I loved your writeup heroicmuse. The one thing I would add is that the Jamko kiss at the end was nice and the first kiss we've seen in years, probably way back when they were dating. We didn't get to see the proposal or the wedding. They were offscreen.
Great summary and analysis heroicmuse. Erin is my least favorite Blue Bloods character, but I agree that the trial became about her rather than about the crime.
I too wanted more Danny/Jamie. They should have bonded over this. And you are right that it was so stupid for Danny to continue to be involved when he was supposed to be dead. The perps outsmarted the cops.
My favorite part of the episode happened right at the beginning when Danny visited Linda's grave. He is still grieving.
Ooh I hated Erin's friend's attitude. I think this thing about being likeable is nonsense. I would rather vote for someone like Erin who is dedicated to their job than someone who is trying too hard to be relatable.
Good episode last night, a little out of the ordinary. I didn't like how the Reagans were universally disliked or the way Jamie didn't take Eddie seriously. But I liked how the desk salute was used to capture a criminal.
The conflict between Jamie and Joe felt manufactured. I wasn't crazy about the way Joe was used in this episode.
Equally unrealistic was Eddie and Erin. Eddie would absolutely know how Erin would react to her bringing the victim to Erin's office unannounced. And I don't see Erin softening and telling Eddie not to apologize. Erin can be a B-word and is nasty more often than not.
Both of those make-up scenes felt disingenuous and fairy-tale like to me. There doesn't have to be a feel-good ending. It would be more realistic for these conflicts to overflow into future episodes.
I barely paid attention to the archbishop story. If it's not the mayor being at odds with Frank, it's the archbishop.