One of the things that we saw teased in a LOT of the promotion for the first episode back is that Witten is contemplating leaving her job at the NYPD. There is a lot of negativity and hate associated with being a cop and amidst a firestorm, she may determine that she’s had enough. This photo above could be the character debating her future, and Eddie may be over at her place to convince her to come back.
So should you really be concerned that Patten, fresh off of a Tony Award for Jagged Little Pill, is going to be gone for good? Not so much. The actress was recently spotted on the set of the CBS show celebrating her Tony victory, and we have a hard time thinking she came back to set during a pandemic just to toast a recent award. We imagine that somehow, Witten will continue to be a part of the show.
Just remember in general, though, that Lauren is only a recurring guest star on Blue Bloods and is not a series regular. Because of this, there is a legitimate chance that she could flutter in and out of the series at any given moment. Once more and more theaters reopen and the Broadway scene gets jam-packed, we do imagine that we’ll be seeing Witten less on the show. In general, though, that’s a problem for down the road — it’s not something that is staring us in the face at present. Witten won’t be going anywhere for now.
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This article was written by Jess Carter.