The Shield

Season 5 Episode 10

Of Mice and Lem

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 14, 2006 on FX

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  • Tv at its very best.

    Words are hard to find to describe the awesomeness of this episode. Clearly one of the best episode of the shield. Vic "banging" Kavanaugh ex was hilarious. Having Vic getting under the skin really keeps building up the momentum between these two...a true fusion of hate and it clearly makes things personal. Kavanaugh face when owned is priceless...Forest Whitaker is amazing.
    There were major developments. Some are not really that interesting (well compared to the others at least). Claudette becomes the will certainly be interesting to see of she goes after Vic. The scene where she was pissed off about what was going on in famington was pretty good.
    There were other things (Danny`s pregnancy etc..) but I`ll pass.
    Main focus of the episode was Lem`s situation. Lem is a great character and the fact that he was willing to sacrifice his liberty for the team was not out of character. Acting was superbe to really give the emotional aspect the situation deserves.
    Great to see Anton too..even better when interacting with Vic.Well the deal went was difficult to predict were it was heading. Just like Aceveda, Anton`s actions are quite difficult to predict. They have no side.
    So Lem is as good as dead if he goes to prison, leaving him no other choice than to be on the run for now. There is a great sense of urgency, it was also very emotional. And the closing minutes, wow...bone chilling, perfectly executed along with a great Smashing pumpkins song.
    Fantastic episode.