Although Abigail was relieved to see her attacker arrested after being assaulted in season 11, the latest episode forces her to face old fears. The latest episode, titled “Homefront,” follows Abigail as she struggles to come to terms with the fact that her attacker could get a reduced sentence for willing to provide evidence against a raunchy crime boss. When Erin (Bridget Moynahan) refuses to use her influence with the district attorney’s office to help her, Abigail decides to find a way to prosecute both criminals at the same time. The character must prove her investigative skills in the field, eventually getting justice on both counts.
Fans of the show loved seeing the character take center stage. Many people on Twitter probably share the opinion of @DJRiter, who wrote: “I like Abigail in the field! I wouldn’t get in her way!” Viewers were also quick to praise Abigail Hawk’s performance. “It was good to see @abigail_hawk getting more meaningful roles on #BlueBloods,” she wrote @DDarwent. On Reddit, fans were just as polite. “Abigail is a 1st grade detective, she should be in more episodes,” wrote u/save-therhino-. Some people might even agree with u/NoleFandom, who wrote, “Abigail needs her own spinoff. She’s the most popular character on the show.”
While Abigail doesn’t get her own spin-off, the episode demonstrates Abigail’s tenacity and resourcefulness, and underscores her importance as a member of Frank’s inner circle.