- Country singer Lyle Lovett appeared on Blue Bloods as a Texas Ranger.
- He starred alongside Donnie Wahlberg's character throughout the episode.
- Fans had mixed reactions to Lyle's appearance on the show.
Blue Bloods just went a little bit country, and people had a lot to say about it.
Singer and songwriter Lyle Lovett surprised everyone when he appeared in the latest episode of the CBS drama as Texas Ranger Waylon Gates.
The cowboy hat-wearing crime fighter was forced to team up with Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and Maria Baez (Marissa Ramirez) after the "Lone Star Killer" escaped in New York City. From the moment a dangerous shoot-out with the criminal brought Waylon and Danny together, it was clear they weren't going to get along.
And Danny wasn't the only one who clashed with the newcomer from Texas. Some viewers at home were very confused by Lyle's appearance on the show, suggesting that other actors may have been better suited for the role.
@DonnieWahlberg Please share with us why Lyle Lovett was on Blue Bloods? Was there not any other guest star willing to play that role? I could have played that role. Please explain!— Tim Strasser (@tim_strasser66) February 16, 2020
@DonnieWahlberg Just saw latest Blue Bloods episode. It was cool having Lyle Lovett on, but what about Chuck Norris as the original Walker, Texas Ranger! That was a CBS show too!— Paul Bereau (@acuracarsales) February 17, 2020
In the end, however, Danny and Waylon made a good team. The detective and ranger finally managed to catch the escaped felon—and realized that they couldn't have done it without one another.
This led to a sweet moment where Waylon told Danny he would make a good Texas Ranger and gave him his cowboy hat.
Plenty of fans loved the way their relationship turned out, and are even calling for Lyle to guest star in more episodes.
Great episode of Blue Bloods with Lyle Lovett!! I hope this Texas Ranger returns!! Wonderful chemistry with Danny!! Please return to New York Lyle!— Judy Williams (@Jude309Judy) February 15, 2020
God I really do hope this duo happens again sometime in the future cause it is way to good to be a one time thing #BlueBloods 💙🤠🌹— megs (@megspptc) February 15, 2020
Whether or not the country star will return to the crime show remains to be seen.
In the meantime, we'll be staring at more photos of Donnie in a cowboy hat. 😍
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