Shades of Blue

10 Best Episodes of Shades of Blue

Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the FBI and forced to inform on her own "brothers," she'll have to walk the fine line between love, loyalty, honor and betrayal, and try to keep it together for her daughter's future.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jun 08, 2022.

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Shades of Blue - S3E7

#15 - Straight Through the Heart (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Harlee fights a frame job as Wozniak tries to keep Bennett behind bars.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 408 votes.

Shades of Blue - S3E10

#14 - By Virtue Fall (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Harlee faces a police commission as Wozniak and the crew scramble to help her from the outside.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 385 votes.

Shades of Blue - S1E11

#13 - The Breach (Season 1 - Episode 11)

On the day of the heist, Harlee realizes she misplaced her trust in Stahl but it's too late to back down. Harlee tries to get immunity for her crew as she participates in the heist knowing that it will lead to Wozniak's arrest. Miguel discovers Harlee's secret. Loman unwittingly witnesses the heist just as the exchange goes terribly wrong.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 817 votes.

Shades of Blue - S2E11

#12 - The Quality of Mercy (Season 2 - Episode 11)


Harlee and Wozniak lead the crew on a dangerous mission to heist Bianchi's secret ledger and take down the mobster once and for all. But the plan takes a tragic turn when the events our heroes set in motion put one of their own in harms way, forcing Harlee to turn to an unlikely source for help.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 954 votes.

Shades of Blue - S3E1

#11 - Good Police (Season 3 - Episode 1)

Harlee and Wozniak, still dealing with the fallout from their near death experiences, discover a grisly crime scene riddled with mystery.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 490 votes.

Shades of Blue - S2E10

#10 - Whoever Fights Monsters (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Harlee and Wozniak lead a manhunt for the gunmen who ambushed the crew and unearth the key to taking down Bianchi. The crew bands together against the threat of Verco who has finally obtained evidence of their corruption. Stahl, suspended from the FBI, goes rogue to complete his quest to link Harlee to Miguel's death.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 971 votes.

Shades of Blue - S3E5

#9 - The Blue Wall (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Harlee discovers that the intelligence unitโ€™s involvement in criminal enterprises goes deeper than she thought. Ramsey strikes back. Tufo pulls away from the crew. Loman meets a girl.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 413 votes.

Shades of Blue - S1E12

#8 - For I Have Sinned (Season 1 - Episode 12)


Harlee and Wozniak must face the consequences of the disappearance of the heist's money. Out of options, Harlee approaches the FBI and promises to find the money and deliver Wozniak and his partners if Stahl keeps her in play.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 864 votes.

Shades of Blue - S2E8

#7 - Unpaid Debts (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Wozniak goes after Bianchi for breaking their agreement. Harlee seizes the opportunity to unite the team around an illegal mission to repay Tufo's brother's debt to a local drug dealer. Stahl heightens the stakes making good on his threat to go after the crew. Wozniak faces the impossible decision to pick between his team and Ayres just as his son, Nate, makes an effort to reunite.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 1011 votes.

Shades of Blue - S3E8

#6 - Cry Havoc (Season 3 - Episode 8)


Wozniak enlists the crew to make a dangerous move against the Intelligence unit as Harlee struggles to stay on her new path.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 407 votes.

Shades of Blue - S3E9

#5 - Goodnight, Sweet Prince (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Harlee uncovers a betrayal. Cole tries to avoid Ramseyโ€™s reach. Wozniak attempts to negotiate with the intelligence unit.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 386 votes.

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#4 - Chaos Is Come Again (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Harlee makes the chilling discovery that someone is texting Cristina as her dead ex, "Miguel." The case of a missing kid leads Wozniak to uncover a local dealer who uses underage mules and reminds Loman of what their unit is all about. The crew gets caught in a brutal ambush.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 1013 votes.

Shades of Blue - S2E12

#3 - Behind the Mask (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Harlee helps Nava cover his tracks after a violent encounter, revealing a side of herself Nava's never seen before and putting their relationship in jeopardy. Wozniak faces a ghost from his past in order to take down a new enemy in his present. Stahl gets a critical piece of information in his hunt for the truth about Miguel.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 947 votes.

Shades of Blue - S1E13

#2 - One Last Lie (Season 1 - Episode 13)


Unable to provide Donnie and Linklater to the FBI, Harlee makes a deal with Stahl to exchange her own immunity for that of her crew. Harlee comes face to face with Miguel who reveals his darkest side as he demands to be a part of Cristina's life.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 1009 votes.

Shades of Blue - S2E13

#1 - Broken Dolls (Season 2 - Episode 13)

In a dramatic confrontation, Wozniak faces the ally who betrayed him and makes his most difficult choice yet. Meanwhile, Stahl's fanatical plan to take Harlee down for murder finally pays off, forcing Harlee to get dangerously close to the man who's obsessed with her. In the end, Harlee and Wozniak's desperate efforts to save themselves and the crew lead to shocking consequences for both. *SEASON FINALE*

The episode was rated 8.27 from 1012 votes.

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