Blue Bloods (2010–…): Season 1, Episode 15 - Dedication - full transcript

When an assassination attempt is made on Frank's life, Danny goes on a hunt to track down the shooter and find out if the attack was random or by someone with a vendetta against the ...


A turtle. A turtle is taking a walk

- in Central Park late one night,
DAVE: Yeah. Uh-huh.

and he gets mugged
by a gang of snails.

Now, the investigating detective
asks the turtle,

"What can you recall?"
And the turtle thinks.

Looks confused. And he says,
"l don't know. It happened so fast."


You know, Walter, it's great
that your jokes are always clean.

It would be nice
if they were funny too.

WALTER: What's not funny?
- Everything.

I'd say the setup, the punch line,
the delivery. The whole thing.

- Walt.
WALTER: It's a turtle.

PETE: Give it up, Walter.
- Everything satisfactory, gentlemen?

Toughest piece of meat
I ever had, Karl.

What did you do,
run over it on the way to work?

I'm sorry it was not to your liking,

May I offer another round
of appletinis on the house?

Oh, thank you, Karl.
We'll tip the full 5 percent.

Wait, Frank. What are you doing?

- Come on, Frank.
- No, I got this.

- Hold on a second. Um...
WALTER: Thank you.

The atrium at John Jay College
is being dedicated

to the memory of my son.

It's a pretty big deal.

The ceremony is Thursday.

Oh, I wouldn't miss it, Frank.

- I'll be there, absolutely.
DAVE: Sure.


Thank you.


I need a little time.

Life is good, Walter.

- Where did you get these?
- Don't ask.


Ten-thirteen! Ten-thirteen!

Corner of Beaver and William
in Manhattan. This is Car One.

With Reagan.
The PC has been shot.


In a word: Lucky.

He took some shot
to his left arm and chest

that impacted the artery
but missed the heart.

Is he talking? Is he sedated?

He's talking. He's already trying
to talk his way out of here.

How long
before he gets to go home?

We'll hold him for two days, minimum.
I wanna keep him under observation

to make sure
there's no pulmonary involvement.

But he's gonna be okay?

He's in remarkably great shape
and as I said, very lucky.

- Here we are.
DANNY: Okay. Go ahead, Grandpa.

Come on, baby.

Hi, Dad.


I'm gonna be fine. Promise.

You're looking at one grateful bunch,

What can you tell us, Dad?

They ruined my best blazer.


About the shooter.

I know, Danny.

I don't know much.

Dark sedan.

I'm sure my guys got the make.

Shotgun, obviously.

This one was a flyer.

Most likely a sawed-off shotgun

because the blast came
from inside the car.

I didn't see the shooter.

Think for a second, Dad.

Oh, I am thinking, son.

Dad, was he white, black,
clean-shaven, beard?

Can you remember anything?

What happened to Walter?

He's fine.

- Sprained wrist from breaking his fall.
FRANK: Good.

I just wouldn't forgive myself
if anything happened to Walter.

Maybe, doctor,
you could check on Walter.

Dad, can you just try
to remember anything?

He's still in some shock.

I'm gonna take your family downstairs

to get some of our wretched coffee.
We'll check back with you in a while.

We'll be right outside, okay?





No. No, no, no. You wait.
I'm coming down.


These guys are toast.


Okay, listen up.

Intel is flagging the Reynaldo cartel
in Central Mexico

for the attempt on the life
of Commissioner Reagan.

One of their bigs is coming to trial here
in a couple of weeks,

and they've got a long history
of revenge killings in their own country

in response to police actions
taken against them.

Now, whether that means
they're exporting their methods

as well as their materials,
that's the question, so...

Narcotics, Gang Unit, JTTF.

- That's the top of your pile.
DANNY: Excuse me. Sorry.

Detective Reagan.
How's the commissioner?

Um, he's good. He took some shot
to the arm and chest

but he's out of the woods now.

- That's great to hear.
- I interviewed him briefly.

He wasn't 1 00 percent.
But tomorrow he should be fine.

- I'll get a statement.
VlNCENZO: Thank you.

Thoughts and prayers of every
man and woman in this department

are with you and your family.


Oh. Hey.
They located the car in Greenpoint.

Hold that thought, Jackie.

I'm sorry. Excuse me.

They found the car where?

DANNY: Commissioner? Sir.
- What is it, detective?

I want in.

Your father's in the hospital.
That's where you're needed.

I'm a detective, I'm not a doctor.
I think I could do some good here.

I don't have a spot for you right now
or the time to discuss one.

Does this have something to do with
some beef between you and my dad?

I didn't hear what you just said.

Okay, look, I just wanna help. Okay?

It's covered.

How's he doing?

Well, we're hoping
he's getting some sleep.

- Thanks.
- What's going on out there?

They found the shooter car
over in Greenpoint,

but nobody
claimed responsibility yet.

Intel is looking
at some Mexican cartel

that's got a habit
of taking out public officials

when one of their own gets pinched.

- The Reynaldos?
- Yeah.

Special prosecutor on that
is a friend of mine. I'll lean on him.

- Good.
- Look, I know this is your father,

but take care
not to overstep your boundaries here.

I don't even know what the boundaries
are in a situation like this.

I'm just saying.

It's Erin.
She wrote the book on "by the book."

I'm supposed to cruise the beat
and hope somebody calls 91 1

- with a guilty conscience?
- It is what it is.

Get used to it.
Vincenzo squeezed me out too.

And I bet he'll have his feet up
on Frank's desk by the morning.

Yeah. I got Jackie trying to find
a way in, so maybe we'll get lucky.

- You need to watch yourself.
- I will.

Our place is right here tonight.

Oh, ho.

Bless you.

- Bless you.
- Figured you'd like that.

Ah. Any takers?

Oh, yeah.


I'll have some of that.



To dodging bullets.

- Yeah.
- Hear, hear.

- Hear, hear.
JAMlE: To dodging bullets.

Whoa, whoa.

Pops, you brought a gun?

Talk about boundaries.
It's a hospital.

And somebody tried
to take my son's life tonight.

And I don't know who
or where he is.

We're gonna let him sleep
till 6 or so.

I'd suggest you all go home
and do the same.

We're good here.

Thanks for everything, doc.

Mr. Williamson, please dial 181.


Mr. Williamson, please dial 181.


You're kidding me.

All right, great.

Yeah, I'll meet you outside.

We got a name, Grandpa.

- Talk to you later.
- Go get them.

JACKlE: The shooter's car is
an '02 Nissan. There's no plates,

and the VlN number was ground off
the engine block and the frame.

DANNY: Is that it?
- No.

The techs found
a check cashing receipt in the car.

- Is it dated?
- Yeah. Day before last.

Great. How did you get us in?

It wasn't easy.
Like there's one case in this city,

and every detective is on it.

But it happens to be in Sunset Park
in Little Mexico,

- and I do speak Spanish.
- Good job, partner.

You could march elephants past her,
and she wouldn't look up from the TV.

Didn't you say the VlN numbers
were rubbed off on the shooter car?

- Yeah.
- If I'm gonna steal a car and dump it,

I wouldn't take the time
to rub off the VlN numbers.

On the other hand, if I got it
from a chop shop across the street

from where I cash my checks,

VlN number probably
rubbed off already, don't you think?

- Yeah.
- Let's go take a look.

Jamie, the unit protecting your dad
has been fully deployed.

Best of the best.

- So you're saying that--?
- What I'm saying is would you want

a rookie beat cop
on that assignment?

Think before you answer.

I wouldn't be doing either of us
a favor by taking this upstairs

and putting you
where you don't belong.

I got it.

Hey, I'm on the job
a lot longer than you.

I outrank you,
yet here I am rolling with you.

Same tour, same beat.

How do you think
that makes me feel?

It's not your father that got shot,

No, it's not.

But here's the thing:

It's a chance to be at the right place
at the right time.

And that gets me excited every day.

That's what happens out here.

You understand, kid?


Hey, numbnuts.

I'm just trying to help you find out
who stole your stolen '02 Nissan.

Same car used
to shoot the police commissioner.

You understand what I'm saying?


I'm pretty sure that car came
from this chop shop.

Maybe you shot
the commissioner.

The car was gone
when I opened up yesterday.

But I don't know who took it,
I swear to you.

Who's your buyer?

Who's your supplier?

He don't wanna talk.

You don't wanna talk, huh?

How about we chop up
your chop shop?

- Hey, v?monos.
- They don't have names.

What? What?


Los Ni?os del Diablo.

The crew that rules around here.

Listen, I'm gonna call Gang Unit

and see if they do any errands
for the Reynaldos.


Stay put.
Jackie, keep an eye on him.



I got him!

- Stay with him!
JACKlE: Okay.

Hey! Hey!

Come here!

Come here!

Come here. Come here.

Track star, huh?

Come on. Come on.


Welcome home, Francis.

Looks like May Day in Moscow
out there.

Ordered directly by the mayor's office,
believe it or not.

What's all this?

Well, we got pastrami
from the Carnegie,

we got cheesecake from Junior's,

we got salami from Faicco's.

You name it, we got it.

Half the restaurants in New York City
trying to kill me too.

Stuff has been pouring in
since dawn.

- Welcome home, sir.
- Baker.

- Sir--
- Don't even start, Baker.

It wasn't the detail's fault.

What about intel?

The city has been turned inside out
but nothing solid yet.

Okay. You can go back to the office.

This is our temporary
headquarters, sir.

We thought this would be easier.

All right. As you were.

What else you got for me?

Check-ins from the White House,
both senators, the governor.

List goes on. We can start rolling
the returns soon as you're up to it.

I can handle phone calls.

And we should schedule a statement
to the press, get me out front.

Already in the works, sir.

And it would probably be a good idea
to reschedule any public appearances

until the situation is resolved.

You're talking
about Joe's dedication.

Yes, sir.

I'm going.

Let's call the White House back.

Not every day you get to do that.

So you sold him the car,
but you didn't tell your boss?

Yes, Detective Reagan. Yes.
But, you know, I don't know his name.

Like a friend of a friend of an uncle.
He gave me $400.

And what's he look like?

He's Mexican, you know?

Regular height.
He's got a round face like a football.

Hey, chico. Chico!

You're describing half of Sunset Park
to me, all right?

Tell me what the guy was wearing.

- He ha--
- Tell me what he was wearing!

He had on a Knicks jacket,
you know?

I mean, come on. He's probably
changed by now, you know?

Where did he contact you?

I don't know. What do you mean?
Where he contacted me...

- On my cell phone.
- Where's your phone?

It's in my jacket.

Mr. Popularity has 1 3 missed calls.

When was the last time
you spoke to your guy, huh?

I gave him a call

right when you guys came
into the shop.

And he asked me to listen in on you,
and then you saw me.

This the number?

I couldn't really--

- Is that the number?
- Yeah. That's the number.

Jackie, do me a favor.
Run this number for me.


Look at that.

It's your guy.

- Uh--
- You know what?

I think you're gonna answer
the phone and talk to him.

- Well, um-- This is--
- You're gonna answer the phone.

You're gonna talk to him now.

I think you're gonna answer the phone
and speak to him right now,

or I'm gonna rip
your freaking head off.

Yeah. Yes. Yeah, all right.

- Detective, you got it. Okay?
- Good.

- It's not a problem.
- Good.

Tell him you can't speak now.
You gotta go meet him somewhere.

Yes, sir. Yes.

Answer the phone
and don't do nothing funny.


Yeah, okay, uh--

He says that he went by the shop,

and he knows that I'm here
with you guys.

He wants to talk to you.

- Me?
- That's what he said. I don't know.

This is Detective Reagan.

Hello? You there?


Hello? You there?

Yeah, man. Listen to me, man.

I was driving the car,

but I didn't know
it was the commissioner, okay?

Believe me, man.
He said he just wanted to scare

some guy who owed him, okay?

No way I would've driven it, man,

if I thought
the commissioner was there.


This guy says he's the driver.

Take him out.

All right, what's your name?

No, no, no, man. Slow down.

Nothing yet.
I'm gonna need some assurances.

- Like what?
- Like the whole New York police

is looking for me, right?

MAN: Hey, come on! Hurry it up!
- I don't wanna die for this, man.

Okay. So you come on in
and I'll take care of everything.

I give you this guy,
what are you gonna give me?

See if we can get my sister
down here.

Tell me what you want.

What do they call it, man?

You don't get charged? Immunity.

- That's what I want.
- No.

We don't negotiate
over the phone here.

Here's what you're gonna do.

You're gonna wait for me
to come pick you up,

and you're gonna trust me.
I'm gonna take care of this, all right?

MAN: You! In there! Let me in!
- Hold on!

No, no. I'm not gonna hold on.

- Hey.
- I gotta call you back.

What? No, no!

Stay on the phone!

Hello? Hello?

I've scheduled a stand-up for the press
out front at 1 0 tomorrow morning.

Do you want me to write up a draft?

No. Just make sure
we have the names

of the doctors and nurses
I wanna thank.

Do you want Vincenzo there?

Just me.

They're calling him Al Haig
at headquarters.

Well, there were a lot
of disappointed people

when the mayor chose me over him.

Why did you pick your rival
to be your second-in-command?

He was the best man for the job.

Just in case it isn't those banditos--

Pop, what's that?

Press clippings
from your rookie year on up.

That's 34 years of making enemies.

You had some pretty bad actors.

I just thought we might like
to take a trip down memory lane

and see if anything rings a bell.

Okay. But suppose
he's telling the truth.

That's a big if.

Go with me, all right?

He comes in,
he gives up the shooter.

What could we offer
that we can make good on?

Without talking to my boss?

If his testimony results
in a conviction.


No conviction, no deal.

We need a little quiet in here.


It's Danny, all right? Call me Danny.

Why you wanna help me?
You don't even know me.

Because you're trying to do
the right thing.

You're a guy who's trying to be smart.
And I admire that.

Can you bring me in safe?

I'll come get you myself right now
if you tell me where you are.

What about a reward?
It says on the news there's a reward.

You come in right now,
I'll look into it, all right?

Maybe I'll even throw in a couple
of Knicks courtside seats for you.

But you've gotta come in right now.

Why should I trust you?

Listen. Every cop in the city
is out there looking for you, okay?

And you do not want them
to get to you before I do.

Now, just tell me...

Tell me your name, at least.

It's Diego.

Okay. Diego.

Now, if you want me to help you,

you gotta tell me
where I can find you.

I'm at Casa Florinda.

31 st and 9th.

Okay. Casa Florinda.
31 st and 9th?

Okay. I'm on my way.

Do not move.

Can you wait for me?

- Yeah.
- All right. Call your boss.


What you doing here, man?

Something the matter?

No, nothing.

Why are you looking everywhere
but in my eyes?

I'm just surprised, man.


You this wasted, buddy,
it's not even 5:00?

Hey, your friend okay?

I'll take care of him.

Sleep it off.

Why she does me wrong?

I know I'm never gonna go

Who sings that?


- It's the Red Hot Sushi.
- Let's keep it that way.


You don't like my singing, huh?

It's not that bad.

Twelve-Sergeant on the air.

Yeah, 1 2-Sergeant. Go ahead.

Anonymous call, 10-24,

reported stabbing.
Casa Florinda, 31st and 9th.

Twelve-Sergeant, copy that.

Okay, let's go.


Hey. Is he alive?

- No. You caught this?
- We were coming to scoop him up.

According to him, he was the driver
in the attempt on Dad last night.

- This was the guy?
- That's what he said.

You guys checked his lD, right?
His name is Diego?

- Yeah, Diego. Yeah.
- Damn it.

I got a cell phone here.
Somebody wanna bag it?

- Yeah, we'll take that.
DANNY: Hey, hold on.

We have to get an emergency drop
on that phone.

The shooter's number's
probably in there.

- How do you know?
- Hold on.


The phone is ringing.

It's his. I just dialed it.


Can't eat another bite.

Henry, what do we have
for dessert?

Don't we have more important things
to think about right now?

Pop, there's 35,000 of New York's
finest out looking for whoever did this.

Don't think we're gonna beat them to it
by going through this stuff.

- Well, but--

Hey, monsignor.

Dad, the name Rory Brennan,
does it ring any bells?

Blast from the past.

Maybe you did call it, Pop.

Rory's father, Whitey Brennan,

was head of the Westies gang
back in the '70s.

He ran gambling, loan-sharking,
and union shakedowns

out of Hell's Kitchen.

He was finally indicted
on two murders.

But then he went underground.
And then we got a tip

that he was going to attend
the baptism of his grandson

at a church out in Woodside,
where his daughter lived.

Whitey had built them
a new rectory.

And he bought a silver tabernacle
for the church,

so the pastor returned a favor

and held the ceremony at night
and kept his mouth shut.

I led the operation.

Supposed to be
pretty straightforward:

Surround the church and arrest
Whitey when he came out.

Every Westie there had a gun.

Somebody gave a shout,
all hell broke loose.

Two were wounded on our side
and four of his were killed.

Including his wife

and infant grandson.

It was the only time
your father asked me

for a professional favor.

Well, you mind if I ask
what that favor was?

There was a movement
for commendations

for the men involved.

Your dad asked me to squash it.

Two innocents died.

It wasn't our fault,
but it was hardly our finest hour.

What's the connection
to Rory Brennan?

Well, the driver, this Diego guy,

he spoke to Rory five times
on the day of the shooting.

Three times in the hour before,
two times in the hour after.

They in business together?


They were in prison together
in Fishkill.

It's been Rory's home away from home
since he was 1 8 years old.

Excuse me.



All right, I'm on my way.

It's Whitey's other kid Kevin.

He owns a bar
up in Washington Heights.

They're giving it a toss.
I gotta get there.

All right, I'll see you guys.

Dad, you didn't happen to speak
to Vincenzo on my behalf, did you?

Never have, never would.

We'll get this guy.

Well, be careful.
If he's anything like his old man--

Hey, if I'm anything like my old man,
he's the one that better be careful.

Feel better. See you.

Help yourselves to the whiskey,
but leave the cash, okay, guy?

- Hurt your knee?
- Hip. Needs replacing.

You said Reagan, right?

- Yeah.
- Any relation to the commissioner?

He's my father.

Sorry for your troubles.

Well, let's talk about
your troubles, okay?

Detective Reagan,
I haven't had a run-in with the law

since a D&D when I was all of 1 7.

Actually, you were 1 8.

The good son, huh?

There's one in every lrish family.

- True.
- The point is I don't have troubles.

You know how I managed that?

By staying a million miles away
from my brother Rory.

And for the millionth time,
I don't know where he is.

Well, maybe your old man does.

So I need to know where he is, then.

Look, he's an old man
dying a painful death.

Who also pulled
a compassionate release

from Allenwood three weeks ago.

We haven't heard
from his parole officer,

so I need to speak to him now.

You know the history
between our fathers, right?

- Of course.
- Don't you think

mine has paid enough?

I gotta find your brother, Kevin.

There's a city full of cops

who will roust your old man
like a teenage douche

if they get to him before I do.

You wanna let that happen to him?

Yeah, I saw that on the news.
Made my week.

Yeah, your son's a lousy shot.
That made my week.

You've got nothing on my son or you
wouldn't be sniffing around a sick man.

- Get lost.
- Got enough to drag you

down to the precinct for questioning
as to his whereabouts.

- You feel like taking a ride, Grandpa?
- What, are you kidding me?

Jackie, see if they got a wheelchair

and a fresh pair of panties
for Mr. Brennan here, please.

Yeah, right away.

You wanna play games with me,
old man?

I know Rory comes to see you here.

So why don't you just tell me
where Rory goes after he leaves?

How the hell should I know?

Sure you wanna play games, huh?

What are you doing?

- This a morphine drip?
- No, no.

- Don't you touch that.
- Hey.

- Where's Rory?
- Nurse!


- Where's Rory, old man?
- Nurse!

Somebody! Please!

Sweet dreams.



Okay, a guy matching
Rory's description just registered

at a motel down by LaGuardia.

I see where your son
gets his aim from.

Drop it!

Hey, drop the gun!

- Drop it!
- Get back!

- Get back!
- Police! Drop your gun!

I got him.

Brennan shot her. Stay down.
We need a doctor!

Hold it, Rory!

Drop it!


It's okay!

I'm calling it in!


HENRY: Francis!
FRANK: Coming!

Can I ask you something?

May l?

When Grandpa arrested Mr. Brennan
after the baptism,

Mom said a couple of his family
were killed.

But was the baby okay?

Yeah, the baby was fine.

Francis, time.

The baby wasn't okay, was he?

Why would you say that?

You always said
good cops make lousy liars.

That's not for your little cousins
to know.


We're good.

- Hey. There's my grandsons.
- Grandpa.



NlCKY: Hey.
- Hey, sweetheart.

Danny in the car?

No, he's checking on the nurse
who was wounded.

He's meeting us there.

Come on, guys, let's go.

Where is your sling?

On my dresser.

That's not what I meant.

Dr. Keller said ten days minimum.

Well, Dr. Keller isn't gonna be there.

You're not gonna rat
on your old man, are you?

- Let's go.
- Looking good, Pop.


You're gonna do fine, Dad.



Easter, can you wake up?

Detective Reagan, remember?

From last night,
when Rory Brennan shot you?

I need to ask you a few questions
about Rory Brennan, okay?

Yes. Why were you after him?

Well, we think Rory tried
to kill the police commissioner.

I just wanted to come by

and just make sure
I didn't miss anything.

We watched that on the news.

Yeah. Yeah, it was on the news.

We watched it on the news

What do you mean, "we"?

Rory Brennan and l.

His father was having a really bad day.
They thought it might be the end, so...

He was there from late afternoon
until early next morning.

You saw Rory Brennan
the whole night?

I was on duty on the floor.

He was either in the room
or in the hall talking on the phone.

He didn't leave until his brother came
early next morning.

- Wait, his brother Kevin?
- Yes.


They fought something terrible.

You could hear them
all down the floor.

What were they fighting about?
Could you hear them?

When I went down to hush them,

Rory was cursing Kevin.

What did he keep shouting?

Their one chance
to honor their father.

Left you some flowers.

Commissioner, sir.

- I hope you're almost here.
DANNY: No, Dad. Listen to me.

Both brothers were in on it.
And Kevin is still out there.

I think you should hold off
on the ceremony.

I'm in broad daylight,
surrounded by a sea of blue.

I'm safe.

You just get down here
for your brother.

The good son.

- No such thing in the Brennan family.
OFFlCER 2: Commissioner.

OFFlCER 3:. Sir.
- As you were.

On behalf
of the City University of New York,

the John Jay College
of Criminal Justice,

and the grateful citizens of this city

for whom he made
the ultimate sacrifice.


I am especially pleased
that Joe's family could join us...

DANNY: Kid, hey, listen to me.
- What?

I think the shooter's there.

JAMlE: Where? Here?
- There at the ceremony. Yeah.

Listen, Kevin Brennan, male, white,

6-foot, 1 70 pounds,
brown hair, kind of long.

Hey, and he walks with a limp.
All right? You got it?

All right, I'm a few minutes out.

PRESlDENT: It is my deep honor
to hereby dedicate

this atrium to the memory

of Detective First Grade
Joseph Conor Reagan,

John Jay College, class of '96.

- Kevin Brennan?
- No. Sorry.

I have to take this.

This is Dr. Barnard.

Okay. How's she doing?

Thank you for coming
to help us honor

not just a brave police officer,

but a cherished son and grandson.

A wise and generous brother,

a loving uncle,

and to so many of us in this room,

a loyal and stalwart comrade
in arms.

Joe was something
of a student of the classics,

not that he'd ever admit to it.

And I think that his favorite poem

reflects on the spirit of service
to others

that so informed my son's life.

From John Donne:

No man is an island

Entire of itself

Every man is a piece
Of the continent

Part of the main

If a clod be washed away
By the sea

Europe is the lesser

As well as if a promontory were

As well as if a manor of thy friends

Or of thine own were

Any man's death diminishes me

For I am involved in mankind

Therefore never send to know

Therefore never send to know
For whom the bell tolls

It tolls for thee

Thank you.

Get the gun.

We got him.

- You okay?
- You okay?

Good work.

Hello, Whitey.


I don't know what you came for,
but I got nothing left.

I came to offer my condolences.

Thirty years ago,
you lost your wife and a grandson

during an arrest that was carried out
under my command.

There wasn't a time then

to express regret.

Or if there was, I didn't take it.

You got some nerve.

I've lost my wife.

I've lost a son.

I have some feeling
for what you went through.

I'm sorry for your loss.

You came all the way here for that?

I did.

You think that matters to me?

I hope so.

I know it matters to me.

Okay, you can go now.

Do you wanna make a confession?


That's rich.

Not to me, Whitey.


To who?

Monsignor Doonan,
Whitey Brennan.

Good afternoon, Whitey.

Thank you, monsignor.