'Blue Bloods' fall finale: Len Cariou appreciates the higher profile

Zap2it: The weekly family dinner scene is such a staple of "Blue Bloods," what do you remember about filming the very first one?Len Cariou: Actors are incredible beings, I think, and we thought we had to figure out a history for ourselves [as the characters]. While they were setting up shots, we were yapping about Donnie's (Wahlberg) and Will's (Estes).We all have a wonderful relationship, and I think the show has a uniqueness because of those very scenes at the dinner table. We get to know the family as more than cops, everybody is wonderful in their roles, and it's a very pleasant working situation.Zap2it: Henry has gotten to draw on his police commissioner past quite a bit in recent episodes. Are you pleased with what's been revealed?Len Cariou: That's the good history of the piece, and it gives the writers something to draw on. And that also makes it ongoing fun for me. New...



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