Cathy Cahlin Ryan



Roush Review: The Disarming Justified Finale


If "Slaughterhouse" is what you're going to call your season finale, after building up to a major bloody showdown all season, you'd better be able to justify it. Thankfully, we're talking FX's Justified here, and when does it ever not live up to expectations?

Even before he completely went off the rails ...
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Lie to Me Hosts "Alternate Universe" Shield Reunion

Lie to Me

Did you ever wonder what would happen if The Shield's Capt. David Aceveda and Officer Danny Sofer were married? Well, viewers will get to see the actors behind those characters as a longtime couple — as well as some other Shield alums together again — on Lie to Me.

Cast members of The Shield set to reunite on Lie to Me

"It's just a fun alternate universe with all these people you're accustomed to seeing in a certain environment," Shield creator and Lie to Me executive producer Shawn Ryan tells of the stunt episode (Monday at 9/8c on Fox). "It was different, but I think everyone was just really happy to see one another again. I think it meant more on a personal level even than a professional level. We had a very tight-knit group on that show, so to be able to reunite ... was very nice."

Ryan says he immediately began looking for ways to bring Shield actors to his new show when Season 2 began, but then got greedy... read more

Cast Members of The Shield Set to Reunite on Lie to Me

The Shield, Lie to Me

Lie to Me will play host to reunion of cast members from The Shield in an upcoming episode, Variety reports.

The move again pairs members of The Shield ensemble — minus... read more

Jeers: The Unit's Not-Better Half

Dennis Haysbert by Ron Jaffe/CBS

Jeers to The Unit for letting nepotism run rampant. Recurring guest star Rebecca Pidgeon, the range-free wife of cocreator David Mamet (who casts her in almost everything he does), turned up again as a British government liaison who blackmailed Dennis Haysbert's Jonas into spying on a possibly traitorous friend. Cocreator Shawn Ryan has also cast his spouse, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, on The Unit as well as his other drama, The Shield. At least Phil Hendrie came by his occasional role the old-fashioned way: The talk-radio chameleon ably plays the general manager of a military radio station. Finally, somebody advances based on merit alone!• Read and react to Bruce's opinions on NBC's Clash of the Choirs, the Dexter finale and more!• Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on or in TV Guide magazine! read more

May 22, 2007: The Math of the Wrath

With only three episodes left in this season this week we get our setup episode for the final two Dialogue-heavy and bloodshed-light we get some more insight into Shane and the Armenians and find out that Hernan is not dead after all Shanes in the middle of this gas-station murder and is talking to the daughter of the Armenian mob boss Shanes talking to her like she doesnt know anything but clearly shes more on her game than he thinks And soon she might be in charge herself since Pop is on his deathbed Meanwhile shes paying Shane to look into some apartment robberies and he finds a nice hooker whos able to give him a little bit of intel on the people who broke into her place He gives it to her and she takes care of the problem herself She seems to have Shane wrapped around her finger now Man Shane just cant lay low for one minute and stay out of trouble can he After all this time we finally see Ronnies reaction to Shane read more

May 15, 2007: Shane Wises Up

All talk and no action Thats usually not our buddy Vic Mackey But last week I clearly heard him say to Shane If I see you again I will kill you Vic saw him again and Shane is still walkin and talkin as far as I can see I mean I hoped it would happen I hoped Vic would pull up to Shane and pop him one but I also knew it couldnt happen that easily Shanes no dummy we all knew that I always considered Vic to be the more cunning of the two but Shane has really upped his game this time It was hard to tell up front what Shane was going to do with his documentation The episode started off with him writing all about Terry and we saw later its Tavon the money train and everything else they did I wondered if Shane thought the only way he wouldnt get killed by Vic is if he implemented Vic for everything so I figured Shane might take the offensive on this one But that doesnt do much for him since his name is all over those items as well Hes clearly smarter than read more

April 10, 2007: I Framed a Guilty Man

So the fact that Forest Whitaker wasnt going to be around after this episode was not a well-kept secret at all but I wasnt expecting the situation between him and Vic to go down like this I think I was somehow expecting Kavanaugh to get a surprise beating or take a bullet although then again hes too smart for that But it seems like he wasnt smart enough to realize that no one plays both sides quite like Vic Mackey Jons downfall of course was when he started planting evidence You could say his downfall was taking this case in the first place and I might agree But seriously when you think about it Vic has done so many things wrong from killing a cop through the money train that if Kavanaugh couldnt take him down based on the true facts then maybe hes just not as good as he thinks he is Vic was in his head so much that as a last-ditch effort he tried becoming him but even Dutch Boy saw through the load of crap that Kavanaugh wa read more

April 3, 2007: I Hung My Head

I thought of many ways to begin my first blog for The Shield and I think the best way is for you all to join me in saying two words hell yeah Honestly Ive never been this excited for a new season of a show I certainly havent watched every show in existence but of the ones I have this might be the only one without a misstep somewhere along the way So youll have to pardon me if my emotions get the best of me at points What can I say Im excited But first before we chat a moment of silence for Lem Whew It felt like an eternity between the time we saw Lem take a grenade and the start of this season didnt it Its all worth it though to see the absolute gore the unmatched anger on Vics face and to feel your eyes swelling as the show opens and closes with Johnny Cashs stark cover of Stings I Hung My Head I certainly ran the gamut of emotions with this episode I mean first how can you not feel for Lem He was extremely loyal to his crew and wasnt about t read more

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