CBS Just Released New Photos from the 'Blue Bloods' Season 12 Premiere and We're Not Okay

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Photo credit: John Paul Filo/2021 cbs broadcasting inc
Photo credit: John Paul Filo/2021 cbs broadcasting inc

Blue Bloods will be back with new episodes soon, and we can't wait to see what season 12 has in store for the Reagan family. The two-hour season 11 finale saw the jaw-dropping return of Joe Hill (Will Hochman), and fans are so excited for the next chapter of the police drama when it returns on October 1.

Luckily, CBS released some photos from the season 12 premiere episode, titled "Hate Is Hate," and the episode synopsis sounds intense. It reads: "As Danny consults a psychic to solve the murder of a young boy, Frank is at odds with the mayor over how best to protect the city from an uptick in crime following a high-profile shooting. Also, Erin investigates a decades-old case in which the primary eyewitness to the killing is her boss, D.A. Kimberly Crawford, who was 13 years old at the time."

Needless to say, we can't wait to see how this plays out. But in the meantime, we're breaking down the newly-released photos for clues. Here's what we know:

Danny and Baez Are Back on the Case

Photo credit: John Paul Filo/2021 cbs broadcasting inc
Photo credit: John Paul Filo/2021 cbs broadcasting inc

Ah, there's comfort in seeing our favorite duo sharing the screen! In this photo, Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) seem to be talking to a bystander at a crime scene. Some fans are crossing their fingers that Danny and Baez will end up together, but we're just happy to see them working a case!

Frank Confronts the Mayor

Photo credit: John Paul Filo/2021 cbs broadcasting inc
Photo credit: John Paul Filo/2021 cbs broadcasting inc

Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) has been at odds with Mayor Peter Chase (Dylan Walsh) since his election in season 10, and this meeting between the two looks to be all business. Their tense conversation is likely about the city's crime statistics, a storyline we expect to continue for season 12.

Erin Digs Into the Past

Photo credit: John Paul Filo/2021 cbs broadcasting inc
Photo credit: John Paul Filo/2021 cbs broadcasting inc

Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) presents a case file to her boss, D.A. Kimberly Crawford (Roslyn Ruff). Erin is going to need D.A. Crawford's help to solve a cold case that she witnessed as a child decades ago.

The Family Gathers Around the Dinner Table

Photo credit: John Paul Filo/2021 cbs broadcasting inc
Photo credit: John Paul Filo/2021 cbs broadcasting inc

We're so relieved to see one of the show's staples is back: the Reagan family dinner. By the looks of these photos, we're expecting some laughs and lighthearted moments from the family. We love to see Tom Selleck crack a smile!

Will Joe Hill Be Back?

After the exciting season 11 finale, fans will likely be looking for glimpses of Joe Hill (Will Hochman). Unfortunately, he's not seen in any of the season 12 premiere photos. But executive producer Kevin Wade gives us hope of Joe's return. He told TV Insider that, while he likely won’t be around full-time in season 12, “we’d like to be able to weave him in and out of stories.”

We'll be parked in front of the TV on Friday nights to see what happens!

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