The Shield 11/18 Spoilers

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  1. Nov 20, 2008 #81 of 133
    MasterOfPuppets

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    Far and away the best show ever.
    I can't wait to see the finale, but at the same time am dreading that will officially be the end.
    As pointed out earlier, I'm sure there won't be some ridiculous "fade to black" crap that a certain other show did.

    I am betting that Vic has something in mind to get Ronnie to run. I can't see him just allowing Ronnie to take the fall.
    Or perhaps Vic takes a bullet in some plan to keep Corrine and Ronnie out of trouble. Corrine is already not in trouble, but Vic hasn't figured that out yet...I'm sure he does at some point.
    I say that Victor S. Mackey will still be alive at the end of the show.

    As for Shane...I am guessing that Mara has to die, she's too much of a liability at this point. Shane has always been sort of a cockroach, in that no matter what, he keeps coming back, so I'm not sure that we see him die, unless he does finally kill himself.
    At this point, the only way I can see Vic killing Shane would be in order to protect Ronnie. Ronnie would be more likely to kill Shane.
    Jackson will either be left behind to be found, dropped at a hospital, or in one final act to make himself even more hated, Shane kills him and then gets ready to kill himself in guilt...only to be interrupted.
    Shane is the odds on favorite to die. :p

    Obviously either the feds or Claudette will go after Ronnie, since he is not immune yet.
    Ronnie will likely be just slightly displeased that Vic signed his own deal.
    Ronnie will either be arrested for killing Shane, or on his way to Mexico.

    Claudette will finally have her medical condition and ever-increasing stress level get the best of her, and snap in some spectacular fashion.

    The killer kid will come after Dutch, but my guess is that, at the end, Dutch will be promoted to run The Barn.
    Don't forget that the Dutchman has a plan.

    I have no thoughts on how things wrap up for Acevada...he's really become such a minor character that it doesn't really matter that much. He's just there.
    Same for Julian and Danny. I'm sure they'll obviously be heavily involved in the story, but some things just can't be wrapped up.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2008 #82 of 133
    JLucPicard

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    I'm almost thinking that Shane may go out in a confrontation with Tavon.

    I also wouldn't be too surprised if Dutch's fledgling serial killer actually winds up killing his mom and either Dutch sees it happen, or he finds her body.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2008 #83 of 133
    gchance

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    Actually one thing I was thinking is that perhaps the kid is just harassing Dutch, who gets offed by the mom because she thinks Dutch is a stalker.

    Greg
     
  4. Nov 20, 2008 #84 of 133
    Bierboy

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    No way....we've seen over and over again over the years that Vic values family very highly...in his own, twisted way.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2008 #85 of 133
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    I don't usually read these recaps, but came across this one and thought it was pretty good. I liked the part about how good the actors are at using facial expressions, which is very true.

    An excerpt:

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  6. Nov 20, 2008 #86 of 133
    MikeMar

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    I want to see Vic and Ronnie hanging out in Mexico at the end :D

    Vic knows he is still screwed and tells Ronnie and they get the hell out of there :)
     
  7. Nov 21, 2008 #87 of 133
    appleye1

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    Yeah, I do too.

    I know they're really bad guys and they ought to pay for their crimes, yadda, yadda. But hell, this is an adult show, no kids are watching. And all us adults know that sometimes the bad guys don't always pay for their crimes.
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  8. Nov 21, 2008 #88 of 133
    BlackBetty

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    anyone know the name of the song that played during next week's preview?
     
  9. Nov 21, 2008 #89 of 133
    newsposter

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    maybe the cartel will bomb the barn with everyone in it. It would be story appropriate. Vic there trying to get ronnie out of trouble in interrogation 1 or something . Everyone would be there.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2008 #90 of 133
    cheesesteak

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    I'm thinking Vic gets "accidentally" whacked by an ICE agent during the bust.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2008 #91 of 133
    JohnB1000

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    We don't discuss previews here, how dare you mention that there was a song :);):p:)

    I'm wondering if the ending isn't just going to send us a major curveball. There has not been much discussion here about Aceveda. He's been a major character since day 1 and he has to factor significantly into the finale. Maybe Vic has been undercover this whole time, or Aceveda working for the cartel or something kind of surprising :cool:
     
  12. Nov 21, 2008 #92 of 133
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    True, but my original post was in response to a statement that the only reason Vic sold out Ronnie was to save Corrine. As I mentioned previouly, he certainly would have known that all Corrine would have to do is testify against him to ensure immunity for herself. Vic, not knowing that Corrine was actually working with the police, could have told her to do whatever she had to do to keep herself out of trouble. Instead, he rats out Ronnie, thereby getting to have his cake and eat it to.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2008 #93 of 133
    uncdrew

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    Awesome.


    Vic has come up with some amazingly creative and intelligent ways to get out of things.

    I see him doing the work to get the Cartel busted and also heading to Mexico with Ronnie and a big suitcase full of cash. He honors his deal but knows he'll soon be screwed by the Feds. He flees.


    I think Dutch actually is confronted/cornered by the kid, but is then saved by Danny or Julian.

    Claudette retires.

    Acevada wins the election.

    Shane dies.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2008 #94 of 133
    TampaThunder

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    One thing that hit me today that seemed odd about Vic's confession - didn't he have to fess up to everything? If so, how would the first thing be shooting Crowley? There must have been a truckload of other stuff before that. Wouldn't have been any reason for the feds/Acevada to plant Crowley in the first place unless the Strike Team had a ton of bad built up in the first place.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2008 #95 of 133
    minorthr

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    After he admitted that then he went in to how it started with them just confiscating drugs and selling them for extra cash and moved on from that to the money train etc...
     
  16. Nov 21, 2008 #96 of 133
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    We saw the build-up in the flashback episode when they brought Crowley back as a guest star. They were taking $ to build the "retirement fund". Crowley sort of opened the door to the much worse stuff.

    Greg
     
  17. Nov 21, 2008 #97 of 133
    tivoboyjr

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    Vic definitely cares about his family and wants to take care of them and keep them safe, but on the other hand I don't know if he'd take the fall and go to prison to keep them safe. He wants to do it on his terms. His family is important but Vic's top priority is Vic. Always has been. If he valued his family so much, he wouldn't have had all of the affairs, wouldn't keep putting his family in danger with all of the stuff he does, wouldn't keep putting his job/income in jeopardy, wouldn't constantly be on the verge of going to prison, etc.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2008 #98 of 133
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    I would imagine that Terry has always weighed on Vic's conscience (such as it is) the most, so when he was forced to unburden himself, that's what came first.
     
  19. Nov 21, 2008 #99 of 133
    Snappa77

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    No way he screws the Cartel and then goes to Mexico. It'll be like having a sign that says "I'm the gringo your looking for" hanging on his neck.

    He has a better chance of pulling off what John McClain did in Harlem in Die Hard 3 before Sam Jack saved him.
    :)
     
  20. JLucPicard

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    I just figured he would unload things that we, as viewers, were familiar with and aside from the 'pre-quel' episode that aired, the Terry thing was probably the first really bad act we were aware of. If you noticed, the things he spilled were all things that we saw play out previously on the show, though I think we all realize that in that character's world, there was an awful lot more that he did to be confessed.

    It made sense to me he started there as that was the timeline/context of the show.

    Yes, they could have included a lot more and we would have taken for granted that he had done those things, too, but as an ending to the series it made total sense to me that his confessions would be 'look-backs' to what had transpired on the show.
     

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