Last week on “Blue Bloods, Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) faced a serious setback that seems to have influenced her decision to run for Manhattan District Attorney.
She’s been going back and forth about the decision to run all season. Although she’s more than qualified for the job, Erin now seems to wonder whether this move will burn important bridges or lead to disastrous results in her career if she doesn’t win the race. We saw examples of some of the consequences during last week’s court case.
Kimberly Crawford, the current D.A., stepped forward as a witness to a murder in one of the cases Erin opened up. But the defense attorney, Leticia Harris, said Erin solely re-opened the case so she could discredit Crawford and take her job. Crawford even admitted on the stand that she could see that motive coming into play.
If Erin had reservations about running for D.A. on “Blue Bloods” before, now those fears have only been inflamed. And in a sneak peek at next week’s episode, we see that Erin’s determined to find out who told Harris about her consideration for running.
According to Matt & Jess, Crawford keeps saddling Erin with low-level cases far below her pay grade. She doesn’t want the rest of her career to go on like this. So, Erin announces at the Reagan family dinner table that she’s “out” and not running for D.A.
And in true Reagan fashion, the whole family calls her out on dropping out for no reason. Erin refuses to admit her fears and insists she’s done. But then Frank Reagan says something that just might change her mind one more time.
“Sometimes, an emphatic ‘no’ is the last step you have to take before jumping in with two feet,” Frank tells her, as the others nod around the table. Could this be her breakthrough moment to committing to running for D.A.? We’ll have to wait and see.
‘Blue Bloods’ Star Bridget Moynahan Comments on What ‘Fuels’ Show
One would think that after 12 seasons, the “Blue Bloods” showrunners would run out of ways to keep the Reagan family’s story going. But it’s not just the efforts of the writing team that keeps the show so popular. Bridget Moynahan attributes it to the incredible cast too.
Moynahan spoke with Glamour last month in an interview. And she revealed what she believes “fuels” the show.
“We also have a team of actors who really appreciate the job and each other,” Moynahan said. “We know how lucky we are to be on this show—and such a long-running show at that. It doesn’t come around that often, so when you’re working with people who express gratitude, it just fuels the show. Everybody wants to show up and do their best work.”