‘Blue Bloods’ Teases Heated Stand-off and a Reagan Dinner with the Family

by John Jamison
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Gather round, folks. New details for the upcoming season of “Blue Bloods” are trickling in, and it’s looking like the show will get off to a hot start when the October 1 premiere rolls around. Season 12 promises to be one of the most dramatic yet, and it’s all going to start with the first episode titled “Hate is Hate.”

The Season 12 debut will pick up where we left off with the Reagan family. In true “Blue Bloods” fashion, the premiere episode will feature a whopper of a family dinner scene. It will undoubtedly serve to help catch fans up on where all of their favorite characters stand.

According to TV Line, the Season 12 debut will begin with a major conflict between Tom Selleck’s character, Frank Reagan, and Mayor Peter Chase, played by Dylan Walsh. The two men of influence seemingly can’t agree on how best to go about the city’s response to a highly publicized shooting.

Meanwhile, Donnie Wahlberg’s character Danny Reagan is tackling a case surrounding the murder of a kid. Apparently, he relies on more than his own intuition as a detective. He and his partner Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) visit a psychic to help him get to the bottom of the crime. “Blue Bloods” fans will remember the medium Maggie Gibson, played by Callie Thorne. Thorne appeared multiple times in Season 10, making her a recognizable figure.

Moving away from the police world slightly, Bridget Moynahan’s Erin Reagan will be a major factor in “Hate is Hate.” She will reportedly find herself dealing with the fact that current District Attorney Kimberly Crawford (Roslyn Ruff) is tied to a case of hers from years ago.

Tom Selleck’s Frank Reagan and the Prospect of Retirement During Season 12 of ‘Blue Bloods’

The fact that Tom Selleck’s Frank Reagan has been considering resignation is nothing new. Being the NYPD Commissioner is not exactly a relaxing position to hold. And at his age, it’s only a matter of time before he pulls the trigger on retirement.

“Frank is seriously considering resignation. The job is so wearing on him. He’s looked for ways out before, but this time it’s serious. He doesn’t think he’s being effective in this antipolice climate, and he can’t protect the rank and file. So maybe it’s time for new blood,” Selleck told TV Insider during Season 11.

Perhaps the return of Treat Williams as Frank’s old partner and friend, Lenny Ross, suggests something happening in the career department. It’s important to note that just because Frank Reagan is considering retirement doesn’t mean Tom Selleck will disappear from the show. Fans would love to see a more relaxed side of the iconic character before all is said and done.

Season 12 of “Blue Bloods” is set for an October 1 premiere on CBS.