Tonight marked the winter finale for “Blue Bloods” season 5, and it was a chance for the show to really elevate its storytelling a little more.
Basically, there was a bizarre parallel between the stories, as it revolved around a tough case for Danny and the force to take on, but at the same time, whether or not his wife should be working at a hospital in a tough neighborhood, even though she realizes that there is a risk in doing it.
For a while, there was a debate over whether or not she should get a gun to protect herself while making these trips; she decided against it, but demanded more respect from Danny than what he was giving her (and deservedly so). Meanwhile, Danny and the police saw their case end courtesy of a nurse who happened to be carrying a gun with her.
At the end of the day, the question that we feel the show wants you to ask here is this: Should some people carry guns as self-defense, especially when they want to work towards the greater good and help others? There’s never a clear answer to any debate this show brings to the table.
The one thing that we are surprised about after watching this episode is mostly that for this being the holiday season, there really was not that much of a seasonal presence in here. Maybe it was scheduling, or maybe the producers didn’t want to force an idea in there if they really is not one. There was one here, but it felt at times like more of an afterthought until the end.
This episode didn’t shock us or reinvent the show, but we feel lie more for the most part, loyal fans should be pleased … even if there have definitely been more compelling stories for Frank. Maybe Danny’s makes up for it. Grade: B.
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