Premiered on October 7, 2022, the thirteenth season of this American police procedural drama television series is now coming to an end. With its finale episode scheduled to air on CBS in May, the fans are perched on the edge of their seats, anticipating all the mysteries to come to its fruition in that episode.
One of the many CBS crime dramas, whose popularity stands tantamount to the NCIS and FBI franchises, as well as SWAT and The Equalizer, Blue Bloods has consistently helped CBS earn the title of the most-watched US TV network.
Created by the veterans of The Sopranos, Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green, the cop drama premiered in 2010 starring the TV legend Tom Selleck. For those unversed, the show underscores the characters who are the members of the fictional Reagan family, a Catholic, Irish-American family residing in New York City, hailing back a history of work in law enforcement. With its thirteenth season coming to an end, here are all the details you need to know about its finale.
When will the Blue Bloods Season 13 finale air on CBS?
As per the official reports, the Blue Bloods Season 13 finale will air on Friday, May 19 at 10/9c on CBS. SWAT and Fire Country also air their finales on the same date. Interestingly, unlike other previous seasons and shows that have aired on CBS, the finale of Blue Bloods season 13 is just one episode. This means that it’s not a series finale (deep breaths)
Considering that this is an expensive series owing to its cast, and with networks searching for new ways to reduce their budgets, will Blue Bloods be able to afford a 14th season? Continue to read more about it below.
What to expect from Blue Bloods Season 13 finale?
Titled “Forgive Us Our Trespasses”, Blue Bloods season 13 will end with episode 21, which will see Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) team up with Danny’s former partner, Jackie Curatola (Jennifer Esposito) to find a serial killer. In an interesting turn of events, the season 13 finale will also underscore the serial killer’s copycat methods which apparently connect them to a case that Danny and Jackie had previously worked on together.
The official synopsis of Blue Bloods Season 13 finale reads (via TV Line):
“Danny and Baez team up with Danny’s old partner, Jackie Curatola (original cast member Jennifer Esposito), to find a copycat killer emulating a criminal’s murders from a previous case; Frank and Mayor Chase battle over how best to handle the city’s rising homeless population; and Jamie, Eddie and Erin team up to build evidence against a man previously released, but once again committing criminal assault. Sami Gayle, Peter Hermann and Tony Terraciano also guest-star.”
Who are the cast members of the Blue Bloods Season 13 finale?
The riveting plot threads through the lives of the protagonists Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) and Mayor Chase (Dylan Walsh), who scavenge the crimes amidst the homelessness in New York City. Additionally, the season 13 finale will also catch Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) Eddie Janko-Reagan (Vanessa Ray) and Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) investigating a violent criminal.
Returning to the series, we have Jackie Curatola (Jennifer Esposito), whose come-back was announced in April 2023. Esposito was last seen reprising her role as Curatola in the seventh episode of the show’s third season, titled, “Nightmares”, wherein Jackie takes a leave of absence owing to the exponential stress burden.
In an interesting turn of events, she’s not the only Blue Bloods veteran coming back for season 13’s finale. Sami Gayle will reprise his role of Nicky Reagan-Boyle for a guest appearance. She exited Blue Bloods after season 10, however, she reprised Nicky again in season 11, episode 3, “Atonement.”
Is Blue Bloods renewed for a season 14?
With the return of Esposito and Gayle for the Blue Bloods Season 13 finale, fans are speculating whether similar guest appearances by former cast members will occur in season 14. Oh, did we forget to mention it? Blue Bloods has been renewed for a 14th season in March 2023. Be that as it may, the renewal only comes after its cast and producers accepted a 25% pay cut.
With that said fans are wondering if there will be additional seasons of Blue Bloods or not. However, Donnie Wahlberg glossed over these concerns in an interview with Us Weekly, and said, “I’m an optimist…I try to take every episode as it comes. I really do. I think it’s part of why I’ve enjoyed myself on the show for 13 years.”
Blue Bloods Season 13, Episode 21 (finale), “Forgive Us Our Trespasses” premieres on CBS on May 19, 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will Linda Reagan also make a comeback?
Amy Carlson’s character, Linda Reagan, was written out of Blue Bloods in season 8, showcasing her death in a helicopter accident which took place off-screen. Ever since the actress has opened up about her character’s abrupt exit from Blue Bloods, confessing that things would have been handled differently.
2. Where else can I watch Blue Bloods season 13?
You can catch up on all the episodes of Blue Bloods on Paramount +.
3. Is Blue Bloods on Netflix?
Currently, Blue Bloods is not on Netflix. It’s available for streaming on a variety of other platforms, including Hulu (seasons 1 to 9) and Amazon Prime Video (seasons 1 to 6).