The Shield: Season 7, Episode 13

Family Meeting (25 Nov. 2008)

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As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures to keep his pregnant wife from being charged with murder, Dutch finds he's a suspect in ... See full summary »



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Officer Tina Hanlon (as Paula Garces)


As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures to keep his pregnant wife from being charged with murder, Dutch finds he's a suspect in the disappearance of a teenage serial killer's mother. Written by Anonymous

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Creator Shawn Ryan couldn't be on set because the shooting coincide with the beginning of the writers' strike, in which Ryan was really involved. See more »


Claudette Wyms: [reading Shane's suicide note] "I guess enough painkillers can make even the worst kind of hurt go away. The thing you need to know is that Mara was innocent, and Jackson was innocent. They didn't know what they were drinking and their last moments together were happy ones. They left the way I first found them, perfect and innocent. They were innocent and they're in Heaven now and we'll always be a family. The guilty ones are me and Vic. Vic led, but I kept following. I don't think one's worse ...
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The Best Final Act
3 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a rabid fan of "Homocide: Life on the streets." I have every episode released on DVD. I still remember seeing the first episode of "The Shield" on FX and, within seconds, being totally hooked (it drew me in like the opening sequence of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"). I've watched every episode since, most several times.

This final season was the crowning achievement to a wonderful series, bringing closure - if that's the word - to the story line and characters. Some will be more satisfied than others, depending on how you related to the players, but I suspect no one will be disappointed. And, incidentally, "Homicide" ran seven seasons as well. I guess great

  • no, seminal - cop shows are made to run seven seasons (perhaps to

avoid "jumping the shark").

Michael Chiklis has left his mark on the canon of both the genre and great television with this role. My hat is off to him for an unforgettable portrait of someone who represents the ambiguity in us all.

Like "Homicide," "The Shield" is something every fan should own - in its entirety - on DVD. So, please, don't wait for the inevitable boxed set - it might never come. And, if you're a true fan, these DVDs will be well-worn if it does come out.

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