There’s a new member at the dinner table of the Reagan family, and it’s not someone you’d expect. Scroll down to know who it is.
‘Blue Bloods’ is a police procedural drama with a unique angle. While it is still about catching criminals and lawbreakers, and about cops who have dedicated their lives to protecting and serving New York City, it departs from any other typical cop drama by making it family-oriented.
- The Reagan family’s dining tradition
- Who is this new member, and how is he related to the Reagans?
The show focuses on a family whose members work in law enforcement in some capacity or the other. While most are cops at different levels, there is also a lawyer. Family life then is a central theme in the show, and one of the most interesting regular features is the fact that the family gathers together for a Sunday meal every week.
In ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 10, a new member was introduced to the dining table, and it is someone you may never have expected to even exist.
The Reagan family’s dining tradition
The Reagan family has upheld a family tradition of eating the Sunday supper together. When the family gathers, it often leads to a discussion about work or what’s going on in each member’s personal life. And because it’s a multi-generational family of police officers and a lawyer sitting around the dinner table, different views are often shared.
In terms of the show itself, these dinner scenes don’t only pull the viewers out from the usual law and order procedures going on, they actually dig deep into the themes of family unity and traditions being passed down the generations that form the core of ‘Blue Bloods’.
Now and again, new members do find a seat at the table. But in ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 10 finale episode, this new member turned out to be a newly discovered family member.
Who is this new member, and how is he related to the Reagans?
Sean Reagan, Frank’s grandson and Danny’s son, brings home a certain Joe Hill, who just happens to be the deceased Joe Reagan’s son.
The revelation of this new member of the Reagan clan was where ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 10 ended. His mother, with whom Joe Reagan had had a relationship, had kept Joe away from the Reagans, away from his father too, so that nobody knew that he even existed. Had it not been for Sean’s school-project DNA test, this would have still been a secret. The episode was quite aptly titled “Family Secrets”, and shocked fans the world over, same as the brilliant season finale.
What’s more, Joe Hill also happens to be a detective, working in the NYPD Firearms Investigation Unit! What more proof that he is a true Reagan?