That was completely different.
Often, Blue Bloods provides a number of unrelated storylines, however the connection between Erin’s storyline, Eddie/Jamie’s, and Danny/Baez’s on Blue Bloods Season 11 Episode 12 was a refreshing change.
Additionally uncommon: Baker had an enormous story of her personal, including depth to her character.
I am so used to the storylines being unrelated that it took me a minute to comprehend that Erin’s case was the identical gun possession case as Eddie’s.
This labored on a number of ranges, although.
For one factor, we not often, if ever, discover out what occurs to criminals after they’re arrested.
Often, the one purpose for Erin to be concerned in one among her siblings’ circumstances is in order that Danny or Jamie can hound her a few warrant or no matter else it’s that they want that they do not have.
Nevertheless it made a lot sense that Erin can be concerned in prosecuting the blokes that Eddie picked up throughout a routine site visitors cease, and it might have gone in a number of instructions.
At first, it appeared like Erin felt in her intestine that Charles Hayes was harmless — or not less than, that he wasn’t getting a good shake.
I used to be anticipating one other battle between her and Crawford over how one can proceed with this case, however fortunately, Crawford took the week off from irritating Erin (and viewers!)
As a substitute, we received the type of story that was typical of Blue Bloods earlier than Crawford got here alongside to be a continuing thorn in Erin’s facet and vice-versa.
Erin needed to make it possible for Hayes received honest illustration though she additionally deliberate to prosecute him. And with out Crawford there to intrude, she was capable of engineer issues in order that she went up towards Jack and even made a wager with him.
I am positive her new boss wouldn’t have accredited of that, nevertheless it was much more enjoyable than I anticipated.
Anthony: So that you like him? You want being round him?
Erin: Sure, I like being round him. That is why as soon as upon a time I married him.
Anthony: Properly, I do not like him. You wish to hear why?
Erin: No, I do not, as a result of I’ve heard all of it from my household.
Anthony: So why do not you take heed to everybody who loves you?
Erin: As a result of they maintain each dangerous factor he is completed in his life towards him eternally. It is like Irish Alzheimers. They overlook every thing besides the grudges.
For probably the most half, I am with Anthony and Danny on this one. Jack has been an issue for so long as I can bear in mind, and each time Erin provides him one other likelihood he finally ends up hurting her yet again.
If I needed to ship Erin with anybody, it will be Anthony, not Jack. And I could not assist questioning if Anthony was jealous from the way in which he went on about Jack being a jerk each likelihood he received.
However for as soon as, Jack determined to not be a complete sleazeball and even provided to let Erin out of the weekend getaway after he received the case. So there’s that.
Danny and Baez’s investigation was a hell of much more attention-grabbing than the Erin/Jack stuff, although they cracked the case principally trigger Romano’s ex-wife determined to be an fool.
Did the ex-wife of a former mobster actually assume she might roughly order successful by way of a Fb publish and escape detection? Precisely how silly was she?
I did not belief her when she stated that Hayes despatched her a message about Romano. She might need discovered about Hayes’ arrest and given Danny his identify to throw him off the path of the actual would-be killer.
Additionally, why was Hayes so keen to do Miles’ bidding? In TV conspiracies of this nature, one individual is often calling all of the photographs, however there was no actual rationalization.
When Baez was speaking about soulmates and folks you’ll do something for, I believed she was going for Miles and Hayes being lovers. That not less than would have defined Hayes’ subservient conduct.
The story labored with out that rationalization, however nonetheless. I like every thing to make sense, and that did not.
The opposite unfastened finish that in all probability did not matter to most individuals: this entire enterprise in regards to the anti-crime unit disappeared after Jamie and Eddie’s struggle.
I wasn’t even positive what the anti-crime unit WAS — all police departments needs to be anti-crime, in spite of everything.
However in any case, nothing got here of Jamie’s determination aside from Eddie being irked. That unit did little additional investigation and Erin went to Eddie, not the cops that got the case when she was attempting to find out who actually owned that gun.
And it wasn’t like the opposite cops had been bothered within the slightest by that.
Nor did Eddie get herself in bother attempting to analyze on her personal regardless of Jamie’s orders.
As a substitute, the entire thing felt like a plot level designed to get Eddie frightened about combating with Jamie.
I cherished her conversations with Erin and with Jamie about it, particularly when Jamie reassured her that one disagreement wasn’t going to spoil their marriage.
However I’d have preferred there to be another penalties for Jamie’s determination aside from that argument.
The one case that was not linked to the others was Baker’s assault.
I’ve by no means wished more durable that Blue Bloods and the Regulation & Order franchise had been on the identical channel as throughout this story.
Each time Frank talked about Particular Victims, I saved imagining how a lot enjoyable it will have been for Baker to have labored with the members of Law & Order: SVU to catch this serial rapist.
Anyway, this was the largest storyline Baker had shortly, and it was one of many strongest Frank-and-his-team tales this season. The one one which even got here shut was Sid’s psychological breakdown on Blue Bloods Season 11 Episode 9.
Baker’s refusal to again down from investigating her personal case and her feeling that Frank noticed her as little greater than a receptionist made for some compelling drama, and I believed she actually was going to stop her job and return to fieldwork.
And whereas nobody stated so straight, her want to alter jobs and refusal to see herself as a criminal offense sufferer might have been associated to her want for management after her assault.
Garrett’s impassioned protection of Baker was additionally one among his strongest performances.
I used to be shocked when he instructed that Frank’s problem was that Baker’s vulnerability reminded him that they had been all human and that violence might occur to any cop.
I hadn’t considered that and had picked up on Baker’s feeling like she was checked out otherwise as a girl who had been attacked than she would have if she had been male.
Your flip, Blue Bloods fanatics.
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