'Blue Bloods' Season 11 Episode 2: Was Paula out of line telling Frank to talk to her son? Fans say they love Joe

Paula Hill shows up at Frank’s office and is immediately hostile, declaring to Frank that she’s not family and tells him that she does not want Joe’s identity to get out


                            'Blue Bloods' Season 11 Episode 2: Was Paula out of line telling Frank to talk to her son? Fans say they love Joe
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Spoilers for ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 Episode 2 ‘In the Name of the Father’

From not being on anyone's radar, Joe Hill (Will Hochman) is suddenly brought into the spotlight. After a man tries to kidnap a young girl, an off-duty Joe jumps into action and runs and saves her. All of a sudden, he becomes a hero and turns into the poster boy for the NYPD.

This can’t be good news for the Reagan family. After all, at the end of Season 10, it was revealed that Joe was Joe Reagan's son with Paula Hill, a classmate at the Police Academy who dropped out after learning she was pregnant, without ever letting Joe know about the baby. Joe Sr had been killed by corrupt cops before the show's story began. The Reagan family did not learn of his existence until Sean (Danny and Linda's younger son, played by Andrew Terraciano), in a school project on family ancestry, took a DNA test that revealed a hit on a male first cousin.

Here’s the problem. Commissioner Francis ‘Frank’ Xavier Reagan (Tom Selleck) is afraid of the truth coming out — that Joe is his illegitimate grandson. Joe, too, seems to have wanted to dine with his family so far. But that’s going to change if the truth comes out, doesn’t it?

Fans seemed to be hoping that Joe becomes an active family member. One fan wrote “I’m hoping Joe is gonna make an appearance at family dinner!! #BlueBloods.” Another fan said, “Joe wants to let the truth out this should be an adventure #BlueBloods.” One fan said, “#BlueBloods Joe's not afraid. I like it Blue heart ‘Something you can't take back.’ ‘Why would I want to?’”



 



 



 

But things change all of a sudden when Paula Hill (Bonnie Sommerville) shows up at Frank’s office. She is immediately hostile, declaring to Frank that she’s not family. She tells Frank that she does not want Joe’s identity to get out. She does not want Joe’s name to get attached to the Reagans. She doesn’t want Frank to “claim him” as one of his. 

Even as Frank tells her that this would be Joe’s decision, she makes him give her his word that he would talk to him about it. Upon the condition that Paula came for Sunday Reagan family dinner. 

But why is Paula so afraid of Joe being found to be of Reagan Blood? Fans did not seem to like it. One fan wrote, “Paula is trying to make Joe choose between families now not cool!! #BlueBloods.” Another fan said, “Ms. Hill you are out of line asking Frank that Joe is grown and can make his own decisions. When will you learn, you already kept him from the Reagan family for over 2 decades time to let go #BlueBloods.” One fan said, “After this family dinner I hope this isn’t the last time we see Joe Hill bc of his mother not wanting him to know the Reagan’s #BlueBloods.”



 



 



 

Paula, of course, had nothing to worry about. Joe came up to Frank later to tell him that he did not want to be NYPD’s poster boy. Journalists had started digging into his background and it would seem that he did not want his Reagan connection to come out at all. So, it worked out well for Frank, all things considered. And both Joe and Paula made it to the dinner. But ultimately, things did not work out. A journalist found Joe's birth certificate and the news was going to be out, later that night. No good deed goes unpunished. 

‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 airs at 10 pm ET on CBS Network, every Friday.

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