Why isn't 'Blue Bloods' Season 11 Episode 4 airing today? Fans have to wait to see Joe how deals with problems

The fact that Joe is the illegitimate scion of the Reagan family will have consequences on his life, perhaps in a bad way


                            Why isn't 'Blue Bloods' Season 11 Episode 4 airing today? Fans have to wait to see Joe how deals with problems
The Reagan Family (CBS)

Unfortunately for fans of the Reagan family, ‘Blue Bloods’ is not going to air today. As is the case with CBS procedurals, this one too is going on break starting this week. The show will only be back in January now. 

Where did we leave things?

‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 Episode 3, ‘Atonement’, saw Frank (Tom Selleck) struggling from a distance, after Joe’s (Will Hochman) lineage as a Reagan was revealed, especially because his grandson wanted to fight his own battles. The episode also saw Erin (Bridget Moynahan) and Anthony (Steve Schirripa) receive gift-wrapped evidence, as they carefully weighed their options to either take down a long-time mafia leader or stifle an ambitious mob up-and-comer. Also, Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg) opposition to authority clashed with Jamie’s (Will Estes) adherence to the rules, as both brothers worked to solve a murder.

In the episode, Joe came to see Frank. Despite it not being the Reagan family Sunday dinner. He told his grandfather that he had filed for a leave of absence and that he would try to make it for Sunday dinner. But he doesn’t. Frank doesn't know if Joe will ever come back. Nicky (Sami Gayle) doesn't understand why Joe didn't stick around for dinner. She really wanted to meet him.

What will happen in Episode 4?

As per the official synopsis, ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 Episode 4 titled ‘Redemption’ will see Frank in a quandary. He must decide whether the department can accommodate a request to remain in the field from Detective Allison Mulaney (Ali Stroker), a lauded cop who is wheelchair-bound after being wounded in the line of duty. Also, Erin is conflicted by the weight of her authority in the sentencing of a man guilty of vehicular homicide. Danny and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) will pursue a rideshare rapist and Jamie and Eddie (Vanessa Ray) will team up to aid a fellow officer when his partner is shot on the job.

But there is also the question of Joe. The fact that he is the illegitimate scion of the Reagan family will have consequences on his life. And perhaps in a bad way. Yes, his newly-discovered family is both loving and supportive. But others are not. The press is likely to continue to hound him in light of this newfound scandal. And his own thoughts are unlikely to help the matter. Yes, him taking some time off may be a good thing. But the fact is that this might also cause him to become more distanced from the Reagan family.

When will ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 Episode 4 air?

‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 premiered on December 4, 2020, and more episodes will air every Friday. The third episode ‘Atonement’ — and the last episode of 2020 — aired at 10 pm ET/9 pm CT on CBS Network on December 18, 2020.

Although the new season started pretty late in 2020, the CBS show is going on a break, and will only be back in January 2021. The fourth episode ‘Redemption’ — the winter premiere of ‘Blue Bloods’ — will air on January 8, from 10 pm ET/PT to 11 pm ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

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