Why This Blue Bloods Church Scene Was More Important Than You Thought


Blue Bloods, which follows the hardships and tribulations of a New York police family, has always featured happy moments intermingled among the series’ more serious themes.

Among these are the well-known family meals, which appear in almost every episode of the long-running CBS police drama, which is now in its 11th season. And what is frequently one of the most touching scenes a TV show can provide? Of course, it’s a wedding.

Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) and Eddie Janko (Vanessa Ray) married in season 9’s last episode, “Something Blue.”

The scenario was set in a church (the Reagans being Roman Catholic), but the wedding was not shown; the episode closed with Janko being escorted down the aisle by Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck).

While some fans felt misled by the lack of a ceremony and a glimpse at the celebration that must have followed, the stars themselves were pleased with how the scene turned out. Here’s why that particular scene meant more to many fans than they imagined.

The church scene included a lot of recognized individuals

The Blue Bloods season 9 home media commentary revealed a few unique features of the wedding scene, as well as how it seemed different from previous episodes.

The place was packed, and if you’re a fan, you’ll want to look closely because you might notice some recognized faces in the audience.”The vibe’s different on the set because just about every recurring cast member is in that church,” Selleck said of the scene’s filming.

Donnie Walberg, who plays Danny Reagan, told CBS (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet) that the sequence was “unlike anything we’ve ever done,” noting that majority of the background performers were present, dressed up. “It’s sort of like an end-of-the-year party,” he explained (via TV Insider).


Stacy Keach as Cardinal Kevin Kearns, Lauren Patten as Officer Rachel Witten, Christine Ebersole as Eddie’s mother Lena Janko, and Darik Bernard as Officer Irving were among the credited performers that appeared in the episode.

It seems like an incredible, extra emotional way to end nine seasons for cast members in the know – and it’s definitely a motivation to go back and watch, because you’ll want to see who else you recognize in that church.

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