Blue Bloods season 8 episode 2 video: Latest Jamie / Eddie test

Blue Bloods season 8

When Blue Bloods season 8 episode 2 airs on CBS Friday night, we don’t want to go so far as to say that it’s business as usual. It’s not. It probably will take a while to adjust to the new landscape of the show follow Linda’s death … provided that we ever do.

Ultimately, though, this is a show that does feature characters in high-pressure jobs and the show will go on. It is realistic to real life that way, especially when these characters have been adjusting for months to life without Linda. When you’re a police officer — and it may be somewhat cliché to say — criminals don’t care about what is going on in your life. They’re still going to do virtually whatever they want, while you in turn have to figure out what you’re going to do in order to stop them.

Based on the new extended promo, you’re going to be seeing Jamie and Eddie do their part to take the lead on another high-intensity case, with their possible suspect here being a politician who will try to use their fame and their sense of power as leverage. He will do what he can in order to get out of his legal bind the way in which many other ones have in the past.

For the NYPD, this puts the department and the officers in a bind. there is already a great deal of public outcry against the men and women in uniform, and this politician could use this in order to turn even more people against them to further along their own goals. For Jamie and Eddie they’ll know nothing else other than continuing to investigate, knowing in the process that they are walking around in dangerous territory. It also puts Frank in a position where he could face immense public pressure — luckily, what we know about him is that he’s not someone who really caves in to that. He makes a bold statement about the relationship between his job and politics at the end of the preview — it’s not something that he likes to dabble in as Commissioner, but sometimes the situation does call for it.

Is there still a romantic future for Jamie / Eddie?

We think so, and we do understand the frustrations of some who wanted to see the two get together during the premiere. Going into that episode we wanted the same thing; however with the knowledge of what happened, it was the right move to not focus on it in the premiere. The main event of that episode was obviously the devastating news about Linda, and incorporating something else into that story would’ve been a distraction. Also, you don’t want the episode of Jamie / Eddie getting together to be remembered for something so emotionally devastating.

(Photo: CBS.)

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