Shades of Blue (2016–2018)
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Harlee faces a police commission as Wozniak and the crew scramble to help her from the outside.


Nick Gomez


Adi Hasak (created by), Marta Gene Camps (teleplay by) (as Marta Gené Camps) | 7 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lopez ... Harlee Santos
Ray Liotta ... Matt Wozniak
Drea de Matteo ... Tess Nazario
Dayo Okeniyi ... Michael Loman
Vincent Laresca ... Carlos Espada
Hampton Fluker ... Marcus Tufo
Sarah Jeffery ... Cristina Santos
Dov Davidoff ... Internal Affairs Detective Verco
Margaret Colin ... Linda Wozniak
Leslie Silva Leslie Silva ... Gail Baker
Cameron Scoggins ... Nate Wozniak
Nick Wechsler ... Cole
Dan Ziskie ... Commission Chairman
Victor Turpin ... Enrique
Andrew Stewart-Jones ... Rydel


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

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

19 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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A fitting, even if perfect, finale
21 August 2018 | by elihuevalerioSee all my reviews

I won't deny - I have mixed feelings about this show ending after three seasons. I had hoped for at least one or two more. However, the ending is fitting even if it isn't perfect. It has some fine acting from Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. Hopefully the Emmys will at least give them both a nomination. I feel their performances have been top-notch throughout the duration of this show, and they keep getting overlooked.

Without spoiling, the bulk of the episode centers around Harlee going in front of the police commission to expose Ramsey's corruption. The tension is palpable as we wait to see if her witness is going to show, or if she's going to finally have to come clean of her choices. Ramsey is a lothable character, which makes it all the more nail biting. The courtroom focus works very well and keeps you guessing how it all will turn out.

I had mixed feelings about the last 10 minutes of the episode, which wraps things up with a (somewhat) neat bow and gives the show a fairy fitting end. A final choice by Woz in a scene with him and Ramsey seems a bit of a stretch and kind of negates where the story goes regarding Harlee's decision.

In the end the writers opted for a morality tale with a clear cut ending that is satisfying simply for the reason that it doesn't "just end." However, you can't help but think about the other characters in the show and see a bit of imbalance and unfairness when comparing the conclusion of their stories versus the outcome of Harlee's story. This takes away some of the satisfaction regarding the ending and leaves us feeling a bit let down.

All in all, it's a decent conclusion. Is it perfect? No. But when you think about where the story began, and remember shows that have ended on a huge letdown ("Dexter," "The Glades," or "The Following," anybody?), we can be grateful for a generally solid wrap-up.

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