"Blue Bloods" doesn't lose a step in its seventh season as CBS's top-rated Friday night drama. The show returns its well-chosen cast, featuring the Reagan family as multi-generational members of the New York law enforcement community. Tom Selleck leads as Frank Reagan, Police Commissioner of New York City.
This season's 22 episodes continue a familiar and successful formula of overlapping story lines, as Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg), beat policeman Jamie (Will Estes), and Assistant District Attorney Erin (Bridget Moynahan) deal with their respective cases of the week. The season opens with Danny in trouble with an overzealous Attorney General for having shot a serial killer at the end of last season. Jamie will end up in jail for brawling with another cop who pays too much attention to his police partner Eddie Janko. Frank and Erin will spend much of the season stepping carefully through politically-charged legal cases. At season's end, Danny's run-in with a gang has terrible consequences for the whole family.
"Blue Bloods" continue to produce highly watchable stories that feature excitement, family drama, and moral challenges. The supporting cast is excellent, not least Len Cariou as Frank's father, himself a former police commissioner. Season Seven is highly recommended to fans of the franchise. Of note, Blue Bloods has been renewed for an eighth season.