‘Blue Bloods’ Season 11 Premiere Brings Back a Tradition at Dinner That Fans Missed

Family dinners on Blue Bloods has changed over the years. Fans weren’t always happy about that either. But season 11 started with the Reagans bringing back something that was missing from those scenes.

‘Blue Bloods’ fans were sad a tradition hasn’t been shown

Will Estes as Jamie Reagan, Vanessa Ray as Officer Eddie Janko, Bridget Moynahan as Erin Reagan, Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan, Will Hochman as Joe Hill,Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan, Andrew Terraciano as Sean Reagan, Len Cariou as Henry Reagan on 'Blue Bloods'
Will Estes as Jamie Reagan, Vanessa Ray as Officer Eddie Janko, Bridget Moynahan as Erin Reagan, Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan, Will Hochman as Joe Hill,Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan, Andrew Terraciano as Sean Reagan, Len Cariou as Henry Reagan on ‘Blue Bloods’ | John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images

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The Reagans have the tradition of eating together every Sunday. Jamie (Will Estes) explained how his grandmother started it to Eddie (Vanessa Ray) on the show.

“She was the oldest of 12 kids and there was never enough to eat,” he said. “She moved to New York to make money. She met my grandpa and when they got married she promised herself that they would always have more than enough to eat. Family dinner was just her way of proudly proving that every week.”

You can always count on the Reagans talking about work or their life at the table. The family was also previously shown saying grace before eating, but fans noticed this stopped around season 8. Many hoped them saying grace would come back.

Season 11’s premiere ended with the characters saying grace

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Season 11’s premiere, “Triumph Over Trauma” was different when it came to the dinner scene. That’s because Danny (Donnie Wahberg) invited Baez (Marisa Ramirez) after she got hurt on the job.

She told the family that she’s feeling better every day. Jamie joked she deserves a medal for working with Danny. Erin (Bridget Moynahan) called him a pain in the a**. “Tough crowd,” Baez said. “We haven’t gotten to grace yet,” Danny told her.

Baez made it known that her family isn’t as close. “This all looks so nice. I can’t remember the last time I was at a Sunday dinner like this,” she said. The episode then ended with the family saying grace together.

There is a good chance the Reagans do say grace every time to start their meal. It’s just that fans don’t always see it.

Family dinner will probably continue to change

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One thing that has stayed the same on Blue Bloods is the family dinner being in every episode. But it has changed throughout the season.

Nicky (Sami Gayle) won’t regularly go to dinner anymore because she moved to California for a job. Danny’s older son, Jack (Tony Terraciano) also hasn’t attended dinner because he’s away at college.

But it looks like their places at the dinner table are getting replaced. Eddie joined the family once she got engaged to Jamie. Another friend was also invited before Baez when Frank had his friend, Lenny (Treat Williams) eat with them in the show’s 200th episode.

Season 10 also ended with the shocking reveal that Joe Reagan has a son, Joe Hill (Will Hochman). He joined the family for dinner at the end of his first episode. Fans will have to keep watching to see how dinner will continue to evolve this season.