Blue Bloods season 8 cast talks Amy Carlson exit, Danny’s future

Blue Bloods season 8

The Amy Carlson exit from Blue Bloods is still a moment that is sending shockwaves throughout the TV world, and understandably so. She was a series regular on the CBS show, and yet at the end of it departed in such a way that nobody knew it was coming in advance. This is one of the few times in which something has happened that we would consider to be a total blindside. Nobody, including most within the media, had any idea that this was happening in advance.

While on the red carpet for an event at PaleyFest in New York City earlier this week, multiple cast members retired to TVLine that the exit was Carlson’s choice, and while they were sad to see her leave, there are some interesting avenues that the show is exploring in the aftermath of it. For example, here is what Bridget Moynihan (who plays Erin) had to say:

“What I think it has done is opened up a whole new bottle of storylines … I know it’s sad to see somebody go, but it has reignited some beautiful, creative juices.”

Meanwhile, the site also spoke with Marisa Ramirez (Baez), who noted that her character will do her best to offer her support with Linda gone:

“They say that when detectives work so closely together as partners, it’s like they’re almost married … So he had the support of his wife and now he needs the support of his partner — but we’ll see if he takes it, because he’s very, very stubborn.”

One thing that we certainly have noticed over time here is that the show does not appear to have any interest in ignoring what happened to Linda Reagan, making sure that her death is a part of several stories that are tied to Danny in some shape or form. This is certainly important when it comes to giving the show a little more depth than your average police procedural that doesn’t continue stories from one week to another. Blue Bloods is a show where this has certainly happened in the past, but we are glad to see that the producers, at least at the moment, are not pushing things more in this direction.

We will have more when it comes to Blue Bloods season 8 as we near Friday night’s new episode, but for the time being, the big thing to remember is that this is a show that seems to be committed to taking more risks and trying different things. Let’s hope that this continues to be the case from now until the premiere.

What do you want to see when it comes to Blue Bloods season 8, and do you think that the show will be able to handle Amy Carlson’s exit in an okay manner? Share below!

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