The Season 8 premiere of Blue Bloods, “Cutting Losses,” follows Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) as he struggles with grief. His wife, nurse Linda Reagan died at the end of the last season — a brutal season for Danny which also saw their house go up in flames. Linda died in a helicopter accident while airlifting a patient from the hospital. Danny still blames himself — for not being home enough — for not spending more time with the family. He puts the ball in motion to retire but his family, including his DA sister Erin (Bridget Moynihan) doesn’t think that’s a good idea. He’s good at what he does and he loves it. Danny probably needs to be on the job for his emotional well-being.
Linda Reagan was portrayed by Amy Carlson, who spent seven seasons as Danny’s wife. She’s known for her roles on the TV shows Law & Order: Trial by Jury (Kelly Gaffney), Peacemakers (Katie Owen), Third Watch (Alex Taylor), and Another World (Josie Watts), and in the films Too Big to Fail (Erin Callan) and Green Lantern (Jessica Jordan), among others. According to imdb, Carlson is working on two films to be released in 2018 including A Bread Factory with Janeane Garofalo and Tyne Daly. Blue Bloods airs Fridays at 10pm on CBS.
My heart is full of gratitude to each of you for your generous support of me and my character for the last seven years of Blue Bloods – Linda Reagan. I have been touched by your compassion and enthusiasm. I loved playing Linda: wife to Danny, mother to Jack and Sean, nurse and working mom. I’m proud of my contribution to building this series. I’m so grateful to CBS and the Blue Bloods cast and crew. Mostly, I am grateful to the fans who have supported me and the show. Peace, blessings and many ‘love you mores’ to all of you. Warmly, Amy Carlson @bluebloods__cbs @cbstv . . . Phot by @ReneeBevan