As the sole daughter of the Reagan family on “Blue Bloods,” Bridget Moynahan’s Erin Reagan also happens to be the only member who doesn’t work for the police. Her interests are still aligned, however. As a lawyer, Moynahan’s character works hard to put bad guys behind bars. But fans of the show can’t help but wonder what’s next for her.
“Blue Bloods” has been going strong for going on 12 seasons now. A decade-plus is a long time for a character to exist on a television show. And where Erin’s brothers Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Jamie (Will Estes) are on the police force where their advancement is clear, the options for lawyers are endless.
Since the show has been on, Moynahan’s character has worked as an assistant in the District Attorney’s office. In the years since we first saw her, she has continued working for the DA and has received several small promotions. She has gone from Senior Counsel to Deputy Bureau Chief and finally to Bureau Chief. But now, there isn’t really anywhere for her to go, save for a jump to District Attorney or potentially a judge.
Attentive “Blue Bloods” fans have noticed the stagnation and don’t like it one bit.
“I feel like Erin has been passed around and has ruined any chance she has in moving up. I remember in an earlier season when Mayor Poole was there she applied for judgeship and that didn’t work out, now she’s been passed up for the DA position too?! ” A Redditor posted. “I’d love for her to be more than her brother’s aid.”
Fans echoed the sentiment. Though there was very little consensus on what the ideal position for the “Blue Bloods” character should be.
Erin Reagan Has Plenty of Career Options on ‘Blue Bloods’
It’s not that Erin Reagan couldn’t move on to bigger and better things if she wanted to. She could easily make more money if she chose to work for a private firm.
The issue for most of “Blue Bloods” has been that she enjoys her work. But now fans have noticed that since she’ll never be the DA while her dad is the police commissioner (conflict of interest), she has seemed considerably less happy.
Fans on Reddit gave their thoughts on the matter.
“I have a feeling that it’s going to emerge that Erin is indispensable. At first Erin thought that Crawford was trying to push her out, but then she, Crawford, seemed to almost panic at the notion of Erin leaving the DA office to go into practice at any number of private law firms,” a “Blue Bloods” fan wrote.
“I’m a few episodes behind, but she’s definitely not been happy in season 11. I was thinking it was time for her to move on, too, but she seems to truly have a heart for ‘the people,'” another added.