‘Blue Bloods’ Star Sami Gayle Reveals Her Favorite Episode

by Maggie Schneider
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“Blue Bloods” actress Sami Gayle shares a dear memory about an episode of Season 2. This may surprise fans.

Sami Gayle is known for her role as Nicky Reagan on “Blue Bloods.” Her sweet and intelligent nature paired with her determination to become the first female Reagan cop is beloved by fans. Appearing in 11 seasons of the series and over 200 episodes, there are many moments that viewers hold dear. Gayle considers one specific moment in Season 2 to be her favorite.

Season 2’s “The Life We Chose” is an eventful episode. The NYPD goes undercover on a drug pipeline case. Danny’s friend who is also a cop is caught in the crossfire and killed. This devastating loss motivates the NYPD to avenge his murder. These scenes are action-packed as well as emotional. This desire for revenge becomes a priority for the force as well as the main theme of the episode.

Sami Gayle’s Favorite “Blue Bloods” Episode

While fans remember this chaos and carnage from the 2012 episode, Gayle focuses her attention on a sweeter moment. It is when Nicky and Pop perform a song from the Broadway musical Annie. This scene takes place at a talent show that the two characters participate in. The song that they sing is “I Don’t Need Anything But You.” Gayle’s personal love of musical theatre shines through.

“Pop and I got to participate together in a talent show where we sang ‘I Don’t Need Anything But You’ from ‘Annie,” the actress shares. “And Len Cariou, who plays Pop, is just one of the most talented, well-known, renowned Broadway actors.”

Sami Gayle recalls making her Broadway debut in “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” as Annie Who. After that, she continued her role as Baby June in “Gypsy,” making the impressive transition to follow the show from Off-Broadway to Broadway in 2008. This is why the “Blue Bloods” musical number is so important to her.

Len Cariou has an impressive theatrical resume as well. Cariou is known for playing “Sweeney Todd” in the original Broadway cast of 1979. From there, he went on to portray Florenz Ziegfeld in “Funny Girl” and Mr. Lundie in “Brigadoon.” Sami Gayle looks up to the Broadway veteran.

“I started my career on Broadway and it was so special to be able to sing with him on screen,” Gayle shares.

Sami Gayle looks back on this moment as an important part of her career. It reminds her of her roots, breaking up the “Blue Bloods” drama with a sweet song. Fans are unsure if Gayle will return to Broadway or “Blue Bloods,” but it is exciting to watch her journey as an actress.

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