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The seventh season of Blue Bloods, a police procedural drama series created by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, premiered on CBS on September 23, 2016.[1][2] The season concluded on May 5, 2017.[3]

Blue Bloods (season 7)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 23, 2016 (2016-09-23) – May 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
Season chronology
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List of Blue Bloods episodes

Contents

CastEdit

Donnie Wahlberg (Danny Reagan), Bridget Moynahan (Erin Reagan), Will Estes (Jamie Reagan), and Len Cariou (Henry Reagan) are first credited. Amy Carlson (Linda Reagan) and Sami Gayle (Nicky Reagan-Boyle) are credited next, marking the third season they have been included in the opening credits. Tom Selleck (Frank Reagan) receives an "and" billing at the close of the main title sequence.

Marisa Ramirez, as Danny's partner Detective Maria Baez, and Vanessa Ray, as Jamie’s partner Eddie Janko, continue to receive "also starring" billing for season 7. Appearing regularly and receiving "special guest star" billing are Gregory Jbara as Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Garrett Moore, Robert Clohessy as Lt. Sidney Gormley, and Abigail Hawk as Detective Baker, Frank's primary aide.

EpisodesEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
134 1 "The Greater Good" David M. Barrett Siobhan Byrne-O'Connor September 23, 2016 (2016-09-23) 701 10.55[4]
Danny's world is rocked when Robert Lewis (Michael Imperioli) in the Attorney General's office obtains new evidence against him in the self-defense shooting case of serial killer Thomas Wilder (Louis Cancelmi). Also, Jamie and Eddie respond to a car accident involving a high-profile drunk driver, and Frank is asked by Grace Edwards (Lori Loughlin), the wife of a slain police officer, to keep her only son off the police force for her safety.
135 2 "Good Cop Bad Cop" Kellie Cyrus Brian Burns September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30) 704 10.56[5]
Danny and Baez investigate the murder of an elderly woman, shot in her home by a stray bullet. Also, Frank faces ridicule from his department when he disciplines a disrespectful cop, and Erin steps in to help her detective cohort, Anthony Abetemarco (Steve Schirripa), find a legal solution for his mother after a con man bilks her out of her life savings. Meanwhile, Jack is in big trouble after ditching school to drink at a party. As punishment, Danny takes away his phone.
136 3 "The Price of Justice" John Behring Ian Biederman October 7, 2016 (2016-10-07) 702 9.85[6]
Danny and Baez are determined to get justice for a traumatized young woman who was held hostage, despite her resistance to press charges. Also, Frank deals with a PR nightmare when a prominent NYPD donor (Saul Rubinek) is spotted speeding through Manhattan traffic in a fake police vehicle, and Jamie is offered a job as a technical advisor on a television crime show after working with the TV and Film unit.
137 4 "Mob Rules" Robert Harmon Peter Blauner October 14, 2016 (2016-10-14) 703 10.22[7]
Intent on bringing justice to Lieutenant Gormley after he is beaten by a mob outside his temporary rental home, Anthony offers to help Frank because he has a personal connection to the neighborhood where the attack occurred. Also, Eddie and Jamie witness a dishonest arrest involving an NYPD detective and an agent from Homeland Security, while Danny and Maria search for a witness to testify against a dangerous gang leader.
138 5 "For the Community" Peter Werner Teleplay by: Blair Singer & Kevin Wade
Story by: Blair Singer
October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21) 705 10.03[8]
Erin and Anthony try to prevent the deportation of a prominent community activist, Coryna Garza (Judy Reyes), who is not a citizen. Frank must decide if the NYPD will participate in the U.S. Marshals' high-profile raid of a local gang. Elsewhere, Eddie takes Jamie to see her 16-year-old psychic, but the girl's "papa" says she has disappeared. When they find the girl, Jamie and Eddie try to figure out why she ran.
139 6 "Whistleblowers" Eric Laneuville Kevin Riley and Kevin Wade October 28, 2016 (2016-10-28) 706 8.88[9]
Frank is informed of a whistleblower within the NYPD who claims to have evidence of abuse of power in high crime neighborhoods. Danny and Baez investigate the case of a waitress at a popular Irish pub who was struck by a car under suspicious circumstances.
140 7 "Guilt by Association" Robert Harmon Siobhan Byrne O'Connor November 4, 2016 (2016-11-04) 707 9.76[10]
When a key witness in Danny's murder case is killed just before testifying, Erin angers Danny by enlisting Anthony to help him find additional evidence to collar the murderer. Robert Lewis returns, trying to force Frank to publicly support the Attorney General's investigation into the use of excessive force by police. During a joint press conference with Lewis, Frank accuses him of having political motivations for the probe. Lewis responds later by promising further investigations into NYPD chain of evidence issues. Meanwhile, Eddie and Jamie get a call for an attempted suicide.
141 8 "Personal Business" David M. Barrett Ian Biederman November 11, 2016 (2016-11-11) 708 10.27[11]
After Emily Harrison (Danielle Savre) tells Danny and Baez she's concerned her abusive ex-boyfriend will repeat his behavior with his new girlfriend, Emily is accused of vigilantism when the guy is murdered. Eddie gets jealous when Jamie takes in a young professional woman who was forced to live on the street, letting her crash at his apartment. Meanwhile, Frank must decide how to discipline a sergeant after he fails to intercede during an armed robbery while off duty, as he was protecting his young daughter.
142 9 "Confessions" Alex Zakrzewski Brian Burns November 18, 2016 (2016-11-18) 709 10.36[12]
Frank is left with minimal information to find a missing boy when a conflicted priest who could help won't break the seal of confession. Danny and Baez investigate the death of a prominent New York City socialite with a secret life. Elsewhere, Jamie and Eddie attend a wedding together while trying to hide their recently resurfaced romantic feelings for each other. Unfortunately, Jamie's behavior towards one of the guests at the reception leads to a brawl on the dance floor and a destroyed wedding cake. Those involved spend the night in the slammer.
143 10 "Unbearable Loss" David M. Barrett Peter Blauner December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09) 710 10.18[13]
When the son of Frank's most outspoken critic in the African-American community, Reverend Darnell Potter (Ato Essandoh), is killed, Potter must put aside his contentious relationship with the Reagan family in order to get justice for his son. Also, Erin and Anthony investigate when a convicted felon's cause of death is inconsistent with injuries he sustained during a prisoner transport van accident, and Jamie learns that a mugger he shot in self-defense is the son of a trooper in the New York State Police.
144 11 "Genetics" Alex Chapple Allie Solomon January 6, 2017 (2017-01-06) 711 10.79[14]
An adoption case gets complicated for Jamie and Eddie, so they turn to Erin for help in preventing the case from going to court. The case becomes more complicated because Erin does not know adoption law well. Frank deals with an NYPD sergeant who is helping cadets from military backgrounds cheat on the psychiatric portion of their exam. Meanwhile, Danny learns from a worried Linda that Jack plans to enter the Marines after graduation.
145 12 "Not Fade Away" Robert Harmon Kevin Wade and Blair Singer January 13, 2017 (2017-01-13) 712 10.48[15]
Danny is asked to provide private security for Ernie "Goodnight" Mason (Omar Dorsey), who spent 12 years in prison for his involvement in a murder. In return, Danny makes Mason help him locate the actual triggerman in the crime. Jamie and Eddie have to break up a public quarrel between two NYPD partners who have become romantically involved, making them evaluate their own complicated relationship. Elsewhere, Frank tries to make things right when Sid's wife tells him that her husband feels underutilized.
146 13 "The One That Got Away" Jane Raab Siobhan Byrne O'Connor January 20, 2017 (2017-01-20) 713 9.77[16]
When diplomatic immunity complicates a child abuse case for Danny and Baez, Frank intervenes, despite not having jurisdiction on the case. Also, a robbery occurs while Eddie and Jamie are on a double date with Eddie's boyfriend and his sister, and they are forced to step in.
147 14 "In and Out" John Behring Ian Biederman February 3, 2017 (2017-02-03) 714 10.13[17]
A parole officer's romance with an ex-con leads to a possible cover up in a gang leader's shooting. As Danny and Baez investigate the murder, Frank tries to prevent further violence by getting information from the rival gang leader (Method Man) serving prison time for killing police chief Donald Kent. Elsewhere, Jamie and Eddie are tired of responding to bogus calls, and try to track down the person who has tapped into the police frequency.
148 15 "Lost Souls" Alex Chapple Brian Burns February 10, 2017 (2017-02-10) 715 10.65[18]
A man is murdered 10 years after he killed a mother and son while driving drunk, and the investigation leaves Danny and Baez facing a dilemma. Anthony is put in a different position when Erin asks him to wear a wire as he meets with an old friend who has become involved with Russian mobsters. Meanwhile, Frank learns the NYPD community feels that he is the only thing holding Jamie back from a promotion.
149 16 "Hard Bargain" David M. Barrett Peter Blauner February 17, 2017 (2017-02-17) 716 10.15[19]
Linda's brother Jimmy (Kevin Dillon) asks Danny for help after he lands in trouble with the mob. A lawyer whose pop star client, Osvaldo V, was tackled and arrested in a case of mistaken identity wants police officers' disciplinary records to be made public. Nicky accompanies Jamie and Eddie on a ride along, and gets involved when the three encounter a battered wife.
150 17 "Shadow of a Doubt" P.J. Pesce Kevin Riley March 10, 2017 (2017-03-10) 717 9.36[20]
Jamie and Eddie suspect foul play when they respond to a distress call from a woman having an allergic reaction to her lifesaving medication, and learn that her husband is an EMT assigned to take her call, but didn't respond. Also, Erin realizes that a man she convicted years earlier might be innocent of the crime, and Frank handles a PR crisis in his department when an exposé on Garrett Moore is published.
151 18 "A Deep Blue Goodbye" David Barrett Kevin Wade March 31, 2017 (2017-03-31) 718 9.62[21]
Danny investigates the circumstances of an ex-NYPD officer who goes missing the day after she revealed to him that she had planned to make amends to the woman she and her partner wrongfully convicted years ago. Elsewhere, Frank faces a dilemma when one of his peers, Chief Travis Jackson (Isaiah Washington), refuses to retire, even though he's hit the mandatory age. Also, Jamie and Eddie get involved in a prank war with another male-female officer partnership, which escalates to a near-brawl in the street.
152 19 "Love Lost" Ralph Hemecker Siobhan Byrne O'Connor April 7, 2017 (2017-04-07) 719 9.77[22]
Once again, Erin faces off in court against her ex-husband, Jack Boyle (Peter Hermann), who is representing the person she is attempting to convict of murder. Erin is also shocked to learn that Jack has been going out with a woman who is just a few years older than Nicky. Jack also hasn't gotten over the habit of calling Erin by her marriage name. Danny and Baez investigate to see if a husband is behind the murder of his own wife, who was smothered in her sleep. Frank is confronted by a mother who accuses the NYPD of being negligent in solving her son's murder, while Jamie rides with his temporary partner, Officer Brenda Patimkin (Sarah Mezzanotte).
153 20 "No Retreat No Surrender" Jane Raab Brian Burns April 14, 2017 (2017-04-14) 720 9.43[23]
When a witness in a former case of Erin's demands to pay up for the debt she owes him from the past, she pays up by shutting down a drug operation in his Bronx apartment building, to make it safe for his family. While investigating a teen's suicide, Danny and Baez uncover information that suggests the death was a homicide. Frank looks into potential misconduct in the Mayor's office, possibly putting his job at risk.
154 21 "Foreign Interference" John Behring Peter Blauner April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28) 721 8.74[24]
Danny and Baez team up with two Russian operatives to search for a dangerous Russian man who entered the U.S. on a diplomatic visa. Also, Frank gets involved in a sensitive case involving Archbishop Kevin Kearns (Stacy Keach), and Erin and Anthony scramble to find out who tampered with evidence in one of their cases.
155 22 "The Thin Blue Line" David M. Barrett Ian Biederman May 5, 2017 (2017-05-05) 722 9.24[25]
After Danny intercepts a shipment of several million dollars that was heading to a drug cartel in Mexico, he and his family become targets when cartel members come back for revenge leaving the family homeless. Also, Jamie works independently to track down a serial killer who preys on the elderly, and Mayor Poole (David Ramsey) confides to Frank that he plans to retire.

RatingsEdit

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "The Greater Good" September 23, 2016 1.3/6 10.55[4] 0.8 4.32 2.1 14.87[26]
2 "Good Cop Bad Cop" September 30, 2016 1.3/6 10.56[5] N/A 4.00 N/A 14.56[27]
3 "The Price of Justice" October 7, 2016 1.2/5 9.85[6] 0.7 3.90 1.9 13.73[27]
4 "Mob Rules" October 14, 2016 1.3/5 10.22[7] N/A 3.99 N/A 14.21[28]
5 "For the Community" October 21, 2016 1.1/5 10.03[8] 0.8 4.02 1.9 14.06[29]
6 "Whistleblowers" October 28, 2016 1.1/4 8.88[9] 0.7 4.40 1.8 13.28[30]
7 "Guilt by Association" November 4, 2016 1.1/4 9.76[10] 0.7 4.12 1.8 13.88[31]
8 "Personal Business" November 11, 2016 1.3/5 10.27[11] 0.7 4.04 2.0 14.31[32]
9 "Confessions" November 18, 2016 1.2/5 10.36[12] 0.7 4.36 1.9 14.72[33]
10 "Unbearable Loss" December 9, 2016 1.2/5 10.18[13] 0.7 4.35 1.9 14.53[34]
11 "Genetics" January 6, 2017 1.3/4 10.79[14] 0.7 4.19 2.0 14.97[35]
12 "Not Fade Away" January 13, 2017 1.3/5 10.48[15] 0.7 4.00 2.0 14.48[36]
13 "The One That Got Away" January 20, 2017 1.2/5 9.77[16] 0.7 4.31 1.9 14.08[37]
14 "In and Out" February 3, 2017 1.1/5 10.13[17] 0.8 4.35 1.9 14.48[38]
15 "Lost Souls" February 10, 2017 1.2/5 10.65[18] N/A 4.23 N/A 14.89[39]
16 "Hard Bargain" February 17, 2017 1.1/4 10.15[19] 0.7 3.85 1.8 14.00[40]
17 "Shadow of a Doubt" March 10, 2017 1.0/4 9.36[20] 0.8 4.36 1.8 13.79[41]
18 "A Deep Blue Goodbye" March 31, 2017 1.1/4 9.62[21] 0.7 4.19 1.8 13.81[42]
19 "Love Lost" April 7, 2017 1.0/4 9.77[22] 0.6 4.06 1.6 13.83[43]
20 "No Retreat No Surrender" April 14, 2017 1.0/4 9.43[23] 0.6 3.61 1.6 13.04[44]
21 "Foreign Interference" April 28, 2017 0.8/3 8.74[24] N/A N/A N/A N/A
22 "The Thin Blue Line" May 5, 2017 1.0/4 9.24[25] 0.6 3.93 1.6 13.17[45]

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