Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 7 Review: Guilt by Association

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Everyone had their challenges on Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 7 although some were far worse than others. 

Danny’s biggest issue was working with Anthony.

Danny and Anthony - Blue Bloods

What was with Danny’s attitude? This can possibly be the first time that an investigator from the DA’s office has had to follow up on one of his cases. As Anthony pointed out, sometimes they need to gather more evidence in order to ensure a conviction. This can’t be news to Danny. 

But I will say that watching Anthony give it right back to Danny was kind of fun. Not enough people are willing to put Danny in his place, and Anthony wasn’t about to put up with any of his crap. 

However, I was left wondering if Diaz was going to go after Erin. He threatened her life as he was hauled out of court, but I’d assume that must happen with some frequency when you're prosecuting murderers. 

Elsewhere, Frank got played by Robert Lewis from the Attorney General’s office. 

If Lewis leaked Frank’s line about the NYPD not being perfect to the Daily News, then he’s one heck of a hypocrite for threatening Frank with more investigations because he spoke out at the press conference.

Unfortunately, that seems to be the state of politics in our society. It’s all about winning and one-upmanship with very few people in office who appear to care about the real people they’re suppose to be helping. 

Most crimes occur in minority neighborhoods. It follows that the highest use of firearms also occurs in minority neighborhoods.


The statistic Frank used was impressive; there were 35 incidents that year where weapons were fired out of 35,000 police officers and over 8 million citizens. 

Still, there’s nothing necessarily wrong with oversight, but when it’s wielded by someone with a clear agenda, there’s little doubt that the results will be skewed. Overall, this entire storyline was disheartening because it’s probably far too close to the truth. 

Speaking of disheartening, Jamie and Eddie dealt with the jumper from Hell, but it did give us a memorable Blue Bloods quote

Jamie: I hate jumpers.
Eddie: At least if he jumps it's in the East River.
Jamie: No splat.
Eddie: Yeah.

Mike beating his ex-girlfriend to death with a baseball bat was in no way Jamie’s fault, but I can understand why this incident will haunt him; it was truly horrifying. 

I appreciated how Danny tried to relate to his brother and offered whatever understanding he could. It’s nice to see Danny and Jamie relating as equals because Jamie’s not a rookie any more. 

Danny Offers Jamie Advice - Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 7

It’s clear that both Jamie and Eddie are beginning to realize that their relationship might be more than professional, at least I’m sure that that was Eddie’s take away after her conversation with Jennifer.

Also, Eddie had a good point, it is a little odd that Jamie hasn’t had one serious relationship since his fiancee left him. And Jamie certainly didn’t look thrilled to meet Eddie’s new boyfriend. 

This is a tough one, because as much as I’d like to see these two explore a romantic relationship, I love them as partners. But the show obviously sees their chemistry and this has to be heading somewhere; I just hope it’s somewhere good.

Check back for my review of Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 8, and if you can’t get enough of the Reagan family, you can watch Blue Bloods online here at TV Fanatic.

Guilt by Association Review

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Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 7 Quotes

Holding the door is a courtesy, letting you in here to use my phone, that's a courtesy, but launching another investigation into my department, not so much.


Frank: Why are you lurking by the elevator?
Garrett: I'm not lurking.
Frank: You lurking always means bad news or a plea to keep my mouth shut.