"Blue Bloods" is known for its emphasis on family, as seen in its regular Sunday dinners. The show follows the Reagan family, who are all involved in law enforcement. These family dinners often convey the moral lesson of the episode, and they can be challenging to film. Newcomer Vanessa Ray felt intimidated by these iconic scenes but was reassured by her co-star Will Estes. The cast occasionally makes mistakes during these scenes, which can result in playful snoring from the others. The dinner scenes can be grueling and time-consuming to shoot, with the cast spending hours on set.