Linda died????


I remember the house fire but this I don't. I thought I saw the finale. The doctor said she died in a helicopter crash. I guess I better be rewatchīng some stuff.

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Thanks for posting, wheelin. I thought I'd gone crazy.

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Me too. Thanx for responding.

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I just fast watched the DVR of the finale of season 7, in the last 2 minutes, she was having dinner with the family before it rolled the credits......I hate when they kill off characters without any explanation and some long winded BS about how they died......all we know is Danny's a mess because of it, but no indication of how it got to that point by how she died....more lame writing IMO.

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It was stupid, but apparently the actress wanted out.

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I also thought i had missed something from last season's finale and was like WTF?. what an odd way to kill off a character.

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I guess that when an actor's contract is up and they decline to renew, that's it for their character. In a way, though, the manner in which they announced her death - a disclosure 35 minutes into the episode - was more powerful because of the sudden shock. I don't think Linda's death would have hit viewers so hard if they had announced it (or shown it) up front and everyone knew it was coming. The focus is on Danny's emotional wreckage four months after the death. Donnie Wahlberg is not my favorite actor on the show, but I thought he did a masterful job last night. His pain was palpable.

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Amy Carlson decided to not renew her contract. Their way of dealing with it was to have her die in a lifeflight helicopter crash. You didn't miss anything. They're just disrespecting the fans, in my opinion.

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Yeah, off-screen, months prior, and we find out through some clumsy exposition.

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I had no idea she wanted to leave the show and it was a terrible way to kill her off.

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When Jennifer Esposito left the show she had a final appearance. She told Danny she was burned out, cleaned out her desk, hugged Danny and left. And Esposito had been fired from the show. We fans deserved a more graceful exit for Amy Carlson.

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I agree.

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Well, here's the thing - Esposito left mid season. Carlson notified the producers that she was not renewing her contract after the 7th season had wrapped up. She was filming another project by the time Blue Bloods went back into production for season 8.

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For those who may not have seen it, the cast spoke about their reactions to Amy Carlson's decision to leave at last night's Paleyfest NY: http://ew.com/tv/2017/10/17/blue-bloods-cast-reacts-amy-carlson-exit/

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thx for the link.

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What a bunch of whiners! The writers did an excellent job of writing the character out of the show. Do you have no imagination and have to have every little detail of ever story spoon fed to you with visuals? Her death was explained in a very natural way. The characters have had a couple of months to grieve so we were not subjected to months of episodes with everyone crying all the time. If you don't like how they handled the actress leaving stop watching.

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