We’re a few days removed from the Blue Bloods season 10 finale, and there is a lot of great stuff to be excited about. Just think about it! We learned about the arrival of Joe Reagan’s no-longer-secret son Joe Hill, and that is the sort of thing that could have a ripple effect on all sorts of stories to come.
Now, there’s a chance to get some more insight all about this big finale twist in the latest part of the cast’s virtual family dinner! If you look below, Donnie Wahlberg leads a lively discussion of a number of the show’s cast members (plus showrunner Kevin Wade) about the Joe reveal, and also how this impacts the future of the show.
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In this video, Wade confirms that it was writer Siobhan Byrne O’Connor who helped come up with the idea during the season, and that it took a while to really generate all the right angles for it. There was a time, for example, when no one was sure if Joe would have a son or daughter! Selleck, meanwhile, praised the cast and crew for keeping the reveal a secret:
“It was a risky show, because it [could have] appeared to be a gimmick. One of the things that we tried to do was keep it a secret … I hope we kept it from the audience so that the surprise we had when we saw the final cut [landed] for the audience.”
It’s very much true that Blue Bloods has some of the best secret-keepers in the business. Just think about it this way — these are people who kept Jamie and Eddie’s engagement under wraps forever, just as they did what happened with Linda seasons ago.
This is a fun video and it’s great that the cast all did this — after all, they break down just how intimidating joining that family dinner table can be!
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