History Series / BlueBloods

23rd Aug '16 5:04:28 PM probiewankenobi
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* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: In "Chinatown", Dannie and Jacky's suspect invokes this when he refuses to speak without his lawyer.
--> '''Suspect''': No speakee Engrish.
22nd Aug '16 8:04:00 PM starjammer05
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* CoolCar: The eponymous car from "The ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'' Mustang". The Reagan men can't stop drooling over it.
12th Aug '16 10:09:51 AM dmcreif
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** One episode begins with Danny as a juror on a murder trial. It would be practically impossible for any police detective to wind up on such a jury, much less one who investigates homicides himself. If nothing else, the likelihood of him knowing likely witnesses would disqualify him. As well, neither side would want a cop on the jury second-guessing or clarifying police procedures for the other jurors -- which is exactly what happens until Danny is kicked off the jury. Then Danny proceeds to take over the case and reinvestigate it, which no police force in the world would likely allow, especially once it had gone to trial.

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** One episode begins with Danny as a juror on a murder trial. It would be practically impossible for any police detective to wind up on such a jury, much less one who investigates homicides himself. If nothing else, the likelihood of him knowing likely witnesses would disqualify him. As well, neither side would want a cop on the jury second-guessing or clarifying police procedures for the other jurors -- which is exactly what happens until Danny is kicked off the jury. Then Danny proceeds to take over the case and reinvestigate it, which no police force in the world would likely allow, especially once it had gone to trial.



*** Its suspected that lawyer Angelo Gallo was shot because he dropped his client, a mob boss, who thought he would tell the police about killing a witness to make the case against him go away because supposedly "attorney-client privilege ends" when their business relationship does. Not even close--attorney-client privilege applies to ''all'' past criminal activity clients admitted to (unless the lawyer themselves was party to it). Later on it turns out that Gallo knows the details of the contract killing his client ordered, which he gives to the police. It's not made clear whether he knew about this before or after the crime had occurred, however. Assuming the latter, none of this information could be used against his client.
*** In the same episode, Jamie's partner officer Edie Janko is [[AttemptedRape almost date-raped]] in her apartment. She's reluctant to come forward out of fear she'll appear weak in front of fellow (particularly male) officers. Finally he convinces her to press charges. Rather than hand it off to the Special Victims Unit, whose detectives handle these sorts of crimes, Janko personally arrests the man who attacked her. This is a massive conflict of interest, as she's the one who's complaint they're arresting him on to begin with, a fact that any defense attorney would make hay out of (cue RuleOfDrama for this: it's an awesome scene for a TV show but wouldn't happen in real life).
*** Due to his job occupation as a homicide detective, it's pretty unlikely that Danny would be selected to serve on the jury in a murder trial by the defense (due to the potential for bias; even though he ends up on their side). Of course, it would be fair game if Danny had been selected for the jury of say, a white collar crime.

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*** Its suspected that lawyer Angelo Gallo was shot because he dropped his client, a mob boss, who thought he would tell the police about killing a witness to make the case against him go away because supposedly "attorney-client privilege ends" when their business relationship does. Not even close--attorney-client privilege applies to ''all'' past criminal activity clients admitted to (unless the lawyer themselves was a party to it). Later on it turns out that Gallo knows the details of the contract killing his client ordered, which he gives to the police. It's not made clear whether he knew about this before or after the crime had occurred, however. Assuming the latter, none of this information could be used against his client.
*** In the same episode, Jamie's partner officer Edie Janko is [[AttemptedRape almost date-raped]] in her apartment. She's reluctant to come forward out of fear she'll appear weak in front of fellow (particularly male) officers. Finally he convinces her to press charges. Rather than hand it off to the Special Victims Unit, whose detectives handle these sorts of crimes, Janko personally arrests the man who attacked her. This is a massive conflict of interest, as she's the one who's complaint they're arresting him on to begin with, a fact that any defense attorney would make hay out of (cue RuleOfDrama for this: it's an awesome scene for a TV show but wouldn't happen in real life).
*** Due to his job occupation ***Danny is shown as a homicide detective, it's pretty unlikely that Danny juror on a murder trial. It would be selected practically impossible for any police detective to serve wind up on such a jury, much less one who investigates homicides himself. If nothing else, the likelihood of him knowing likely witnesses would disqualify him. As well, neither side would want a cop on the jury in a murder trial by the defense (due to the potential for bias; even though he ends up on their side). Of course, it would be fair game if Danny had been selected second-guessing or clarifying police procedures for the jury of say, a white collar crime.other jurors -- which is exactly what happens until Danny is kicked off the jury. Then Danny proceeds to take over the case and reinvestigate it, which no police force would likely allow, especially once it had gone to trial.



*** A big example of that is "Loose Lips". Erin tries to get Russell Price indicted for beating his girlfriend to death and then trying to kill Jamie by lobbing a Molotov cocktail into his patrol car. There's a massive conflict of interest for a district attorney to prosecute someone who threatened or committed a crime against a friend or relative of theirs (that is, Jamie). Admittedly, the judge at the hearing ''does'' point out that the fact that both of Erin's brothers are involved in the case (Danny as lead investigator, Jamie as a victim) could lead to Erin showing perceived bias against the accused, but Erin would have had to have someone else prosecute Price.

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*** A big example of that is "Loose Lips". Erin tries to get Russell Price indicted for beating his girlfriend to death and then trying to kill Jamie by lobbing a Molotov cocktail into his patrol car. There's a massive conflict of interest for a an assistant district attorney to prosecute someone who threatened or committed a crime against a friend or relative of theirs (that is, Jamie). Admittedly, the judge at the hearing ''does'' point out that the fact that both of Erin's brothers are involved in the case (Danny as lead investigator, Jamie as a victim) could lead to Erin showing perceived bias against the accused, but Erin would have had to have someone else prosecute Price.
2nd Aug '16 4:07:44 PM kawaiineko333
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Perp not talking, huh? Hey, Danny notices a very nice looking katana on the wall:

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: In "Cellar Boy," the brakes on Jamie's car are cut to try and get him killed in an accident.
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Perp not talking, huh? Hey, Danny notices a very nice looking katana on the wall:
22nd Jul '16 10:11:32 PM starjammer05
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** However, the aforementioned stories are TruthInTelevision, being based on RealLife events.
22nd Jul '16 2:03:33 PM probiewankenobi
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** In "The Road to Hell", Danny is trying to talk a distraught Martina from jumping off a ledge. He recounts to her a similar incident with an army vet with PTSD, who ultimately took his own life because he couldn't live with what he had done[[note]] He attacked his wife and took their son with him, taking him to the ledge of a building. Seemingly unable to forgive himself, he gives a salute and jumps[[/note]]. Danny tells Martina that it's not worth it[[note]] She killed Pablo Gonzalez, the man who manipulated her[[/note]].
22nd Jul '16 12:03:39 PM starjammer05
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** The first season story arc has Jamie doing an off-the-books investigation of "The Templars," a secret society of these. His late brother Joe was on to them and they killed him for it. The first season finale is the Reagan family teaming up to take them down.
22nd Jul '16 11:30:20 AM starjammer05
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** One episode begins with Danny as a juror on a murder trial. It would be practically impossible for any police detective to wind up on such a jury, much less one who investigates homicides himself. If nothing else, the likelihood of him knowing likely witnesses would disqualify him. As well, neither side would want a cop on the jury second-guessing or clarifying police procedures for the other jurors -- which is exactly what happens until Danny is kicked off the jury. Then Danny proceeds to take over the case and reinvestigate it, which no police force in the world would likely allow, especially once it had gone to trial.
22nd Jul '16 7:59:34 AM dmcreif
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** Attempted in "Inside Jobs" by white supremacist radio host Curtis Swint when Frank enters with an assortment of non-white cops.

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** Attempted in "Inside Jobs" by white supremacist radio host Curtis Swint when Frank enters the theatre with an assortment a security detail made entirely of non-white cops.cops, led by a large black sergeant.



** In season 3, behind-the-scenes casting issues cause to Danny to end up going through ''four'' different partners. Curatola had to be written out of the show six episodes into the season in response to Jennifer Esposito being diagnosed with Coeliac disease. As a result, Danny has Curatola for those episodes. Then Curatola leaves and is replaced by Kate Lansing, played by Megan Katch. Lansing lasts a few episodes before returning to Internal Affairs after the events of "Framed". After that comes Candice [=McElroy=], played by Megan Boone, for two episodes. Danny then spends "Warriors" directly partnered with Gormley. In "Quid Pro Quo," Danny has no partner, unless you are willing to consider Erin as a sorta-partner. Finally in "Protest Too Much," Danny gets a new partner in the form of Maria Baez, played by Marisa Ramirez, who has been Danny's partner ever since then.

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** In season 3, behind-the-scenes casting issues cause to Danny to end up going through ''four'' different partners.partners in the course of a 23 episode season. Curatola had to be written out of the show six episodes into the season in response to Jennifer Esposito being diagnosed with Coeliac disease. As a result, Danny has Curatola for those episodes. Then Curatola leaves and is replaced by Kate Lansing, played by Megan Katch. Lansing lasts a few episodes before returning to Internal Affairs after the events of "Framed". After that comes Candice [=McElroy=], played by Megan Boone, for two episodes. Danny then spends "Warriors" directly partnered with Gormley. In "Quid Pro Quo," Danny has no partner, unless you are willing to consider Erin as a sorta-partner. Finally in "Protest Too Much," Danny gets a new partner in the form of Maria Baez, played by Marisa Ramirez, who has been Danny's partner ever since then.



* HollywoodHeartAttack: Poor Grandpa Henry is hit with one on Thanksgiving. But is that going to stop [[BadassGrandpa Henry Reagan]] from [[{{Determinator}} having dinner with his family?]] I think not!

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* HollywoodHeartAttack: Poor Grandpa Henry is hit with one on Thanksgiving. But is If you thought that was going to stop [[BadassGrandpa Henry Reagan]] him]] from [[{{Determinator}} having dinner with his family?]] I think not!family]], you're mistaken.



* InsultToRocks: In "Knockout Game", the NYPD is dealing with an eponymous spate of gangbangers engaging in the knockout game (read: running up on and giving haymakers to random pedestrians). When Frank is discussing the issue with his chiefs, he says, “Look, this kind of stupid, random brutality gives regular street crime a bad name. Let's appeal to the sense of pride in the professional criminals. That's all for now.”

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* InsultToRocks: In "Knockout Game", the NYPD is dealing with an eponymous spate of gangbangers engaging in the knockout game (read: running up on and giving haymakers to random pedestrians). When After the latest incident, where a gang does it to a pregnant woman causing her to lose her baby, Frank is discussing the issue with his chiefs, he chiefs and says, “Look, this kind of stupid, random brutality gives regular street crime a bad name. Let's appeal to the sense of pride in the professional criminals. That's all for now.”



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In "Framed," Henry hires Erin's ex-husband on the sly to be an attorney for Danny when he was framed by [[spoiler:a crooked InternalAffairs agent]], he bills for it... totaling all of $1.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
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"Framed," Henry hires Erin's ex-husband on the sly to be an attorney for Danny when he was framed by [[spoiler:a crooked InternalAffairs agent]], he bills for it... totaling all of $1.$1.
**Danny has shown to be this trope. While he can be hard on criminals and be borderline DirtyCop, he has a heart of gold when it comes to his immediate family.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Although Danny is brutal, blunt, and can be incredibly insufferable, there are occasions where he makes a correct argument.
**In season 2, Danny's lack of sympathy for Noble Sanfino nearly being gunned down may seem heartless, but he was right to point out that Noble chose to be in his family's life of crime and assumed the risk. Even Erin, who tends to disagree with Danny on many other matters, can't help but agree with him.
**In "Power of the Press," Danny and Baez are assigned to guard a witness (and criminal) from the people trying to kill him. Danny was right to call out the head of the protection detail for not following through on their deal to protect the said criminal because it's their job to honor deals. Danny was also more or less right telling the same criminal that it was his own choice to get into a life of crime and that while he may be testifying against his criminal colleagues who've done worse things, he's no saint.
**In "Through the Looking Glass", Lieutenant Carver assigns Danny and Baez to handle an at-risk youth as part of the NYPD Rescue Ride Program. Both Danny and Baez are openly cynical towards being babysitters for a teen who has no respect for cops. When she nearly gets herself killed wandering into a police raid, Danny arrests her. And when she protests, Danny retaliates that he can't be the one to save one, only she can save herself. Danny also had a point in telling Carver, herself a former Rescue Ride participant, that just because the program worker for her doesn't mean it works for everyone and it's not a one-size-fits-all program.
**In "Loose Lips," Danny and Baez get assigned to the case of a woman who was beaten to death by her abusive boyfriend, and who warns them before she dies that her killer will go after Jamie for trying to help her (Jamie had run into her on his morning jog and given her his business card). When Danny and Baez get a statement from Jamie, Danny also takes the opportunity to advise Jamie to play house-mouse at his precinct for a couple of days while the investigation is ongoing. Jamie refuses to listen to Danny's advice and quickly leaves, but realizes that Danny was right after the killer and some of his men try to kill Jamie and Edie by ambushing them and lobbing a Molotov cocktail into their patrol car.



** Danny, playing the CowboyCop as usual, goes charging into a house solo after a SerialKiller, and because he doesn't have any backup the guy beats him up with a hammer and escapes.

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** Danny, playing the CowboyCop as usual, goes charging into a house solo after a SerialKiller, and because he doesn't have any backup did so without waiting for Baez or ESU to back him up, the guy beats him up with a hammer and escapes.
3rd Jul '16 12:41:52 PM StarSword
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** Danny, playing the CowboyCop as usual, goes charging into a house solo after a SerialKiller, and because he doesn't have any backup the guy beats him up with a hammer and escapes.
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