‘Blue Bloods’: Tom Selleck Facing Against a Hollywood Legend in Upcoming Episode

by Samantha Whidden
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: Tom Selleck films on location for "Blue Bloods" on the streets of Manhattan on August 22, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)

Good news, Blue Bloods fans! The hit series is set to air a new episode next Friday (November 5th). The upcoming episode of features Tom Selleck’s Frank Reagan facing off against Hollywood legend, Stacy Keach. 

According to Popculture, Selleck’s Blue Bloods character will stand opposite to Keach’s Archbishop Kearns as a local priest is demanding The New York City Police Department’s budget to be slashed. The calls for budget cuts are de to clashes between the police department and church. 

The upcoming episode’s tension comes just after Blue Bloods lost Lauren Patten’s character, Office Rachel Witten. The character officially left the series after Frank Reagan advised her to consider coming back in a year. The advice is obviously living room for Patten to potentially return to the series eventually. 

Patten took to her Instagram to share her appreciation for Blue Bloods by writing, “Last night on @bluebloods_cbs, Witten said goodbye. have loved every minute of being @vrayskull’s partner, and I’m so grateful for your friendship. ❤️ Thank you to this incredible cast and crew for making every day at work a joy. May this only be goodbye for now… #bluebloods.”

Tom Selleck Reveals What May Happen This Season of ‘Blue Bloods’

During a recent interview with Parade, Tom Selleck shares details about what fans can expect in the current season of Blue Bloods. “I’m very, very enthused about the first few scripts. I know young Sean [Andrew Terraciano] is leaving. He’s going to college. That presents issues for Danny [Donnie Wahlberg].”

Selleck also stated that the first few episodes of the current Blue Bloods season will be “Frank-centric” with his character’s dilemma being huge.

“The quality of life in his New York City, as well as New York City by all standards, has gone down. And he really gets sideways with the mayor, who has drifted to another point of view.”

The Blue Bloods star does point out that the mayor doesn’t necessarily have the actual New York City mayor Bill de Blasio’s point of view, but it’s a different point of view from Frank’s. “He’s really at odds with Frank and that whole relationship is severely tested. You’re really dealing with a guy who can fire him.”

Selleck then reveals that his Blue Bloods character is also thinking more about more about the clinic of Bridget Moynahan’s character Erin running for district attorney.

“Not only would they be at odds, but there’s the whole issue of how would the public react to a Reagan dynasty. Even though they ethically are at odds many times. The district attorney and the police and who they choose to prosecute.”

Selleck goes on to add, “I know it sounds pretty dry of an issue, but we don’t start with issues; we start with people. We’re character-driven. I think it’s pretty entertaining.”