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Inside 'Blue Bloods' Future as Fans Get Emotional after the Season 10 Finale

Edduin Carvajal
May 07, 2020
07:00 A.M.
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CBS' "Blue Bloods" has been a fan-favorite show ever since it debuted back in September 2010. The emotional Season 10 finale left the audience in tears but also craving for more.


The last episode of the tenth season of "Blue Bloods," titled "Family Secrets," hit the screens on May 1, and it promised to be a fantastic ending to an already great season.

Such a huge revelation left Frank in shock.

Donnie Wahlberg, Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes on June 5, 2012 in North Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

Donnie Wahlberg, Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes on June 5, 2012 in North Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images



From now on, this article contains spoilers of "Blue Bloods" Season 10 finale.

"Family Secrets" focused on police officer Joe Hill (Will Hochman) and his relationship with the famous Reagan family. Paula Hill (Bonnie Somerville) showed up pretty much out of the blue to ask Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) for a favor.

Being Joe's mother, she was worried that the assignment he was getting was simply too dangerous, so she asked Frank to transfer him to a not-so-risky job.


Her request initially seemed out of place. It is understandable that her maternal instinct kicked in and made her try her best to protect her son, but it didn't make her favor less odd.

Well, the reason Paula was specifically talking to Frank was that, in fact, Joe is the son of the late Joe Reagan, Frank's son, who died in the line of duty a decade ago.


Such a huge revelation left Frank in shock as he didn't know that he had another grandson, let alone that he was also a police officer.

After keeping it a secret for a while, Frank decided that the rest of the Reagans needed to know about it. He told his family about Joe, and all of them were as wowed as the Commissioner was.


Although Frank learned that Joe was his grandson, he did not oblige Paula's request because a quieter assignment was not guaranteed to be a safer one.

Understandably angry, she told him that he would never have a relationship with Joe. However, the end of the episode showed that Sean Reagan (Andrew Terraciano) attended the famous Reagan family dinner with Joe.



Just like the Reagan family, the audience of the show couldn't believe that Joe was related to them. Some netizens took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the "Blue Bloods" Season 10 finale. One of them wrote:

"[The episode] was fantastic, I cried but was very happy."


A second person pointed out that they were "all waterworks" for such an emotional finale. Another user admitted to loving the episode as it was filled with memorable moments, especially meeting "young Joe."

Some people even considered that the family dinner at the end was the best one in the ten years that the show has been on the air.



Just like what happened with several other TV shows, "Blue Bloods" ended a few episodes short of the original number they had planned, and Tom Selleck spoke to Parade about it.

The "Magnum, PI" star confessed that, in fact, he considered that "Family Secrets" was the perfect finale for the season. Even while shooting it, he said to himself, "too bad this isn't the season finale."


As per the future of the show, Tom revealed that although he never read the scripts, he knew what the remaining episodes of Season 10 would be about.

He also pointed out that he was not sure what the first episode of the following season would be about, claiming that "it's just uncertain times."


While Tom didn't give away anything about it, we know that the show was already renewed for Season 11 thanks to actor Donnie Wahlberg, who shared the big news on Twitter.

The reason his announcement was so extraordinary is that CBS had not officially renewed "Blue Bloods" yet. The network eventually did it, but since it is still one of the most-watched shows, fans had been anticipating the good news.

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