Detective Kate Lansing was played by Megan Ketch, who is probably best known for her role as Tessa Ross on another CBS crime drama, American Gothic. Ketch made her big screen debut in a 2011 episode of the Patrick Wilson-directed fantasy drama A Gifted Man. She then appeared in The Good Wife as Deena Lampard and Under the Dome as Harriet Arnold. She also played Susanna Barnett in 12 episodes of the hit CW comedy Jane The Virgin between 2015 and 2016. Most recently, Ketch starred in the 2022 TV movie Gotham alongside Barry Sloane.
Most of Ketch’s work has been on the small screen, with only a few feature-length films on her resume. Most notable is the 2013 comedy The Big Wedding, which — despite the presence of Hollywood A-listers Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams and Susan Sarandon — earned a Rotten Tomatoes critical score of a meager 7%. She plays Jane, the adult daughter of Katherine Heigl’s character. The film was described by Little White Lies as “pure claw-your-eyes-out cinema,” while Maclean’s Magazine called it “the kind of movie that gives boomers a bad name.”
After Ketch left Blue Bloods, the revolving door used by Danny Reagan’s many partners swung open for Candice McElroy (Megan Boone) before Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) later entered Season 3. With Ramirez elevated to series regular status and rumors of a romance between Maria and Danny gathering momentum, it’s likely that the passenger seat in Danny’s squad car has finally gained some stability.