“Blue Bloods” made its CBS debut over a decade ago in 2010. Since then, we’ve seen a handful of characters come and go. Although, like other CBS hits, “Blue Bloods” has also seen most of its central cast members remain from the start.
As such, those central cast members, including Donnie Wahlberg and Will Estes have surely made meaningful and significant connections. Now, in an exclusive with Looper, Jamie Reagan actor Will Estes has revealed an important lesson he’s picked up from Wahlberg.
Over 12 seasons, Estes has worked right alongside Wahlberg. Often, the pair and the rest of the cast film right on the streets of New York City. As such, fans frequently gather near the shooting location, just to say “Hi” to the show’s iconic actors. According to Estes, these primarily include headlining “Blue Bloods” star Tom Selleck but also the show’s dynamic actor, Donnie Wahlberg.
During these frequent interactions with fans, Estes shared, “Donnie [with his fans] is something that I’ve never seen or experienced before. He just completely engages with people.”
The star went on to explain how, until he saw Wahlberg connect so personally with “Blue Bloods” fans, he didn’t even know that kind of connection was possible.
Overall, Estes concluded, “he’s one of the most engaging people I’ve ever seen with fans.” Perhaps it’s why the actor’s remained such a central fan-favorite throughout his time on “Blue Bloods.”
‘Blue Bloods’ Fans Crave Episode Dedicated to Family Dinners
For now, we’re not quite done admiring Donnie Wahlberg’s meaningful connections with “Blue Bloods” fans. However, we can appreciate that many of those fans desire an episode based entirely around a Reagan family dinner.
Since its inception on CBS, “Blue Bloods'” Reagan family has seen a lot of storylines develop and conclude at the dinner table. The family dinners have remained an important highlight on the show. 12 seasons later, following countless Reagan family dinners, “Blue Bloods” fans crave an episode honing in on the regular event.
As always, the procedural drama’s fans took to Reddit to discuss the potential plotline. The original poster wrote, “I think they should do an entire episode that[‘]s just around the dinner table. Different things can happen[,] people could come and go. But I’d like to see a whole episode like that.”
In response, fans had varying thoughts. Some were all for it: “That would be a good bottle episode. I’d watch it,” wrote one commenter.
Another completely disagreed. “It wouldn’t work…A whole episode on a family dinner would be quite boring.” That is, they continued, unless “Blue Bloods” featured some kind of hostage situation where the Reagan family was forced to remain at the table.
To catch the latest episodes of “Blue Bloods,” be sure to tune in to CBS every Friday at 10 p.m. ET.