The meal kicks off with Erin (Bridget Moynahan) opening up about her attempts at getting a judgeship, and she reveals that coming from a family of cops has its complications. Frank (Tom Selleck) informs her that she might have better luck running for the position than getting appointed, because any job offer is likely to come with some strings attached.
The gathering is still going smoothly until Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), who is chasing a possible serial killer, comes late to dinner. The tension is palpable when some of Danny's family members ask how his case is going, and Danny's cold, distant response is all they need to hear to know not to inquire further.
This tense, thrilling episode of Blue Bloods airs Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. on CBS.