The Shield

Season 2 Episode 7

Barnstormers

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 2003 on FX
9.1
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Vic and Emma try to help a woman who's in an abusive relationship. Vic and the Strike Team begin to make plans for the money train take down, even though the greenlight still has them on their toes. When David tells Dutch that he embarrassed the department with the Bob and Marcy case and that Claudette is now lead on all their cases, he's forced to take any action necessary to prove himself in a new homicide. Danny finally makes a stand against Yassirah.moreless

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  • Last Ten Minutes = Perfect

    9.0
    Vic and Emma try to help a woman who's in an abusive relationship. Vic and the Strike Team begin to make plans for the money train take down, even though the greenlight still has them on their toes. When David tells Dutch that he embarrassed the department with the Bob and Marcy case and that Claudette is now lead on all their cases, he's forced to take any action necessary to prove himself in a new homicide. Danny finally makes a stand against Yassirah. The last ten minutes of this episode was really good, but the rest of the episode was pretty boring if you were to ask me. Vic and the Strike Team are setting up for the big money train bust, but things take a turn for the worse when Vic (hooking up with Emma!) finds a member of the Strike Team in his apartment with burns on the side of his face. The Armidillio storyline has been off and on since episode two, but with this event I think the hunt for him is non-stop until he is found and brought to justice.



    Loved the Vic and Emma storyline a lot. I think the two of them have a great connection and she does seem to be attracted to the bad boys. I like how they didn't try and force it into one episode, they let her carry over into another episode. I don't know if she will continnue her role or if Vic will tell her to stay away for now - either way I hope she returns. Dutch almost had the worst moment of the episode (again) when he was going to plant evidence in the guy's apartment. I thought the entire way he went about it was out of character, including asking Vic for help about it. Doesn't seem like something that he would ever do.moreless
  • Many of the key characters have defining moments in this episode- another great entry.

    9.2
    Vic's soft side is showing again, as he helps a battered woman find help. His self-serving side is also on display, as he puts the moves on the Women's Shelter director, and continue to plan for the money train heist. Dutch works to get himself out of his slump. Claudette continues to sniff at Vic's heels. Julien reveals his secret to his fiance, who reacts, but remains engaged to him. Danny stands up to Yassirah, but may be imperiling her job by going too far.



    Armadillo exacts a terrible revenge.



    This is classic Shield: pulse-pounding action, intricate ensemble interplay and engrossing plotlines. Back to the DVD...moreless
CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder

Detective Claudette Wyms

Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

Detective Vic Mackey

Jay Karnes

Jay Karnes

Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach

Michael Jace

Michael Jace

Officer Julien Lowe

Reed Diamond

Reed Diamond

Detective Terry Crowley - (Pilot Only)

Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins

Detective Shane Vendrell

Marcos Ferraez

Marcos Ferraez

Leith

Guest Star

Nichole Hiltz

Nichole Hiltz

Tulips

Guest Star

Marguerite MacIntyre

Marguerite MacIntyre

Emma Prince

Guest Star

Monnae Michaell

Monnae Michaell

Vanessa

Recurring Role

Joel Rosenthal

Joel Rosenthal

Matthew Mackey

Recurring Role

Cathy Cahlin Ryan

Cathy Cahlin Ryan

Corrine Mackey

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The colors of the blocks that Matt plays with change colors between takes, and back again. You can tell it took two takes to finish it.

    • At exactly 26:44-26:45 2 microphones are visible at the bottom of the screen. One at center bottom, and one at the bottom left corner.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (About Dutch closing the murder case against Stu Kleinsausser)
      Claudette: Nice job.
      Dutch: Don't sound so surprised.
      Claudette: Well, I was just worried about you for a little while.
      Dutch: Should've had more faith in me.
      Aceveda: Nice work.
      Dutch: (smugly) I know.
      Aceveda: I'm glad.
      Dutch: should be. I break cases nobody else in this division can. I deserve a little more damn respect than I've been getting around here lately. You wanted me to close a case without incident? I did it. (throws his coat over his left shoulder, and struts off cockily)
      Aceveda: I guess he's back.
      Claudette: I guess so.

    • Vic: She's a beautiful girl.
      Julien: Yeah.
      Vic: I guess I must have missed something. Last person I saw you kissing was a little more... MALE. Sure you know what you're doing?
      Julien: Yeah!
      Vic: In that case, congratulations.

    • Dutch: You couldn't take a lie detector test if you wanted to because it couldn't fit around that fat wrist of yours.

    • Dutch: Bob said it was your idea to cut the arm off.
      Marcy: Yeah. After that she wasn't so pretty.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The script originally called for an extremely obese man, but instead Mike Bruner was cast in the role to give it a more natural feel for the episode.

    • This episode and the following one "Scar Tissue" were filmed back to back using two directors. It took 8 days to film the two episodes together.

    • A scene was deleted from the episode showing that Danny had gotten revenge for her car being painted yellow, by getting the widow's painted grey. It can be found on the Season 2 DVD.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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