History YMMV / BlueBloods

9th Feb '16 6:22:00 PM dmcreif
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** Dick Reed, the {{serial killer}}/[[SerialRapist rapist]] from season 1's "Re-Do," is a thoroughly [[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]] SmugSnake who gets his conviction overturned because [[OffOnATechnicality a lab tech screwed up the protocols]]. He scares his surviving victim into silence and lets one of his fanboys have her. He also beats his sister and ties her up for saying something she "shouldn't have." He shows zero remorse and no redeemable qualities and after [[SlashedThroat slitting a janitor's throat]], he finally attempts to perform his usual MO on Erin Reagan, the ADA who convicted him, before she is saved by Frank. ** The Phantom, aka Donald Washington, from season 2's "The Life We Chose," is a cold-blooded crack dealer and murderer. He shoots detective Cruz and kills Detective Gates, who [[IHaveAFamily pleads that he has three kids]], to which Phantom replies "Too bad for them". This [[EvenEvilHasStandards shocks his cohort]], who was only planning on robbing them. Phantom [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness later kills his cohort]], targets Ray Bell, a man who ratted him out to the police, and holds Ray's family hostage.
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** Dick Reed, the {{serial killer}}/[[SerialRapist rapist]] from season 1's "Re-Do," is "Re-Do". His MO was to break into a woman's residence, tie her up to her bed, then beat, rape, and torture her, before killing her by setting her bed on fire. He a thoroughly [[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]] SmugSnake who gets his conviction overturned because [[OffOnATechnicality a lab tech screwed up the protocols]]. He scares his surviving victim into silence and lets one of his fanboys have her. He also beats his sister and ties her up for saying something she "shouldn't have." He shows zero remorse and no redeemable qualities and after [[SlashedThroat slitting a janitor's throat]], he finally attempts to perform his usual MO on Erin Reagan, the ADA who convicted him, before she is saved by Frank. ** The Phantom, aka Donald Washington, from season 2's "The Life We Chose," is a cold-blooded crack dealer and murderer. He shoots detective Cruz and kills Detective Gates, who [[IHaveAFamily pleads that he has three kids]], to which Phantom replies "Too bad for them". This [[EvenEvilHasStandards shocks his cohort]], who was only planning on robbing them. Phantom [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness later kills his cohort]], targets Ray Bell, a man who ratted then goes after other members of Task Force Apache, the police sting that sold him out to the police, and holds Ray's family hostage.out.

* TheWoobie: Jamie has been put through ''a lot'': His fiance left him, he was tricked into a SuicideByCop, he watched his partner bleed to death, and he has strong feelings for Eddie, but they are forced to pretend they don't have them otherwise they'll be assigned new partners. There's also the fact that many cops thinks he's an EntitledBastard because his father is the PC, something that is ''not'' true, but because of the relation, he has yet to be promoted to detective (despite being qualified), and thus has [[TookALevelInJerkass taken a level in jerkass.]]
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* TheWoobie: Jamie has been put through ''a lot'': His fiance left him, he was tricked into a SuicideByCop, he watched his partner Vinny bleed to death, and he has strong feelings for Eddie, but they are forced to pretend they don't have them otherwise they'll be assigned new partners. There's also the fact that many cops thinks he's an EntitledBastard because his father is the PC, something that is ''not'' true, but because of the relation, he has yet to be promoted to detective (despite being qualified), and thus has [[TookALevelInJerkass taken a level in jerkass.]]
23rd Jan '16 12:35:25 AM dmcreif
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Reverend Potter ''is'' a dick who ''does'' take any opportunity to manufacture confrontations with the NYPD and Frank's family, but he's right on two counts: Danny ''is'' quick to resort to force and often goes too far (though somehow Potter has never caught him at a ''legitimate'' case of PoliceBrutality), and discrimination by the police against non-whites is a legitimate problem.
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Reverend Potter ''is'' a dick who ''does'' take any opportunity to manufacture confrontations with the NYPD and Frank's family, but he's right on two counts: Danny ''is'' quick to resort to force and often goes too far (though somehow Potter has never caught him at a ''legitimate'' case of PoliceBrutality), and the existence of the Black Lives Matter movement in real life meant to demonstration the discrimination by the of police against non-whites is a legitimate problem.non-whites.
2nd Jan '16 11:01:47 PM nombretomado
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Danny, being a major example of the CowboyCop trope, is subject to this a lot within the fandom. The show seems to encourage this, since some of the showrunners worked on TheSopranos, and probably wanted to include at least one morally grey character. Basically, opinion on Danny is divided between those who approve of his policing methods and those who find them excessive:
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Danny, being a major example of the CowboyCop trope, is subject to this a lot within the fandom. The show seems to encourage this, since some of the showrunners worked on TheSopranos, ''Series/TheSopranos'', and probably wanted to include at least one morally grey character. Basically, opinion on Danny is divided between those who approve of his policing methods and those who find them excessive:
17th Dec '15 2:14:28 PM creader
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* TheWoobie: Jamie has been put through ''a lot'': His fiance left him, he was tricked into a SuicideByCop, he watched his partner bleed to death, and he has strong feelings for Eddie, but they are forced to pretend they don't have them otherwise they'll be assigned new partners. There's also the fact that many cops thinks he's an EntitledBastard because his father is the PC, something that is ''not'' true, but because of the relation, he has yet to be promoted to detective (despite being qualified), and thus has [[TookALevelInJerkass taken a level in jerkass.]]
11th Dec '15 9:59:00 AM StarSword
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* UnfortunateImplications: It's not that the show doesn't pretend things like profiling, racism, and PoliceBrutality doesn't exist. It's just those subjects are often brought up by malevolent straw men which tends to undercut their importance.
24th Nov '15 11:50:31 AM ProfessorGrimm
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* UnfortunateImplications: It's not that the show doesn't pretend things like profiling, racism, and PoliceBrutality doesn't exist. It's just those subjects are often brought up by malevolent straw men which tends to undercut their importance.
21st Nov '15 9:04:08 AM StarSword
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Erin often gets slagged with this trope.
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Erin Reverend Potter ''is'' a dick who ''does'' take any opportunity to manufacture confrontations with the NYPD and Frank's family, but he's right on two counts: Danny ''is'' quick to resort to force and often gets slagged with this trope.goes too far (though somehow Potter has never caught him at a ''legitimate'' case of PoliceBrutality), and discrimination by the police against non-whites is a legitimate problem.
8th Nov '15 4:36:29 PM Peridonyx
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Sarah Grant in "Bad Company". Giving NoSympathy to her family's killer is one thing, but [[spoiler:continuing to give none even after knowing he didn't intentionally do it (He was an untreated schizophrenic at the time.) and genuinely regrets it]] is another thing entirely. But the icing on the cake is when she [[spoiler:ultimately tells him the only true way to make up for it is to commit suicide (despite knowing he already attempted just that in the past)]]. Needless to say, it's hard to watch her look so happy and unfazed at her wedding in the epilogue without feeling bitter after that.
19th Oct '15 3:51:19 PM creader
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Moving to its own page.
* DrinkingGame: Take a drink whenever someone runs as soon as they see a cop, people pray at the dinner table, or [[HeyItsThatGuy whenever you see an actor from]] ''Series/TheWire''. ** Or another every time one of the younger family members at the Sunday dinner table asks Frank to take sides with them in an argument against one of their siblings and Frank responds by saying "Pass the potatoes" or "The salad is great" or something else food-related to dodge the question. The show has made it a RunningGag, actually, much to the frustration of the younger Reagans (usually Danny, Linda, or Erin).
6th Oct '15 5:50:19 AM creader
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Not a YMMV trope.
* AbortedArc: Possibly a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot: the end of Season 3, involves Frank working with the NYC Public Advocate, a woman named Grace Newhouse who's thinking of running for Mayor. In fact, in the next episode [[spoiler: Mayor Poole is shot, and Ms. Newhouse becomes Acting Mayor until Poole leaves the hospital]]. Although she's apparently going to run for Mayor, she becomes BrotherChuck. In RealLife at the time, the NYC Council President Christine Quinn was running to become the first female Mayor of New York, which may have inspired the Grace Newhouse character; during the summer hiatus, she lost ground in the Democratic primary to Bill de Blasio, and lost the race. It's possible that this persuaded the writers to drop the character inspired by her, and/or because they'd realized that David Ramsey's Mayor Carter Poole had become an EnsembleDarkhorse who had an interesting relationship with Frank.
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