"Burning Bridges" is the third episode of the fifth season of Blue Bloods.


A detective at Danny's precinct comes out as gay, causing his partner to refuse to work with him. This forces Sgt. Gormley to temporarily split up Danny and Maria, assigning each to one of the squabbling partners.

In a related matter, Henry and a nun from St. Dominic's, Frank's childhood school, convince Frank to use his friendship with the local archbishop to try and save the school from being closed due to budget cuts.

When a recent assault is classified as a hate crime due to the victim being gay, a reporter's question backs Frank into a corner, causing Frank to admit that he thinks the Catholic church is "behind the times" in its stance on homosexuality.

Elsewhere, a young detective who graduated the academy with Jamie vultures a collar from Jamie and Eddie. Jamie finds a way to get back at the detective, with help from Erin.


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Cast & Characters

In credits order

Guest Starring

  • Frank Pando as Alex Fuentes
  • Danny McCarthy as Jerrie Demarest
  • Kevin O'Donnell as Detective Mike Hofferman
  • Jason Cerbone as Detective Johnny Vassallo
  • Alice Ripley as Beverly Elvers
  • Julian Gamble as Chief Ronnie Monroe
  • Heather Burns as Sister Mary
  • Bill Irwin as Cardinal Brennan


  • Jimmy Callahan as Det. Billy Kellin
  • Madison Hatch as Kevin Monroe
  • Volney Stefflre as Todd Kowalchuck
  • Kevin Sebastain as Spiderboy
  • Krystina Bailey as Charina
  • Angel Rosa as Officer Montrose
  • Harry Sutton Jr as Robert
  • Leighton Bryan as Theresa
  • Joe White as Steve
  • Tara Gadomski as Librarian




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Notes & Trivia

  • The DVD contains a deleted scene for this episode.


Season 5 Episodes
"Partners" "Forgive and Forget" "Burning Bridges" "Excessive Force" "Loose Lips" "Most Wanted" "Shoot the Messenger" "Power of the Press" "Under the Gun" "Sins of the Father" "Baggage" "Home Sweet Home" "Love Stories" "The Poor Door" "Power Players" "In The Box" "Occupational Hazards" "Bad Company" "Through the Looking Glass" "Payback" "New Rules" "The Art of War"
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