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Danny Reagan's Best Moment In Blue Bloods Season 10

Of all the characters in the CBS police procedural/family drama "Blue Bloods," Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) is one of the most dynamic. By Season 10, Danny is a widower like his father Frank (Tom Selleck) and grandfather, Henry (Len Cariou). Danny's method of policing is filled with wisecracks and violence, and the show rides on his ability to create both funny and stressful moments — as well as Wahlberg's ability to bring that wild dichotomy to life. Danny also brings that energy to the traditional Sunday family dinners, where their common profession gives the Reagans a chance to exchange advice about the challenges they share working in law enforcement. But as with any family, dinners are also a chance to work out issues, comfort each other, and mark significant events. 

Two Season 10 dinners are especially important for the Reagans. In Episode 1, "The Real Deal," Frank's old partner Lenny Ross (Treat Williams) has a family crisis of his own, so he becomes the first person outside the family to be invited to Sunday dinner (via Pop Culture). But in the foundation-shaking season finale "Family Secrets," Danny creates the single most heartwarming and comforting moment of the season with an unexpected reaction.

Danny gives a particularly warm welcome in the Season 10 finale

The "Blue Bloods" Season 10 finale is easily the favorite of the season among IMDb reviewers, with a 9.0 rating, and it also contains the season's most dramatic storyline. When Danny's son Sean (Andrew Terraciano) has his DNA tested as part of a school project, the family learns that young NYPD Detective Joe Hill (Will Hochman) is actually a Reagan. He's the son of the fourth sibling, detective Joe, who was killed in the line of duty prior to the events of "Blue Bloods."

Welcoming a new family member is an incredibly complicated situation under the best of circumstances. Danny is skeptical when Frank first reveals the news to the family, wondering if it is "some kind of scam." But he grudgingly agrees to invite Joe to the following Sunday dinner. That next week, with just Frank remaining behind him in the gauntlet of handshakes and hugs welcoming Joe to his new family, Danny tells Joe that he hopes all the things Joe has heard about him are good. Joe responds with a teasing shrug, a soft quizzical grunt, and a big smile, to which Danny says, "He's a Reagan."

With those three words, Danny officially welcomes Joe into the tight Reagan clan. It's a warm act for a man known for his brusqueness and, in a drama that relies so much on that family's dynamic for its storylines, a huge moment for both the character and the show itself.