Blue Bloods

Season 8 Episode 22

My Aim Is True

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In the season 8 finale, when a series of drive-by murders occur after six wrongly convicted men are released from prison, Danny and Baez wonder if they were orchestrated by the men as an act of revenge. Also, Frank combats the guilt he feels about these innocent men unfairly serving nine years in prison, and Jamie and Eddie find themselves in a life-threatening situation.

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May 12, 2018
Back in March 2018, I wrote the following comment critical of the story runners and writers of Blue Bloods. I felt the series had drifted far away from the core themes and expressions of a really unique procedural:

"Blue Bloods Season 8, Episode 16, Posting By Jim Lauck • TV Fanatic 10-Mar-2018 06:10.
“Another episode (S8-E16) that exhibits signs of straying from procedural into a serialized realm, and that disappoints a large amount of the fan base; no action, all drama with writing that hinges more on characters' enolvement.
“It is true that there are two absent characters this season, namely Linda (Amy Carlson) and Janko (Vanessa Ray), which presents big challenges for storyline maintenance, plots and granular writing. But, this Series has been highly successful and brought in revenues sufficient to support the best talent necessary to produce edge-of-the chair viewing. That is clearly gone, at least in the last few episodes.
“If this trend continues, procedural viewers will be leaving and ratings will manifest it. Wake up CBS, Blue Blood management, producers and writers, loyalties hinge on what your talents and what you can do to work around those obstacles that have been thrown onto your path.
“Blue Bloods is an aging series, but I would really like to see it go out mostly intact and on historically correct themes and adventures, not just relying on characters and historical identities to fill each 40 or so minute episode."

I want to offer my sincere applause to CBS, the producers, story runners and writers who have steered series back onto the path of really important messages this series has been known for, for 8 long seasons; they corrected an anomaly of themes and writing generated in the absence of the Linda Reagan character and the temporary one of Officer Jenko, who has returned. I imagine that was not an easy task, but one they achieved post the episodes post S8:E16 that I was most critical of.
Kudos all around to the CBS crew for returning to the core themes of this great series. I hope there are many more seasons after viewing the subsequent episodes to E16, and the finale gives possible new threads for storylines and writing.
But, realistically should Jamie and Eddie realistically be allowed to partner after they announced their engagement? Realistically, the answer is NO, and I think Frank will separate them. But, only time and the creative crew will tell those future stories. I am very happy this series did not further degenerate.moreless
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Crime, Thrillers, Cop Shows