In case you were hoping to see Will Hochman as Joe Hill Blue Bloods season 12, you’re in luck!
A new report from TVLine today officially confirmed that Hochman will be back for at least one episode as the son of the late Joe Reagan — who has been in the spotlight since his debut as both an NYPD officer and undercover cop. He had a big part to play at the end of Season 11, when the Reagans all worked together to get him out of a precarious and near-fatal situation.
When Joe comes back to the show, we have to imagine that some kind of big case will come with him. What we like about the character is that he brings a bit more of an action movie feel to the show. He’s a rare fresh face that doesn’t feel overdone or as if the producers are trying to compensate elsewhere. We have enjoyed him on just about every occasion we have seen him.
As for why the writers/producers aren’t considering making Hochman a full-fledged series on a regular basis, it could simply be because of how many mouths they already have to feed. You have some of Reagan’s relatives who have a big story every week; it would be hard to balance them all and then also work to introduce someone else at the same exact time. How do you get all that done?
If nothing else, we’d love to see Joe remain a returning player on Blue Bloods for quite some time yet. Even if he’s only there for an episode or two here and there, that’s 100% better than not seeing him at all.