The Shield

Season 2 Episode 10


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 2003 on FX

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  • 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.

    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.