DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
THE dumbest show masquerading as smart on television opens with detective Danny Reagan getting a phone call in the middle of the night from a prostitute. Why are you calling, Anna? ‘‘ I’m just scared.’’ And look at that, she washes up dead next morning.
‘‘ Beautiful young girl,’’ says Renzulli, the partner of Danny’s brother Jamie, another cop. ‘‘ Still got her make-up on,’’ Jamie says. ‘‘ Must’ve just happened.’’ To which Renzulli says, ‘‘ Ours is not to speculate.’’
No cop likes to see a dead hooker, especially not a beautiful one, and as her former pimp tells Danny later, he can give him the special NYPD rate any time he comes by.
Danny feels bad about it all, but his partner Jackie has a plan to crack the case. ‘‘ We’re gonna figure out who did this and we’re gonna string him up by his family jewels.’’
Meanwhile, the police commissioner and father of these Reagan children, Frank, has walked into his office and been talked through the overnight crime list by his assistant Baker . . . Nothing very bad because he is a truly exceptional police commissioner.
Oh, and detective William Carter called. They’ve found human remains that might be linked to a case you and he worked on 25 years ago.
Instantly he knows what she’s talking about. He’s all, tell my detail I’m going out, because as a major cop he needs a crew to protect him, and she’s like, what about your 0900 chiefs’ briefing, and he’s like, push it, push it real good.
Straight away we know this can only be about a murdered child, because nothing else has the power to make Frank Reagan say Cancel All My Schedule, and Nothing Undermines Our Way Of Life More Than The Taking Of It. (Really, Frank? Really?)
I have to wonder if Frank Reagan isn’t the killer, because with his dyed hair and moustache and eyebrows, he looks a tiny bit creepy. Blue Bloods Channel 10, 9.30pm
Exceptional: Tom Selleck