‘Blue Bloods’: When Will Nicky Return to the Show?

by Maggie Schneider

“Blue Bloods” fans are wondering when Nicky Reagan will return to the show. Nobody truly knows when to expect her next appearance.

Nicky Reagan is a beloved character on the CBS drama “Blue Bloods.” Played by Sami Gayle, the character is the only daughter of Erin Reagan and Jack Boyle. Nicky Reagan appears during Seasons 1-11 of “Blue Bloods.” However, by the time Season 11 rolls around, her character is onscreen less and less.

Fans are all asking the same question: When will Nicky return to the show? Nobody is sure if she will make an appearance on Season 12 of “Blue Bloods.” The writers slowly wrote the Reagan daughter off of the show. Nicky Reagan moves to California for a new position, which makes her disappearance from the show make sense. Nonetheless, “Blue Bloods” viewers are hoping for Sami Gayle to reprise her role. A family visit would do a whole lot of good!

There is no clear answer as to why Sami Gayle’s character was written off the show. Some say it has to do with Gayle attending Colombia University in real life.

Bridget Moynahan on Nicky Reagan’s Return

Bridget Moynahan and Sami Gayle play mother-daughter duo Erin and Nicky Reagan on “Blue Bloods.” While Moynahan misses her onscreen daughter, she believes that Nicky Reagan’s absence is realistic. Moynahan relates to the bittersweet emotions of watching one’s child grow up and leave the nest.

“It’s unfortunate that her character is often at school, but at the same time, it’s so realistic,” Moynahan tells Glamour. “I mean, I’ve got stepsons who are that same age, and we don’t see them anymore because they’re off at college or they’re doing internships.”

She adds, ““As much as I miss Sami and those relationships, it’s very realistic because you have that loss, which is a very relatable life situation and a strange reality. There’s a grief to [when kids go off to college or to live on their own] that isn’t often addressed. We get to touch upon it.”

When Will “Blue Bloods” Return From Hiatus?

The next new episode of “Blue Bloods” premieres on January 7, 2022. This comes after a month-long hiatus, with its latest episode premiering back on December 10, 2021. The 10th episode of Season 12 sounds action-packed to say the least.

“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,” the network description reads.

With Jack Boyle’s character returning to Season 12 of “Blue Bloods,” fans are hopeful that these new episodes will bring Nicky Reagan back as well. Until then, we will just keep an eye out on Sami Gayle’s Instagram for fun clues.