Dark Blue

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 15, 2009 on TNT
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Episode Summary

Detective Carter Shaw is the leader of a unit of detectives, who operate under a deep cover and outside of the local chain of command. When one of his detectives is caught on camera dumping a body of a federal agent, the unit ends up getting unwanted attention. He recruits a new member to his team and integrates her into this case.moreless

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  • A new show, that becomes something very interesting, very fast.

    I really like Dylan McDermott as an actor, hes way underated and so as a lead character hes perfect. this sho has a slick feel to it at first but the performances seem more genuine and the pilot's plot, although far from original, is extremely exciting. The dynamic between the 4 main charatcer is great and we start to truly get behind them very quick.

    It seems like on paper like a been there, seen that type of show. But my reactions after watching it where far from that. I was syked to see more.

    Hopefully this gets a big audience,it desereves it.moreless
  • Great Pilot

    It's nice to watch a new show and be able to finish it because it's good.

    First of all, it's nice to see Dylan McDermott back. His character is strong and smart and the rest of the characters are very interesting. The liar girl, the beloved husband and the guy who could be like he's on the other side. The plot was interesting. Feds competing with cops and in the end, cops win, at least in this well, cop show. The scene in the car wash was nerve-wrecking, I thought Dean's cover was going to be exposed.

    I wanted to see Nikki's character develop more, show her skills but hopefully in the next episode.

    So Shaw's wife is dead. Whatever happened to her?moreless
  • An FBI Agent is tortured and dumped still alive in Los Angeles. The FBI investigates and one of the men dumping the body is an undercover officer under Carter Shaw. A Lieutenant with the LAPD who is Deep Undercover.moreless

    An interesting Pilot from Jerry Bruckheimer, Movie Producer and originator of the CSI series. This show details a deep undercover police operation that is unknown even to most of the LAPD. Lead by star Dylan McDermott who plays Lieutenant Carter Shaw a tormented decorated police veteran who has lost his wife. The Pilot episode was good but I have reservations about this show in general. It seems that all three of the main male characters don't have a lot about them to like. I believe that is vital to the needs of the viewers. So far we haven't seen anything from two of them that gives you that. One, Ty played by Omari Hardwick has cheated or thought about cheating on his wife while undercover. The other, Dean played by Logan Marshall-Green is obviously pocketing money and contraband from his undercover work. You have some sympathy for Shaw as they show the footage of him and his wife. The female lead Jaime played by Nicki Lynn Aycox is a former criminal who has lied about her past to make a new future for herself. You feel some compassion for that character plus she's the new guy! The story itself was pretty good. A major thief is being tracked by many law enforcement organizations and there are some clashes that occur when two or more groups are trying to get the same results. The only question was how deep had Dean gone. Even his own people had doubt which is what I suppose the reason that this episode was done. When you are undercover you never know how deep you have to go to get the job done. It just seems that there was a lot of collateral damage, too much actually, for even an undercover group to handle. In the end they didn't even catch the criminal. They had to shoot him. If that was what they were going to do they could have done that a lot earlier without all of the other problems that arose.

    This was a good first try. I would have liked a little more background and I wonder what the format of this show really will be, but it sure looks like it's worth taking the ride to find out. Thanks for reading...moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Carter (says to Patrol Cops): This better be good. I haven't seen 7:00 a.m. since 1992.

    • Carter (says to Ty): I'm putting you back in play.

    • Carter (says to FBI): L.A.'s a big place with lots of bad people. And contrary to popular belief... I don't know them all.

    • Carter (says to FBI): I'll have you towed.

    • Shaw: There's going under and there's stepping over. I get scared when I don't know the difference.
      Dean: That's why you got me, right?
      Shaw: Don't scare me again.

    • Shaw: You guys keep stakeout quads at Quantico? Try blending in, moving around a little, eat something.
      Boyle: Who says we're on a stakeout?
      Shaw: Ah, I forgot all you Feds get your porno DVD's down here.

    • Jaime: Why me?
      Shaw: We're about perception, or more accurately, deception. You're one hell of a liar, Jaime.

    • Agent Hollis: Lieutenant Shaw?
      Shaw: What can I do for the Federal Bureau of Intimidation?

    • Dean: What are you doing?
      Carter: First rule, you never break off communication.
      Dean: Rules? Your rules gonna get me a bullet in the head.
      Carter: Tell me why I shouldn't pull you out right now?
      Dean: Because I know what I'm doing.
      Ty: He was an FBI agent. The guy you left for dead, Dean.
      Dean: He should've had a better cover.
      Carter: They have you on video dumping the body! He dies and you're up for murder and no one can help you.
      Dean: Well, no one can help me now.

    • Melissa: He's here.
      Ty: Who?
      Melissa: The Prince of Darkness is inside.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Germany: February 6, 2010 on Kabel Eins
      Latin America: February 1, 2010 on SPACE
      United Kingdom: September 15, 2010 on Five USA
      Turkey: March 24, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Finland: April 7, 2011 on Sub
      Slovakia: November 20, 2012 on Dajto