The Shield "Enemy of Good" 1/17/2006 *spoilers*

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  1. 5thcrewman

    5thcrewman Active Member

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    So we know that Vic is facing mandatory retirement in 4 months, is this the proof of this being the final season?
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

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    Not really--if he gets out from under his current problems in a blaze of glory, he could easily win back his job.

    Not that I'm saying that's what WILL happen, just that it easily COULD happen.
     
  3. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    that is what is so good about this show. it has you rooting for the baddest guy becasue he is so good at playing the chess game. can't wait to see what he is going to do now that the latest gambit has been revealed to him.

    Plus he gets such fierce respect and loyalty from his team. He could clean up many cities on the east Coast
     
  4. 5thcrewman

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    From what I took away was that Vic was facing his 15 year mandatory retirement and part of what was at stake with the investigation was whether he would get his pension.
     
  5. jcondon

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    I missed this weeks episode. I had a conflict at 10pm so it should have recorded the 11pm reairing. But, got an internal error 4 on both my Tivos.

    Hopefully it will work on Friday.
     
  6. lordargent

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    What are the chances of Vic being a replacement captain?
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    I kinda doubt it, since Vic was extremely surprised that he might lose his job.
     
  8. Supfreak26

    Supfreak26 Go Cowboys!

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    Well I started watching the show in S4 and loved it. But when I had the opportunity to see all 4 prior seasons on FX recently, it is actually my least favorite of the bunch. S3 was my personal favorite. I loved the way they gradually tore apart the strike team. Great writing in that season.
     
  9. gchance

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    S2's my favorite, I loved the Armadillo character... that and the fact that it was my first introduction to the show. Everyone raved about it here on TC, so I watched the season premiere. I thought it was so cool of them to traipse down to Tijuana to get the baddie, then cover the bulletholes with bumper-stickers, hehe. Oh, and to this day my wife refuses to watch The Shield thanks to Armadillo's face-job. Gotta love it.

    What was weird was watching the series premiere of Cold Case and seeing Danny Pino as a nice guy. :)

    Greg
     
  10. doconner

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    But really, does he really need his pension? He's got millions sitting in a foot locker in VanDamn's storage unit.

    Put me in the group of people who really dislike Vic and wants to see him go down. I'm rooting for Forrest Whittaker all the way.

    It's a minor thing, but I'm curious how he is going to continue playing off that he has an autistic child without Corrine getting suspicious because she never sees him.


    Duane-O
     
  11. newsposter

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    remind me of the source of the millions (assume you mean without the money train since most of that was burnt)
     
  12. IndyJones1023

    IndyJones1023 Auteur

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    It was burnt up because it was marked and unusable.
     
  13. ihatecable

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    If you're talking about the money train that money got burned last season. BTW I am a little dissapointed on how they were with Doomsday. They only hit him a couple of times and tied him up, they where alot harder on the kid with the cross last week
     
  14. bigpuma

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    The marked money was used to set someone up as the thief. The money was burnt by Lem because he thought it was putting them at risk.

    edit: not all of the money got burned they still have some of it left.
     
  15. doconner

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    yeah, I thought they were able to stop Lem from burning it all. I didn't watch the repeats leading up to the premiere of this season, so it's been a while since I've seen that episode.

    Duane-O
     
  16. jwjody

    jwjody Not enough room

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    I think Vic having a forced retirement could be a good end to the show. Unless he just turns to the complete darkside this season where you want him taken down. But you don't want him on the streets either.

    I still root for Vic but it's hard to want him not to get in trouble for killing a federal officer.

    J
     
  17. newsposter

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    It was about 177K if i recall

    so where's the millions from? We really never see vic/friends take anything, even payoffs
     
  18. IndyJones1023

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    But the writers are cleverly using the "greater good" to lure you into rooting for Vic. Yes, he killed a cop in cold blood. But in order to do greater things. If he was busted and locked up, he wouldn't be able to dish out the street justice and keep the bad guys from hurting lots of innocents. Which makes for compelling television.
     
  19. jwjody

    jwjody Not enough room

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    Exactly. I have the same feeling toward Vic that I do Tony Soprano. You don't want him taken down, but he's not a nice guy.

    J
     
  20. gchance

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    They're antiheroes. It's like Tony Montana, or even Bonnie & Clyde, you want them to succeed but know they can't, and shouldn't.

    Greg
     

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