Joe Hill Makes Blue Bloods Better: Reasons CBS Should Resurrect Its Most Controversial Character
2024/02/10

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Adding a new character to an established TV show can be a risky move. This was the case for "Blue Bloods" when Joe Hill, the unusual and contentious son of the late Joe Reagan, was introduced. Joe grew up outside of the Reagan family circle, bringing a unique perspective to the show. However, his existence was met with opposition from some fans, leading to his character being phased out in Season 13. As "Blue Bloods" approaches its last season, it is crucial to rectify this absence.

Joe's inexperience as a young man adds a new layer to the plot. Initially portrayed as a rebellious hothead, he challenged the authority and established procedures of the Reagan family, injecting tension and moral ambiguity into the show. Despite initial resistance, Joe's willingness to question the family's moral certainty made him a valuable and intriguing character. His struggles also had an impact on the other characters, forcing them to confront their own complexities and change their plans and behaviors.

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Joe's abrupt departure weakened the show's reliance on family camaraderie, creating an unceremonious void. As the final season approaches, there is a request for Joe Hill to return and provide closure to the Reagan family's story of togetherness. His distinct perspective is seen as a critical missing piece in the family dynamic, and his reintroduction would be a heartfelt gesture in line with the show's values.

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