The star of BLUE BLOODS has revealed more about his character Frank Reagan ahead of the show’s 250th episode, and hinted that he might be open to another romance in the future.
In the popular police drama, Friends and Magnum PI star Tom Selleck plays Frank Reagan, a parent, widower, and the current Commissioner of New York City. After more than a decade on CBS, the show’s lead actor has finally answered one of the most pressing questions that fans have had since the show’s inception in 2010.
Tom has finally explained why Frank still wears his wedding ring years after his wife, Mary Margaret Reagan, d1ed.
Mary d1ed several years before the events of the series, so she is only mentioned by the Reagans at their traditional family dinners.
Despite the fact that she has never appeared in flashbacks, Frank’s wife remains a major presence in the series due to the family’s fond memories of her life.
The Blue Bloods star recently speculated on why the show has yet to decide whether or not to peel back the layers on one of the show’s most important relationships.
“Frank’s a little older,” he said. “He’s also wearing his wedding ring.” We’ve never investigated it.
“Perhaps it’s too self-centered a story about why all of that happened. He’s completely engrossed in his work.”
The TV legend opened up about his character and elaborated on some of Frank’s most intriguing facets that have captivated millions of fans over the years.
With the series about to air its landmark 250th episode, could Frank’s role in Blue Bloods begin to take a completely different turn?
Frank’s wedding ring, according to Tom, could be a sign that he is still not ready to start a relationship with another woman.
“The hardest thing about it is, especially with someone as obviously vulnerable as Frank and probably scared of relationships, you can’t just bring somebody on the show and do an episode about it,” he continued to Parade.
“It takes a lot of forethought. He’s always attracted to women, but dating is a different story.”
In contrast to most primetime dramas of its ilk, Frank has never had a consistent love interest over the course of Blue Bloods’ 12-year run.
Despite his undeniable chemistry with Sloane Thompson (Alex Kingston), who recently returned for another guest role, Frank has chosen to remain faithful to his late wife.
His wedding ring could be an easy way for the showrunners to explain why they haven’t brought in another love interest for the Commissioner.
However, Tom hinted that this may be about to change, but only if the writers do it correctly.
“I’m not sure how you get to a date in one episode,” he went on.
“They need to hire someone who is willing to, first and foremost, take a leap of faith, like I did on Friends when there was no script, and have a significant arc.” That’s the only way to get it done.”
If Frank enters the dating pool for the first time in over a decade, it appears that the series will have to introduce another major character as a series regular.
For the time being, Alex’s role as Sloane is limited to guest appearances, but Frank may start looking for companionship again as Blue Bloods approaches its 250th hour this week.
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