Danny Reagan may have mellowed out into a more mature detective on the latest seasons of “Blue Bloods.” But during earlier seasons, the officer would often let his emotions get the better of him, significantly affecting his job performance and relationship with his family. Honestly, some of Danny’s worst moments in earlier seasons were because of his hot-headedness. That’s familiar ground retreaded for Season 13, but for some fans, it’s Joe who fits this description more than his uncle. And it all may have to do with him struggling to live up to the Reagan name. “He’s very emotional,” u/CuteBaldChick wrote. “I think he struggles with being a Reagan but not being a Reagan. I also think the Reagans expect a lot from him, considering he just came into their lives.”
Season 13 hasn’t been easy for Joe. He understandably loses his cool when his father’s grave is desecrated during the season. And in the episode “Past History,” he finds himself in trouble with Frank after breaking federal orders during a joint sting between the NYPD and the FBI. It’s especially the latter where Joe’s rash actions echo that of Danny, as his uncle’s earlier methods often meant his commissioner father, Frank, would have to deal with the resounding headache they caused. It’s no wonder why as u/happygoth6370 noted, the Reagans just want Joe to make smarter decisions. After all, they’ve been down this road before with Danny many times.