Blue Bloods Recap 11/16/18: Season 9 Episode 8 “Stirring the Pot”

Blue Bloods Recap 11/16/18: Season 9 Episode 8 "Stirring the Pot"

Tonight on CBS their hit drama starring Tom Selleck Blue Bloods airs an all-new Friday, November 16, 2018, episode and we have your Blue Bloods recap below. On tonight’s Blue Blood Season 9 episode 8 “Stirring the Pot,” as per the CBS synopsis, “Erin and Frank clash over new legislation from the district attorney’s office that undermines Frank’s policies. Also, Erin is at odds with Governor Mendez over questionable sex-trafficking laws; Danny risks his badge to protect a friend from losing his; and an accident on the job forces Jamie to question whether he’s ready to be a sergeant.”

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Blue Bloods begins with ADA Martin Richardson (Justin Walker White) meeting with Mr. George Hill (Karl Bury) and his 16 yr old daughter, Tonya (Nadia Alexander) who has been through hell and unwilling to testify after her sex traffickers. Anthony (Steve Schirripa) understands why her dad is pissed, but Erin (Bridget Moynahan) explains the laws are specific and if she doesn’t appear and admit she was coerced they walk, even though 47 other States would agree with Anthony. Tonya is their best shot, Erin tells him to run the case again as these animals are not walking!

Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) have taken pictures and are about to pick up their guy when another officer named Tommy pulls up and tells them they need to talk. Danny introduces Baez to Dt. Tommy Pierce who works for the Organized Crime Task Force. Tommy reveals their suspect just did a deal with the Lion’s Head Drug Cartel, they have been building their case for months and if they make a move it will scare them off; Danny offers him and Baez to help with the takedown.

Frank (Tom Selleck) sits with Sid (Robert Clohessy) and Garrett (Gregory Jbara), wondering why they were not informed that the DA will no longer prosecute marijuana laws. Garrett also tells Frank the State plans on legalizing the possession of marijuana; which bothers Frank because he gets a summons if he smokes a cigar but he can legally smoke a joint. He orders them to book a meeting with the DA forthwith.

Jamie (Will Estes) arrives on the scene where several of his officers are outside a store, where a gunman is holding at least 6 hostages inside. He begins to shoot from inside the store, Jamie helps an elderly woman who fell but hears that one of his officers was shot taking down the gunman. He runs into the store and finds Officer Ramos with a wound to his stomach, Jamie makes the call to take him to the hospital in his squad car instead of waiting for an ambulance.

Eddie (Vanessa Ray) comes to the hospital, where most of the officers are. She reassures Jamie that he made the right call, but he tells her to say that to Ramos as he continues to second guess himself.

Erin talks to Martin about his case. She knows it feels lousy forcing a traumatized victim to testify but letting the bad guys go feels even worse. She makes a deal that if he gets Tonya to testify, she will get the DA to lobby the Governor to sign the new sex trafficking law so they don’t have to go through this again.

Anthony goes to Erin’s office learning that Tonya’s dad hired a lawyer to fight the subpoena; Erin understands she is scared but hopes she can get the Judge to give them more time and change the laws. She reveals that the DA and Governor Mendez are not on speaking terms, so getting the law changed rests on Erin’s shoulders; Anthony supports her, feeling she can do this.

Danny and Baez go with Tommy to meet with the Bureau chief about the operation. Danny sees pictures of Tommy’s daughter and they talk about their families. Meanwhile, ADA Reagan arrives to see Frank and he demands to know how many times that SOB is going to send her to take his heat? Frank feels he should have the balls to show up himself when it comes to the marijuana policy; Erin reveals the policy was hers, not his. He feels it is half-ass logic that she wants to remove these cases so she can deal with much more serious crimes. She had hoped they would come to an understanding, but he says they will arrest and she will prosecute; Erin leaves without another word.

Several fancy vehicles show up to a warehouse, while police officers surround them. Gunfire erupts, but unfortunately, they thought it was all clear and a few officers are shot. Tommy freezes as Danny shouts at him, wondering what the hell he is doing. Danny gets shot in the arm and when Baez questions him, he tells her he doesn’t know what the hell happened.

Outside, Danny confronts Tommy, who says he didn’t take the shot because he wasn’t sure if the other Taskforce officer was going to shoot too. He apologizes but feels they should be happy the operation was a success. Danny stands by Tommy but Baez thinks its more of an excuse than an explanation.

Erin meets with the Governor, who immediately agrees that he is all for the sex trafficking law as those animals should rot in jail. He reveals its the Assembly speaker who opposes it because he wants to fund for some bridge built in his district. He admits there is a deal to be made, but the trick is making one you can actually live with. She feels it is simply, that young boys and girls should not have to suffer over some political dispute.

Abigail (Abigail Hawk) shows Garrett and Sid a video of young kid weighing pot on the hood of a cop car; apparently, the officers are on their lunch across the street. Frank walks by ordering all commanding officers in his office within one hour.

Jamie arrives at another call, where a young boy has told officer his parents are arguing pretty bad and the old man has a knife; Jamie tells them to stay with the kid and he will handle it. They want to back him up but he goes alone.

ADA Richardson and ADA Reagan are in court, requesting an adjournment until they can produce a victim who can testify to the crimes. The Judge feels the suspects are being held and have the right to be faced by their accusers in a timely fashion, and if they don’t do it, she will be forced to dismiss the indictment.

Danny and Baez meet with IA. Baez tells him they aren’t the subject, only the cartel; but Danny is called in next. He is questioned about Tommy’s failure to take action as several team members claim his lack of action. She shows him a diagram and Danny defends Tommy, saying just because someone gets hurt doesn’t mean someone screwed up; he says just because he is friends with Tommy doesn’t mean he is covering for him. Danny is warned if she finds out otherwise, she is coming after both of them!

Danny secretly meets with Tommy, saying they can’t be seen together. Danny tells him that he had his back but IAB isn’t going to give up on this but Danny demands the truth from him. Tommy doesn’t know what happened, explaining that all he could think about was his baby girl and what would happen if… They waited so long to have a baby, begging Danny to keep his back and it won’t happen again.

Erin meets with George and his daughter, Tonya, who came in against their lawyer’s advice. She explains that they can force her to testify and no one can stop them. Erin has decided not to force her to testify feeling she doesn’t want Tonya to suffer any more than she has already but unlike the men who did this, she is giving her a choice; she can get on a plane tonight and allow those men to keep hurting others. Tonya doesn’t want that to happen so Erin tells her she has a decision to make – is it harder to take the stand and tell her story or live with the knowledge that she could have saved others from a similar fate?

Erin comes home and confronts her dad about all his officers not showing up for their scheduled court appearances on Friday. He mocks her, saying that must have put quite the strain on the system. She continues to pass the buck as he tells her that anyone who tells the NYPD to not enforce the law is going to get the same response, “Take a hike!” After she storms off, Frank says this needs more time, but its unclear if he is talking about Erin or the meat for dinner that he just cut through.

At family dinner, Eddie wants to talk about the wedding. Nicky (Sami Gayle) suggests a destination wedding and its tradition for the father of the bride to pay for the wedding; she realizes what she says and apologizes to Eddie. Frank wants to know how they can help and Eddie wants to know about family traditions and Henry “Pops” Reagan (Len Cariou) suggests the church he got married in and the one family goes to. Jamie agrees but then they talk about honeymoon; shocking Eddie when they reveal they all went on Erin’s honeymoon. Eddie thinks they are serious but again they get her saying she is “too easy.”

Erin heads back to the office, as Nicky wants to know how she and Frank can be at war at work and then playing tricks together at work. Erin says family dinner is the green zone and the best tradition the family has. Erin feels sometimes when dinner is done, you simply can’t laugh the “war” off, and leaves. Eddie finds Jamie watching football as he apologizes for not being good company. She questions him about the call from the other day, telling him that every cop in the precinct feels he did the right thing, including Ramos. Jamie thinks maybe the job isn’t for him, he thinks Danny never took the stripes and is one hell of a cop and feels maybe he should have just stayed on the streets too.

Sid visits Danny, saying he never came to see him; advising Danny not to toss his career away for Tommy. IAB knows that Tommy froze and the only question right now is whether Danny is going down with him. Danny refuses to make a statement against his friend, but Sid tells him that he doesn’t get to pick people’s defining moments and he should know better than to think his dad sent him and Frank most definitely won’t protect Danny if he lies to IAB. Danny tells Sid he can’t get ahead of this thing.

Martin questions Tonya, who is on the stand when Erin and the Governor come into the courtroom. The jury and courtroom are able to see pictures of what the traffickers did to her while they held her captive and a brave Tonya is able to point out the men who did this to her, even staring them in the eyes. Outside the courtroom, the Governor feels Erin sandbagged him as he has a daughter the same age. She knows its only him and his position that can help stop these sex traffickers, he says he could cut a deal but he needs the DA to agree on a bill and a thumbs up from her dad too. She agrees on a leap of faith.

Danny talks to Baez about what he is going to do when IAB arrives to speak to him again; but when he gets to the room, Detective Tommy Pierce is already there and has made a full statement, meaning Danny’s is no longer required. She leaves for them to talk, saying she is done. Tommy says he couldn’t live with what he did and wasn’t going to let Danny get jammed up. He turned in his shield and everything is done, but this was the right thing to do. Tommy doesn’t know what he is going to do, but they will be okay because the last few days being a cop is not his life anymore, being a dad is.

Jamie goes to the cemetery where he meets his grandfather. Pops says no one spoke to him, and to give him some credit, everyone who is buried there either died in the line of duty or sent someone to their death. Jamie signed up with eyes wide open but doesn’t think he is cut out for command. Pops says the department can’t run without command, telling him that one day someone will die under his command but they need a strong leader, and a leader is inside him; that leader will save more lives when it comes to the end of the day.

Erin is in her office when Frank walks in. He shuts the door asking her to hear him out, talking about the original 6 hockey teams and how much they hated each other but in the 1930’s a custom was formed which they still do today; shaking of the hands. They both did something harsh to each other, he’s not proud of pulling his cops away from the courts, but admits he wouldn’t change it, pretty sure it won’t be the last. They can’t be father and daughter out “on the ice” but no matter what, they will be shaking hands after the final buzzer.

Erin revised the marijuana policy and he says he will try to live with that. Erin stands up along with Frank and the two shake hands as he tells her, “Good game!”


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