The Shield

Season 2 Episode 10

Coyotes

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 2003 on FX
9.1
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When Lanie's report on the Barn is leaked to the press, everyone suddenly fears for their jobs, including David who's mentioned as the reason for most of the problems. Gilroy skips bail and winds up on Vic's doorstep looking for help, so while Vic and Shane deal with him Lemonhead is forced to show the newest member of the Strike Team the ropes. Meanwhile Claudette faces some of her own demons as she and Dutch try to uncover the culprit behind a possible robbery/homicide and Danny comes to a startling realization.moreless

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  • Makes "Co-Pilot" Make More Sense

    9.0
    When Lanie's report on the Barn is leaked to the press, everyone suddenly fears for their jobs, including David who's mentioned as the reason for most of the problems. Gilroy skips bail and winds up on Vic's doorstep looking for help, so while Vic and Shane deal with him Lemonhead is forced to show the newest member of the Strike Team the ropes. Meanwhile Claudette faces some of her own demons as she and Dutch try to uncover the culprit behind a possible robbery/homicide and Danny comes to a startling realization. This episode makes the random throw in of "Co-Pilot" make some more sense. Season Two is going to limp into the finale it looks like. They killed off Armidillio and they really don't want to get any big multi-character storyarch going with the end of the season in sight. The Barn being investigated was what I thought was going to finish off the end of the season, but Lanie is called out by her boss when Vic gets the better of her and doesn't allow the tape to do anything that incriminates Vic and the Strike Team. I think the remaining episodes are going to go back to a more basic standalone episode format, maybe finishing with something big with Ronnie or the new guy to end the season. Vic's personal life has been a big part of the second season and it kind of stopped for this episode for him to deal with Gilroy being on the loose randomly. Emma is in the shower at the beginning of this episode, but that's the only mention of her. I really like her character and hope that she does stay on the show if not for another season or so. With seven seasons though it's hard to imagine she is going to be around for any length of time. Dutch and Claudette don't provide much to this episode. I think I will like Claudette a lot better if she is the one to take over David's job, which could happen in season three depending on how big the jump is from finale to the opener. Overall - decent episode. The Gilroy thing kind of came out of left field and I'm not so sure if I should be getting used to the new guy on the Strike Team just yet.moreless
  • A deceptively paced episode. I thought it was going to be routine, almost filler, but the second half features some surprises and powerful acting by C.C.H. Pounder in a story arc that sheds light on Claudette, and John Diehl as Gilroy takes his final bow.moreless

    9.0
    After starting off at a routine pace- Danny and Julien pick up a perp; Dutch and Claudette work a homicide; Aceveda's political ambitions are jeopardized by the leak of Lanie's unfavorable report; the Strike Team takes on a new partner who immediately hits the street to worka a sting operation- the ep picks up steam with the reintroduction of Gilroy, who is as slimy, pitiful and unpredictable as ever. The Team narrowly averts exposure yet again, and the threat from Lanie seems neutralized for now. Aceveda and Mackie's shaky truce still holds, but Claudette's contempt for Vic grows. And now she has turned Danny against Mackey too.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

John Diehl

John Diehl

Ben Gilroy

Guest Star

Seidy Lopez

Seidy Lopez

Coco

Guest Star

Cory Hardrict

Cory Hardrict

Louis

Guest Star

Lucinda Jenney

Lucinda Jenney

Lanie Kellis

Recurring Role

Cathy Cahlin Ryan

Cathy Cahlin Ryan

Corrine Mackey

Recurring Role

Brian J. White

Brian J. White

Detective Tavon Garris

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Watch Claudette's fingers when she's typing a letter to her daughter. She's only taping the keys, not actually punching them.

    • Vic says that he´s known Gilroy for 15 years, but in a previous episode whilst Gilroy is commenting on their friendship and him betraying Vic, Gilroy says "One bad year in twenty years of friendship, it isn´t that bad."

    • Watch frame by frame when Vic sends Gilroy south. The giant spotlight behind Vic is a pro-light, not a regular light. You can see the tower it's attached to.

    • When Claudette is talking to Danny, the line "or another cop" is edited in, probably due to bad audio the first time around.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Dutch: A transexual or a cross-dresser?
      Long John: Is there a difference?
      Dutch: Yeah, a pretty big one.

    • Vic: (Sees Claudette staring at him) Yeah?
      Claudette: Just reading the newspaper. Have you?
      Vic: Lakers cut it pretty close last night.
      Claudette: They're not the only ones.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This marks the final appearance of John Diehl in the series, as his character is sent south of the border.

    • Several scenes were cut from the episode due to time, including Vic telling Shane about Tavon's past, and Aceveda's smear campaign against his opponent. You can find them on the Season 2 DVD.

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