On “Blue Bloods,” Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) and Eddie Janko (Vanessa Ray) are the Reagan clan’s best hope for more family members. But will the partners-turned-spouses decide to start a family of their own?
In a recent interview, the “Blue Bloods” showrunner had seemed to downplay that possibility. This June, showrunner Kevin Wade told TV Insider that whether Jamie and Eddie have kids is to some extent up to Ray and her real-life choices.
“We talk about it sometimes,” Wade said. “I think that would be something that would come out of a combination of our fictional lives and their real lives.”
Wade suggested that the show would focus instead on the couple’s professional lives in the near term, with Jamie getting a promotion and Eddie really shining in undercover roles.
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But perhaps Wade knew more than he let on about the prospect of little Jamkos running around the Reagan family dinner table. Because in a May interview with Nerds of Color, Ray seemed to hint at the prospect of family plans for the couple.
“I love when we address Eddie’s deep-rooted fears around starting a family,” Ray said. “The pros and cons of being a Reagan and her own childhood disenchantments. I find it extremely relatable and something we don’t often see portrayed so honestly from a woman on TV.”
Did Ray give away a plot development for next season? She did only say that Eddie has some deep-seated fears, so that may not mean there will be changes early in Season 12 to the configuration of the Reagan family. But she seemed to suggest that Eddie and Jamie are at least kicking around the idea of starting a family.
Ray Says Family Dinner Scenes Send Important Message
As all “Blue Bloods” fans know, the family dinner scenes are really the glue that holds the show together. They provide a constant thread around which the rest of the episodes’ plots take shape. And in her interview with Nerds of Color, Ray acknowledged the importance of those scenes. Moreover, she said, they send a vital message about family ties.
“I hope that we are showing our viewers that if the love is strong in a relationship, you can disagree and still be at peace with one another,” Ray said. “The Reagans come together NO MATTER WHAT their differences are. I hope our viewers find ways to do the same in their own way.”
Now that “Blue Bloods” has been renewed for Season 12, fans can look forward to more Reagan family drama later this year. And who knows? Maybe, eventually, to the pitter-patter of little Reagans, as well.