Dark Blue

Wednesday 17 November, 10:00pm on Five USA

Hard-hitting US police drama series about a crack team of undercover cops. Lieutenant Carter Shaw is the leader of a unit of detectives who operate under deep cover and outside the local chain of command. In the final instalment, Carter becomes the subject of a federal investigation when it becomes apparent that he might have killed his ex-wife’s new partner. Carter’s team is baffled when he calls an abrupt end to an undercover drugs bust just as Dean is closing in on the dealer. He announces that the bust was not worth their while, and promptly clocks off early, claiming that he has to meet a friend. “Since when does Carter think a kilo of cocaine is insignificant?” a bewildered Jaimie asks. “Since when does he have a friend?” Dean adds. Jaimie, Ty and Dean decide to follow their boss. To their disbelief, he meets with the dealer that Dean pursued earlier. After witnessing a heated conversation between Carter and the dealer, the trio hear a gunshot. They run to the scene only to find Carter standing over the dealer’s dead body. Carter reveals that the dead man is a federal agent. “There’s no upside to being here, I promise,” he hisses. “Go!” Back at the precinct, Carter meets DEA Agent Julia Harris, who is leading the investigation into her colleague’s death. It transpires that Carter knew his victim, Steve Fuller, from his time in the LAPD. The lieutenant claims that Fuller asked him to accompany him to a meeting with a new contact, who was a drug dealer. However, the contact opened fire on them, and Carter accidentally shot Fuller when he tried to take the dealer down. Agent Harris is unconvinced by Carter’s story, as there is no evidence of a third party being at the crime scene. Ty, Jaimie and Dean are confused when they hear about Carter’s version of events. They visit the scene, where they realise that they would have seen everything if their boss’s story was true. “Why is he lying to us?” Ty asks. “The same reason anyone lies,” Jaimie suggests. “The truth ain’t pretty.”

Wednesday 10 November, 10:00pm on Five USA

Hard-hitting US police drama series about a crack team of undercover cops. Lieutenant Carter Shaw is the leader of a unit of detectives who operate under deep cover and outside the local chain of command. In this episode, Jaimie goes undercover as her former self to reconnect with a friend from her criminal past. Carter and his team are hot on the tail of Sanchez, the mystery man at the head of a massive smuggling ring. He works from a remote location but his store of drugs, guns and counterfeit goods are all traded from a central warehouse. Dean has some low-level connections with a group that works for Sanchez and has been able to get a job transporting illegal merchandise. But no one he works for knows where their shipments end up. The unit needs a better connection to Sanchez, preferably someone who has worked with him before – and Carter knows exactly who to turn to. Billy Klein is an old friend of Jaimie’s with a longestablished link to Sanchez. In 2004, Billy and Jaimie were involved in a drug deal that went bad. Jaimie made a deal with the police and Billy spent four years in prison. Now Carter needs Jaimie to reconnect with Billy so the team can find Sanchez. Jaimie adopts her old persona of Jaimie Anderson and meets up with Billy, offering him $2,000 in exchange for a meeting with Sanchez. Jaimie introduces Billy to Carter, who poses as her boyfriend and claims to have a stockpile of illegal guns to sell to a Mexican cartel. Billy arranges a meeting with Frankie, Sanchez’s second in command. Frankie (Jamie McShane, ‘Sons of Anarchy’) says he needs to see the goods and insists that Billy be on hand when he examines the guns. “If anything goes wrong, I want to know who I’m going to shoot first,” says Frankie. That night, Billy returns to the house and tells Jaimie that he has figured out what happened years ago. “I was your friend and you sold me out to the cops,” he says, bitterly. Billy knows that Jaimie’s boyfriend is a district attorney and tries to use the information to blackmail her into getting one of his friends out of jail.

Wednesday 3 November, 10:00pm on Five USA

Hard-hitting US police drama series about a crack team of undercover cops. Lieutenant Carter Shaw is the leader of a unit of detectives who operate under deep cover and outside the local chain of command. In this episode, Dean goes undercover as a member of a new gang, but his snitch on the inside keeps threatening to blow his cover. Meanwhile, Ty considers turning to corruption in order to bail out his sister. Dean is undercover with the upstart Venice Kings gang, who are attempting to take over the area’s heroin trade from their notorious rivals, the Lokes. When a car they are travelling in is ambushed by the Lokes, and one of their number is killed, Dean’s man on the inside, Hallsy, begins to get nervous. The young criminal joined the gang in prison in order to protect himself, but is now desperate to get clean and move away with his girlfriend and baby. He cut a deal with the unit enabling him to walk free from prison in return for helping Dean infiltrate the gang. As Dean’s dangerous mission gets underway, Jaimie becomes sceptical about Carter’s plan to bring down the Kings. “What exactly are we trying to do here?” she asks. “Help the Lokes win the heroin war?” Carter reasons that the heroin trade will boom if the Venice Kings take over. “The Kings are ambitious,” he explains. “They think like businessmen, not gangbangers.” While undercover, Dean attempts to convince the Kings’ leader, Mike O’Neill, to hook up with a dealer friend of his in order to help the gang take over the heroin trade. But first, O’Neill asks Dean to kill Edward Sykes – the dealer who the gang suspects helped the Lokes carry out the fatal ambush – in order to prove his loyalty. The unit fakes Sykes’s death, even providing Dean with a real human ear to prove he carried out the deed. O’Neill is impressed, and agrees to make the deal.

Wednesday 27 October, 10:00pm on Five USA

Hard-hitting US police drama series about a crack team of undercover cops. Lieutenant Carter Shaw is the leader of a unit of detectives who operate under deep cover and outside the local chain of command. In this episode, Ty poses as a rookie cop in order to take down corrupt officer Lt Jay Frye. As Ty begins to have doubts about his new boss’s guilt, Jaimie uncovers evidence of a longstanding feud between Carter and Frye. After a tip-off from an informant, Carter learns that high-flying drug taskforce leader Jay Frye (Michael Biehn, ‘Terminator’, ‘Aliens’) is colluding with drug dealer Terry Isaiah to keep other suppliers off his patch. Before long, Carter’s informant is killed by Frye’s unit in suspicious circumstances, prompting Carter to launch an investigation. Ty is parachuted into Frye’s unit to pose as a tough rookie cop, and Frye instantly warms to his new recruit. Carter and Dean decide to pose as upstart drug dealers and try to muscle in on Isaiah’s patch, in the hope that he will rope in Frye to see them off. When Carter is forced to turn to some shady contacts in the underworld for help in staging a raid on one of Isaiah’s labs, Jaimie begins to question the propriety of working with hardened criminals. “Do you know any moral people?” she exclaims. Meanwhile, Ty begins to warm to his role in Frye’s unit. “It feels good not having to sneak around,” he confides in Melissa, who is desperate for her husband to go back to regular police work. “I actually feel proud to make a bust.” Still posing as drug dealers, Carter and Dean arrange a meeting with one of Isaiah’s main customers, Tumi. Almost as soon as they leave, Frye orders his unit to raid Tumi’s home. When Frye turns his back to the dealer, the dealer produces a gun and aims it at the lieutenant, so Ty shoots him dead. Ty is aghast when Frye inspects the body and reveals that the dead man was not wielding a gun, but a remote control. However, Frye and his men readily agree to cover up Ty’s potentially career-ending mistake.

Wednesday 20 October, 10:00pm on Five USA

Hard-hitting US police drama series about a crack team of undercover cops. Lieutenant Carter Shaw is the leader of a unit of detectives who operate under deep cover and outside of the local chain of command. This week, Jaimie and Dean pose as a married couple in order to get close to a criminal mastermind. Ty reconsiders his career in the unit when Melissa starts to get broody. ‘Dark Blue’ is set in the seedy underbelly of LA. Lt Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott, ‘Hamburger Hill’, ‘Party Monster’) and his special undercover task force flit in and out of the underworld, bringing down criminals from the inside. In order to accomplish their goals, each member of Carter’s team must be prepared to live their job, and sever ties with their loved ones at any moment. Adrift, isolated and frequently faced with circumstances that blur the boundaries between right and wrong, these officers know that all that matters is loyalty to each other, and commitment to the task in hand – bringing down the bad guys. Omari Hardwick (‘Kick-Ass’) plays recently married cop Ty Curtis, who struggles to juggle his real life with the relationships he has developed undercover. Logan Marshall-Green (‘The OC’) is Dean Bendis, a maverick officer whose activities cause his fellow team members to wonder if he has gone over to the other side. Nicki Aycox plays Jaimie Allen, a novice patrol cop brought in because of her excellent capacity for lying – especially about her own past. The series is produced by cinematic legend Jerry Bruckheimer. In this week’s instalment, Carter and his team attempt to bring down a criminal ring responsible for laundering money through diamonds. While Ty tries to win the confidence of a club owner interested in pulling a diamond heist, things heat up between Jaimie and Dean when they are forced to pose as a married couple in order to forge a connection with the biggest fence in the business. Meanwhile, Ty begins to reconsider the risks inherent in his job when wife Melissa tells him she wants to start a family.

Wednesday 13 October, 10:00pm on Five USA

Hard-hitting US police drama series about a crack team of undercover cops. Detective Carter Shaw is the leader of a unit of detectives who operate under deep cover and outside of the local chain of command. This week, Carter’s old adversaries in the FBI hinder the unit’s attempts to save a kidnapped woman. ‘Dark Blue’ is set in the seedy underbelly of LA. Lt Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott, ‘Hamburger Hill’, ‘Party Monster’) and his special undercover task force flit in and out of the underworld, bringing down criminals from the inside. In order to accomplish their goals, each member of Carter’s team must be prepared to live their job, and sever ties with their loved ones at any moment. Adrift, isolated and frequently faced with circumstances that blur the boundaries between right and wrong, these officers know that all that matters is loyalty to each other, and commitment to the task in hand – bringing down the bad guys. Omari Hardwick (‘Kick-Ass’) plays recently married cop Ty Curtis, who struggles to juggle his real life with the relationships he has developed undercover. Logan Marshall-Green (‘The OC’) is Dean Bendis, a maverick officer whose activities cause his fellow team members to wonder if he has gone over to the other side. Nicki Aycox plays Jaimie Allen, a novice patrol cop brought in because of her excellent capacity for lying – especially about her own past. The series is produced by cinematic legend Jerry Bruckheimer. In this week’s instalment, Carter’s unit races against the clock to save a kidnapped woman. Ty poses as a gang member, Dean becomes a security guard and Jaimie plays the part of bait in order to track down the kidnappers. However, the unit’s mission is hindered by the involvement of the FBI, which dredges up a deeply personal grudge Carter holds against the feds.

Wednesday 29 September, 10:00pm on Five USA

Hard-hitting US police drama series about a crack team of undercover cops. Detective Carter Shaw is the leader of a unit of detectives who operate under deep cover and outside of the local chain of command. This week, Jaimie takes on the pursuit of a ruthless drug dealer with a background in law. ‘Dark Blue’ is set in the seedy underbelly of LA. Lt Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott, ‘Hamburger Hill’, ‘Party Monster’) and his special undercover task force flit in and out of the underworld, bringing down criminals from the inside. In order to accomplish their goals, each member of Carter’s team must be prepared to live their job, and sever ties with their loved ones at any moment. Adrift, isolated and frequently faced with circumstances that blur the boundaries between right and wrong, these officers know that all that matters is loyalty to each other, and commitment to the task in hand – bringing down the bad guys. Omari Hardwick (‘Kick-Ass’) plays recently married cop Ty Curtis, who struggles to juggle his real life with the relationships he has developed undercover. Logan Marshall-Green (‘The OC’) is Dean Bendis, a maverick officer whose activities cause his fellow team members to wonder if he has gone over to the other side. Nicki Aycox plays Jamie Allen, a novice patrol cop brought in because of her excellent capacity for lying – especially about her own past. The series is produced by cinematic legend Jerry Bruckheimer. In this week’s instalment, a ruthless drug dealer with a background as a lawyer proves a difficult target for the team. Jaimie is on point for the case, which gives her fellow team members the chance to learn some bits and pieces about her real past. Working undercover, she quickly arranges a buy through the dealer’s drug tester, a former pharmaceutical engineer desperate for a new lease on life. But when the deadline for the sting operation is brought forward, it takes some quick thinking and legally questionable moves on Jaimie’s part to make the arrest. Will she have what it takes?

Wednesday 22 September, 10:00pm on Five USA

Hard-hitting US police drama series about a crack team of undercover cops. Detective Carter Shaw is the leader of the unit of detectives, who operate under deep cover and outside of the local chain of command. In this instalment, Ty goes undercover to search for a gun trafficker, but he blows his cover in order to celebrate Melissa’s birthday. The rest of the unit must go to extreme lengths to obtain the cash that could save his life. ‘Dark Blue’ is set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. Lieutenant Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott, ‘Hamburger Hill’, ‘Party Monster’) and his special undercover task force flit in and out of the underworld, bringing down criminals from the inside. In order to accomplish their goals, each member of Carter’s team must be prepared to live their job, and sever ties with their loved ones at any moment. Adrift, isolated and frequently faced with circumstances that blur the boundaries between right and wrong, these officers know that all that matters is loyalty to each other, and commitment to the task in hand – bringing down the bad guys. Omari Hardwick (‘Kick-Ass’) plays recently married cop Ty Curtis, who struggles to juggle his real life with the relationships he has developed undercover. Logan Marshall-Green (‘The OC’) is Dean Bendis, a maverick officer whose activities cause his fellow team members to wonder if he has gone over to the other side. Nicki Aycox plays Jamie Allen, a novice patrol cop brought in because of her excellent capacity for lying – especially about her own past. The series is produced by cinematic legend Jerry Bruckheimer. In this episode, it is Melissa’s birthday, but Ty is banned from seeing her because he is working undercover. The evening before he is due to bring down a gang of gun traffickers, Ty breaks with protocol and sneaks out of his hotel room to spend the night with Melissa. Unfortunately, Ty is followed, leading the arms dealers to question whether he is working with them or against them. In order to protect Ty’s cover – and save his life – the unit has just 12 hours to find the $100,000 required to appease the gang.

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