The end of the Blue Bloods season 8 ended with one of the biggest twists in the series: Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) and Eddie Janko (Vanessa Ray) are officially engaged. Now, the showrunner of the series is analyzing why they finally made the bold move to finally put together “Jamko”.
In an interview with TV Line, showrunner Kevin Wade revealed the reasoning of the Blue Bloods team behind the engagement, which reached their stories upon reaching their obvious conclusion.
“It was clear from the beginning that the two actors had great chemistry and that all our writers were able to write to the chemistry, and then, at some point, in a long-term program, which has definitely become, it is necessary to change things “said Wade. “We play” Will / will not be? “,” Which one will be seriously involved with someone else? “And then I thought:” It doesn’t sound true anymore. “
It was also a matter of time. Wade said they decided that the only reason for the scene to work was that it was the last moment of the season, with Eddie joining the family’s dining table.
“What we really needed to understand was, how can we do it without throwing the baby with the bath water?” Wade said. “There are no good scenes of happy couples, so we have this ending to have this moment in which one says: ‘Oh, it’s great, they finally recognize what the public has known for three seasons.’ Really, the last scene of the last Season episode seemed the only place to do it, so it’s the ‘Why now?’ “
As for keeping the big turn secret, Wade thanked the CBS marketing team for hiding the revelation. The team wanted to end a revelation that would have been much less devastating than the death of Linda Reagan (Amy Carlson) at the season’s premiere.
“CBS was great. I said, ‘You know, we had to surprise people with an unpleasant surprise [Linda’s death] at the season premiere, so if we have a pleasant surprise at the end, at least we keep it a secret “Wade said.” And it seems so, which is fantastic. “
CBS has already renewed Blue Bloods for a ninth season, which will debut sometime during the fall television season.