"Shoot the Messenger" is the seventh episode of the fifth season of Blue Bloods.


Lt. Dee Ann Carver wants to get to know her detectives better by doing ride-alongs and Danny is first up. When they happen upon a shooting at a playground they come across a mother who has been gunned down, thankfully her baby is okay.

A young man tries to run and is snagged by Danny who later interviews in order to identify a suspect but his methods cause tension between him and Lt. Carver.

Elsewhere, Jamie and Eddie come across a woman hanging in a park. When the detective on the case is quick to dismiss the possibility of homicide, Jamie and Eddie investigate on their own, quickly identifying a possible suspect.

Meanwhile, doing a TV interview with newly appointed interim DA Robert McCoy, Frank is put on the spot when McCoy announces that he doesn't plan to prosecute petty marijuana possession.

Later when he talks to Erin about it, her ambivalence on the subject clues him in to their relationship which he doesn't approve of.


Detailed recap of the episode that contains MAJOR SPOILERS.
No recap of this episode has yet been created. Be the first to make an edit: Click to edit this page! And to view how to use this template Click Here!

Cast & Characters

In credits order


Also Starring

Special Guest Star

Guest Starring


  • Norah O'Donnell as Herself
  • Patricia Riccardella as Stage Manager
  • Randi Clarke Lennon as Director
  • Aaron Wyche as Acevedo
  • Raleigh Dean as Tom Cascarelli
  • Luciana Faulhaber as Bartender
  • Camila Perez as Lorena Madrid
  • Erin Burniston as Rose Davis



To edit this gallery, go to Shoot the Messenger/Gallery.
To review image policies, go to Media Guidelines.

Season 5 Galleries


Notes & Trivia

  • The DVD contains deleted scenes 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"
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+