“Blue Bloods” expertly merges elements of police procedurals with family dramas to produce something wholly unique. A lot of the time, with procedurals, the show deals with found families. People on the force wind up creating their own group dynamics, sometimes because they don’t get the support they need from their home lives. However, that’s not the case with “Blue Bloods.”
The Reagan family has disagreements and arguments like anyone else, but they’re ultimately there for each other. They support one another’s endeavors, and when they need some sound advice, they have no problem asking for advice at the Sunday family dinner. You can tell from a single scene how much the Reagans love one another, and honestly, some of the best moments from the series have nothing to do with police work. Instead, they deal with the Reagans coming together as a familial unit.
That’s why the highest-rated episode of “Blue Bloods” Season 9 primarily centers on the family, specifically a wedding that was a major turning point for the Reagans.
Fans adored Season 9’s Something Blue
By a fairly wide margin on IMDb, “Something Blue,” which chronicles the wedding day of Jamie (Will Estes) and Eddie (Vanessa Ray), earned the highest marks out of any other Season 9 episode with a rating of 8.7/10, with over 270 people voting. Some users liked the episode so much that they wrote full reviews about how much they loved the wedding, including one person who stated, “It’s nice to see the more family dynamics in a police show. A refreshing out of the ordinary and perfect episode that was heartwarming. A perfect 10/10 from me!”
It’s not just casual viewers who have a soft spot for the episode. During a sit-down chat with CBS, Marisa Ramirez, who plays Detective Maria Baez on “Blue Bloods,” said that her favorite episode of all time was “Something Blue.” She spoke about the emotion behind such a significant plot point of the show, “Just the church scene, all of the cast members there, everyone dressed up. I … really was crying. It was emotional. It was sweet. It was fun. It was just great to all be together in a scene and kind of be invited to such a momentous occasion.”
The Season 9 finale changed the dynamics of the Reagan family forever, so it’s understandable fans would take well to the celebration.