Shades of Blue

10 Worst 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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#10 - Daddy's Girl (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Realizing that Stahl will stop at nothing to arrest Julia Ayres, Harlee decides to investigate on her own and determine whether there's any truth in his allegations of Ayers' active business with the mob. Wozniak is confronted with a drug case that forces him to face the darkest demons from his past, his daughter's death, while exposing the origin of his loyalty to Ayres.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 1095 votes.

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#9 - Undiscovered Country (Season 1 - Episode 7)

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Wozniak grapples with his guilt over attempting to kill Saperstein as he is faced with the need to finish the job. Harlee desperately tries to protect Saperstein as she struggles to keep the unit from being torn apart by suspicion and grief. Stahl gets closer to uncovering Harlee's relationship with Miguel.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 836 votes.

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#8 - Live Wire Act (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Harlee's collaboration with Stahl (Warren Kole) uncovers Wozniak's secret relationship with Donnie. Wozniak decides to take charge of the big job after picking up a package that turns out to be a kidnapped man. A mysterious call to Saperstein's desk forces the crew to face their mixed feelings about their fallen friend and ultimately decide to preserve his memory.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 763 votes.

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#7 - What Devil Do (Season 1 - Episode 10)

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Harlee and Wozniak secure more details on the big score and meet Donnie's silent partner, who reveals himself to be an DEA agent. They learn the big score is an armored car heist. Wozniak takes interest in a fellow marine veteran who is suspected of murder under dubious circumstances.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 805 votes.

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#6 - Unforgiven (Season 2 - Episode 1)

In the second season opener, Harlee Santos takes drastic measures to cover up the murder of her abusive ex, Miguel. Lieutenant Matt Wozniak makes a deal with FBI Agent Robert Stahl to keep himself and his crew out of jail but soon discovers Stahl has led him into an impossible trap. As the crew deals with the fall-out from the failed heist, Tess struggles to keep her painful gunshot wound under wraps.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 1353 votes.

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#5 - False Face, False Heart (Season 1 - Episode 3)

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Harlee refuses to give Stahl incriminating evidence against Wozniak but hands over a fully resolved unofficial investigation that Tess and Espara initiated when they moved a body by Tess' house found to be murdered with a 3D printed gun. Wozniak confronts Harlee who executes a dangerous bluff.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 970 votes.

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#4 - Equal & Opposite (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Harlee and Tess intercept a heroin shipment from a local drug lord who discovers Wozniak's secret and tries to use it as leverage to get his confiscated drugs back. Harlee fears Stahl's interest in her goes beyond the professional, believing he is invading her privacy, and resorts to spying on him with the help of an old friend. Tess tries to use Espada to get back at her husband.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 864 votes.

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#3 - Original Sin (Season 1 - Episode 2)

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Harlee struggles with becoming an FBI informant while Wozniak suspects every member of his crew. Paranoid that Wozniak's search will lead to her, Harlee suggests polygraphng the entire crew, a plan that backfires. An appeals case sends Wozniak to watch tapes from his first encounter with Harlee, revealing a dark secret from their past. Meanwhile, Espada helps Tess deal with her husband's infidelity.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 1062 votes.

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#2 - Who Can Tell Me Who I Am? (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Loman's guilt over the death of an unarmed suspect becomes a liability for the crew, forcing them to test his loyalty. Wozniak sends Harlee on an errand that reveals he has a silent partner in the big score. Wozniak realizes Donny has been withholding information. Harlee feigns cooperation with Stahl, but unwittingly leads the FBI to incrimmating evidence,

The episode was rated 7.57 from 897 votes.

Shades of Blue - S1E1

#1 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

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NYPD Detective Harlee Santos' fierce loyalty - to her daughter and her family in blue - is put to the test when she's entrapped by the FBI.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 1309 votes.

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