The Shield

Season 2 Episode 13

Dominoes Falling

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 01, 2003 on FX



  • Trivia

    • In the scene where Vic is talking to Shane after Shane visited Vic's wife at night, you can see a microphone above them, if you look closely.

    • The Strike Team spends months planning the Money Train heist. They buy storage space, steal a garbage truck, have a backup plan for 3 men instead of 4, wear ski masks, tail an Armenian ring leader, and practice and scout the two locations. Yet when they carry out the heist, THEY DON'T WEAR GLOVES to cover their finger prints during the actual robbery or while dropping the cash at that Armenian's house.

    • Watch in the scene where the Strike Team go to Raidohead's place. When you see Radiohead come out from a room and Vic and his team go inside, the camera follows Vic inside and you can see a cameraman around the corner to the left.

    • When Julien gets the blanket party, they use rubber clubs again like the first season. You can see the one Jackson uses starting to crack.

    • There's a bag of money out on the table when Ronnie drops off Shane & Lemonhead, yet the mob just waves him out not thinking twice. Guess they really didn't think he was a problem.

  • Quotes

    • Vic: Hey, let's remember where this Armenian money's coming from. Prostitution, drugs, robberies-- and the rest of this cash is just gonna finance more of the same. They didn't earn it, I don't feel bad about taking it.

    • Vic: What were you thinking?
      Shane: Hey where I come from, when a guy's lady jams him up, his buddies go have a talk with her.
      Vic: Not in the middle of the night Jethro.

  • Notes

    • This episode features the song 'Overcome' by Live.

    • The last few episodes got major publicity, not just for the fact that Chiklis was coming back up for Emmy consideration, but for the fact that many of the story lines offended several groups.

    • When it was revealed that Danny's character was being fired, fans wrote the show in outrage. However when it was revealed that she was still a staring character in Season 3, it was soon revealed that Shawn Ryan did it just to get a rise out of the fans. As he put it -- "Hey, it did air on April Fools Day. They should have caught on."

    • The original opening showed Vic getting booked and locked-up, but was taken out because Shawn Ryan ended the previous episode with Vic being arrested and wanted to start the final episode off with a bang -- hence why the beginning was changed to Shane pounding on the door. The original opening can be found of the Season 2 DVD.

    • This is the Season 2 finale.

  • Allusions