‘Blue Bloods’: Will Eddie’s Father Make the Iconic Reagan Family Dinner?

by John Jamison
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What better way to create tension in the Reagan household than by putting an ex-convict straight from prison at the family dinner table? That’s exactly what Blue Bloods fans can expect from “Good Intentions,” the fifth episode of Season 12.

There’s no guarantee Armin Janko will find himself in the company of the entire Reagan family. But Eddie Janko’s Ponzi scheme-running dad is definitely going to step into his daughter and Jamie’s life.

“Eddie’s dad is our new roommate,” says Jamie in a promo video for episode 5.

Much to the couple’s surprise, both Frank (Tom Selleck) and Henry Reagan (Len Cariou) suggest that they should invite Armin over for family dinner. It seemed like they were just joking around. But at the end of the day, Armin is family. Eddie is trying to develop a better relationship with her dad, and including him on the Reagan side of the family would be a big step in the right direction.

Before going into Friday’s episode, Blue Bloods fans should know that the show recast the Armin Janko character. William Sadler originally played him in previous seasons, but for reasons still unknown, Michael Cullen will play the new Armin.

‘Blue Bloods’ Star Tom Selleck Addresses What Season 12 Has in Store

Tom Selleck seems just as committed as ever to his role of NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan. Despite rumors over the years that he is planning on stepping away, the first few episodes have given us plenty of reason to believe he’s staying.

The longtime Blue Bloods actor talked to Parade about what the Reagan family will be dealing with throughout Season 12.

“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],” said Selleck.

We know that Frank Reagan is staying on as commissioner. For the time being, at least. So his dispute with the mayor is less of a focal point moving forward. But then there’s the prospect of Bridget Moynahan’s Erin Reagan running for district attorney.

As one can imagine, a father and his daughter holding positions of such influence at the same time would not go over very well. No matter how righteous the Reagans come off, that wouldn’t fly.

“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. 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,” Selleck continued.