Sunday, December 7, 2014

Blue Bloods Episode Men in Black - "Chasidim in Boro Park"

Before a Hasidic Grand Rebbe passes away, he chooses his youngest son to succeed him. But when the new appointee dies suddenly, Danny investigates the oldest son and others within the Hasidic community. Meanwhile, Henry reveals a family secret to Frank.

Fyvush Finkel played the Hasidic Hat Maker.
Henry is visiting an old friend, Soliman Morgenthal, that he has had for 30 years who is dying. He tells Henry that he has to sons, Jacob should succeed him but in his heart, Levi is best.

Sully is dead and Henry is at the funeral, all of a sudden there is screaming and Levi has been stabbed to death. Danny is on the scene and a Hasidic detective Landsman shows up on the scene to help him because the community doesn’t accept outsiders.
Levi called his wife just before he was murdered, he was really upset about his father’s death.
Henry goes over to see Frank because he is very upset about his friend and his friend’s son being dead.
Danny is at the synagogue and questions Jacob, he asks him how he feels that his father wanted Levi taking his place and not him. Landsman thinks Danny is pushing too far. At the station, they find footage of a guy named Ben from the synagogue who exited Soliman’s funeral just after Levi, could this be their guy?
Danny is back at the synagogue to see Ben, he tells him that he saw the footage and Ben calls all cops the same, stupid. Landsman has to take Ben by force, this guy just wants to give them trouble. Ben is nasty, he just doesn’t want to cooperate at the station and Landsman gives it a try because Danny is frustrated.
It turns out that Levi may have had a girlfriend and Danny goes to ask Asher who was closer to Levi than anyone else – he gives up the girl’s name. After a quick chat with her, she reveals that they were in love and she wanted him to move in with her, but Levi told her that he would never betray his people or his father’s will. Danny asks if she had sex with Levi the morning that he was killed and she says yes, he was upset because his wife wanted a divorce and the only way a woman can get out of a Hasidic marriage is if her husband dies.
They interview Levi’s ex-wife and she reveals that she could never please her husband, she wanted children but he would never be with her intimately. The lab has identified an animal hair on Levi’s jacket..
Danny, McElroy and Landsman arrest Levi’s wife and Asher is shocked to the point that he finally reveals that he is the one that killed Levi because he didn’t deserve his wife and he is the one that is in love with her.
At Sunday dinner, Jacob sent over lots of Hasidic food for the family to share.