In the Blue Bloods episode “Back in the Day,” New York Police Commission Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) learns that his first partner Lenny Ross is writing a tell-all book titled “Back in the Day.” It’s filled with stories of their early days on the force. Ross gives Reagan the manuscript. Reagan is uncomfortable about having his personal stories made public. And Reagan’s director of communications Garrett Moore (Gregory Jbara) says the book will be published “over my dead body.” But as Ross tells Reagan, “I don’t need your permission.” To which Reagan says (he always gets the last word!), “My lawyers say different.”
Lenny Ross is portrayed by Treat Williams. The veteran actor is best known for his roles in the films Mulholland Falls (Colonel Nathan Fitzgerald), The Devil’s Own (Billy Burke), Smooth Talk (Arnold Friend), Once Upon a Time in America (James Conway O’Donnell) and in the TV movie A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley Kowalski). He’s also recognized for his recurring TV roles on Chicago Fire (Benny Severide), American Odyssey (Colonel Stephen Glen), White Collar (James Bennett), Heartland (Dr. Nathaniel Grant), Brothers & Sisters (David Morton), and Everwood (Dr. Andrew “Andy” Brown). Blue Bloods airs Fridays at 10pm on CBS.