The show Blue Bloods has four distinct characters it follows: Frank, the PC; Danny, the detective; Erin, the lawyer; and Jamie, the street cop. Each of these characters has their own plot in every episode. Usually one or more of the plots intersect, but in a lot of the episodes there are at least two plots going on which have nothing to do with each other. Each plot has its own distinct and separate ending. It's these endings that have me confused.
I'm a writer, and I'm trying to write a series of novels with several main characters. Each main character has their own plot, with their own ending. Everything I know about writing is saying that you cannot have two separate climaxes in the same novel. One or both will lose emotional power, and feel lackluster or unfulfilling.
Blue Bloods does not seem to suffer from this problem. They regularly have unconnected episodes with unconnected climaxes which follow each other in separate scenes. I have not noticed any dimming of emotional power in either climax. Why is this?
Is there a secret the writers of Blue Bloods know? Or am I simply wrong in believing that having two climaxes one after the other will cause a drop in their power?
This is a question specifically about an aspect of the Blue Bloods TV series. It is not a question about theories on writing. That question can be found here.