Blue Bloods season 9 spoilers: One Life to Live alum to appear
Even though Blue Bloods is getting closer to the end of season 9, we still have more casting news to report on!
Today, this news revolves mostly around getting to see a One Life to Live icon stopping by for an storyline that actually seems to be tied to Henry Reagan — a character we always want to see in the spotlight! In a post on her official website (via Soap Central), Erika Slezak confirmed that she got a chance to spend a day on the set alongside Len Cariou and also Tana Sirois:
“I worked with Len Cariou, who plays retired NYC Commissioner Henry Reagan on the series and Tana Sirois, a wonderful young actress and a dream to work with. Tana plays my granddaughter (not a regular series character) … It was a long but wonderful day and the entire crew, director, John Behring, and the writer, Daniel Truly, were all so terrific and easy and helpful. Just the nicest crew, made me feel so welcome and happy. It was as if I had been back with our lovely people at OLTL, the best ever.”
Slezak appeared as Victoria Lord on the incredibly-popular soap for more than 40 years and also more than 2000 episodes; she also made appearances on the attempted internet revival over at Prospect Park. When you play one character for so long, you get to know them backwards and forwards and you also likely find yourself an incredible following. We imagine that there are many a One Life to Live fan out there who also love Blue Bloods, and they will almost certainly be smiling when they get a chance to see Slezak back on TV once more. Even if this appearance is only for one episode now, there is always a chance on a show like this that you’re going to be invited back in order to do some other stuff down the line. This show is pretty procedural, but it does often find a way to make use of guest actors for more than just a single episode.
After a long wait, Blue Bloods will return to CBS this Friday with an episode featuring Danny struggling with a cold case because of the detective previously attached to it.
What do you think about this particular casting news, and are you as stoked as we routinely are for Henry Reagan episodes of Blue Bloods? Be sure to share in the comments right now!