Blue Bloods has never yet done a crossover episode with another show, but that doesn’t stop star Donnie Wahlberg from dreaming. Specifically, he would like to go to Los Angeles to shoot a crossover episode with NCIS: LA, and then have them come to New York to freeze their Californian butts off for a week.
In a video Q&A with fans in 2013, Wahlberg revealed what his dream crossover episode would be like. (He also said a crossover episode with Hawaii Five-0 would suffice.)
“I’d like Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J to come on and do an NCIS: LA–Blue Bloods mashup, so we could shoot one in LA and I could have some warm weather right around February,” Wahlberg said. “They can come to New York and be cold for a week. And we can go to L.A. and be warm for a week.”
Watch Wahlberg talk about crossovers during the Q&A (at 20:00) here:
Wahlberg’s Blue Bloods Co-Star Says Wahlberg Is ‘Really Incredible’
Between Blue Bloods and his band, New Kids on the Block, Wahlberg has a lot of fans. Some of them are quite devoted, and will show up at the crack of dawn and wait all day to see him. And Wahlberg doesn’t disappoint. Wahlberg’s co-star, Will Estes, recently told Looper that he’d never seen someone engage with their fans the way Wahlberg does.
“Donnie is something that I’ve never seen before and experienced,” Estes said. “He just completely engages with people. It’s really incredible. I almost didn’t know you could do that before I saw Donnie do it.”
“But, you know, he’ll go out and talk to people and he’s friends with them,” Estes added. “He’s one of the most engaging people I’ve ever seen with his fans.”
Estes Has His Share of Fans, Too
But as the show runs on, season after season, Wahlberg’s castmates are starting to pick up their share of fans, as well. Estes recounted one early-morning run-in with a Blue Bloods fan that left him giddy.
“I had a great fan experience the other day,” Estes recalled. “It was 5:30 in the morning. We all had just gotten to work. It was just before dawn and people were exhausted; we had a couple early days in a row. And this woman was driving by and she rolled the window down and yelled, ‘Jamie Reagan, I love you, Blue Bloods!’ And we went, ‘Yeah! That’s the way to start a day!’ And I was like, ‘Woo!’”
“It was just awesome,” the actor went on. “You know, when you’re there at like 6 in the morning and everybody’s been up since 4:30… They’re usually yelling for somebody else, so it was nice to get one. But, yeah, that was pretty funny.”
One thing’s for sure: Blue Bloods fans are loud and proud about their love of the show. Catch Blue Bloods Friday nights at 10 p.m. ET on CBS to find out what all the fuss is about.