Jennifer Esposito, who played Detective Jackie Curatola, Danny Reagan's (Donnie Wahlberg) partner, on “Blue Bloods” from 2010 to 2012, was a fan favorite. She was a powerful force on the show but left the series after a medical emergency and ensuing disagreements with CBS.
Esposito made "boring lines hysterical" and "throwaway lines authentic," Donnie Wahlberg said of his former co-star. The actor and musician went on to call the actress a "great partner" and "a great actor and friend."
Esposito returned the praise stating "We had so much fun," calling Wahlberg "one of the best people [I’ve] worked with." The actress has kept busy since her controversial 2012 departure, having appeared in multiple episodes of shows like "The Boys" and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit."