"Whoever Fights Monsters" is the tenth episode in Season 2 of Shades of Blue and the twenty-third episode overall. It premiered on May 7, 2017.


Harlee and Wozniak lead a manhunt for the gunmen who ambushed the crew and unearth the key to taking down Bianchi; the crew bands together against the threat of Verco, who has finally obtained evidence of their corruption; and Stahl, suspended from the FBI, goes rogue to complete his quest to link Harlee to Miguel's death.


This section is a detailed recap of this episode. There are major spoilers. Click to expand.

Nate survives his surgery. Julia tells Woz that she’s heard Internal Affairs may be performing a search of his office tonight. He heads back to the precinct where Verco is taking possession of Quince. Verco says he has evidence that Woz and the team planted weapons and narcotics to but Quince.

Vero presents the evidence to their Captain, but Woz convinces Karen (aka Baby Girl) to say that she was working as their criminal informant all along to help them take down Quince.

Harlee, Tess, and Espada find one of the shooters who attacked Woz’ home bleeding out at a veterinarian’s office. He tells them his cousin, Jordan was paid to hire the crew who did the job. They’re suppose to meet at a motel this morning but when the police arrive, everyone in the room is already dead.

Harlee finds out that someone using Bianchi’s name traveled to Italy but it wasn’t Bianchi. He’s still in the city. Harlee leaks information that the remaining shooter is being treated at Greenpoint Community Hospital, but it’s a set up and she and Woz grab the man that Bianchi sends to kill the last remaining shooter. The man gets a text telling him where to meet at 7am the next morning.

It’s Bianchi’s girlfriend who comes to the meet. Woz and Harlee take them both back to the girlfriend’s place where they play a game of Russian roulette until someone gives Woz answers. The shooter ends up dead but the girlfriend tells them Bianchi is at his safe house and also tells them that he keeps a box with evidence against Senators, judges, etc, at his attorney’s office. After Harlee leaves the room, Woz kills the girlfriend, but takes her dog with him as he leaves.

Stahl digs up Sapersteins grave but Woz has already moved the body, however, Stahl finds a tooth. He tries to match it to Miguel’s DNA but the state had to vacate and destroy all of Miguel’s information after his conviction was overturned.

At the hospital, Linda overhears Woz tell a sleeping Nate that he is more proud of him than anything else he's ever done and that he will pay any price to make things right.

At the disciplinary hearing, Stahl is suspended indefinitely from the FBI, leaving him desperate and furious.

Later than night, Nava brings takeout and has dinner with Harlee and Cristina. He spends the night and as he and Harlee make love in her bedroom, Stahl breaks in and takes hair from Cristina’s hairbrush while she’s asleep.





  • Dov Davidoff as Internal Affairs Detective Verco
  • Natalie Hall as Bianci's Girlfriend
  • Shana Solomon as Karen

  • Danny Johnson as Captain McManus
  • Ade Otukoya as Quince



Title Artist Scene
"Voodoo" Bryce Fox Woz and Harlee take Bianchi's man to the freezer when they get a call and have to make a detour so they place him in trunk of Waz's car but not before using his figure print to get into his phone.
"Hi-Lo (Hollow)" Bishop Briggs Woz makes a heart rench confession to Nate giving him an answer to question he asked about his sexuality which Linda over hears; Harlee and James make love which hears something inside the house; Stahl creeps through the house and overhears Harlee and James.


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