For the sake of this article, we’re posing the question in a slightly different way: How can producers give these characters more airtime, without disrupting the series that we’ve come to know and love? It’s actually not as difficult as it might seem.
Let’s say, for example, that you are the writers and you have an excellent idea for a Baker story. Why not turn the tables on Frank in order to tell it? For most of the series, we have her serving as a liaison and support system for him during some of the crises that he has to take on. We’d like to see more stories in which Frank is actually trying to help her with some of the problems that she is facing, whether it is dealing some different political stuff or him offering some advice on a tough situation in her life. Give her a position of power and allow him to be supportive, and do something similar with Garrett.
Another example here comes via Danny’s two boys. Rather than have a story where he does everything he can to make their lives seem normal after losing Linda, what if they work in order to help him with something, whether it be a family issue or just a way for him to get some time to relax? We can see some of our favorite Reagans through another lens, and we really think that this is important!
Moving into Blue Bloods season 9, we want this to be a season about characters and about relationships. We want to know not just who these people are, but what they want out of their future now and what they think about those around them. Sometimes, you need a new perspective in order to learn something new. By putting the focus on the supporting characters for a few episodes of a season, you not only learn more about them. You also learn more about the results themselves and how they are viewed by others.
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