The Danny Reagan Scene On Blue Bloods That Went Too Far
The Reagan family in "Blue Bloods" appears like any typical close-knit family, gathering for traditional Sunday dinners while also sharing deep connections to New York City's law enforcement. The show, now in its 12th season, has garnered a large viewership fascinated by witnessing the Reagans' dinners and their pursuit of justice as law enforcers. However, even with their best intentions, the Reagan family, particularly hotheaded elder brother Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg), is far from flawless.
Despite being a compelling character with an exciting detective persona on TV, Danny Reagan's actions in "Blue Bloods" have raised concerns among fans. On Reddit, viewers have pointed out numerous instances where he breaks NYPD rules and violates civil rights during suspect interrogations. Moreover, some fans are troubled by the fact that Danny still has a job despite a high number of fatalities attributed to him. Even his handling of his weapon has bothered certain viewers. However, a Season 2 scene where his wife and children are endangered pushes the boundaries, leaving many questioning whether Danny may have crossed a line.
Danny's children are nearly hit thanks to crossfire
In Season 2, Episode 12, titled "The Job," of "Blue Bloods," Danny Reagan faces a harrowing situation when a shootout with a suspect puts his wife and children in danger. During a nighttime drive with his family, Danny's vehicle collides with a man on the run. When he approaches to check on the injured man, a masked shooter intervenes, ordering him to step back. Reacting swiftly, Danny reveals a concealed gun from an ankle holster, identifying himself as a police officer. A firefight ensues, resulting in the masked shooter being wounded but managing to escape. However, the terrifying experience leaves Danny's children shaken and fearful, as they narrowly avoid being hit by the gunfire.
The scene following the shootout raises concerns about Danny's ability to read the emotional impact of the situation on his family. Despite their traumatic experience, Danny goes into full cop mode and begins discussing with his wife Linda and their two children how he plans to apprehend the suspect. Instead of providing them with the reassurance and comfort they need at that moment, he inadvertently treats them like fellow law enforcement colleagues or members of the Reagan family working in the precinct. This behavior highlights a pattern where Danny unintentionally traumatizes his family members, as seen in a previous incident where he accidentally exposes his niece to a dead body. Despite being a skilled detective, Danny's interpersonal awareness and sensitivity to his family's emotions sometimes appear lacking.