Blue Bloods: Season 3, Episode 5

Risk and Reward (26 Oct. 2012)

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A detective who was instrumental in the arrest of a Malaysian drug dealer is kidnapped by the drug dealer's brother who threatens to kill the detective if his brother is not released. Frank... See full summary »



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A detective who was instrumental in the arrest of a Malaysian drug dealer is kidnapped by the drug dealer's brother who threatens to kill the detective if his brother is not released. Frank stance is not to negotiate with terrorists. So he has Danny and the detective's partner try to find him. And Henry joins Jamie on a ride along and when he sees how Jamie works, Jamie can't help but worry that Henry doesn't approve of his methods. Written by

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Jamie's badge has medals on it even though he had none officially. (the next episode he has none) See more »


When ESU is about to break the door down to rescue the kidnapped cop, you can see marks on the door from previous takes. See more »


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When You Don't Negotiate With Terrorists ***1/2
27 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a drug-lord from Somalia arranges to have a hero policeman kidnapped, all Hades breaks loose. The FBI notifies Frank that he is probably dead and besides, we don't negotiate with terrorists.

We see the distraught wife who realizes what the score is, but after all, it's her husband's life and she wants everything possibly done. Who wouldn't think like that under normal circumstances?

How fortunate that this drug-lord is killed in Somalia and his New York brother spills the beans. How he is duped into doing this is most interesting; although, quite predictable.

In a brief sidebar, Jamie shows that sometimes you have to negotiate to try and reason. Case in point is when the police have to be called in three times when a brother feuds with his sister over the business.

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