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‘Shades Of Blue’ Premiere Recap: JLo Gets Dirty — & Gets Caught

Emily Longeretta Thu, January 7, 2016 11:01pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 3 Comments

Sometimes good people do bad things, right? That’s the motto of JLo’s crew on ‘Shades of Blue.’

The premiere of Shades of Blue starts out two weeks in the future with a crying Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez) recording a video about something she never saw coming: “I always wanted to be a good cop. But there’s no straight line to that. I always told myself that the end would justify the means. But now that I’m at the end, I can’t justify anything. It happened so slowly I didn’t realize. And so quickly I never saw it coming.”

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So, let’s skip back two weeks to see what exactly she’s talking about.

Let’s start with Harlee Santos. She’s a single mom, a good cop, and part of a super tight crew of NYPD, led by her Lieutenant Matt Wozniak (Ray Liotta). While their intentions is to catch the bad guys, they do walk the thin line to get there — including turning to the dark side sometimes. Unfortunately for her, the FBI has been following her for a month and almost immediately in the premiere, gets caught in the middle of a dirty deal. Special Agent Stahl (Warren Kole) quickly becomes obsessed with her (putting himself in her phone as “Jason Bourne”) and gives her two options: she can go to prison or she can join as an informant for the FBI, go undercover, and help them catch her own crew — specifically Wozniak.

He clearly pinpointed her for a reason; she’s not just going to go behind bars because she has something to fight for — a high school age daughter, Cristina (Sarah Jeffery). But we quickly learn that her relationship with Wozniak isn’t just as boss and worker, but more like father-daughter. He’ll do anything to protect her and her daughter, which may make it a little tough to turn on him.

The final scene of the premiere shows her mic’d up, on assignment from Stahl, at a party with her crew. However, Wozniak pulls her in the other room, informs her there’s a “rat” on their crew — and that she’s the only one he can trust to help him catch it.

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This should get interesting. The show overall is dark, emotional and will definitely keep you gasping and wanting more. So, HollywoodLifers, did you like the premiere of Shades of Blue?