Blue Bloods season 8 episode 2 video: How Linda impacts Danny’s case

Blue Bloods season 8

Moving into Blue Bloods season 8 episode 2 on Friday night one question persists for Danny Reagan: Does he have survivor’s guilt? During the premiere he struggled with some of the guilt that he felt over losing his wife Linda. He tried to blame himself for what happened to her, even if it really didn’t have all that much to do with him being a cop. She could’ve fallen into the wrong place at the wrong time regardless of what job he had; to Danny, it may have been easier to blame himself than accept what happened for what it actually was.

Now, it does feel as though Danny is desperately searching for ways to honor his late wife no matter what they are, almost as though he needs to do something to make up for the fact that she is no longer there. The latest example of this comes via the sneak peek below and the conversation that he has with Baez over his new case. This was one that was brought to him by someone close to his wife, and it certainly looks like he’s trying to resolve some of his own inner pain by working his way through this case and uncovering some resolution on the other side of it.

As for whether or not he will really find that, Baez remains rightfully skeptical, and goes so far as to tell Danny that it’s hard for him to have any sort of expectations of that sort. It wasn’t Linda who brought this case to him.

We do anticipate that eventually, Danny will find some more ways to press on from what happened; however, we do think that it is important that the writers continue to explore him in heavy grieving and show the lengths that he will go to establish some sort of peace for himself.

Bonus Blue Bloods season 8 episode 2 video

This one is tied to the big Frank Reagan storyline for the episode, one where Tom Selleck’s character has been put in a difficult position. Basically, he is set to walk in a parade for someone who is really well known for being anti-police. How do you support someone who does not, in turn, support you? It feels pretty clear that this is one of the biggest struggles that Frankis dealing with here, and we get the sense that there are some interesting stories that are going to come out of it.

Also, what Frank does here could prove to be another interesting cog in his developing relationship with the new Mayor Margaret Dutton — they got off on a bad start, but they may be able to find themselves in a better place in due time.

What do you think is coming for Danny and Frank in this episode?

Let us know some of your earliest thoughts on that subject in the comments!

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