‘Blue Bloods’ Recap: ‘Backstabbers’
“Blue Bloods” Season 6 Episode 5 “Backstabbers” aired last Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:00 PM on CBS. In this episode, both Nicky Reagan-Boyle (Sami Gayle) and Lieutenant Sid Gormley (Robert Clohessy) learned the importance between assumptions and betrayals, while Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) raced against time to make things right after a woman he had wrongfully put away escaped from prison. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Sergeant Trey Delgado (Esai Morales), the protégé of Lieutenant Sid Gormley (Robert Clohessy), pitching a program called Juvstat to Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck), which would allow the youth to connect more with the police via social media.
After noticing that that Gormley was quite frosty towards his protégé, discovering that Gormley had been experiencing some trouble with his wife, Frank confronted him about it, only to learn that Gormley believed that his wife was cheating on him with Delgado, and gave Frank an ultimatum- that either he or Delgado stays.
Because of this, Frank had Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Garrett Moore (Gregory Jbara) look into things, only to discover that Delgado wasn’t the officer that Gormley’s wife had been having an affair with.
Moore and Frank then took matters into their own hands, and prevented Gormley from confronting Delgado by telling him that Delgado hadn’t betrayed him.
Meanwhile, Nicky Reagan-Boyle (Sami Gayle) tried her best to help out a friend of hers, Chrissie Watkins (Naian Gonzalez Norvind), who was in the Social Justice organization with her at school, after Chrissie began to complain about rude threats against her, which culminated in her dorm door getting vandalized.
However, she began to lose faith in humanity after discovering that Chrissie herself was the one who had vandalized her own door.
After the weekend, Nicky tried to confront Chrissie, only to find her on the floor, bleeding, as she had tried to kill herself.
Later, in the hospital, she apologized and admitted that she had gotten so caught up in fighting social justice that she began to go about it the wrong way.
She then told Nicky that she was going to go home for the semester, but Nicky promised that they would remain friends.
Meanwhile, Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) and Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) were forced to work with US Marshal Vaughn Morgan (Mike Pniewski) after two female prisoners, a drug dealer named Trina Hamilton (Donnamarie Recco) and Rose Butler (Jenna Stern), broke out of their prison transport.
Things then became complicated as Danny and Maria tried to located Rose on their own by contacting Rose’s son, Eric (Ian CollettIi), as Danny had arrested Rose four years ago, after she murdered her husband in self-defense.
Danny then tried his best to make things right this time as he knew that Rose didn’t deserved to go to prison, but Eric, as he was only protecting his mother, refused to cooperate with Danny, which landed him in a holding cell.
A little bit afterwards, Danny talked to Eric, and showed that he was sincere about really helping them out this time. Eric then told them to head to a building owned by one of Trina’s rivals, where they gunned her down, but didn’t find Rose. Rose then contacted Danny and asked him to come alone to meet her, where she tried to kill herself by making him shoot her.
However, just as the Marshals converged on them, Eric stepped out and asked her to stop pointing the gun at Danny, which he then managed to knock away.
After Eric and Rose reunited, Rose was taken away, with Danny’s promise that he would try his best to make sure that the legal system would help her better this time.
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