Blue Bloods Season 6 Episode 21 Review: The Extra Mile

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It felt like everyone was playing chess on Blue Bloods Season 6 Episode 21, except for Jamie who was MIA up until the family dinner. 

But Erin, Frank, and Danny were all maneuvering people around their own personal chess boards as they tried to win the game. 

Starting with Erin, who annoyed the heck out of me for most of this episode. 

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I understand that she takes her job seriously and that putting killers behind bars is important work, but is it worth destroying an innocent man’s life in the process. 

Erin kept insisting to Willis that Witness Protection was a good deal. A good deal for whom? The poor man and his immediate family would have to leave everything they’d worked for and everyone they cared about to go start over with new identities. 

Would Erin be so willing to walk away from her life and her family in order to get justice? I think she’d find the choice equally unacceptable. 

Willis’ fears and concerns seemed like nothing more than an annoyance to Erin who was hell bent on putting Tariq away.

Although her strategy of putting Willis in the cell next to Tariq worked, it was still a huge risk and despite Erin’s belief that everything was fine now that Tariq’s own words would lock him away, could she really be sure his gang would feel the same way? 

Anthony was the one who showed his sense of integrity when he handed Erin his resignation from her office. He admired her voracity for justice but wasn’t willing to play her version of hard ball. 

Now that she’s convinced him to come back, I wonder if this is the last we’ve seen of this story.

Frank played his own game of chess with Garrett, Sid, and the police union. 

It was nice of him to fall on his sword to allow Sid to play the hero but as Garrett pointed out, it was smart as well. Sid is his inside man within the rank and file and this move only solidified his place there. 

The moment Danny and Baez found the teacher bleeding in the back of the wine store, I suspected him of being a part of the crime. Why would the robber, who had already killed a man, take the time to hunt down a possible witness in the back of the store but not make sure they were dead too?

I appreciated that Danny realized how easy it was to throw he and Baez off the trail by giving them the description of an average black male to chase after. It was a nice change of pace to have him recognize his own bias. 

The big question was, what was in Joseph’s backpack that he was so determined to hide if not a gun? I guess we may never know. 

Check back next week for the season finale review of Blue Bloods Season 6 Episode 21 and if you can’t wait until then, you can always watch Blue Bloods online here at TV Fanatic.

The Extra Mile Review

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Blue Bloods Season 6 Episode 21 Quotes

I know it's a hard choice. The right ones usually are.


Sometimes my job is like a game of chess and I need to be five moves ahead.