“Blue Bloods” Season 5 Episode 20 “Payback” aired last Friday, April 23, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) found himself placed in a difficult position as he and his partner were instructed to go by the book in order to bring to justice the killer of Assistant Chief Don Kent (Dennis Haysbert) and his wife. However, the Regans did not realize that his case would affect every Reagan in different levels. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Assistant Chief Don Kent (Dennis Haysbert) getting promoted by Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) to a two star chief, right before he went out for lunch with his wife, Maggie.
While this happened, Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and his partner, Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) caught a couple of men with a ton of guns in their trumk; while Officer Edit “Eddie” Jenko (Vanessa Ray) and Officer Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) told Curtis (Denzel Whitaker), whose mother worked with Jamie’s sister-in-law, Linda Reagan (Amy Carlson) to stop hanging out with known gang members. Afterwards, at around noon, Frank was told that Kent and his wife had been gunned down in broad daylight near the restaurant where they were having lunch. Danny then asked to take the case, and got surprised as his father informed him to do everything by the book as Chief Kent always did things by the book. Danny then got even more exasperated after Assistant District Attorney Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) showed up at the precinct in order to make sure that he did go by the book.
At the memorial service, the media speculated that Kent’s death was retaliation against his anti-gang laws.
Meanwhile, at St. Victor’s, where Linda worked, Danny and Maria paid a visit to Hector Florez (Felix Solis), who had gotten shot the day beforehand because he saw who had gunned the chief and his wife down. However, he refused to cooperate as he was scared at what they would do to his wife and twin daughters if he said anything.
Back at the precinct, Danny and Erin fought after Erin refused to give him a warrant to bring in Mario Hunt (Clint “Method Man” Smith), one of the Warrior King gang’s best hitmen. However, after asking him nicely, Mario decided to come with them to the station, but wasn’t of any use. Danny then asked Erin to let them hold him for twenty four hours so that they could build a good case against him, but Erin refused as they didn’t have enough evidence.
Later that night, Danny was confronted by Chief Kent’s son, who demanded to know why they had let Mario go. However, Danny reassured him that he had tasked someone to sit on Mario so that he would have no chance of escaping.
Meanwhile, Jamie tried to talk some sense into Curtis whom he realized was being recruited to join the Warrior Kings, to no avail.
After stopping for a while at the house, where Henry Reagan (Len Cariou) comforted his son, Frank and Danny argued with each other as they disagreed on what method should be used in order to bring Mario to justice, and Frank told Danny that he was not allowed to quit the investigation.
Meanwhile, Danny and Maria managed to get Hector to positively identify Mario as the shooter. However, as soon as he called it in, he discovered that Mario had managed to sneak pass the surveillance detail that they had placed on him.
Back at Police Plaza, Special Assistant to the Police Chief Sid Gormley (Robert Clohessy) disagreed with Frank’s policies for this investigation, which caused him to angrily tell Sid to let the dogs lose. However, later on, Gormley told his boss that he didn’t pass down the order as it had been done in the heat of the moment, and told him that this wasn’t his fault, because he knew that Frank had asked Kent to stay on as chief even though he was supposed to be retired.
Danny and Maria then paid a visit to Mario’s boss, the head of the Warrior Kings, Clinton Wallace ( Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones), who refused to roll on Mario and informed them that he knew all about their eye witness. Because of that, Danny and Maria called up the precinct so that they could lock down Hector’s floor. However, it was too late as Curtis, who had been instructed to kill Hector, brought out a gun on him while Linda was inside the room. She then refused to leave the room, as Hector was her responsibility.
As the scene faded to black, two gunshots were heard.
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