Dirty cop drama

Cor­rup­tion, vendet­tas and ditch­ing bod­ies take centre stage in Shades Of Blue.

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Shades Of Blue Sea­son 2 Tues­days (from 30 May) M-Net (*101) 20:30

“The mess just gets big­ger,” says Jennifer Lopez as her char­ac­ter Har­lee San­tos tack­les sea­son 2 of Shades Of Blue (2016- cur­rent). When the first sea­son ended in April 2016, shady NYPD de­tec­tive Har­lee made a deal with the FBI to ex­change her im­mu­nity for her dirt­ier fel­low cops’ and if that didn’t put her in a tight spot, Har­lee killed her ex­hus­band Miguel (An­to­nio Jaramillo) when he tried to rape her.

COVER YOUR TRACKS

The first three episodes deal with the af­ter­math of Miguel’s mur­der, start­ing with get­ting rid of the body. Luck­ily Har­lee has a so­lu­tion: bury him with an­other of her dirty se­crets – her dead ex- col­league Saper­stein (Santino Fon­tana). Plus,

she also gets back all that bribery cash she gave her abu­sive ex in sea­son 1 to leave her and their daugh­ter Cristina (Sarah Jef­fery) alone. Episode 2 (6 June) is go­ing to be just as messy when Har­lee has din­ner with her cop boss Lieu­tenant Woz­niak (Ray Liotta). She thinks that he’s for­given her for be­ing the precinct mole but does a leop­ard change his spots? Nope – Woz­niak black­mails her into be­ing his mole in the FBI anti- cor­rup­tion task force, who’re in­ves­ti­gat­ing him. And in episode 3 (13 June), shifty FBI Agent Stahl (Warren Kole) re­veals that he is try­ing to ar­rest may­oral can­di­date Ju­lia Ay­ers (Anna Gunn, Sky­lar in drama se­ries Break­ing Bad, 2008-2013) for be­ing in­volved in his part­ner’s death. That’s a prob­lem for Woz­niak, who has an agree­ment with Ju­lia and it’s not some­thing he can back out of. “The de­tails of Ju­lia’s rise and much darker, Machi­avel­lian side comes to the fore,” hints Anna.

Har­lee (centre) and her co-work­ers (from left): Car­los (Vin­cent Laresca) , Tess (Drea de Mat­teo), Marcus (Hamp­ton Fluker) and Michael (Dayo Okeniyi).

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