Celebrate achievements together
When Danny and Maria were up for medals for valor, Frank was hesitant to decorate his son for fear of backlash against himself and Danny. While discussing it with his own father, Frank found out that Henry had not given him the same medal in 1988—out of the same concern.
After much deliberation, Frank decided that his son shouldn’t be punished for his dad's success. He deserved the medal.
After the ceremony, the family sat down to dinner. Danny took the medal off of his neck, placed it on his father’s, and Henry stood to give the speech he wished he had decades before.
Danny [while placing his medal for valor around his father's neck]: In long overdue recognition, Detective Reagan will now receive this medal of valor for his extraordinary bravery and service on that day. Congratulations, detective.