Shades of Blue Series Finale Recap: Did Ramsey Get What Was Coming to Him?

TVLine | 8/19/2018 | Matt Webb Mitovich
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Detective Harlee Santos formally brought her case against Captain Ramsey to the police commission, as NBC’s Shades of Blue wrapped its three-season run. What last-minute curve balls did Harlee have to dodge? And in the end, who wound up behind bars… or six feet under?

Even the morning after gunning down Stahl in her living room, Harlee was resolute in her plan to show up for the police commission hearing she lobbied for — though as she assured Wozniak, it wouldn’t be her but Cole delivering the damning testimony. Thing is, Cole was a no-show, and though Harlee did her best to hem and haw and buy time, the police commission — which included Captain Ramsey, doing his best to play dumb/innocent — adjourned for a few hours, giving Ramsey’s accuser one last chance to get her ducks in a row.

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After Cole’s motel room was found empty (though devoid of any signs of foul play), Harlee tracked him down about to board a ferry. He explained that despite them both having the best intentions, calling out Ramsey is not something he can go through with. And no, no pep talk from Harlee is able to make him turn heel and return with her to face the commission.

Tess meanwhile fakes the crashing of her cruiser — nasty head bump against the steering wheel included — in order to allow Enrique to “escape,” into the waiting arms of his cartel pals. Later, just as she has collected her sizeable payday for the turncoat act, Woz is waiting for her. The two of them then meet with the cartel liaison, cuing him to give Ramsey a ring and lead the captain into saying some quite incriminating things, all as Woz records the conversation. Woz alerts Harlee to the new evidence just as she is...
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