The takedown of the fraternal organization, the Blue Templar, in Season 1 was a highlight for most of the Reagan family and showcased Frank’s ability to get a job done well. The finale episode, “The Blue Templar,” was the culmination of the family finally finding out who killed Frank’s son, Joe. An emotional rollercoaster from start to finish, the episode offers fans and Frank exactly what they have been looking for — closure. After a tormenting season, it’s heartwarming to see Frank get something he truly deserves, while also being able to refocus on his family. In moments like this, Frank is unquestionably a family man first and a police officer second, doing whatever it takes to protect them.
In a different light, this episode is also where we see Frank take complete charge. During the investigation, Jamie tries to square off against him after the case is pulled when the team finds out just how much The Blue Templar gets away with. In the interest of quality police work and his family, Frank keeps a firm hand on the case, resulting in the killer being caught and imprisoned. It’s a success story from its opening moments and one Frank should always be proud of.