Blue Bloods season 8: Vanessa Ray on the state of Eddie, Jamie
If you are to look around the internet at this particular point in time, one of the things that you will more than likely see is that this pairing, entitled “Jamko” for short, is one of the most-popular ‘ships that is out there out of any show on CBS. There are many people who want to see these two together, and probable one of the reasons why this ‘ship continues to have traction is because the writers keep you wanting more. The itch never gets completely scratched; there were little teases of it here and there last season, but nothing that was so substantial that it really satisfied the craving. They still work together, and they are still not together romantically.
Unfortunately, the big problem with this pairing at the moment seems to be that in one way or another the relationships are mutually exclusive. Jamie and Eddie cannot seem to be both partners on the force and partners off of it. That’s the risk that they run, and that’s something that Vanessa Ray discussed more recently to TVLine:
“The Will They/Won’t They thing is fun for us to play. We’ll get a script and be like, ‘Oh! They’re have a scene where they talk about their relationship. What’s going to happen?’ … The reality is that in real life, we would not be able to work together [if we were a romantic couple], and that’s a very fun thing to play with because they love working together. They’re first and foremost best friends, and amazing partners.”
Maybe if Jamie and Eddie were a little more fast and loose with the rules they could find a way to figure this out, right? We know that for us personally, there is something very fun that would come out of getting an opportunity to see these two decide to be a couple only to then try and hide it. Then, down the road have Frank find out the truth and make some sort of determination as to whether or not they could be together. Couldn’t some rules be broken in the right circumstance? We don’t necessarily think too many would mind out there if these two had both a personal and working relationship at the same time.
October 28, 2017 @ 1:21 am
I don’t think the writers want to write Jamko as a couple because they like them as work partners too much. Plus, Vanessa gets more screen-time as Jamie’s partner than she would as his girlfriend. I want to see Eddie at Reagan family dinnner someday, but that would probably be one of her only scenes during most episodes, much like how it was for Linda and it’s most likely why Amy decided to leave the show. I think the writers will keep teasing the viewers with the possibility of Jamko’s relationship turning romantic until the very end of the series; and then, hopefully, in the final episode they’ll give the audience what they want by finally paying off that storyline by having Jamko end up together. I’m guessing this will only happen after Jamie and/or Eddie decide to give up being a beat cop for a promotion and therefore breaking up their work partnership. I think the writers probably see that ending as a win-win situation because it allows them to please the viewers who want Jamko to remain partners and the ones who want them to be together romantically. It does make sense; however, I think by executing the story that way the writers end up frustrating a lot of viewers in the meantime.