'Shades of Blue' Series Finale: The Stars & Fans React to End of the NBC Show
It's never easy saying goodbye, and last night fans bid farewell to NBC's crime drama Shades of Blue for the finale time.
The series starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta presented a thrilling final act to its three-season run. For those not caught up, the one-hour swan song saw Detective Harlee Santos (Lopez) [Spoiler!] locked up behind bars by the episode's end, as she confessed her crimes in order to expose Ramsey (Bruce McGill).
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It was certainly a bittersweet end to the show about the corrupt cops from New York City's finest, but as the title suggests, there are shades to their wrongdoing. Ultimately, Harlee couldn't handle the weight of her decisions anymore, and turned herself in to set a better example for her daughter, soon-to-be Charmed star Sarah Jeffery.
Of course, the fans and the series' stars had plenty to say about this send-off, but all in all, it seemed to be a fairly satisfying conclusion for most. Read on to see what everyone had to say about the finale, including Lopez.
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Lopez started things off prior to the episode with a message to fans.
Guys it’s sad to think in less than a half hour will be the end of an era for me and the #shadesofblue family. Three amazing seasons, it’s been an emotional rollercoaster... and I wouldn’t have had it any other way!! So proud of this show! And Harlee Santos, what a strong, beautiful character...I will carry this experience with me always... join me for the last moments, why don’t you... we can say good bye together. #seasonfinale #seriesfinale #hardtosaygoodbye #youneverknow #NBC @nbcshadesofblue
Drea de Matteo shared her own tribute with some videos from the set, suggesting a desire for a spinoff.
This is it. This show couldn't button up any other way. Enjoy the final ep of #ShadesofBlue tonight at 10. @Jlo @rayliotta @dreadematteo @sarahmjeffery3 @DayoOkeniyi @hampton_fluker @GinoPesi_Mist @lesliesilva0421 @dovdavidoff @vinnyel @Nick_Wechsler Great troupe. Cheers!
— Warren Kole (@Warren_Kole) August 19, 2018
It has been one hell of a ride PEOPLE! 3 amazing seasons of heart attack inducing twists and turns! And as we are now MOMENTS away from our SERIES FINALE, I must reflect. I LOVE this cast and I truly feel blessed to have been given the honor to act alongside each of these TITANS! I learned a lot every single day with y’all! Playing the character of Detective Michael Loman with all his strengths and weaknesses will be one of the epic highlights of my life. An amazing opportunity to explore the ever evolving complexities of the human condition, wrapped up in just pure KICK ASS entertainment. Thank you @nbc #JackOrman @egt239 @jlo @rayliotta @dreadematteo @vincentlaresca @ginoanthonypesi #Warrenkole @hamptonfluker @sarahmjeffery @santinofontana @ryanseacrest ALL our extended cast, crew, writers, background artists and anyone who had a hand in making this show the home it was. Thank you ALL for the memories! “Home Safe 64... Safe tomorrow.” #ShadesOfBlue
Lopez sent off Harlee with two final tweets.
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) August 20, 2018
And that’s all she wrote... #SHADESOFBLUE
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) August 20, 2018
On this week's episode, Det. Matt Wozniak circles in on (who he thinks) is the real NYPD mole.
As for the fans, they were as emotional as any fanbase would be with their beloved show's departure.
I am seriously debating whether or not to watch the #shadesofblue finale because I’d have to face the reality of not looking forward to my Sunday nights anymore 😭💔 @JLo @nbcshadesofblue pic.twitter.com/yelRPTOC43
— C-Ris🏅 (@thinnchrispy) August 20, 2018
— Sarah└A (@MissSarah_2) August 20, 2018
— Stephiiee 🦄💛 (@Stephiieelopez) August 20, 2018
— Desiree De La Rosa (@desssiiree_) August 20, 2018
— JASON (@JK5391) August 20, 2018
— Gabbi♡ (@gpolson37) August 20, 2018