"Family Ties" is the twelfth episode of the first season of Blue Bloods. In this episode, Danny explores the world of the Russian Mob and their politics after the son of a gangster is killed. While Erin is handed a high-profile case of political corruption by her boss, the district attorney.  


When a mob boss' son is murdered at his own engagement party, Danny and Jackie must investigate within the tight-lipped Russian community of Brighton Beach. Surprisingly, one of the family is an old friend of Jackie's from high school, although she seems to have become a completely different person. Frank visits with the mob boss, Maximillian Gruschenko, in an effort to head off any potential explosion of violence in response to the crime. Meanwhile, Erin is abruptly thrown a high-profile corruption case with a very thin foundation. She must find new leads and bring the case up to par while facing opposition from the family who see it as a political move by her boss. 



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Special Guest Star

Guest Starring



Facts and Trivia

  • The DVD contains deleted scenes for this episode.