The Shield

Season 4 Episode 7

Hurt

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 26, 2005 on FX
9.1
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Just as Monica and Vic get close to a big break in the Garage Sting, Chief Phillips unexpectedly hands over the bust to the Organized Crime Unit. He blames the decision on an emerging PR scandal involving a videotape of Vic at the church bust that was leaked to the Assistant Chief through Aceveda's office. Vic uses his leverage with the Byz Lats to find a Russian mob leader before the mobster flees the country. Monica threatens two foster care social workers with jail after a young girl is found close to death in her foster home, then tells Julien if he doesn't put in for a transfer, she'll request one for him herself.

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  • Stakes rising big time.

    9.1
    Well this episode contains some major plot advancers and was highly entertaining, classic Shield stuff.

    So Antwon Mitchell wants Shane to Kill Vic: Holy sh*t! I love the dynamic.

    Corine and Dutch continues to get closer, can`t wait for Vic to discover that. And Julian gets in some boring storyline again and brings Danny in that....my only complain.

    I starting to like the new captain....starting to grow on me as a character. I like the scene of pissed off Vic walking down the street at night with that soundtrack.

    So the stakes are getting high big time, we are infact in for a Vic vs.Shane plot, Can`t wait for more.moreless
  • The tension was so high in this episode, you could cut it with a butter knife. It was really well written and left me with a feeling of excitement for the next episode.moreless

    9.0
    I already knew that Shane had taken a turn for the worst, but I had no idea that he would be capable of killing his former best friend/partner Vic. I really like how captain Rawling was cracking down on the foster care people, it really added to the effect of there being a lot of tension in the episode. I finally understood what Julian was trying to get at when he said he disagreed with the policy. It really doesn't seem like the policy that the new captain is providing is going to end up working out, it's totally true that it's just making more drug dealers, I mean, how else are those people going to make money once they get out of prison. There was a part in the episode where Dutch (Detective Wagenbach) was starting to become more intimate with Vic's ex-wife. I really think that this is a bad idea, Dutch knows that Vic doesn't like him and probably wouldn't like him trying to fill the role of father figure for his kids. I think that this is a bad idea in the sense that Chorren is in a very sensitive state and is probably really easy to take advantage of. I think that she should sort things out with her inner self and with her ex-husband before she makes any decisions about getting other men in her life. I mean, how stupid can you be hooking up with someone that works with your ex. The part when Monica tells Vic that he's off the case for the sting really made me mad because this entire season has shown how much Vic has changed, and he's worked so hard for where he is just to be brought back down again. I really wish that David Aceveda would back off and just concentrate on his election instead of trying to make more trouble for Vic and Monica. Although I think that Monica's heart is in the right place however, I don't really agree with the policy that they have going on. I was really glad to see that Lem was back with the group, he is probably the cop with the best heart in the whole strike team. When Vic was watching the tape of Shane agreeing to kill him, it really made me wonder what I would do in that situation. Shane really seems to have sunk to the bottom of the barrel, and as much as I like him and I want him to get back up again, I really don't see how he's going to do it. The end of the episode was my favorite part. I'm a big fan of when they play music at the end of episodes, it really just adds to the effect of how the drama of whats going on comes out. It was great how Vic planned getting those two guys caught at the end. He knew that he couldn't bring them in himself because he was taken off of the case, but it really showed me that Vic has changed from what he used to be and that he's out to do some good.moreless
  • The tension in this episode is so thick it's almost unbearable. The confrontations come on hot and heavy, including one from unexpected quarters that may put Vic's life in jeopardy.

    9.6
    Vic is pulled from a field operation because of a doctored videotape of the church bust that shows him in a very unflattering light. Aceveda takes advantage of the negative publicity to get in Monica's face yet again. Danny and Julien continue to disagree about the asset seizure program, and Julien's crisis of conscience causes Monica to threaten him with an administrative transfer. Dutch and Wyms work a case of child abuse at a foster home, and Monica's outrage at the conditions in that home moves her to take drastic action.



    In the most chilling development. Antwon demands Vic's body from a shell-shocked Shane. Is he willing to kill Vic to save his own skin? And Mackey is back in loner mode- a ticking bomb is safer to be around...



    Masterful episode.moreless
  • Good episode.

    8.2
    1. Alright Aceveda has got to go. He's being an a-hole. He's just mad that the cops probably like Rawlings better and she would probably do a better job than he did.



    2.Dutch: "What's she doing?" Claudette: "Standing on her soapbox." Dutch: "Does she have her own or are you letting her borrow yours?"



    3. Okay, this dude raped a 7 year old girl. Quote of the Episode Nominee #1 "When am I going to get some? When am I going to bust a nut?"



    4. Quote of the Episode Nominee #2 "I told her I was going to help her with History. Yeah, the History of poppin' cherries."



    5. Julian got issues. Get with the program or get out. You're not helping the situation by running some guy in for bootleg videos.



    6. Vic looked hurt when he saw that tape. Like his dog died or something.



    7. Quote of the Episode Nominee #3"I gave you power. I gave you respect. Keep your mouth shut before you lose both."



    8. LOL! Vic does not trust Shane! "I'm gonna walk." He ain't trying to go nowhere alone with Shane.



    9. It looks the old Vic is back. He's got no choice. Rawlings is pulling him off the seizures, Shane is trying to kill him, and Dutch is making moves on his wife. That's enough to make any bad cop relapse.



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CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder

Detective Claudette Wyms

Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

Detective Vic Mackey

Jay Karnes

Jay Karnes

Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach

Glenn Close

Glenn Close

Captain Monica Rawling

Michael Jace

Michael Jace

Officer Julien Lowe

Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins

Detective Shane Vendrell

Lombardo Boyar

Lombardo Boyar

Hernesto

Guest Star

Matt Spangler

Matt Spangler

Darnell Gary

Guest Star

Giovanni Lopes

Giovanni Lopes

Hielo

Guest Star

Nigel Gibbs

Nigel Gibbs

Assistant Chief Roy Phillips

Recurring Role

Michael Pena

Michael Pena

Armando "Army" Renta

Recurring Role

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Antwon Mitchell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The scene whre Danny and Julien are pulling over the white guy is the only scene with rain. Every other scenes in the episode shows the streets dry except the final scene with Vic walking down the street.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Dutch: (referring to Monica) What's she doing?
      Claudette: Standing on her soapbox.
      Dutch: She, uh, have her own or did you let her borrow yours?

    • Monica: Don't make this personal.
      Vic: Ahh, the only difference between you and Aceveda, is you fooled me into thinking you actually had a goddamn backbone!
      Monica: You were the red-headed step-child when I arrived here. I put my ass on the line to give you a second chance when nobody else would. I gave you power, I gave you respect. So keep your mouth shut before you lose both! I know this is hard, but I need you to look at the bigger picture.

    • Monica: I also looked into the crime stats. The numbers are up because you manipulated yours to make things look better. I'm getting punished because I reported mine accurately.
      David: Sounds to me like now's a good time to start formulating an exit strategy for the seizure policy.
      Monica: The only person who can take me off this is the Chief and not without one hell of a fight from me.
      David: Well then, I'd start training. I just spoke to him. He's still blue in the face from having to explain to the ACLU lawyers why you put a cop like Vic, in charge of such a controversial program.
      Monica: That's what all this is about, Mackey?
      David: Starting tonight, Vic is the face of that church invasion. Pulling him off the street might buy you some slack.
      Monica: He's working. I stand by my choice.
      David: You just won't take help, will you?
      Monica: Help from you? Sure. Orders? No.
      David: If Mackey's off the table, I'm going to have to set my sights on the policy in general.

    • Vic: (Fanning out his car) Big chief. Vic needum new driving machine, so he can catchum bad guy.
      Danny: Knew you had some Spanish, didn't know you knew smoke signals.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode marks the first time we actually see the men's bathroom, now that it's fixed up.

    • LOOK HARD: Remember when Monica bought cameras? When Ronnie goes to show Vic the tape of Shane and Antwon, look in the corner of the hall. They're actually put in. Also, look at the front of the door to the video room. The message about the Strike Team has been painted over.

    • Music featured:

      Will You Smile Again for Me by the band, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead.

    • The original title to this episode was "Hope."

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Dutch: ...They read like the Marquis de Sade

      This is in reference to the famous French prisoner who not only practiced sexual sadistic pleasure, but he wrote many books about sadism and pleasure killings.

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