Blue Bloods season 7 episode 17 review: Garrett Moore’s dangerous spotlight
Blue Bloods season 7 episode 17 was a story of many different things, whether it be trust, pain, hardship, or teamwork. It also was one where there was tension aplenty between many different members of the Reagan family.
Specifically, this was very much the tale of one Garrett Moore and everything that he did following a gifting scandal that at one point led to some calls for him to resign. This was a crisis that we ended up seeing Frank try to work through with Garrett, but it wasn’t easy and it exposed some of the issues that the two had in their relationship. Consider this a case where Frank thought he knew Garrett, but the reality was that he didn’t even know that he was having marital trouble.
Garrett did eventually take matters into his own hands when it comes to dealing with this situation, opting to issue a public statement on his mistakes while trying to be better. As a result of that, he remains a part of the series and the relationship between him and Frank may be repairable.
As for some of the other stories during the episode…
Jamie, Eddie’s case
Not exactly, but we did get a story that revolved around them getting some suspicious over a woman who seemed trapped with her EMT husband answering her distress calls. She didn’t have an escape, and they had to work together — and work with Danny — to figure this one out. There were a few twists and turns that complicated the story beyond the initial premise, but in the end, we’d classify this as a moderately-entertaining case that did not really further any character stories in a major way.
Danny did produce the line of the night in “you’re under arrest for being a complete idiot.” Classic, and he had a point given that he was arresting a woman who tried to flee the scene, not realizing that there would be a cop car nearby.
As for Erin…
This was one of her stronger cases of the season, largely because she was forced to look back at a decision that she made a decade before when she put a man away. However, she learned later that this said man may have been innocent. What unfolded from there were a series of grillings, eventually a decision, and then Erin being confronted on the street. This was a tense situation given that she decided to use the gun that she carries with him. Luckily, he just wanted to give her some journals rather than hurt her in any way for her past choices.
This was another solid Blue Bloods that checked many boxes. Yet, it’s also not one that did much to make it stand out beyond the norm. This is the problem with this show sometimes. They are always good in the momentum, but a week or two down the road, it’s tough to recall just what happened. Grade: B.
What is your personal Blue Bloods season 7 episode 17 review? Be sure to share some of your thoughts in the comments below.
March 11, 2017 @ 4:32 pm
What disappointed me about this episode was that the preview guide had been misleading. It starts, “Jamie and Eddie suspect foul play…”, leading readers to think that BOTH of them would be involved in working to discover the truth.
However, Eddie was in only the hospital scene. Instead of portraying their great teamwork, the writers chose to focus on how Jamie basically should be a detective, even though he once again re-emphasized to a family member that he is happy as a beat cop.
Evidently, the writers are waiting until the last episode of this season to provide any resolution of the Jamie/Eddie relationship. I’m beginning to wish that the “Personal Business” episode would have been now, instead of last November. It certainly makes things drag out. I’m getting tired of this long drawn out process.
If Blue Bloods does not resolve this by the end of the season, they will have lost me, and I have been a FAITHFUL viewer since Season 1, Episode 1.
March 11, 2017 @ 9:37 pm
With the “DeHavilland Rule” limiting the length of employment by the studios to 7 years,and this being the 7th season of Blue Bloods,the cast are entitled to renegotiate…and the studio may be trying to make cast members feel there are other options in case they ask for too much.
March 12, 2017 @ 9:33 pm
I’m not familiar with entertainment “politics”. Please give me an example of what kind of options the studio might be suggesting to cast members if the studio thinks the cast is asking for too much in the renegotiations. Thank you.
March 12, 2017 @ 9:43 pm
By having active plotlines that could easily explain a character being written out,they are telling the actors they are not essential.They
will give raises to the actors they think they really need and pay for it out of letting others go,if the total salary demands add up to more than their budget.
As for Jamie’s lack of career progression,I think it’s a case of their insisting on having a beat cop character no matter how unrealistic it is for him not to be promoted.
March 14, 2017 @ 11:29 am
Thank you, again.
I had suspected that Jamie stayed a beat cop so the show could have someone from the family at all levels of the legal system.
Your information about active plotlines really helps me understand the situation better.
I appreciate it.
March 11, 2017 @ 4:32 am
The complete idiocy,I’d say,was her trying to run Danny down with her car (which lets her be charged with attempted murder of a police officer on top of everything else) when he told her to get out of it.
Though if simply being a complete idiot has been criminalized we’ll have to build more prisons.
(Rather garbled presentation of that case…the arrested woman was the partner/lover of an EMT whose wife died because she took an overdose of medication the lover had given the husband to give the wife,before not letting the husband respond to the distress call).