Mrs. Daniel Reagan and mother of Jack and Sean Reagan, Linda Rose Reagan (née O’Shea) was married to him. She worked as a nurse in New York City’s St. Victor Hospital’s emergency room. On May 28, 2017, Linda was killed in a helicopter accident that wasn’t seen on-screen.
Just Who Is Linda Reagan, Exactly?
Staten Island appears to be where Linda spent her formative years and final years of life. When Linda and Danny first met, she was the “beautiful Italian girl” whom all the Irish guys in school were swooning over.
In nursing school, she graduated at the top of her class. Prior to her stint as a full-time mom, Linda logged ten years at King’s General Hospital. When the family’s finances started to suffer, she took a part-time job at St. Victors.
There was never a Sunday supper where Linda didn’t voice her viewpoint, especially when it was among family. Despite her undying affection for Danny, she occasionally found herself frustrated by his prioritisation of business above family.
Even though she sometimes wished he stayed in construction, she never tried to persuade Danny to leave the industry because she knew how much he enjoyed working there.
Once Linda found part-time work, she was able to contribute financially to the family and become a trusted medical resource. Even while she assisted with situations, she maintained her professional boundaries and would deny visitors access to patients if required.
At an earlier point in the series, when Henry had a heart attack while making Thanksgiving dinner, her presence literally meant the difference between life and death.
She was robbed at knifepoint one night while working at a mobile clinic outside the Jefferson Housing Complex. Linda, who had previously detested firearms, decided to get a gun licence in light of the current situation.
Frank’s courtesy card helped her get her gun licence faster than she expected after she found out the process may take weeks. Linda bought a revolver after getting her gun permit. When Linda saw her assailant again, she hesitated before deciding to notify the police. Linda gave Danny her handgun and told him she hadn’t done anything.
She treated a patient at St. Victor’s Hospital who later turned out to be a witness in the shooting of NYPD Assistant Chief Donald Kent. The son of a coworker was threatened and forced by a gang to carry out a hit on the patient.
Linda was shot twice as a result of this. While one bullet was successfully extracted, the other could not be removed without causing her death. Linda went to see a therapist thereafter because she was suffering from post-traumatic stress.
It’s assumed that Linda and Danny tied the knot sometime in the early autumn of 1996. In spite of their tumultuous marriage, she passed away in 2017. After around twenty years and a few months of marriage, Linda and Danny divorced.
It is revealed in “Jack Takes a Chance on Love” that Danny and Linda’s second date was at an ice skating rink and that her favourite chocolates are Stork’s Orange Creams. Her precise age is unclear at this moment.
Who Then, Was Responsible For Linda’s Death?
On the April 5 episode of Blue Bloods, Danny’s long-time nemesis Luis Delgado (played by Lou Diamond Phillips) mocked the NYPD detective and said Linda was murdered, exactly like his wife.
After Danny’s house burned down and a helicopter crashed, Luis warned him, “That’s some pretty awful karma you carry around.” Danny does not have the finest connection with the cartel.
Donnie Wahlberg, who portrays Danny on the programme, also implied there is more to Linda’s death. While Linda was gone, “nobody really thought, ‘Hey, maybe there’s more to this than we thought,'” he told Parade.
“Not until Luis Delgado came along did anyone suggest that, “You pricked the bear, and there are repercussions to be paid for that.” He didn’t quite put it in that manner, however I think we may uncover that the flaming down of the home is not the end of it. That Danny did cause retaliation.”
Finally, on the April 12 episode of Blue Bloods titled “Common Enemies,” viewers got their wish. Turned out, Linda got murdered by Jose Rojas (Danny Trejo) – and Danny and Luis fought together to bring him to justice.
“Jose Rojas is what we both need. My wife and yours were both killed by him “Luis informed Danny. “Because he never speaks, people refer to him as “he clam.” His employees are also completely silent.”
However, Danny and Luis differ when it comes time to turn him in. Luis wants to just kill Jose, but Danny opts to arrest him and charge him with the murders.
Luis reassured Danny, “I hope that consoles you when you watch the trial and all his high-priced lawyers paint him as the victim.” This statement seemed to imply that Jose might be set free again.
Amy Carlson, who played Linda at the time of her death, voiced her displeasure with the show’s ending to her coworkers. She added at the time, “I feel sorry that she dies the way she dies.” “To be honest, I had no idea they were capable of such a thing. Certainly not me; I would never have done something so reckless.”
This may therefore be a means through which to provide eager followers with the satisfying conclusion they craved.
While it’s clear Danny is still struggling to cope with the loss of his wife, many viewers are rooting for him to start dating again. Donnie Wahlberg, though, thinks it could be too soon.