'Blue Bloods' Season 11 Episode 2 Spoilers: Danny and Baez got note from captor, how long before they meet?
When he had them trapped in the basement, the captor could have easily just killed them. But he did not, so, something doesn't add up
Spoilers for ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 Episode 2, ‘In the Name of the Father’
The first episode of ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 was packed with action. Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez), while following a lead for the Madelaine Gleeson case, found themselves attacked and trapped in a basement for several hours.
Even as Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) and his nephew Joe Hill (Will Hochman) were hot in pursuit, trying to locate the duo, Baez and Danny, still locked, receive a note that reads: “You’re next.” When Jamie hears a noise outside the house they were trapped in and realizes it was Danny banging on the pipes in the basement, they enter and find the old woman (who had greeted Danny and Baez when they arrived) dead in a chair. While they were rescued, the episode raised a lot of questions, especially about who the man was who trapped them, why were either Danny or Baez “next”, and if the case was bigger than they had anticipated.
Unfortunately for fans, it would seem that these are not answers we will get in the upcoming episode, ‘In the Name of the Father’. As per the official synopsis of the episode, “Danny and Jamie combine forces to convict a notorious drug lord, as Erin (Bridget Moynahan) nervously awaits the Governor’s selection for the new District Attorney. Also, Frank and his grandson, Joe Hill, face a difficult decision as they navigate their new and complicated family ties.”
Even in the two sneak-peeks released for the episode, there seems to be no mention of the incident from episode 1. One of them sees Danny and Anthony Abetemarco (Steve Schirripa) banter it out while the former arrives at the DA’s office to collect a warrant. The other clip is a lot more interesting. We see Frank and Joe in a conversation where Frank is worried that others might find out that Joe is his grandson.
So where does the Madelaine Gleeson case stand right now? This could mean one of two things: either that case will prove to be insignificant to the grander story and will get wrapped up in the first act of the episode. Or it will play out for a significant part of season 11, as a slow-burning subplot. We are hoping it’s the latter. After all, the episode left viewers with many questions.
Why did the killer send a trapped Danny and Baez that note? Did he have some connection with them? For one, if he had them trapped there, he could have easily just killed them there. Is it possible that the man involved in the Madelaine Gleeson case is not the same man who trapped them there and killed the elderly woman? In that case, one has to wonder why they sent this note to either Danny or Baez and it is perhaps equally important to ask who the note was really meant for. While ‘Blue Bloods’ remains an interesting watch thanks to the Reagan family dynamics, a subplot like that can only make things more exciting!
‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 premiered on December 4, 2020, with a new episode ‘Triumph Over Trauma’ at 10 pm ET on CBS Network. Catch more episodes every Friday.