I consider myself to be a huge Shield fan. The directing, writing, acting, etc...etc...is just amazing. This episode was amazingly awful. The characters especially. They didn't even seem to be themselves. It almost seemed like there were standins for everybody.
The show had more flaws in it than the whole entire season. The scenes were so far fetched and unbelievable, it was making me mad to think that the director expected us to believe this garbage.
When Ronnie told Claudette that Shane killed Lem, She responded with "So, Vic was out for revenge", Ronnie replied "No, Vic and I want Shane to go to prison like the rest of the scum" (Not exactly what was said, but you know). She didn't even ask him why then didn't Vic tell the cops that were right there who Shane was and that's he's wanted? She wouldn't have missed a chance like that. She's too thorough.
And the scene where Shane,wife and kid are coming out of the hospital....Try to imagine the setting. It's night, here's some guy (Vic) pointing a gun at someone (Shane, Wife) while hearing sirens in the background getting closer and closer. Vic STILL is pointing the gun even as the cops drive right up. Did Vic suddenly turn stupid? The normal Vic would have holstered that weapon and been outta there before the cops knew what hit them.
And even a rookie wouldn't let Shane and his wife and kid get in his car and drive off...THEY were the ones the gun was being pointed at. They would have at least been detained and questioned.
And why didn't anything happen to Vic? He didn't get arrested or at least put in a holding cell for carrying and pointing that weapon? Since Vic had to turn in his gun when he resigned, the gun he was pointing at Shane obviously must have been bought on the streets illegally. Vic's not stupid enough to use a gun registered in his name to shoot shane.
And then to top it all off...The last scene where Shane and his wife are at that house. Of all the inconspicuous places that Shane could have broken a window to get into that house, he breaks the window in the front dead center where it's visible for anyone to see. I thought Shane was a professional. But like most of the character's in this episode....There were no professionals.....Just idiots.