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A traditional Thanksgiving turkey ready for the Reagan family feast

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By John Kennedy

Are you Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) or his detective son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg)? Are you beat cop Eddie (Vanessa Ray) or her police sergeant husband—and Frank’s younger son—Jamie (Will Estes)? Are you patriarch and retired commissioner Henry (Len Cariou) or his assistant district attorney granddaughter, Erin (Bridget Moynahan)?

Collect the clues to find out which Blue Bloods character you resemble in this arresting personality quiz.

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Binge Watch

Vanessa Ray as Eddie and Bridget Moynahan as Erin sit next to each other on a couch staring up at someone off camera.

Eddie (Vanessa Ray) and Erin (Bridget Moynahan) in the Season 12 episode “Tangled Up in Blue”

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1. What’s your favorite TV show?

A) Frasier

B) Magnum, P.I. (the original)

C) SEAL Team

D) The Good Wife

E) S.W.A.T.

F) I Love Lucy

Top Trait

Will Estes as Jamie wears his police uniform and holds both of his hands out with palms upturned to make a point.

Jamie (Will Estes) in the Season 12 episode “True Blue”

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2. What do others most admire about you?

A) Your timeless wisdom

B) Your strong leadership qualities

C) Your street smarts

D) Your analytical mind

E) Your idealism

F) Your feistiness and independence

Mood Booster

Donnie Wahlberg as Danny sits at the dining room table wearing a sweater and laughing.

Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) in the Season 12 episode “Where We Stand”

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3. Complete this sentence. When I’m feeling blue, I …

A) … play or watch a handball game.

B) … go fishing.

C) … open the family album.

D) … bury myself in work.

E) … go to the gym and box.

F) … pig out on fried food.

Life Lessons

A closeup of Tom Selleck as Frank wearing a brown sweater and glasses while he sits at the dinner table.

Frank (Tom Selleck) in the Season 12 episode “The Reagan Way”

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4. Life has taught me …

A) … that there is joy in growing older.

B) … not to act rashly. Get all the facts before making an important decision.

C) … that tragedy can strike in an instant. Savor every moment with those you love.

D) … that you can’t win them all.

E) … to be open-minded.

F) … that positive purpose is more empowering than financial wealth.

Surprise, Surprise

Len Cariou sits at the kitchen table in front of a salad bowl and cutting board with vegetables as he smiles at Frank.

Henry (Len Cariou) in the Season 12 episode “Tangled Up in Blue”

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5. People would be surprised to know that I …

A) … have seen it all.

B) … couldn’t care less about politics.

C) … work hard to control my temper.

D) … am a sore loser.

E) … am ambitious.

F) … have a love-hate relationship with money.

Words To Live By

A bespectacled Erin inspects files and folders on a table as Jamie looks on wearing his NYPD uniform.

Erin and Jamie in the Season 12 episode “True Blue”

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6. Pick your favorite quote:

A) “It’s a great thing getting older. You are who you are. You say what you mean.” ―Reese Witherspoon, actor

B) “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” ―Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president

C) “If you cannot stop yourself from getting angry, then at least get angry about things that matter.” ―Amit Kalantri, author

D) “You don’t win a debate by suppressing discussion. You win it with a better argument.” ―Frank Sonnenberg, author

E) “Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you.” ―Don Henley, musician

F) “Make your goal more than money. Make it about helping people and creating a better future.” ―Maxime Lagacé, NHL player

Role Model

Erin sits next to a row of leatherbound books and a painting of ships at sea as she stares at someone off camera.

Erin in the Season 12 episode “Firewall”

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7. Which famous person—living or dead—do you most admire?

A) John F. Kennedy, the 35th (and first Catholic) U.S. president

B) Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. president and storied New York police commissioner

C) John McCain, longtime Arizona senator and Vietnam War hero

D) Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first two female Supreme Court justices

E) Barack Obama, the 44th (and first African American) U.S. president

F) St. Sava the Enlightener, first archbishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church, venerated as a protector of churches, families, schools, and artisans

Pet Peeve

Danny wears a suit and tie while standing in front of a chainlink fence and graffitied wall as he stares into the distance.

Danny in the Season 12 episode “USA Today”

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8. What is your pet peeve?

A) Political correctness

B) Politics (period)

C) Criminals who prey on the weak

D) Legal loopholes

E) Bad apple cops

F) Health food nuts

Don’t Say It

Eddie wears a chambray shirt as she sits at the dinner table and smiles sheepishly with her mouth closed.

Eddie in the Season 11 episode “Justifies the Means”

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9. I hate it when people say:

A) “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

B) “Because that’s how we’ve always done it. That’s why!”

C) “I’m not responsible for my actions.”

D) “Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies.”

E) “The ends justify the means.”

F) “That fruit salad was great! I’m stuffed!”

I Spy

An outline of a body in masking tape on a brown carpet.

An outline of a body … or is it?

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10. When I look at this, I see ...

A) … someone who died too young.

B) … the value of each life.

C) … a mystery to be solved.

D) … a victim who deserves legal justice.

E) … a failure of the system.

F) … someone with a family.


Now, gather the evidence and find out which Blue Bloods character is most like you.

Mostly A

A smiling Henry wears a sweater vest over a brown shirt as he sits in front of filled plates at the dinner table.

Len Cariou as Henry Reagan

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If you answered mostly A, you’re … Henry!

You’re a bit old-school, but your steadfast values have served you well over the years—to the point that those who know you seek to soak up your wisdom. You have mastered the art of maturing gracefully. You have learned what to let go of and what to hold on to. You are who you are and you say what you mean. You’re steady as a rock with sound ethics and ideals that don’t shift with the cultural wind. That makes you a beacon of moral integrity.

Mostly B

A closeup of Frank wearing a black knit shirt with a collar.

Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan

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If you answered mostly B, you’re … Frank!

You’re a born leader who commands the respect of those around you, mostly because you bring out the best in others. You speak softly, but you carry a big stick that you know how to wield on the rare occasions that it’s necessary.

You’re more interested in results than office politics, but you’re adept at answering to those above you, looking out for those below you, and holding everyone accountable—including yourself. You take your responsibilities seriously and you have a strong sense of purpose, but you also know the value of downtime with family and of spending time alone.

Mostly C

A closeup of Danny outdoors wearing a shirt and tie under a fall jacket.

Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan

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If you answered mostly C, you’re … Danny!

You act tough, but the truth is you’re a sentimental softie who feels deeply. That explains why you can be hotheaded at times. Your anger doesn’t stem from a sense of personal entitlement or victimhood. Rather, your acute sense of justice comes from being unable to abide seeing the strong taking advantage of the weak. As a result, your moral passion serves you (and others) well when it is constructively managed, but not so much when it’s impulsive. Control yourself and your emotions, and you can accomplish great things.

Mostly D

Erin stands outside in a crowd while wearing a black coat and smiling at someone off camera.

Bridget Moynahan as Erin Reagan

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If you answered mostly D, you’re … Erin!

You’re a bit of a workaholic, you hate to lose, and you like to argue. On the other hand, you’re dedicated to any assignment you take on, you aim to win, and you don’t sweep disagreements under the rug. You believe in honest debate and you’re open to hearing views that challenge your own.

You also have a strong sense of fairness and justice and believe every person is entitled to their day in court. Whichever side of an argument you take, it’s based on your principles—and anyone you represent is glad you’re on their side.

Mostly E

Jamie wears a blue button down and tan denim jacket as he stands outdoors and puts his hands in his jeans pockets.

Will Estes as Jamie Reagan

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If you answered mostly E, you’re … Jamie!

You’re an idealist, which is great as long as you don’t allow perfectionism to get in your way. You’ve got a good heart, you’re easygoing, and you’re genuinely open-minded—a positive trait provided you stick to your principles and follow your instincts. The overarching good news is that you’re very good at discerning extremes, finding balance, and navigating life’s complicated contradictions.

Mostly F

A closeup of Eddie wearing a white sweater and gold necklace and smiling.

Vanessa Ray as Eddie Janko

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If you answered mostly F, you’re … Eddie!

You’re a feisty, independent thinker and a straight shooter who doesn’t get offended easily. You’re also passionate about personal freedom. You don’t like being told what to think, what to eat, or how to live your life by self-proclaimed experts who might have a hidden agenda or lack real knowledge. While you can be hard-nosed in your views, you are open to counterarguments, especially when they’re backed by evidence and presented by sources you trust.

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By Maria Neuman

While most of us stop pulling late nights after college, Sarah Steele finds her role of gutsy lawyer Marissa Gold on The Good Fight shooting well into the wee hours. “A few Fridays ago, we finished at 2:30 a.m. and I’m often in the makeup chair by 5 a.m. on a Monday,” says the 33-year-old Pittsburgh native, who got her start on The Good Wife, a gig that was supposed to last three episodes while she was studying at Columbia University. The rest, as they say, is spinoff history.

“On the last day of shooting on The Good Wife, I went up to Christine Baranski and told her that I was going to miss everyone so much. She looked at me and said, ‘There are no goodbyes in this business,’ and we’ve ended up on The Good Fight for six years!” After a week in the courtroom, her weekends in Brooklyn are decidedly more laidback. From the yoga mat to the movies, she takes us through a typical day.

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9:00 a.m.

On Saturdays I love to sleep in but try not to go too late so I’ll stay on schedule for the week. Since starting to shoot The Good Fight, I’ve lived all over Brooklyn, but I recently moved to Brooklyn Heights. It’s right by Brooklyn Bridge Park and known for being pretty quiet, which is fine by me. Plus, two of my best friends live a few blocks away.

9:15 a.m.

A wooden floored studio with rows of yoga mats and a trio of plants in one corner.

“I’m a yoga junkie,” says Steele.

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I’m a yoga junkie. There’s a studio right by me called Heatwise, and I try to go at least three times a week. I store my mat there so it’s easy for me to drop in. I like to practice in the morning and find it is the perfect thing to quiet my thoughts and get me in the flow. Since it’s hot yoga, you’re so sweaty at the end that you can’t even leave the building without showering after class.

11:00 a.m.

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Assorted peppers, cherry tomatoes, and other greens on display at a farmer's market

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Lately I’ve been cooking for myself during the week, and I try to get most of the ingredients from my local farmer’s market, Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket. I pick up everything from turkey burgers and eggs to my veggies.

Noon

My partner, who lives in Greenpoint, comes across town and we’ll go to this certain brunch place right near my apartment. Sorry, I’m not going to say the name because it’s a total gem and we don’t want it to get too crowded. [Laughs.] We don’t even bring friends there! Every time, I order the eggs torta with avocado and chorizo, coffee, and maybe a brunch cocktail.

1:15 p.m.

Sarah Steele and a friend sit on her Brooklyn rooftop having a conversation.

Steele (right) takes in her rooftop view with a pal.

Photo credit: Sarah Steele

I have a roof terrace at my new apartment, so I love to host crafts parties there. At the beginning of the pandemic, I found myself trying to be crafty and not just stare at the TV or my phone in the evening. My boyfriend is a painter, so he’ll bring all the supplies, and we make something like charcoal or acrylic paintings with our friends. My two cats, Xan and Fagin, come up on the roof, too. It’s a fun, easy way to hang out.

3:45 p.m.

Two covers of books recommended by Sarah Steele.

“Two of my recent recommended reads are Consent: A Memoir by Vanessa Springora and What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo.”

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I’m always reading a book, either before bed or in the makeup chair. My favorite place to browse and buy is Books Are Magic. I can spend hours there. Usually, I’ll pick out three books, read them all, and then go back and pick out three more. Two of my recent recommended reads are Consent: A Memoir by Vanessa Springora and What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo.

4:00 p.m.

An assortment of vintage furniture and housewares clustered against a gra painted brick wall.

Vintage finds at the Dobbin St. Co-op in Greenpoint.

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One of my favorite stores is KIWI in Park Slope. It’s a clothing store, but it also has unusual beauty products and candles. Another great spot is Dobbin St. Vintage Co-op in Greenpoint, which is full of cool old furniture, vintage clothes, and accessories.

5:15 p.m.

I love, love, love the movies. One of my best recent experiences was seeing The Lost City with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. It was hysterical. I saw it at the Nitehawk Cinema, a hipster-y small theater where you can order burgers and cocktails while watching the movie.

7:30 p.m.

Two actors in a scene from a production of the play A Case for the Existence of God at the Signature Theatre.

A Case for the Existence of God

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I can see live theater every weekend. Most of my friends are theater nerds. So am I. I’ve done so much live theater in the past, but my schedule is pretty busy these days, though I just had an audition a few weeks ago and thought, Wow, I’ve really missed this. Recently I saw A Case for the Existence of God at the Signature Theatre. It sums up my ethos when it comes to theater: heart-breakingly funny and tragic, like real life.

10:00 p.m.

Actress Sarah Steele affectionately cradles her tabby cat.

Steele’s feline friend

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I have a lot of trouble sleeping, so I try not to stay up too late. During the week, I’ve made it a point to be screen-free after 8 p.m. and it helps. I’ll read or listen to a podcast—a recent fave is the tongue-in-cheek one called Poog—or look over my lines for the next day.

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Fall is prime season for sports lovers. There’s the World Series, the start of both the NHL and NBA seasons, college basketball and football, and of course the NFL on CBS. Here’s a roundup of CBS and Paramount+ stars supporting their favorite teams.

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Vanessa Lachey, NCIS Hawai‘i

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