"In The Box" is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of Blue Bloods.


A man arrives at the precinct and Danny leaves Baez to explain to him why he needed to come in and about a restraining order that would keep him away from his daughter. He pulls a gun and takes Baez hostage, demanding his wife and daughter come.

Meanwhile, Garrett’s stepson Sam is arrested and he tries to get Frank to pull some strings to get Sam released into his custody for rehab.

Elsewhere, Jamie and Eddie go out of their way to try to raise funds for an elderly widow to bury her husband of 50 years, especially since his murder is unsolved.


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Cast & Characters

Guest Starring

  • Dominic Fumusa as Anthony Drake
  • Jessica Blank as Heather Drake
  • Kate Jennings Grant as SWAT Team Leader
  • Conor Romero as Sam Moore
  • Venida Evans as Mrs. Alice Jackson
  • Nicolette Pierini as Penelope Drake
  • Muhammad Cunningham as Stinger
  • James McDaniel as Chief Daniels


  • Ruari Fay as Frat Boy
  • Nathan James as Highway Patrolman
  • Xavier Scott Evans as Gang Leader
  • Amelia Fowler as Waitress
  • Dorell Anthony as Patron #1
  • Lidiane Fernandes as Patron #2




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Notes & Trivia


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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