Will BLUE BLOODS Expand the Reagan Family?
By Movieguide® Staff
CBS’s BLUE BLOODS is known for its emphasis on family, and fans speculate that the show’s family could grow in Season 12.
As the on-screen couple Jamie (Will Estes) and Eddie (Vanessa Ray) continue their marriage, children could be on the way.
“We talk about it sometimes,” executive producer Kevin Wade told TV Insider. “I think that would be something that would come out of a combination of our fictional lives and their real lives.”
However, other fans suspect that the next season will have Jamie focus on his career and possibly follow his father Frank’s footsteps (Tom Selleck).
“For now, we’re just gonna play probably Jamie’s promotion,” Wade said. “If they said this show’s going to run for six more years, I’m guessing that Jamie may well be in 1PP before it was over — not necessarily as commissioner, but he seems like the guy who’s on his way up on that side of things.”
Last season, the series also hinted that Jamie’s wife, Eddie, would see a promotion soon.
“We played an episode late in the season where she went undercover with Anthony [Steven Schirripa] to try to nab a crooked parole officer,” Wade said. “Every time we’ve played her undercover, it brightens up the screen. It’s on the table that Eddie could become a detective.”
Movieguide® previously reported on how BLUE BLOODS champions the importance of family and other conservative values:
The most recent BLUE BLOODS episode centers around a city councilwoman whose goal is to defund the police and have New York Police Commissioner Reagan (Selleck) fired. However, the show honorably refuses to fall in line with the notion that all cops are bad, which contrasts the other police, law, and medical dramas debuting this season.
In the episode, the City Council Speaker Regina Thomas (Whoopi Goldberg) claims in an interview that the New York Police department is a model of “systemic racism and oppression.”
The radio segment leads to a confrontation between the speaker, who says the police are “on trial,” and Commissioner Reagan.
“Well, because you’re putting it on trial. And, by the way, everyone is entitled to a vigorous defense, even my people,” Reagan tells the speaker.
“Every single cop is being painted with the same brush. And when anyone in my rank and file conducts themself in a way that is not worthy of the uniform, they get dealt with,” Reagan continues.
Speaker Thomas replies: “Every cop is wearing the same uniform, so if you get stopped walking while Black, how do you know which one is walking up on you?”
Reagan stands firm to defend his officers, and his reply is seldom seen on TV today: “Okay, how’s a cop to know what he’s walking up on? See, that fuse gets lit both ways. At least we can agree on that,” Reagan replies.
Later in the episode, Reagan again defends the police. Reagan reprimands Thomas for her claim that cops are “part of the problem and not part of the solution.” Moreover, Reagan calls out the Black Lives Matter reactionaries who do not offer a solution but “yell past” the other side.