I invited you also because I wanted you here when I told my family Im throwing my hat in the ring for D.A. the only daughter of D.A. battling NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan Tom Selleck added to the shock of her brothers nephews sisterinlaw grandfather and father. I guess I realized one of the reasons I wasnt running was I may be afraid of losing Moynahans character goes on to say to the family around the weekly dinner table and a very distinct look from nearby Frank who has been encouraging such a move for a while. But I think if I have your love and support Ill be unbeatable she concludes in what may be news to her rival boss and progressive inclined current Blue Bloods D.A. Kimberly Crawford Roslyn Ruff.
Blue Bloods Renewed For Season 13 At CBS Setting the stage for one of the major plot lines of Season 13 the sitdown ending of Season 12 of the Kevin Waderun CBS series once again reveals a show that still knows and plays to its strengths. Even though there is some gruesome corpses by broadcast standards at least reunions tense improv bombsquading sex trafficking busts and an adoption warhorse Frank Reagan his cop clan and extended family all make it out alive and intact in the Siobhan Byrne OConnor penned Silver Linings finale.
Executive producer Wade chatted with me about the Season 12 finale of the Donnie Wahlberg Will Estes Marissa Ramirez Vanessa Ray Len Cariou and sometimes Will Hochman costarring series. As well as addressing the fictional civic headbutting between the Big Apples top cop and the top prosecutor that mirrors whats going on in many cities and jurisdictions across the nation the EP also gave a bit of blueprint of just how that D.A. race could play out in Season 13 of Blue Bloods.
DEADLINE The very public showdown between Frank Reagan and female AfricanAmerican D.A. Crawford thats been brewing over the treatment of nonviolent criminals and more that we saw take sharp shape in this years season finale is a hot button topic in New York LA and elsewhere between reallife cop shops and the elected D.A.s. Why was this where you wanted to plant a narrative flag WADE When we gathered to shape up stories and themes for Season 12 we landed on a dynamic for all our characters that went more or less Were cops and an Assistant District Attorney. We are not spokespersons or pundits or politicians gauging which way the winds are blowing. We are law enforcement and what we do has been under attack sometimes justly often unfairly for the last while now. So we can either quit and find another way to make a living or we can stay and do what we do well. We choose to stay and fight.
DEADLINE Was that dynamic successful over the season in hindsight WADE Not every story in every episode hewed to that or tried to. But the overriding dynamic we aimed for was telling stories about a family and extended family of law enforcement professionals choosing to get back to the basic reason they signed up in the first place – to try and get some justice and mercy for people who deserve it and to arrest and prosecute the people who deserve that.
DEADLINE In that context the other big swing was Erin Reagan finally taking the electoral plunge herself after some not sosubtle nudging by her father WADE We have played her under four or five DAs with whom she often clashed over principles as well as over ways and means. So for her character the choice seemed to be if you think you can do the job then ask for it or otherwise sit back down. Times come for her to ask for it by announcing shes running for the office.
DEADLINE How will that practically play out over the next season WADE A Season 13 would have two tracks for Erin. Doing the job she has and challenging herself and being challenged about her fitness for the job she wants. And what shes willing and not willing to do in order to get it. So plenty of horsetrading soulsearching and disruption with the powers that be her partner Anthony and especially her family.