Dark Blue

Season 1 Episode 2

Guns, Strippers and Wives

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 22, 2009 on TNT
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Episode Summary

Ty tracks down a gun trafficker and runs the risk of blowing his cover by seeing his wife on her birthday. Carter has difficulty raising $100,000 to save himself and Ty.

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  • Badly written, unrealistic storyline.

    If this show is to succeed the writing has to get much better than this. The gun-runner doesn’t kill Ty outright, even though he is suspicious of him, because he is in need of fifty thousand dollars immediately? He must be the only gun-runner with A-grade merchandise in all of the world, who has only one client, and even then it is an undercover cop. Even then, he must be so unable to manage his funds, he has got to be the worst gun-runner in history (so much so that I wonder why the team would have gone after him), as he has no assets at all to liquidate quickly to make the money he needs to get himself out of trouble. The cops themselves managed to get 70 grand with 5 minutes work, and he couldn’t scare up 50, with his only option being to put his hope, and life, on an undercover cop turning out to be what the cops says he is, even against his own suspicions. It’s a wonder this guy didn’t get taken-out long ago. As if this isn’t bad enough, then, let’s not mention his henchmen; is stupidity a part of the henchmen job description? I thought I was watching an old Adam West Batman episode. Maybe this gun-runner borrows his henchmen from the Joker. The last straw for me, in bad writing was in the last scenes, with Carter telling Dean, “...as long as the end is on the right side of the line’, referring to the 30 grand Dean showed up with to help save Ty. Carter, earlier led a raid on a drug house, beat up people in the house â€"who may have been innocent despite being there (they were playing Monopoly after all)- and stole 70 thousand dollars. I ask where exactly is this line he is talking about, ‘cos if they are prepared to do that to get money in a pinch (perhaps even rob banks if it was easier, as Carter implied he was prepared to do) then Dean has nothing to worry about. The le-way he has before he crosses this “lineâ€� must be huge. Writers, get you act together, or this show will bomb.moreless
  • Very exciting!

    Definitely better than the pilot, I liked the whole interaction between all the characters. Ty made a terrible mistake (as well as Jaimie), it was understandable that he wanted to be with his wife, but that got him in danger. However, I enjoyed seeing the whole team working together against time, making their own mistakes to save his butt.

    There was a lot of tension between Jaimie and Dean, the kind you find between two young competitive people. Carter defending his team and confronting the Captain shows how much he cares for the team and will do anything to keep them safe and together.moreless
Meta Golding

Meta Golding

Melissa Curtis

Guest Star

Tyrees Allen

Tyrees Allen

Capt. Maynard

Guest Star

Dig Wayne

Dig Wayne

Jack Woods

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Carter: Where are you going?
      Dean: I'm going to run an errand.
      Carter: What kind of errand?
      Dean: Be back in an hour.
      Carter: He's not easy.
      Jaimie: (sarcastically) I'm starting to sense that.

    • Dean: (after knocking Jaimie down on a cover up) Sorry.
      Jaimie: Sorry?
      Dean: Look, we got the drugs, we didn't blow our cover and there's no paperwork to fill out, everybody wins right?
      Jaimie: Still you should've told me you were going to do that.
      Dean: How could I tell I was about to do something I didn't know I was about to do?

    • Carter: So are you just going to leave my guy flapping in the wind?
      Cpt. Maynard: How the hell am I supposed to get 100,000 dollars by the end of the day for a unit that doesn't technically exist?
      Carter: I'll find the money myself.
      Cpt. Maynard: Ok, What does that mean?
      Carter: It doesn't really matter, does it? Since I don't technically exist.

    • Carter: Was Ty alone in the backseat?
      Jaime: No, someone was next to him.
      Dean: So, Ty got there at 10, you covered the front door until 10:38 and then Moses drives away with Ty in the backseat.
      Jaime: I only have two eyes.
      Carter: We're just trying to figure out what happened. None is blaming you.
      Jaime: (looks at Dean) It doesn't sound like that.

    • Carter: Where did you get the money?
      Dean: laughs You are unbelievable. It's 2 in the morning, Carter.
      Carter: I'm serious.
      Dean: I keep certain things close by. Things that help me do my job. Drugs, guns, cash.
      Carter: That's why you have it? I want to know where you got it?
      Dean: What difference does it make? It's a means to an end.
      Carter: That's fine. walks to face Dean As long as the end is on the right side of the line.
      Dean: It is.
      Carter: You're sure?
      Dean: Positive.

    • Carter: You okay?
      Ty: (Ty tries to walk past but Carter stops him) What the hell?
      Carter: You screwed up. You came home to see Melissa; they followed you. If it bothers you to miss your wife's birthday, maybe you should go back to wearing the uniform. Being alone in a crappy motel room, disappointing the woman you love, that's just the cost of doing business. If you can't handle that or you don't want to handle that, it's time to go.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Germany: February 13, 2010 on Kabel Eins
      Latin America: February 8, 2010 on SPACE
      Turkey: March 31, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Finland: April 14, 2011 on Sub
      Slovakia: November 27, 2012 on Dajto

    • The song played in the night club is True Love (Hell Yeah) by Charm City Devils.