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The Shield ‘Pilot’ (aired 3/12/2002)
“Good cop and bad cop left for the day. I’m a different kind of cop.” – Vic Mackey
The Shield‘s first episode is essentially an hour-long mislead, setting up a character (Terry) and a story that appeared to be the main arc of the first season. It spends an hour setting up Terry as the new guy who’s going to be a snitch for the government, persuaded by David Aceveda to find evidence on Vic Mackey and the controversial Strike Team, in part to further his political career. But that all comes crashing down in the final scene, when Vic puts a bullet in Terry’s face, and the episode closes as we see the last thing Terry sees in his life – Vic looking down at him, shaking his head.
In an era full of shows looking to be the next The Sopranos, The »
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- Kimberly Roots
Lily Rabe is returning to "The Good Wife."
The "American Horror Story" star is reprising the role of Petra Moritz, a character she originated in Season 2. In the episode, "Going for the Gold," the Justice Department refuses to reveal who will be testifying against Eli Gold (Alan Cumming), so Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston) takes Assistant Us Attorney Josh Perrotti (Kyle MacLachlan) to civil court for defamation in order to force him to answer her questions under oath.
Rabe will also return to "American Horror Story" for Season 3.
In other casting news ...
- Laura Prudom
Oscar-Winner Martin Scorsese is now officially appointed as Executive Producer on EuropaCorp and Relativity's mafia action film currently-titled Malavita, directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional) and starring Oscar-Winner Robert De Niro (Limitless, Heat), Oscar-Nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows, People Like Us), Oscar-Winner Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men, Men In Black), Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four) and John D'Leo (The Wrestler, Wanderlust). Scorsese and Besson started on Malavita with an informal partnership where he played an important role offering creative consultation before and during filming. Now that Scorsese's role has been formalized as executive producer, he will continue to work with Besson throughout the film's post-production and editing process.
The mafia action film Malavita, in theaters October 18th, is the story of the Manzonis, a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, »
4 items from 2013
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