I love how Blue Bloods manages to stay so relevant. This could very easily become a show that doesn’t adjust with the times. It has a solid audience that will always come back, mostly for Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg and Jamko, so the writers could decide that’s enough and play it safe with standard procedural storylines. But they don’t. They continue to explore topics like diversity, sexism and the ramifications of public opinion; and they always do it with class and intelligence.
Wow, was this episode ever twisted or what? Mind Games was definitely an appropriate title. So many conflicts, so little time. Let’s do a quick rundown of Blue Bloods third episode of the season, shall we?
Let me just say, there are certain things I have come to expect from Blue Bloods and, while last week’s premiere was excellent, this episode felt more like what I really want from this show.
It tackled difficult topics, explored social concerns, featured family struggles, and still one of our Reagans was in jeopardy. Every bullet point that I look for in a truly excellent Blue Bloods episode was ticked off the list this week. Let’s talk about what made this episode particularly strong.