Blue Bloods (season 4)
|Blue Bloods season 4|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original run||September 27, 2013– present|
|List of Blue Bloods episodes|
According to TV by the Numbers, CBS was all but guaranteed to commit to a fourth season. This is because as a CBS Television Studios production, CBS has a financial incentive to produce at least the minimum number of episodes needed for stripped syndication. On March 27, 2013, CBS made it official by renewing Blue Bloods for a fourth season.
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes and Len Cariou are first credited, with Tom Selleck receiving an "and" billing at the close of the main title sequence. Amy Carlson and Sami Gayle are once again credited as "also starring" within the episodes they appear. Jennifer Esposito, who had entered a dispute with CBS during season 3 production regarding doctor's orders for her to cut back working hours due to her Coeliac disease, was not brought back for season 4 as Danny’s partner Jackie Curatola. Marisa Ramirez, who appeared in the final seven episodes of season 3 as Danny's partner Det. Maria Baez, was retained as a full time cast member for season 4, and she receives an “also starring” billing.
Vanessa Ray appears this season as Jamie’s partner Edit “Eddie” Janko, replacing Sebastian Sozzi, whose character Vinny Cruz was killed off near the end of season 3. Though the actress appears regularly, she receives a “special guest star” billing. Also appearing regularly and receiving "special guest star" billing are Gregory Jbara as Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Garrett Moore, and John Ventimiglia as Organized Crime Bureau Chief Dino Arbogast.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|68||1||"Unwritten Rules"||David Barrett||Ian Biederman||September 27, 2013||11.70|
|When a robber flees after a jewelry store heist, Jamie and new partner Eddie Janko (Vanessa Ray) arrive on the scene just in time to hear a gunshot that takes out another officer. The suspect escapes through a nearby park. Danny and Maria are assigned the case, and Danny is certain that a man named Angelo (Malcolm Goodwin) who was witnessed at both the jewelry store and in the park, is the shooter. When an elderly eyewitness struggles to identify Angelo in a photo lineup, Danny “helps” her, and she later picks him out of a live lineup. Erin is certain that the woman’s testimony won’t survive cross-examination in court, and is forced to let Angelo go. This gets her in hot water with her family, her boss and most of the NYPD officers. Several officers create a “blue flu” situation by refusing to appear at other court cases involving Erin’s office, forcing Frank to order an end to the blue flu. In the end, Erin and Danny team up to stage a situation wherein Angelo can confess and get a deal for only seven years in prison. They then trick him into declining the deal (with Angelo unaware that his confession is still binding), and they book him for Murder One.|
|69||2||"The City That Never Sleeps"||John Behring||Kevin Wade||October 4, 2013||11.37|
|Danny is shadowed by Hollywood action film star Russell Burke (Marc Blucas), who is trying to learn about NYPD detective work for an upcoming movie role. Danny also has to protect the actor's secret when Burke gets knifed in the city late at night. Frank begins making random visits to officers' beats and precinct houses as a way to get closer to his patrols, and learns that a precinct lieutenant nearing his retirement has been a consistent no-show at work. Elsewhere, Jamie and Eddie are frustrated by having to respond to multiple calls from a woman (Ali Wentworth), who complains that a male tenant in a building across her street frequently exercises with no clothes on and his blinds open.|
|70||3||"To Protect and Serve"||Peter Werner||Siobhan Byrne O'Connor||October 11, 2013||10.56|
|A murder in a park is witnessed by a 13-year-old boy, and the victim is his father. The shooter he describes turns out to be a man named Delgado (Armando Riesco), who was convicted of murder five years ago but completely disappeared. It turns out Delgado has been working as an informant for Homeland Security, whose representatives tell Frank that the NYPD must back off. Erin lets Danny know he can still pursue a murderer in his jurisdiction, and he brings in Delgado. At his arraignment, with Erin's ex-husband Jack representing him, Delgado takes a security officer's gun, locks down the courtroom, and holds several people hostage. In a heated scuffle, he shoots Erin in the shoulder, then makes his demands and says he will only talk to Danny. Danny is able to convince Delgado that he will have free passage to the airport to board a plane to the Dominican Republic, and he is able to lure him outside, but Delgado is holding a gun to an injured Erin. An old Reagan family secret helps Danny free Erin and shoot her captor. Elsewhere, Jamie disobeys a direct order from a new lieutenant, and is suspended. Frank refuses to use his influence to change the situation.|
|71||4||"The Truth About Lying"||Robert Duncan McNeill||Brian Burns||October 18, 2013||10.56|
|Frank is forced to come to terms with newly appointed NYPD Inspector-General Peterson (Bebe Neuwirth), who immediately targets Jamie's new partner, Eddie, after she lies to the District Attorney. Jamie and Peterson are perplexed when Eddie continues to tell the same story despite two attempts to recant, until Frank demonstrates how Eddie may actually believe she is telling the truth. Meanwhile, a homeless man is recorded by a subway camera pushing a young woman in front of an oncoming train. Danny and Maria find that there may be more to this apparent murder than originally thought.|
|72||5||"Lost and Found"||Alex Chapple||Daniel Truly||October 25, 2013||11.27|
|While eating breakfast, Erin and Nicki spot an 8-year old girl looking scared. After she leaves with a man, they see she has written "help me" on the back of a placemat, and call in Danny to investigate. It turns out the girl's parents, who are travel agents, had been threatened by a man who is holding the girl for ransom. The man only wants to arrange tickets for two family members to travel from Croatia to America, but there are complications because the two people are thought to be connected to a Croatian mob. Jamie and Eddie are working undercover detail at a jewelry store that has had a number of incidents, and are present when a jilted groom takes a security guard's gun and holds hostages when the store says they cannot give him cash back for a custom ring. Meanwhile, Dino informs Frank that a police chaplain who provided spiritual guidance after 9/11 has had four recent DUI incidents covered up by other officers.|
|73||6||"Growing Boys"||Eric Laneuville||Willie Reale||November 1, 2013||11.01|
|As part of an NYPD intervention program for first-time offenders, Jamie mentors a young man named Tomás from the Bitterman projects who is approached by two gang members trying to bring him back into the life. When the two chase after Tomas and Jamie pursues, one of the gang members is struck and paralyzed by a car. A civil suit is brought against Jamie and the NYPD for negligence, and Tomas is pressured to "forget" that he heard Jamie identify himself as a police officer while pursuing. Meanwhile, an old high school flame of Danny's named Marianne (Charisma Carpenter) calls him for support after her fiance, ex-NFL star Joe Frye (Stink Fisher), had struck her. When the woman backs off on charging Frye, Danny consults another detective who has been trying to nail Frye for dealing illegal steroids out of his gym. Knowing that Frye has spotted male undercover cops trying to become members of the gym, they send in Maria to close the deal and get Frye arrested.|
|74||7||"Drawing Dead"||Ralph Hemecker||Ian Biederman||November 8, 2013||10.97|
|When the body of a Wall Street broker is found dead with no indication of a struggle or theft, Danny and Maria turn their investigation to an art dealer named Teiri Damiri (Haaz Sleiman) who also runs a high-stakes poker game that the broker had been attending. A former narcotics officer named Gary Heller (Frank Whaley) informs Danny that Damiri uses Russian mob muscle to enforce gambling debts. Heller ultimately gets drawn into the investigation despite objections, as Danny says he needs Damiri's "black book" of poker clients. Heller reveals he already knows of a Reagan family member who is in the book, causing Danny to confront his grandfather, Henry. Meanwhile, Jamie and Eddie are on the scene of a gang shootout when a fellow officer shoots a 14-year old in the back. Office Montero (Elliot Villar) insists he saw the teen with a gun, though no gun was found near the body. When Erin looks into sealed files on the boy, she finds previous weapons charges. Meanwhile, Frank butts heads with Mayor Poole on how to handle the situation and avoid a full-scale riot in the neighborhood.|
|75||8||"Justice Served"||David Barrett||Siobhan Byrne-O'Connor||November 15, 2013||11.79|
|Angelo Gallo (Chazz Palminteri), Frank's childhood friend and a mob lawyer, is shot moments after the two dine together. When it is revealed that the hit followed the lawyer resigning his position as the mob's legal representative, Frank must figure out to help the hospitalized Gallo without making him a further target. Danny has jury duty and is the only juror who doesn't see enough evidence to convict an 18-year-old man of murdering a young woman. When a mistrial is declared and the jury is dismissed, Danny and Maria continue to work the case as detectives to try and clear the young man. Meanwhile, Eddie's date sexually assaults her, but she is reluctant to press charges for fear of how her fellow officers will treat her.|
|76||9||"Bad Blood"||Robert Harmon||Daniel Truly||November 22, 2013||11.90|
|When a restaurant employee is knifed and killed in alley, a suspect seen on a security camera turns out to be Maria's drug-addicted brother, Javy (Kirk Acevedo). It turns out Jave was the intended target of his former dealer, and the restaurant employee was simply in the way, so Jave agrees to help Maria and Danny collar the dealer. Elsewhere, a police dog is accused of attacking an 8-year old boy in a lawsuit levied against the NYPD, and Frank goes to great lengths to prove the dog's innocence and save him from being put down. Also, at a funeral for a former cop and friend of Henry's who has died of cancer, the deceased man's daughter approaches Henry with suspicions that her mother may have committed euthanasia.|
|77||10||"Mistaken Identity"||David Solomon||Diana Son & Ian Biederman||December 13, 2013||10.94|
|A mosque is bombed twice, the second time with casualties, and a witness says she spotted a man dressed like a Muslim throwing the first bomb. An officer mistakenly profiles a Sikh after a sketch is released, and the Sikh punches him. Frank finds himself opposing the actions of each. Danny and Maria's investigation of the bombing ultimately leads them to a recently unemployed Muslim named Bahir, whom they find has blamed Allah for abandoning him. His next target appears to be the annual Muslim parade. Meanwhile, Jamie's old law school flame, Dana, is in town for a bar association dinner and asks Jamie to be her date. Soon after, Dana confronts Jamie over whether he has feelings for Eddie.|
|78||11||"Ties That Bind"||Christine Moore||Brian Burns||December 20, 2013||10.52|
|The return of Danny's childhood friend Mickey (Tom Cavanagh) to the New York area is less than friendly when Danny learns he has connections to a Florida mob looking to expand. After Danny collars his friend, his attention turns to keeping him and his family alive. Meanwhile, an officer is shot and Frank learns that the incident could have been prevented were it not for a recent judge's decision to suspend the NYPD's controversial "stop, question and frisk" policy.|
|79||12||"The Bogeyman"||David Barrett||Kevin Wade and Benjamin Cummings & Orson Cummings||January 10, 2014||12.68|
|A deadly new form of heroin has hit the streets of New York. When two young people overdose at a party that Nicki is attending, she finds a package that identifies the product as "Bogeyman". After dozens more OD victims hit area hospitals, Frank butts heads with Inspector General Peterson over his proposal that the City of New York buy up all of the new product in the name of public health. A young woman who scored the heroin for the people at Nicki's party is pinned down by Danny and gives him the name of her dealer. Danny and Maria find the dealer has committed suicide on his own product, but his associates from a group called DSS are unaware of his death, helping the detectives make the collar. Meanwhile, Eddie tries to help a young runaway who has stolen a purse, realizing the girl reminds her of herself.|
|80||13||"Unfinished Business"||Alex Chapple||Siobhan Byrne-O'Connor||January 17, 2014||12.62|
|Who killed Betty Lowe's daughter? That is a question facing Frank after Ms. Lowe (Karen Allen) interrupts a press conference he is holding on an unrelated matter. Despite the fact that a serial killer is serving time for her daughter's murder, in addition to the murders of three other young women, Ms. Lowe is convinced that her daughter knew her killer. Both Frank and Erin are reluctant to reopen the case, fearing it will jeopardize the other three convictions, until a witness in the Lowe murder indicates that a detective coerced him to pick a certain photo out of a lineup. Meanwhile, Danny and Maria are trying to find an Army veteran who beat up his wife and kidnapped his son. Danny suspects the soldier has PTSD, and the case brings back painful memories of his own time as a Marine in Iraq.|
|81||14||"Manhattan Queens"||Donnie Wahlberg||Willie Raelle||January 31, 2014||12.93|
|Danny and Maria work the case of a murdered woman whose body is found discarded in a wooded area, but the body turns out to be that of a drag queen. After learning that the victim is a Yale alum, the detectives find a connection through a posh golf club. Erin is abducted while jogging, and finds that the abduction was set up by a dying woman whose son, Timothy Cooper, is in jail for a crime she swears he did not commit. Meanwhile, at the annual police chiefs symposium in town, Detective Baker is verbally harassed by Sam DeLuca, a deputy chief who has asked her out several times without success. Later, he turns his attention to humiliating the department around her.|
|82||15||"Open Secrets"||Eric Laneuville||Ian Biederman||February 28, 2014||11.96|
|After a schoolgirl named Jenna is abducted and the case is assigned to Danny and Maria, Danny is visited by the father of a girl abducted over seven years ago from the same school and in a similar manner. That case, also assigned to Danny at the time, is still unsolved with the girl's whereabouts unknown. Frank runs afoul of the FBI, Inspector Peterson and even Garrett, after an agent in the NYPD's International Liaison Program is accused by British authorities of tampering with a crime scene in a London tube station bombing threat. Frank refuses to give any information about the program, even should he be subpoenaed, claiming it will destroy the undercover nature of the program. Meanwhile, Erin deals with an arrogant expert witness while prosecuting a woman with bipolar disorder who ran down and killed a parking garage attendant with her car. At home, Erin also deals with Nicki's increasingly physical relationship with a classmate.|
|83||16||"Insult to Injury"||David Barrett||Story by: Daniel Truly & Andrew Raab
Teleplay by: Daniel Truly
|March 7, 2014||12.03|
|A young woman whose parents were killed by a drunk driver in 2009 (while she was in the back seat) calls the precinct after seeing that the perpetrator is out of prison and back drinking in his favorite bar. She vows to kill the man and then kill herself, and Danny has to do all he can to keep her on the phone and delay her actions until they can locate her. Jamie gets a phone number from a good-looking courier while on patrol with Eddie, but later finds the young woman gave him a fake number and is working for a counterfieter. Rather than arrest her, he does the job of a detective and has her lead him to her boss, before reconsidering and turning the case over to the proper people. Elsewhere, Frank has to replace Linda as a chaperone for Sean's class field trip to a museum, and he tries to convince the head chaperone (Annie Wersching) to be less rigid.|
|84||17||"Knockout Game"||Robert Harmon||Brian Burns||March 14, 2014|
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- Official website
- List of Blue Bloods episodes at the Internet Movie Database
- List of Blue Bloods episodes at TV.com