“Blue Bloods” Season 5 Episode 12 “Home Sweet Home” aired last Friday, Jan. 17, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, Police Officer Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) dragged his brother, Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg), and his partner, Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez), into a case after taking an interest in a boy named TJ (Matthew Minero), whom they found sleeping inside a bank. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) and District Attorney Robert McCoy (Holt McCallany) ran into some trouble with each other after she realized that her case was just more than the usual routine plea deal. Danny and his wife Linda Reagan (Amy Carlson) ran into some relationship problems, and Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) came to understand his father, former Police Commissioner Henry Reagan (Len Cariou), after being stranded at home for a couple of days due to a sprained ankle. Read on to learn more about this episode.
Police Officer Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) and his partner, Police Officer Edit “Eddie” Janko (Vanessa Ray) answered a call from the bank manager. They discovered a homeless thirteen-year-old boy named TJ (Matthew Minero), whom they had to run after as he tried to escape them. They then brought him to the precinct in order wait for what Child Services will do for him.
Meanwhile, at the District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) was told by her opposing counsel, Evan Beck, that he was going to ask her boss, District Attorney Robert McCoy (Holt McCallany) to reassign the Thomas Kowalski case to someone else. She did not want to accept the plea deal that he was offering- six months in prison and rehabilitation afterwards.
Back at the precinct, TJ informed Eddie and Jamie that his mother was in prison, and that he was living with his aunt, Cristy (Kacie Sheik) in the city. However, his aunt suddenly went missing. He told them that he knew that her boyfriend, “Ghost” (Kevin McCormick) had murdered her. He also informed them that he was originally from Baltimore.
At a different part of the precinct, Lieutenant Dee Ann Carver (LaTanya Richardson Jackson) noticed that Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) lacked sleep. It turned out that he had been working overtime a lot in order to pay for his son’s “private school and special tutors” because he had “flunked algebra.” He felt like his wife was making a big deal out of things. He had decided to stay one or two nights a week at an apartment the other officers often use. However, Carver told him that she “knew what they were for,” but Danny refused to believe it.
Meanwhile, at the Reagan house, as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) could not go to the office due to his sprained ankle. He asked his staff, Detective Abigail Baker (Abigail Hawk), Special Assistant to the Police Commissioner Sergeant Sid Gormley (Robert Clohessy) and Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Garrett Moore (Gregory Jbara) to come over so that he could do work from the house. There, he was told that the Police Union was “demanding for a no settlement policy on civil suits against officers.” Instead of paying them off, the union wanted them to have a “fair trial.” This had come up as this was the sixteenth time that Police Office Omar Allen has had a civil suit against him. Frank’s father, former Police Commissioner Henry Reagan (Len Cariou), who had been pouring out coffee for them told them that it would never work. The union had tried to pull the same stunt on him. He told them that it would not work as it would cause a scandal. It was especially as the public would question why Allen had not stood trial for the other fifteen suits against him. Gormley agreed, to which Frank allowed Gormley to call Henry “Commissioner” and asked him to join them at the table. However, as he felt slighted, he decided to leave.
Meanwhile, Jamie and Eddie escorted TJ to a “temporary housing.” He told them that they were assigning a trustworthy detective to the case. They assured him that he was not going to abandon him at all.
Later that night, while Erin and Bobby went out for a dinner date, Erin realized that the Kowalski case was something more than just a “case” to him. It was after learning that he had already replaced her with someone else as the lead prosecutor. He tried to make excuses that the case was too sensitive for her, as it involved drugs and correction officers, but she did not buy it at all.
Meanwhile, Linda (Amy Carlson) and Danny fought about him staying in an apartment in the city. She believed that Danny should be there for Jack, and to help him with his homework. However, he did not understand why he should help Jack as he was not a “homework guy” and never had any help from anyone when he was going to school.
The next day, at court, Erin was surprised that Robert had allowed Kowalski and Beck to get away with the plea deal. They was even more surprised to learn that he had been there, even if it was just a “routine plea deal.” As Erin could not shake off the feeling that there was something more to it, she called up their investigator, Alex McBride, in order to look at his files regarding the case. It turned out that Kowalski was one of the five corrections officers being investigated, and that they all had Evan Beck as a lawyer. She also learned that one of the officers, Wesley Davis, had killed himself during the entire thing and that somehow, the Department of Corrections and Robert himself had something to do with it. Later that night, Erin discovered that he car had been broken into, and that her briefcase with the evidence- the files had been stolen.
Meanwhile, Danny and Eddie warned Jamie not to get too attached to TJ. Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez), Danny’s partner, showed TJ some mugshots in order to properly identify who Ghost was. Thanks to one of Maria’s confidential informants, they were able to locate him, and brought him for questioning after he tried to strangle to death.
At interrogation, they learned from Ghost that Cristy was still alive. They then tracked her down to a motel, where they found her doing drugs. She also told them that she did not want TJ as he “wasn’t her son.” After Jamie informed TJ of this, they learned that TJ was going to a nice foster family that “needed him.” His new foster family had little kids who knew that they needed a new “big brother” to defend them.
At Sunday dinner, Jamie made a toast and said grace thanking the Lord for having “four generations of Reagans” at the table. Linda and Danny started to fight, but Frank warned them not to fight on the table. Afterward, Danny learned that his parents used to fight a lot. Eventually, Frank realized that family was more important and that his wife was usually right.
Meanwhile, Erin, after talking to Mrs. Davis, learned that all of the corrections officers were dealing drugs, guns and women to prisoners who could afford to pay them. After confronting Robert, she learned that the Commissioner of Corrections was a father figure of his. They both were turning a blind eye on this, because the Commissioner had plans to “revamp” and better the system that was given to him. For him, it wasn’t worth it to kick him out when he had so much to do, just like him. However, Erin told him that she would have to refer the case over to the Department of Investigations.
Later on, Carver accompanied Danny to “check out” the apartment that he was going to sleep in. However, he was disappointed after finding out that she was right. Later on, he apologized to Linda and told them that he had realized that family was more important and that she was right. He then proposed that they start to make amends with each other by taking advantage of the long weekend to finally have a weekend all to themselves.
Later that night, Frank realized that Henry had been excited to have company in the house, and Henry told him that he wished that he appreciates his wisdom and advice with regards to matters that he also encountered when he was the Police Commissioner. They then realized that Erin and Danny would not make good Commissioners and that Jamie would only be one if “they were lucky.” Frank then helped his father out with his crossword puzzle.
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