The Twitter account for the CBS hit Blue Bloods just shared a pic of what else the family gets up to at the dinner table besides family dinners. The answer? Poker and drinks.
The series, which follows police commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) and his family, is set to air its season 11 finale on Friday. Fans can rest easy about the future of the show, however. It’s been renewed for a 12th season.
The Dinner Scenes are Particularly Important to Tom Selleck
While the table may be used for poker and drinks from time to time, its main function is the incredibly crucial family dinner scenes. These scenes serve as a unique backbone to the show, but they’re also important to Selleck for more personal reasons. For him, his TV family on Blue Bloods are close friends with Selleck behind the scenes. Considering they’ve worked together for over a decade, the sentiment makes sense.
“Look, I love these people,” Selleck told Drew Barrymore on her talk show. “They’re all close friends. So we have a family reunion once a week on the show, but we also have a personal reunion and one sometimes gets in the way of the other. It’s great
Selleck is particularly close to Donnie Wahlberg. He calls Wahlberg, who his TV son, “son,” even when the cameras are off.
“First, he used to kind of grumble at me, like… ‘This music guy’s kind of weird.’ And then now he calls me son. And he’ll come in and give me a big hug,” Wahlberg said in an interview.
‘Blue Bloods’ Finale Sees Major Character in Peril
The upcoming Blue Bloods finale is sure to be a big one. The two-part finale finds Joe Hill, Frank Reagan’s grandson, in big trouble. Once the family figures out that Hill is undercover for the ATF, they also realize it’s likely his cover has been blown.
The episode will see multiple members of the family teaming up to try and save one of their own. It’ll also guest star Gloria Reuben, who previously worked with Tom Selleck on Jesse Stone. Hopefully, we’ll see Joe Hill safe and sound by the end of it all, and maybe even playing some poker at the dinner table.
The first episode is titled “The End,” and the second episode is called, “Justifies the Means.”You can watch the finale on CBS this Friday, May 14th from 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT.