main character can surprise the audience in either a good or bad sense of the word. Here are the quotes that either felt out of character or simply surprising considering their personality.
"You know, if we had a balcony and some water balloons, we could really have some fun."
The always-serious and professional police commissioner Frank Reagan is usually the voice of reason at the family table – and at the 1PP. But he is rarely seen acting playful or mischievous. This quote from 'Protest Too Much' really illustrates that even though he has a serious position at work and often times has to take a moral stand, he is the person who brought up the group of kids sitting and bickering around a table.
These rare playful moments show a different side of his character and remind the audience that even the people in the highest positions are only human in the end.
"If you believe in something you keep fighting for it. No matter what."
Danny is the snarkiest of the Reagan family, never coming up short with witty and funny remarks. He can often come across as almost cynical, which can be attributed to his time as an officer/detective. But this quote from 'Silver Star' shows the softer side of Danny that is often forgotten. The side that is fiercely loyal to his family and true to what he believes in.
It is those moments that make viewers truly appreciate Danny's character.
"Fine. Go. Get drunk. Have sex with Greg. Get a tattoo. You need bail money, call your grandfather."
The one thing that really sets this procedural apart from the others is the family connection. Rain or shine, this family gathers every Sunday to have a meal together as a family and that includes the children, who often give as good as they get when it comes to debates.
Erin and her daughter, Nicky often disagree about something, especially with Nicky growing up and becoming her own person. Despite Erin being a good mom, she struggles with Nicky making her own choices and mistakes, and this quote from the episode 'Higher Education' shows that.
"After being in the streets every day. It's not always black and white."
Jamie is a character that has some amazing growth through the seasons and this quote shows just that. At the start of the series, Jamie often sees things as black and white, taking an extreme stance on certain topics, often coming to butt heads with his brother Danny who lives in the grey area.
But as the show progresses, Jamie sees that not everything is black or white. His years on the job make him realize that sometimes there is no clear line or the right answer, as perfectly illustrated by this quote from 'The Truth About Lying'.