The BEST Episodes of Shades of Blue
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020
In a steamy new drama, Jennifer Lopez stars as sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos, who 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.
#1 - Broken Dolls
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 21, 2017
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*
#2 - One Last Lie
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 31, 2016
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.
#3 - Goodnight, Sweet Prince
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 12, 2018
Harlee uncovers a betrayal. Cole tries to avoid Ramsey’s reach. Wozniak attempts to negotiate with the intelligence unit.
#4 - Cry Havoc
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 5, 2018
Wozniak enlists the crew to make a dangerous move against the Intelligence unit as Harlee struggles to stay on her new path.
#5 - The Blue Wall
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 15, 2018
Harlee discovers that the intelligence unit’s involvement in criminal enterprises goes deeper than she thought. Ramsey strikes back. Tufo pulls away from the crew. Loman meets a girl.
#6 - Chaos Is Come Again
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 30, 2017
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.
#7 - Behind the Mask
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 21, 2017
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.
#8 - Unpaid Debts
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 23, 2017
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.
#9 - By Virtue Fall
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 19, 2018
Harlee faces a police commission as Wozniak and the crew scramble to help her from the outside.
#10 - Straight Through the Heart
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 29, 2018
Harlee fights a frame job as Wozniak tries to keep Bennett behind bars.
#11 - For I Have Sinned
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 24, 2016
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.
#12 - Whoever Fights Monsters
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 7, 2017
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.
#13 - Good Police
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 17, 2018
Harlee and Wozniak, still dealing with the fallout from their near death experiences, discover a grisly crime scene riddled with mystery.
#14 - The Reckoning
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 22, 2018
Harlee and Wozniak try to link the intelligence unit to the cartel while facing the consequences of breaking the blue wall.
#15 - The Quality of Mercy
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired May 14, 2017
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.
#16 - The Breach
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 17, 2016
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.
#17 - Fall of Man
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 11, 2016
Wozniak's suspicions land on Saperstein, forcing Harlee to convince Stahl to arrest Saperstein in order to keep him safe. Harlee visits her abusive ex, Miguel, who tasks her with tracking down the man who committed the murder for which he is imprisoned.
#18 - That Way Madness Lies
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 1, 2018
Harlee questions her own sanity as Wozniak keeps secrets from those closest to him. Loman intimidates a witness.
#19 - Fracture
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 9, 2017
Harlee and Wozniak investigate Caroline's (Nava's ex-fiancée) murder, putting Harlee and Nava's relationship in an awkward place because she can't reveal her connection to the crime or the methods she will use to solve it. Wozniak focuses on determining which member of his crew is informing to Verco as Loman uncovers a much deeper secret.
#20 - A House Divided
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 16, 2017
Following Harlee's brave confession to the entire crew that she has been informing for the FBI, the team grapples with Harlee and Wozniak's betrayal. With their team falling apart, Harlee and Wozniak come up with a desperate plan to neutralize Bianchi. However, their actions have unforeseen consequences because the Mafia fires back.
#21 - The Hollow Crown
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 24, 2018
Dealing with a loss, Harlee pursues evidence of a higher level of corruption within the NYPD. Wozniak tries to protect Harlee and his crew from escalating threats.
#22 - A Walking Shadow
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 8, 2018
Harlee focuses her sights on taking down the intelligence unit. Stahl’s continued obsession brings him closer to New York. Wozniak uses Wallace as Espada struggles with keeping secrets from Tufo.
#23 - Eye of the Hurricane
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 12, 2017
Following Wozniak's discovery that Stahl's target is his close friend and Mayoral Candidate, Julia Ayers, Wozniak launches an all-out war with Stahl. Meanwhile, Harlee dives into an investigation that takes an unexpected turn into her own past - and ultimately throws her in the cross-hairs of Wozniak and the FBI. At the precinct, a new, unwelcome presence threatens to uncover the crew's deepest secrets.
#24 - Ghost Hunt
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 19, 2017
After Wozniak refuses to play ball with the FBI, Stahl turns up the heat on Harlee who lands in the middle of Wozniak's dangerous plan to free himself from the Feds by reeling in a bigger fish. Meanwhile, Internal Affairs Officer Verco applies pressure to each member of the crew to discover what really happened to Donnie Pomp.
#25 - Sweet Caroline
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 2, 2017
The mafia seeks revenge on Harlee by framing her for murder. As Harlee works against the clock - and her own crew - to cover her tracks, Wozniak fights to keep his cop-family together when evidence of an old crime puts pressure on the already splintering team. Stahl cozies up to Cristina, getting one step closer to the truth about Miguel.