Blue Bloods season 9 episode 5 review: A (temporary?) goodbye and more

Blue Bloods season 9

Tonight, Blue Bloods season 9 episode 5 told a story about family more than anything else — especially when it comes to a departure.

Is Jack Reagan leaving the series? We discussed this subject already, and we do feel still hopeful that there is room to see Danny’s son on the series in the future. Going off to college is a temporary farewell but far from a permanent one, depending on what the future holds. We do like the way that this story was told, given that it gave us a chance to see Jack struggle a little bit as a teenager before eventually going forward and preparing for the rest of his life. We do wish we got even more emotional Danny, but having Eddie and by extension Jamie try to take care of a problem instead of forcing Danny to take it on was a fun way to dive into a lot of different familial relationships.

Also, can we have more Donnie Wahlberg – Will Estes scenes?

As for what else this episode brought us, one of the most notable things was an opportunity to see Erin and Anthony work together on a case that was personal to him. He was taken advantage of by a woman, who ended up stealing some of his personal belongings after spending the night with him. Through an old-fashioned game of police catfish, however, she was eventually brought in. Kudos to Anthony for being brave enough to put himself out there and take this on, especially since it couldn’t have been easy.

Meanwhile, Danny and Baez found themselves forced to take on a super-tough case revolving around a fertility doctor who decided to impregnate many of his patients himself (horrifying stuff), and Frank had to figure out how to ensure a disabled former officer was honored through his son, who was uniquely qualified for a number of different things beyond just being in a uniform. This was a classic case of Frank having to walk the line, and figure out precisely how to take this particular subject on. He’s rather good at this, though, and found a solution that did work for everyone.

CarterMatt Verdict

We do wish there was more of Danny and Jack in this episode, especially since Jack could be gone for a while. Yet, we liked getting more of Danny’s thoughts on Eddie and seeing her and Jamie interact with him. This story took a different perspective on family and that was a rather nice change from typical episodes, which are often rather fragmented with separate stories and then the characters coming together for dinner.

What did you think about Blue Bloods season 9 episode 5 overall? Be sure to share right now in the comments!

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