Blue Bloods (season 7)
|Blue Bloods (season 7)|
Season 7 U.S. DVD cover
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Original release||September 23, 2016– May 5, 2017|
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.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|134||1||"The Greater Good"||David M. Barrett||Siobhan Byrne-O'Connor||September 23, 2016||701||10.55|
|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). In a hearing, Lewis confronts Danny over whether he shot Wilder in cold blood out of revenge; in response, Danny demonstrates how Wilder goaded Danny into shooting by revealing his hands quickly, backing up his reasoning for shooting Wilder. Danny is later cleared of all charges. Also, Jamie and Eddie respond to a car accident involving congressman Russ Anderson, whose blood-alcohol content was well over the legal limit. His associate claims he was driving instead of Anderson, but thanks to Jamie's idea to get DNA evidence from the airbags at the time of the accident, the officers arrest Anderson during his political rally. 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. The young man insists to Frank that he's only ever wanted to be a cop, and Frank decides not to stand in his way, deeply angering Grace.|
|135||2||"Good Cop Bad Cop"||Kellie Cyrus||Brian Burns||September 30, 2016||704||10.56|
|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 until Christmas.|
|136||3||"The Price of Justice"||John Behring||Ian Biederman||October 7, 2016||702||9.85|
|Danny and Baez are determined to get justice for a traumatized young woman, Emily Harrison, who was held hostage and raped, despite her resistance to press charges. They are unable to come up with enough solid evidence to convict their prime suspect, Emily's now ex-boyfriend Brandon Mitchell, and he is cut loose. 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||703||10.22|
|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||705||10.03|
|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||706||8.88|
|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||707||9.76|
|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. Danny and Anthony begrudgingly work together, but their mutual disdain for each other is evident even after solving the case. 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. The man, Mike, is distraught over his girlfriend dumping him soon before their wedding; Jamie successfully talks him down after opening up about his ended engagement to Sydney while Eddie talks to the girlfriend. Mike is released from the hospital on his own recognizance, but he subsequently beats his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat, making Jamie feel at fault, since he originally tried to convince Mike to patch things up with her.|
|141||8||"Personal Business"||David M. Barrett||Ian Biederman||November 11, 2016||708||10.27|
|After Emily Harrison (Danielle Savre, see 7x03 "The Price of Justice") tells Danny and Baez she's concerned her abusive ex-boyfriend, Brandon Mitchell, will repeat his behavior with his new girlfriend, Emily is accused of vigilantism when the guy is murdered. The new girlfriend insists that Emily killed Brandon in cold blood, but Erin gets her old friend, a high-profile lawyer, to represent Emily and prove she acted in self-defense. Elsewhere, 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. After Jamie gets the woman a place of her own with the help from her boss, Eddie visits Jamie at his apartment and finally confesses her feelings for him. Jamie reveals he feels the same way, but they agree to keep their relationship professional to avoid getting new partners; however, they share their second kiss before Eddie leaves. 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. The sergeant winds up in the hospital after responding to a call without backup while on modified assignment, and Frank ultimately decides not to prepare charges against the sergeant, believing that family comes first.|
|142||9||"Confessions"||Alex Zakrzewski||Brian Burns||November 18, 2016||709||10.36|
|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, who began hitting on Eddie and insulted Jamie and the rest of the NYPD before the wedding, leads to a brawl on the dance floor and a destroyed wedding cake. Those involved spend the night in the slammer; the morning after, Eddie expresses frustration that Jamie never follows through with wanting to progress in their relationship, but Jamie later makes it up to her by inviting her to share a romantic slow dance with him.|
|143||10||"Unbearable Loss"||David M. Barrett||Peter Blauner||December 9, 2016||710||10.18|
|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 she 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||711||10.79|
|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. Danny takes Jack to a Marine training facility to show him what that would be like, but Jack ultimately changes his mind, intending to go to college instead.|
|145||12||"Not Fade Away"||Robert Harmon||Kevin Wade and Blair Singer||January 13, 2017||712||10.48|
|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||713||9.77|
|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. Eddie's boyfriend subsequently breaks up with her, feeling like her job makes him feel inferior in the relationship, and Jamie comforts a hurt Eddie by praising her personally and professionally.|
|147||14||"In and Out"||John Behring||Ian Biederman||February 3, 2017||714||10.13|
|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||715||10.65|
|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. However, a talk between father and son reveals that Jamie is content working on the beat, feeling he is more important in stopping bad things from happening rather than "cleaning up afterwards," as Jamie puts it.|
|149||16||"Hard Bargain"||David M. Barrett||Peter Blauner||February 17, 2017||716||10.15|
|Linda's estranged brother Jimmy (Kevin Dillon) asks Danny for help after he lands in trouble with the mob. The mobsters tell Danny they'll leave him and his family alone if Jimmy confesses to double-crossing them, but Danny instinctively turns around and starts driving Jimmy to the airport. Jimmy forces Danny to take him to the mobsters in order to protect Danny's family, which leads to a severely beaten Jimmy being hospitalized, but still alive. Elsewhere, Frank deals with a PR nightmare when 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. Also, Nicky accompanies Jamie and Eddie on a ride along, and gets involved when the three encounter a battered wife. Her attempts to help cause the patriarch of the family to threaten Jamie with legal action if Nicky doesn't leave the family alone, but things completely boil over when the elder son is arrested for beating his father while defending the woman.|
|150||17||"Shadow of a Doubt"||P.J. Pesce||Kevin Riley||March 10, 2017||717||9.36|
|Jamie and Eddie suspect foul play when they respond to a distress call from a woman having an allergic reaction to her lifesaving medication that later kills her, and learn that her husband is an EMT assigned to take her call, but didn't respond. Jamie asks an already overworked Danny to investigate, and it is revealed that the EMT was having an affair, and the girlfriend is responsible for the murder. 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||718||9.62|
|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. As punishment, the two sets of partners are temporarily split up.|
|152||19||"Love Lost"||Ralph Hemecker||Siobhan Byrne O'Connor||April 7, 2017||719||9.77|
|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. She loses the case and is visited by the defendant, who makes threats against her, while having drinks with Danny. Danny and Baez investigate to see if a husband is behind the murder of his own wife, who was smothered in her sleep; she is revealed to have been dying slowly and painfully from an illness, and he smothered her to end her suffering. 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). After they arrest a man on drug charges, Patimkin, a rookie, accidentally lets the junkie escape, much to Jamie's chagrin. She then opens up to Jamie about some of her family members' addictions and records with the police, and they find some common ground.|
|153||20||"No Retreat No Surrender"||Jane Raab||Brian Burns||April 14, 2017||720||9.43|
|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||721||8.74|
|Danny and Baez team up with two Russian operatives to search for a dangerous Russian man, Rambo, who entered the U.S. on a diplomatic visa. The agents pester Danny and Baez by repeatedly withholding information and letting Rambo escape after a shootout ensues, but Danny is finally able to corner and kill Rambo in a sauna. 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||722||9.24|
|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; they firebomb Danny's house, 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.|
|1||"The Greater Good"||September 23, 2016||1.3/6||10.55||0.8||4.32||2.1||14.87|
|2||"Good Cop Bad Cop"||September 30, 2016||1.3/6||10.56||N/A||4.00||N/A||14.56|
|3||"The Price of Justice"||October 7, 2016||1.2/5||9.85||0.7||3.90||1.9||13.73|
|4||"Mob Rules"||October 14, 2016||1.3/5||10.22||N/A||3.99||N/A||14.21|
|5||"For the Community"||October 21, 2016||1.1/5||10.03||0.8||4.02||1.9||14.06|
|6||"Whistleblowers"||October 28, 2016||1.1/4||8.88||0.7||4.40||1.8||13.28|
|7||"Guilt by Association"||November 4, 2016||1.1/4||9.76||0.7||4.12||1.8||13.88|
|8||"Personal Business"||November 11, 2016||1.3/5||10.27||0.7||4.04||2.0||14.31|
|9||"Confessions"||November 18, 2016||1.2/5||10.36||0.7||4.36||1.9||14.72|
|10||"Unbearable Loss"||December 9, 2016||1.2/5||10.18||0.7||4.35||1.9||14.53|
|11||"Genetics"||January 6, 2017||1.3/4||10.79||0.7||4.19||2.0||14.97|
|12||"Not Fade Away"||January 13, 2017||1.3/5||10.48||0.7||4.00||2.0||14.48|
|13||"The One That Got Away"||January 20, 2017||1.2/5||9.77||0.7||4.31||1.9||14.08|
|14||"In and Out"||February 3, 2017||1.1/5||10.13||0.8||4.35||1.9||14.48|
|15||"Lost Souls"||February 10, 2017||1.2/5||10.65||N/A||4.23||N/A||14.89|
|16||"Hard Bargain"||February 17, 2017||1.1/4||10.15||0.7||3.85||1.8||14.00|
|17||"Shadow of a Doubt"||March 10, 2017||1.0/4||9.36||0.8||4.36||1.8||13.79|
|18||"A Deep Blue Goodbye"||March 31, 2017||1.1/4||9.62||0.7||4.19||1.8||13.81|
|19||"Love Lost"||April 7, 2017||1.0/4||9.77||0.6||4.06||1.6||13.83|
|20||"No Retreat No Surrender"||April 14, 2017||1.0/4||9.43||0.6||3.61||1.6||13.04|
|21||"Foreign Interference"||April 28, 2017||0.8/3||8.74||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|22||"The Thin Blue Line"||May 5, 2017||1.0/4||9.24||0.6||3.93||1.6||13.17|
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