‘Blue Bloods’ Star Donnie Wahlberg and Lyle Lovett ‘Ride Again’ as Show Returns From Break

by Jonathan Howard

Tonight, an all-new episode of Blue Bloods hit the airwaves for the first time in a long time. Donnie Wahlberg teamed up with an old friend.

In an all-new episode, Wahlberg’s character Danny Reagan got back together with Lyle Lovett’s Waylon Gates. The Texas Ranger is back and ready to solve a case in the big city. Heading into the night the synopsis told us a little about the episode:

“An illegal drug shipment arriving in New York City must be found before the narcotics flood the streets; Jamie helps a neighbor handle a gambling debt; Frank receives pushback from Mayor Chase over his handling of a brawl.”

Tonight, Wahlberg was super excited heading into the return from hiatus. He tried to get fans hyped before the episode aired over on Twitter. It looks like he had a great time with Lovett on the set of Blue Bloods.

Honestly, Donnie just seemed happy to see the show back on CBS with some new content for viewers to enjoy.

Fans have been dying for a new episode of Blue Bloods and now they have it. Tonight there was a lot going on. As there usually is on the show. The arc with Danny and Gates is very interesting. Good news, we got to see Baez in this episode.

The fact that Baez was in the show tonight means she wasn’t too seriously hurt from the gunfight that happened at the end of 2021. While they were investigating a shipment of drugs, they ran into Gates. So, turns out Ranger Gates is now Major Gates.

When Blue Bloods brings old guests back it is always a good time. Lovett is a great actor and his appearances on the show are always great.

‘Blue Bloods’: Major Gates Brings Out the Cash

With the drug situation, the NYPD has all hands on deck. That includes Frank Reagan, the commissioner. He taps his informant Rudy to get him some information on the large shipment. At first, he doesn’t want to budge. He doesn’t want to get into things with the cartel.

Thankfully, Major Gates was there. He pulled out some cash, flashed it to Rudy, and he quickly remembered the info. He said that it was going down tonight. From there, Danny and Gates find the driver of the truck that the drugs were being shipped in. Too late. The truck is picked clean.

After some drama between Danny and Gates about the Texan’s motivation for being in NYC. They start to gather information, however, it isn’t as easy as it seems. Eventually, the info leads to the basement of a school. After shots are exchanged, an officer is shot, but the cartel is taken out.

Tonight’s arc with Gates was awesome, however, viewers are just glad to see the show return.