The Good Girls Star You Likely Missed On Blue Bloods

When “Good Girls” premiered in 2018, the premise was simple enough: three down-on-their-luck Michigan moms decide to rob a bank. When the robbery gets the att.ention of a mob gang, the series soon descends into much twistier territory, with each character tangled in a web of debts and lies. Unfortunately for fans, that web will never be fully unraveled. Despite generally positive reviews from cr.i.tics and sturdy Rotten Tomatoes ratings, “Good Girls” was canceled in 2021.

Throughout its four-season run, “Good Girls” introduced characters with ties to the original trio of Beth Boland (Christina Hendricks), Annie Marks (Mae Whitman), and Ruby Hill (Retta), whether they were assassins, love interests, or law enforcement personnel. In Season 1, the women’s newfound association with the cr.i.minal underground piques the att.ention of the FB.I, including one particularly probing agent. And for the actor who plays that particular character, it wasn’t the first time they took on a role with ties to law enforcement. Here’s the “Good Girls” star who had a recurring role in “Blue Bloods.”

James Lesure played Alex McBride in Blue Bloods

FBI Agent Jimmy Turner (James Lesure) is an immediate thorn in the sides of Beth, Annie, and Ruby. Though he’s initially investigating Rio (Manny Montana), Turner soon becomes fixated on catching Beth. With the aid of some devilishly deft cliffhangers, Tuner’s fate, as well as the reach of his confidantes, is repeatedly teased. However, Turner ultimately makes the mistake of trusting Rio, leading to his sudden demise at the beginning of Season 3.

For savvy fans of cr.i.me dramas, Agent Turner probably looked familiar. Indeed, in addition to stints on “NYPD Blue” and “CSI,” Lesure appeared in Seasons 5 and 6 of “Blue Bloods.” For seven episodes he had a recurring role as DA Investigator Alex McBride. For however brief Lesure’s tenure on the series was, he seems to have left a lasting impact on the show. The character’s sudden disappearance even earned its own post in the “Blue Bloods” subreddit.