Is Blue Bloods season 8 the end of the road for the CBS series, or close to it? This is a time where, understandably, you need to start pondering over this question. There have been at this point more than 150 episodes, the cast has mostly went through the initial contracts signed to be a part of the show, and at a certain point, there may be that thirst for some people to want to move forward and do some other things with their time.
Yet, it does feel like there are some reasons in this instance for the show to not put up the badge and gun just yet.
1. Eddie and Jamie still need to get together – This feels like something that is destined to happen eventually, regardless of how long it’s been shoved in the rear-view mirror. Vanessa Ray will be back for season 8, so this needs to come together before the series’ end. Getting them together and promptly ending things would be a bit of a bummer, since the idea of seeing a Blue Bloods wedding play out is very entertaining. This is the sort of thing that may require a season 9 to fully pull off.
2. A successor to Frank needs to be examined – While we don’t want to see anyone other than Frank run the post as Commissioner on this show, it could behoove Blue Bloods to start looking at the line of succession. Whenever the show does end, the writers should show that the new person running the NYPD is qualified for the show. (There is no guarantee that the show would end with Frank’s retirement, but that would make for a fitting conclusion.)
As an aside, wouldn’t it be interesting if Jamie was eventually put in line for this post after spending so long on the streets in uniform?
3. Happiness for a few other characters – It may not come via romance, but it would be nice for both Erin and Frank to find something other than their work that makes the two of them happy. To date, this does seem to define such a tremendous amount of who they are and an added bit of variance never hurt anyone. Extended the show for another two or three years could enable all of this while keeping the show’s same steady pace.
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