It feels like it has been a long time since we have discussed anything pertaining to “Blue Bloods,” but there is a fairly good reason for that:There has not been altogether much to report on. This is a series that operates under fairly quiet conditions, perhaps even more so than the majority of the other ones we have discussed some far in our recent What Should Happen articles all about season premieres.
With that in mind, we’re thinking of this article as more than just pure speculation on the future of a series we rather enjoy; it is also a little bit of a refresher course on everything that happened at the end of season 6, since that is now so far in the rear-view mirror.
Where we left off – We saw Mayor Poole struggle over whether or not to stay in office after tensions hit a boil over the unrest between the citizens of New York City and the local police. Unfortunately, the climate has not changed at all since the end of the season. The finale also dealt at least slightly with the emotional aftermath for Danny Reagan shooting Thomas Wilder, ending the saga of the noted serial killer.
What should happen – The premiere should dive back more into how Danny is doing following what happened, and also if there are any consequences given that Wilder was unarmed at the time in which he was shot down. There are consequences for every action, even if you can certainly argue that Danny had all of the reason to want revenge on him after what he did to his family.
On a lighter note, we’d love to come back and learn about some personal developments for the character. Maybe Jamie and Eddie are seeing each other, Baez has something new going on in her life, or Frank has a new hobby. Just something to show the passage of time, since this series can often feel very much the same year after year.