"Blue Bloods" fans reacted with shock, confusion, and anger to that major twist in the Season 8 premiere.
ER nurse Linda Reagan, played by Amy Carlson since Season 1, survived the Season 7 finale fire at her home with husband Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) only to be revealed in the Season 8 premiere as having died in a helicopter crash while transporting a patient.
According to Deadline:
"I hear Carlson had fulfilled her contract, which was up at the end of Season 7, and felt it was time to move on. Still, this was a rather abrupt exit, with her character not getting a proper sendoff, a move that has been met with disapproval by some fans."
Carlson reached out on Instagram to say goodbye to her loyal fans:
Fans were not happy with Linda's departure or how it was handled:
Seriously??? You cannot kill off Linda and just casually metion it in a therapy session! WE DEMAND DETAILS, TEARS, A FUNERAL! #BlueBloods— ����Deb ���� K���� (@my2gr8girls) September 30, 2017
#BlueBloods has done explaining to do - why why why?? Killing off Linda was a big mistake!!! ������������������������������— FrizMeAllNightLong (@DesiresoftheArt) September 30, 2017
Why does #BlueBloods have it in for all the Reagan women?Bring back Linda!! You owed the fans a better storyline than this unrealistic exit!— Robin Pemberton (@RobinPemberton) September 30, 2017
Donnie Wahlberg also reacted to Amy Carlson's departure -- and so did his real-life wife Jenny McCarthy:
"Blue Bloods" will follow the fallout from Linda's death in the next episode, "Ghosts of the Past," airing Friday, Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. on CBS.
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