Fans of Shades of Blue got some bad news from NBC not so long ago, but there's still plenty to be excited about in the upcoming episodes. The plot is as twisty as ever when it comes to some of the characters, and a brand new look at the next installment proves that Matt Wozniak is in for a seriously unsettling experience with his dead daughter, who will be played by none other than Karsen Liotta. Yes, Ray Liotta's real-life daughter will be playing his character's daughter on Shades of Blue. Take a look!
In case you couldn't have guessed after how the previous episode ended, Wozniak will be in a bad way when the July 8 episode kicks off, and the image shows that he's taken a serious beating. In fact, Wozniak looks like he's going to have a hard time getting up from patching his wounds, let alone dealing logically with the vision of his dead daughter.
Few details are currently available about how and why Wozniak sees his daughter, but we can probably rule out a reveal that she's secretly been alive all along. For one thing, introducing an Anna Kate who is very much alive despite her reported suicide way back in the beginning of the series wouldn't be a very Shades of Blue move, especially when Wozniak is dealing with complications courtesy of his son, Nate.
Another sign that the Anna Kate who appears on Shades of Blue will be the Anna Kate who died years ago is the fact that Anna Kate committed suicide when she was 19 years old, and actress Karsen Liotta is currently 19 years old. No, the odds are quite good that Wozniak is seeing his daughter as she was when she was alive, likely due to the head trauma he clearly suffered after the end of last week's episode.
It should be interesting to see how Ray Liotta and daughter Karsen will work together. Anna Kate presumably won't have one-on-one scenes with anybody other than Wozniak in the episode, so it should showcase their abilities as an acting duo. We can only wonder at this point what this vision of Anna Kate will want for her dad and what he will do in response to seeing her.
While Wozniak is dealing with daughter drama, plenty of other stories will be unfolding in the July 8 episode. Called "A Walking Shadow," the episode will see Harlee make a move on Ramsey's Intelligence Unit that lands her and Cole in some serious danger, all in the name of bringing criminals to justice. TVLine also reports that Stahl will increase his focus on debunking Harlee's credibility, and Espada must continue to deal with the deep secret that Wallace is being used for undercover operations by none other than Wozniak.
Basically, viewers are in for a wild ride with the next episode, so be sure to tune in to NBC on Sunday, July 8 at 10 p.m. ET. The current third season will also be the final season; don't miss an episode if you want to follow the action in real time. For some alternate viewing options now and in the not-too-distant future, check out our summer TV premiere guide. For what will be available on NBC in the fall after Shades of Blue is done for good, swing by our rundown of NBC's fall 2018-2019 schedule.