Question: With Vic Mackey's showdown with Forest Whitaker just a few weeks away on The Shield, what's the scoop there? I'm hearing Whitaker's character is going to go after Mackey's wife.

Answer: Yes, he's going to pose as the father of another autistic child in an effort to pump her for info. Also, the father of Danny's baby will become obvious within the first five episodes, and we're going to find out that a major character has lupus.