The Shield: Season 3, Episode 15

On Tilt (15 Jun. 2004)

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As Vic goes after Margos, Claudette risks her career to see that an innocent man is freed from prison.



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Robert Huggins (as Andre Benjamin)


As Vic goes after Margos, Claudette risks her career to see that an innocent man is freed from prison.

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Near the end episode, Vic shoots and kills Margos. We see him pick up Margos's gun with his pen and place it next to his body. Initially, we see the grip pointing away from the body. When the next view is over Margos's body we see that the gun is now facing the opposite way (grip facing Margos). See more »


Curtis 'Lemonhead' Lemansky: [the team is going through documents seized at a bust] I got a bunch of receipts here.
Vic Mackey: For what?
Curtis 'Lemonhead' Lemansky: Uh, dry cleaning.
Vic Mackey: What else?
Curtis 'Lemonhead' Lemansky: Uh, for thousands of dollars on these oriental rugs.
Ronnie Gardocki: You don't dry clean oriental rugs!
[They all stare at him]
Ronnie Gardocki: My... my mom had some. She made me hand-clean 'em when I was a kid.
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Written and Performed by Vivian Romero, Ness Bautista, and Rodney Alejandro
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What will happen to the Strike Team?
14 February 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Season 3's final episode is another brilliant ending, although not quite as satisfying as the previous two.

This episode hopefully will see the end of the money train storyline as it is wrapped up nicely, albeit a little to easily. However, its only really wrapped up on the Armenian side, so there is the possibility that any investigation might continue into the fourth season.

Claudette's demotion wasn't much of a surprise considering how much she values her morals over her job - she almost seemed to accept that she might lose her job, just as long as she didn't claim moral bankruptcy. It was interesting to see Dutch's adoption of one of the homeless kitties - something tells me that kitty will face a grizzly end. This weird angle on Dutch is one of the most interesting subplots in terms of where it'll end up.

Finally, once again, the writers pull off a great confrontation between the members of the Strike Team at the end. I loved it how it all seems like it'll go back to normal, but Shane had to open his big mouth and screws things up again! Everyone's performance was 110%, especially between Shane and Vic at the end.

Although it ended a bit abruptly, I think its a great place to end the season and definitely makes me wanna start Season 4 right away. What will happen to the Strike Team?

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