“Blue Bloods” recently had the honor of airing its 250th episode as the CBS drama continues airing its 12th season. It’s safe to say “Blue Bloods” is going nowhere anytime soon. With so much material since it first premiered in 2010 and a story revolving around a family of police and law enforcement officers working on the front lines, there is no shortage of memorable moments.
“Blue Bloods” is full to the brim with colorful characters brought to life by acting veterans like “Magnum P.I.” star Tom Selleck and “Sopranos” alum Steve Schirripa. The show centers on the Reagans, headed by New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Selleck). Also in his family clan of public servants are the sometimes hotheaded Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and the no-nonsense Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) who fights crime from the courtroom. The family member viewers have arguably seen make the most growth is Jamie Reagan (Will Estes), the youngest child of Frank and Mary Reagan. The young cop has morphed from a wannabe lawyer to a reliable officer and married man. Jamie has plenty of great moments throughout “Blue Bloods,” but his best came in Season 7 when Jamie did something that changed the course of his character’s story — and the show.
Jamie and Eddie have become the heart of Blue Bloods
There was plenty of “will they or won’t they” discussion about Jamie (Will Estes) and Eddie (Vanessa Ray), but things escalated in Season 7’s “Personal Business” when the two confess their feelings and kiss. It’s a strong Jamie episode as he offers help to a young girl struggling to make Manhattan rent while Eddie accuses him of putting his job at risk. All of the Reagans find their moral lines tested in the episode, leading to a yelling match between Erin (Bridget Moynahan) and Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) during their family dinner. Jamie remains quiet and finds a simple solution to his problem, contacting the young girl’s boss.
Eddie later comes by to admit her feelings and the two agree it would be a bad idea to become romantic. Just as Eddie is about to leave, she turns and kisses Jamie, changing the show forever. “This episode is a winner,” one IMDb user review reads. On the site, “Personal Business” holds an 8.2 rating, the third highest for the season. The kiss between Jamie and Eddie is a favorite moment, and fans have demanded more in subsequent seasons. In a poll on Twitter from the show asking for best moments, many offered up the wedding of Jamie and Eddie, most joking since the season finale showing the wedding ends just as the ceremony is about to begin, leaving viewers hungry for another Jamie and Eddie kiss.