Eagle-eyed “Blue Bloods” fans pointed out one continuity error about Danny Reagan’s past that doesn’t match up with other moments from the show.
According to Looper, the show’s Reddit page featured a debate about this continuity error earlier this month. One user started a Reddit thread to talk about Danny’s time in the Marines, and when he actually did join up. They presented evidence from specific episodes that slightly contradict one another.
“In 01×13, Danny mentions that after 9/11 he ‘went active in the Marines,'” the “Blue Bloods” fan begins. “In 09×05 Jamie says that he acted out when Danny left for the Marines (got an A- on a test). Danny says at least once over the course of now-12 seasons, that he didn’t go to college.”
The original post continues, “In order to get into the NYPD in the ’90s, a friend pointed out, you had to have either 2 years of college or 2 years of military service. So which did Danny have?”
The “Blue Bloods” fan raises a good point. Danny supposedly joined the NYPD in the 1990s, way before 9/11. And if he didn’t go to college, then how did he join the NYPD around 1995?
One fan theorized, “He enlisted in the Marines after HS and after his enlistment was up, either stayed in in the Reserves or reenlisted after 9/11. So his first enlistment made him eligible to join the NYPD.”
While that’s never outright confirmed in the show, it could be a possibility. But the original poster cited an episode where Danny talked about working several jobs after high school to make money. Maybe he just forgot to mention joining the Marines?
“Blue Bloods” fans might never get an answer for this troubling continuity error. But we should also give the writers some credit, for trying to keep track of 12 seasons worth of character backgrounds.
‘Blue Bloods’ Star Donnie Wahlberg Kicks off ’12 Days of Giving’
Earlier this week, “Blue Bloods” star Donnie Wahlberg announced his intention to help raise money for the Tuskegee Airmen. He and other Tuskegee alumni will spend the next 12 days raising money for the next generation to be able to take flight.
Wahlberg posted a video on Instagram yesterday to explain a bit about the organization and what they plan to do with the money they raise.
“Calling on my friends and Blockhead Family to please consider giving, anything that you can generously give, to @tuskegeenext during this 12 Days of Giving!” the “Blue Bloods” star captioned the post. ” In honor of The Tuskegee Airmen — @tuskegeenext is helping the youth take flight, literally! I’ve not only witnessed Tuskegee Next cadets soaring from afar — I’ve actually taken flight with them. Please help me in supporting this life-changing organization! Thank you!”