"Through the Looking Glass" is the nineteenth episode of the fifth season of Blue Bloods.


In Brownsville a homeless man sleeping on a bench dies after being set on fire, a crime that an overzealous reporter exacerbates by making derogatory tweets about in regards to the NYPD’s patrolling of the area. Frank meets with her in an attempt to smooth things over, but nothing changes. When the reporter, Anne Farrell interviews one of the men responsible, Erin takes her to court in an effort to get his name.

Meanwhile, Danny and Baez are ordered to take a young woman on a ride-along in an effort to straighten her out. The program, Rescue Ride, is strongly endorsed by their Lieutenant, Dee Ann Carver but Danny doubts it’s effectiveness as the young woman, Charelle, refuses to listen to Danny’s instructions and ends up viewing a murder victim.

Elsewhere, Erin looks into a cold case that is the murder of Alex McBride’s mother some twenty years ago. The further she gets into it, the more it puts her at odds with McBride who doesn’t want the case reopened.


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Cast & Characters

Special Guest Star

Guest Starring

  • Leslie Hope as Anne Farrell
  • James Lesure as Alex McBride
  • Dominique Fishback as
  • Ashlie Atkinson as
  • Jerrell Lee as
  • Deborah Offner as


  • Jonathan Iglesias as Ralph Lewis
  • Los Jones as Torres
  • Isaiah Stokes as Perp #2
  • Johnnie Mae as Female Resident
  • David Jennings as Male Resident
  • Frank Spagnolo as Court Clerk
  • Chad Lindsey as Uniform
  • Andre Da Silva Cerqueira as ESU Captain Diaz




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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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