The second season of the hit CBS drama, Blue Bloods, starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, and Will Estes was recently released on DVD.
During its second season, Blue Bloods proves to be much more than your average cop drama. The latest season sees the Reagan family persevere through various challenges thrown their way. From NYPD officer Jamie Reagan (Estes) going undercover and infiltrating a mafia family to assistant district attorney Erin Reagan-Boyle (Moynahan) being charmed by wanted thief Jacob Krystal to detective Danny Reagan (Wahlberg) still struggling to find balance between his work life and his home life; season two further showcases how the tight-knit Reagan family is affected by and deals with different incidents and cases.
One of the episodes that stands out is “Reagan vs. Reagan.” Erin and Danny find themselves at odds during a murder trial, where Erin is prosecuting a woman that has been accused of killing her rich husband, Samuel Delamar. After the wife’s attorney is unexpectedly murdered, Danny and his partner Jackie (Jennifer Esposito) start tracking down a person called “M” who sent a suspicious text to the lawyer before he was killed. “M,” which stands for Monroe, also happened to be an associate of the dead husband. Danny’s investigation throws a wrench in Erin’s case when he reveals on the stand that he thinks its possible that Monroe could have killed Delamar and not the wife.
I really enjoy the intensity that this episode brings with two of the Reagan siblings going head-to-head. Throughout the season, the audience sees Erin and Danny work together in some cases when he needs warrants granted to pursue leads in his investigations, but to see them butt heads in court and again at the Reagan family dinner table makes for good television. Plus, the performances from both Wahlberg and Moynahan are fantastic. They both have a great dynamic on screen together, and even when their characters are at odds, they are entertaining to watch.
In addition to releasing the season’s 22 episodes on DVD, the set also includes stellar special features — there is audio commentary for episodes “Moonlighting” and “The Job,” various vignettes with behind-the-scenes footage, and a season two gag reel.