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The Saddest Moment In Blue Bloods Season 7

The Reagan family on "Blue Bloods" have tough jobs. They all work for New York City law enforcement in some manner or another, and as such, they've all seen their fair share of tragedy. They regularly have to deal with cases involving murder, theft, vandalism, and so much more. In many cases, the family learns that criminals aren't all cut from the same cloth. In many instances, there are tragic backstories that help paint a picture of why someone would turn to a life of crime. 

Over the course of 12 seasons and counting, there have been ample cases where the Reagans questioned the very concept of good versus evil, and that was more than on display during one heart-wrenching Season 7 episode. On "Love Lost," various storylines intersect, but the standout of the episode belongs to Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg). He's investigating the death of a woman who was smothered in her bed. The case is sad enough, seeing how the woman left behind a small child, but it's the circumstances surrounding her death that eventually come to light that will bring a tear to your eye. 

The circumstances surrounding the 'Love Lost' death shook Danny to his core

Assisted suicide is a hot-button issue, and "Blue Bloods' has certainly been no stranger to dipping its toes into controversial topics. It dove headfirst into the subject matter with Season 7's "Love Lost," where Danny makes a heartbreaking discovery in the case of the dead woman. It's revealed that she had terminal cancer, so she and her husband saw a doctor in Vermont, a state that allows assisted suicide, to give her the drugs she needed to end her pain. When they return to New York, they learn the drug didn't do anything, so the husband, wanting to put his wife out of her misery and with her blessing, killed her. 

It's a devastating story because the husband isn't like a cold-blooded killer. He only did what he did out of love, but Danny still had to follow the letter of the law, even if it meant separating a child from their only parent left. It's a storyline that really makes the audience reconsider who they view as a criminal, as anyone can have a good explanation for committing a despicable act.