‘Blue Bloods’: Is This Iconic Movie Couple an Inspiration Behind Jamie and Eddie?

Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) and Eddie Janko (Vanessa Ray) are a beloved couple on Blue Bloods that recently got together. Fans had to wait many seasons for them to finally recognize their feelings for each other, which might sound familiar.

That’s because there is a movie couple that was used to describe their relationship. Which one is it? Here is everything you need to know.

Jamie and Eddie were partners for years before falling in love

Vanessa Ray and Will Estes on "Blue Bloods"
Vanessa Ray and Will Estes on “Blue Bloods” | Patrick Harbron/CBS via Getty Images

The police officers were partners first then friends. It seemed like they would stay friends forever and that’s partly because it’s hard to write a happy couple.

If two people recognize that they love each other and they’re happy enough together to say that they want to marry each other, you set up the problem that there are no good scenes in a happy marriage,” executive producer Kevin Wade told Entertainment Weekly.

Of course, things haven’t really gotten boring between them after getting together. “So it was really a matter of, if we do this and they double down, but we manage to keep the obstacles alive — like the fact that they probably won’t be able to ride together anymore, that one of them may move precincts or get a promotion — it just gave a bigger landscape to play out the relationship. I think it needed to change.”

There have been a few iconic cop partners on television and in movies. There has been even more iconic movie couples, which one did the executive producer compare Jamie and Eddie to in the past?

When Harry Met Sally was used to describe Jamie and Eddie’s relationship by the executive producer

In When Harry Met Sally, Harry Burns (Billy Cyrstal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) graduate from the University of Chicago then drive to New York City together. Their paths cross multiple times throughout the years and they eventually become friends before becoming something more.

It makes sense that the movie characters were used as an example for Jamie and Eddie’s relationship, but the actors had another fictional couple in mind.

“It was interesting, [executive producer] Kevin Wade had described it and he said it was, ‘More like When Harry Met Sally, less like Scully and Mulder,’ because we were like, ‘But, we’re Scully and Mulder!'” Ray told Entertainment Weekly. “He was like, ‘No, you’re When Harry Met Sally,’ and we were like, ‘Oh, that’s a very different thing.'”

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Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) are the lead characters of The X-Files. The comparison makes sense given they are F.B.I. agents that solved mysteries tied to the supernatural. They also eventually fell in love. However, Harry and Sally is the actual inspiration.

Ray continued, “That put a bit of where this is going in perspective. The truth is they still love their jobs and to keep those jobs they can’t have a relationship. We didn’t want to overlook that reality going into this.”

Of course Jamie and Eddie are unique in their own way, but it is good to know that Harry and Sally has ties to the fictional couple.

Read more: ‘Blue Bloods’: Will Jamie and Eddie’s Wedding Happen in Season 9?

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