Blue Bloods – Risk and Reward

On the Set

Anthony Alvarez and Donnie on the set.

Attention Blue Bloods fans, I will make my second appearance on the show this Friday night at 10 PM EST on CBS TV. Season 3, episode 5.





Original broadcast date October 26, 2012. Shortly after Frank awards a detective with the Medal of Valor for his undercover work for the NYPD in Malaysia, the detective is taken hostage by a Malaysian drug lord whose brother he helped put in prison.

Cops enter a bar looking for bad guys from Malaysia. From that point, I will be caught, frisked and forced to empty my pockets by Donnie.

For those who are curious, Blue blood is an English idiom recorded since 1834 for noble birth or descent; it is also known as a translation of the Spanish phrase sangre azul, which described the Spanish royal family and other high nobility who claimed to be of Visigothic descent, in contrast to the Moors.The idiom originates from ancient and medieval societies of Europe and distinguishes an upper class (whose superficial veins appeared blue through their untanned skin) from a working class of the time. The latter consisted mainly of agricultural peasants who spent most of their time working outdoors and thus had tanned skin, through which superficial veins appear less prominently.

It was the Spaniards who gave the world the notion that an aristocrat’s blood is not red but blue. The Spanish nobility started taking shape around the ninth century in classic military fashion, occupying land as warriors on horseback. They were to continue the process for more than five hundred years, clawing back sections of the peninsula from its Moorish occupiers, and a nobleman demonstrated his pedigree by holding up his sword arm to display the filigree of blue-blooded veins beneath his pale skin—proof that his birth had not been contaminated by the dark-skinned enemy.

Limpieza de sangre, meaning “cleanliness of blood”, played an important role in modern Iberian history. It referred to those who were considered pure “Old Christians”, without Muslim or Jewish ancestors, or within the context of the empire (New Spain and Portuguese India) those without Amerindian, Asian or African ancestry.

Now I wondering if “Blue chip stock” has similar connotation.

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Blue Bloods is a TV series, in its third season,
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This is my second appearance on Blue Bloods.




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