The Shield

Season 7 Episode 12

Possible Kill Screen

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 18, 2008 on FX
9.6
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With time running out, Vic tries to secure an immunity deal for him and Ronnie in exchange for them helping ICE take down Beltran. Meanwhile, Dutch has to clean up Billings' mess and the Barn investigates a murder connected to a member of the Strike Team.

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  • Great great episode

    9.0
    With that famous confession scene.

    And Olivia, a bit out of mind, asking "Do you have any idea what you've done to me?" I mean, after what he said, do you really think you're the biggest victim here? Ahah.
  • Meet Victor Samuel Mackey

    10
    Last stop before the big series finale of one of the most defining TV shows ever as we meet Vic Samuel Mackey...not that we didn`t know him but some of his decisions in here makes him more controversial than ever.

    This episode was one hell of a ride. The tension is overwhelming...literally bringing an uneasy atmosphere. The impact of this episode is huge.

    Now Vic refusing to sign the deal without Ronnie`s on it was not surprising. Vic is controversial but has always protected his boys as much as he can. But when Corrine got arrested, Vic take one hell of a decision....he sacrificed Ronnie, the guy who has always been loyal to him and very ironically the one who is supposed to be smartest guy of the former strike team. It was disappointing in sense and shocking to see Vic just turn of Ronnie. The scenes where Vic confessed everything he did is huge....Michael Chiklis did a perfect job. Had me realize Vic is quite a bad guy lol. Vic deciding to turn on Ronnie reminded of another decision, taken that time by Shane. I`m talking of Shane killing Lem of course. He did it to cover his back....and for the team. Vic`s decision is as self centered than Shane`s decision. He is not killing Ronnie but still, in sense he is. I`ve hated Shane since he killed Lem but well I still think Vic kicks ass. :D Yet, it`s all very ironic. Shane once said to Vic they are very much alike...turns out to be true in the end. Well I still hope Vic has something in store to save Ronnie.

    The opener with Shane and Mara was typical cold blooded Shield. Shane`s situation is desperate.. everything is coming full circle for him. He don`t have many issues...I even felt sorry for him since a very long time.



    Other than that, Claudette`s break down was superb.... brilliant acting.. Dutch is still in for that Teenage serial killer. While it`s completely overshadowed by the other storylines in the show, I still find it quite interesting.



    Possible Kill Screen was a classic, very defining episode. Parracide and Lem & Mice are still the two best shield episode ever. But this is in the top 5 for sure and I`m hopeful the series finale join it.moreless
  • Legendary, my final episode, the rest is only the conclusion.

    10
    After being a fan of this show for so long, after this episode I had de need to share this. This episode was beyond words, whereas the previous episode builded op the level of excitment beyond that what is takeable. In this episode vick sells his soul to save his family (by selling out his teammate), and by doing so he realises he's no better than shane, who killed lem to save his. This episode has touched me as most as the finale of season 4, where's shane and vick get into the argument after lem burned the money train stash.



    My utmost admiration for the writers/actors of this show, for the best tv ever to be broadcasted on tv (in my case internet, because in holland it got cancelled...).



    My finale is this episode, the last one is just the conclusion to the best show ever to hit the screen.



    This show deserves a final emmy. Not to forget micheal chicklis, my hero actor, no one better.moreless
  • You should take this episode, put it in a frame and put it in the hall of fame of best episodes ever!!!

    10
    Wow! I can't find the words to describe how good this episode is. It looks like the creators of this show knew from day one how this show is going to end. They built the characters so good till you started to have feeling towards them: some of them you hate (although they are good people), some of them you pity (although they are scum) and some of them you love (although you really shouldn't). And here comes this episode where all those characters plays the part they were built from day one to play, and to tell you the truth, there were parts in this episode that took my breath away.

    Bottom line: perfect screen-writing, perfect plot planning and one of the best episodes I have ever seen on TV.moreless
  • Fearing what's ahead.

    10
    Petty Cash was a bit calm, time to relax and catch our breath and now the show is back to taking my breath away. In short



    Painful times and the dreaful ending is coming too soon, Mara and Shane are worst than ever, Beltran is speeding things up, decisions have to be made sooner and there is a good feeling here that everything is wrapping up rather quickly, which is scary. I think were all agreed here that Vic's conversation with Olivia is moving and powerful. Victor Samuel Mackey tells it all and Claudette's explosive anger at what she hears is moving as well, making her fight that much harder. Kudos to Michelle Hicks, were shown Mara desperate, weak and scared. I was a bit pissed long whiles ago that she wasn't in the show much between seasons 4-5, but Shane's actions destory many people around him and seeing Mara like this is something I would never have expected. Her cries of pain make the impending finale that much scarier.



    Dutch is involved once again with Lyod and this was a right move as I once said before it ought to be Dutch's last case for the show. (sorry for feeling so good because I feel so right). Danni comes back and I'm glad for that of course, what obstacles will be here for her recent return I don't know... her son Lee however is still another matter that I hope can be resolved come this final Tuesday.



    This 10 does not mean it's perfect like the ohters but simply that this show is heading the right way and this episode is as good as it could ever be.moreless
Catherine Dent

Catherine Dent

Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer

Paula Garcés

Paula Garcés

Officer Tina Hanlon

Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins

Detective Shane Vendrell

Michael Jace

Michael Jace

Officer Julien Lowe

Jay Karnes

Jay Karnes

Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach

David Marciano

David Marciano

Detective Steve Billings

Jordan Marder

Jordan Marder

Chuck

Guest Star

Frances Fisher

Frances Fisher

Rita Denton

Guest Star

Alejandra Flores

Alejandra Flores

Counter Person

Guest Star

Michele Hicks

Michele Hicks

Mara Sewell

Recurring Role

Francesco Quinn

Francesco Quinn

Beltran

Recurring Role

Laurie Holden

Laurie Holden

Agent Olivia Murray

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Olivia: Do you have any idea what you've done to me?
      Vic: I've done worse.

    • Claudette: You're fired, you sanctimonious son of a bitch!

    • Vic: During a raid on a drug dealer named Two-Time... I... shot and killed Detective Terry Crowley.
      Olivia: Y-you--you killed a police officer?
      Vic: I planned it, and I carried it out. I shot him once just below the eye. Our Strike Team was committing criminal acts on a regular basis. At first it was just taking drugs from busts, turning it around, and selling it for profit. We were able to do this by making partnerships with local drug dealers and gangs, you know, that we knew we could leverage.
      Olivia: You son of a bitch.
      Vic: I killed Crowley to protect me and my guys. I shot him with Two-Time's gun to divert suspicion, but Aceveda knew. So did Kavanaugh--the I.A.D. Investigator who was after us. They just couldn't prove it. I was too good.
      Olivia: Is that it?
      Vic: How much memory does that thing got?

    • Vic: I want my deal, but I need a favor. It's not for Ronnie. It's for my ex-wife. I got her into some trouble. She was trying to protect me today, and she did something that might be construed as aiding and abetting.
      Olivia: Might be construed?

    • Claudette: I'm Captain Claudette Wyms. I'm looking for Vic Mackey.
      Chaffee: You found the bastard, but I guess now he's our bastard.

    • Shane: People are right. Wal-Mart does have the best prices.

    • Dutch: I got to warn you. Things have, uh, changed a little bit around here the last couple of days.
      Danny: Sounds like for the better.

    • Chaffee: (to Claudette) What kind of Detective did you raise over there, Captain?

    • Vic: Never trust a blonde.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: September 17, 2009 on AXN
      Slovakia: December 18, 2009 on Markiza
      Finland: July 6, 2011 on Nelonen

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