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When a bank robbery turns into a hostage situation, Frank realizes that the perp is a former cop and old friend who has resorted to crime because of his daughter's desperate illness.


Ralph Hemecker


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Wahlberg ... Danny Reagan
Bridget Moynahan ... Erin Reagan-Boyle
Will Estes ... Jamie Reagan
Len Cariou ... Henry Reagan
Tom Selleck ... Frank Reagan
Jennifer Esposito ... Jackie Curatola
Amy Carlson ... Linda Reagan
Sami Gayle ... Nicky Boyle
Nicholas Turturro ... Sgt. Anthony Renzulli (as Nick Turturro)
Monica Raymund ... Luisa Sosa
Gregory Jbara ... Garrett Moore
Will Chase ... William Flood
Jason Kolotouros ... Kevin Moran
Annika Boras ... Lacy Campisi
Deidre Goodwin ... Maureen


Jamie is pleased to be teamed up with a friend from the academy whom he can teach a lot about human nature. The Reagans soon realize a bank robber who, unlike his accomplices gets trapped and takes a hostage, knows police lingo and procedure too well not to be a former colleague. They work out he was once on Frank's top-secret SCI team. Written by KGF Vissers

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There are three versions of the NYPD patch used in this episode. The first - seen on a squad car outside the bank 22 minutes in - is the real NYPD patch. The second - seen on an ESU officer's sleeve as Frank arrives a few seconds later - is the version most commonly used in the first 2-3 seasons that doesn't say "City Of New York" and instead goes with just "New York" on the sides of the department logo. The third and final one - seen on another squad car a further few seconds later - replaces the "Police Department" on the top of the real NYPD patch with "City Of New York". See more »


Henry tells a story about calling an ambulance for Frank when he was a toddler. Ambulance services as we know it with highly trained EMTs didn't really start until the 1970s which is well after when Frank would have been a toddler.

Also, 911 didn't start until 1968 so Henry would have had to directly call an ambulance service. Due to the lack of regulation, it is highly unlikely that ambulances at that time would need "authorization" to go to a certain hospital as that is also a relatively new concept.

Many hospitals did have their own ambulance services which would only transport to their hospital; however, Henry should have known which hospital's ambulance service he was calling. It would be clearly noted in the phone book. Realistically, he would have just driven Frank himself back then rather than call an ambulance. See more »


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Near and dear to the Reagans
22 June 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Three bank robbers wearing masks and who look like they know what they are doing hold up a bank. But those things you never count on always occur. A civilian who was a diamond dealer had a licensed weapon and he shoots one. Another helps the wounded guy out of the bank and the third is left in the bank with two hostages.

Donnie Wahlberg and Jennifer Esposito catch the case. It turns out the one left in the bank is near and dear to the Reagan family especially the older ones Tom Selleck and Len Cariou.

I won't say any more, but there are plot elements in this one that are from one of my favorite noir films Kansas City Confidential.

Watch and see what I mean.

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7 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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