One Reddit user has a question for all of the loyal Blue Bloods fans out there — is Jackie an overhyped character on the show?
A user that goes by thunderbolts99mcu took to the popular forum to ask Blue Bloods fans how they felt about the character Jackie Curatola. Curatola is the third partner to Donnie Wahlberg’s character, detective Danny Reagan. She is played by Jennifer Esposito in the police drama.
“I was a bit late to the party with ‘Blue Bloods’ but I have seen all of the episodes and [I’ve] got to ask what is the big deal about Jackie?” the fans asked. “I see all of the posts from some of her fans demanding that they want her to come back because she was Danny’s best partner and she should be with Danny as his lover.”
It seems as though fans of the popular show are split right down the middle when it comes to who the best partner is for Danny. However, thunderbolts99mcu doesn’t quite understand all the hype of how great Jackie was. He thinks it all has to do with Esposito being the “bigger” name in the industry.
“I see posts getting beaten into the ground on how great she was and Baez needs to be fired. All the episodes I saw her in got me as very generic and boring and found myself loving Kate a lot more,” they wrote. “My guess is the reason that Jennifer Esposito is a somewhat little bigger name than Marisa Ramirez. With Jennifer being in a few movies and TV shows while Marisa being a model and doing some soaps.”
Other Reddit Users Respond to ‘Blue Bloods’ Jackie Dilemma
Fellow Reddit users had their hands full answering if they think that Jackie is too overhyped.
“Do you think Jackie has been too overhyped by fans?” the original poster continued. “The part that gets me is how her fans want her to come back yet it looks like she is happy not being a part of ‘Blue Bloods.'”
But it seems like fans on the internet are completely split on Danny’s partners. Reddit user HogginTheFeedz gave their two cents as to why Esposito left the show.
“There’s drama and criticism for how the show handled her health issues so I think the relationship there is broken. She wouldn’t return. But I really like Baez and I’m sure others do as well. She is a likable character.”
Another Blue Bloods fan thinks that producers of the show should “surprise” everyone with a new partner for Wahlberg’s character.
“Danny has gone through many partners, and Jackie was my favorite,” Reddit user _ItsTheLittleThings_ said. “Baez grew on me, though, and now I love her, too. I don’t see him romantically involved with either of them, however, I think we should be surprised by someone new.”
“Same here,” another Redditor replied. “I like Baez too but there was something really cool about Jackie and it also felt like she was an independent character on her own right. As opposed to Baez who often looks like she is playing second fiddle to Danny and his ideas.”