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The Shield Episode: "Back to One"

Season 6, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Shane can protest only so much when Vic catches up with Guardo and turns up the heat on the man he thinks is Lem's killer. Ronnie, meanwhile, is assigned to work with Dutch and Billings on a meth-murder case. Tina is also involved, and Dutch mistakes her interest in his work for something else. And Claudette tells Vic about an upcoming addition to the Strike Team.
Original Air Date: Apr 17, 2007
Guest Cast Lela Loren: Nadia Julie Dretzen Lindsay Hollister Ken Jeong: Skip Osaka Luis Antonio Ramos: Guardo Nicole Randall Johnson: Letisha
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Season 6, Episode 3
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Length: 45:59
Aired: 4/17/2007
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April 17, 2007: Maybe He Didn't Do It Season 6, Episode 3

"He killed Lem. Don't you remember his body, his face? You think you could just forget that, huh? Don't you think he deserves to die for what he did?" Those words, screamed at Shane Vendrell by Vic Mackey, helped mold a scene that had to be the most powerful one of the entire series. Wow! You knew Vic was going to do something harsh to Guardo if he found him, but wow! I mean, wow! I know I'm saying that word a lot right now, but that one word - wow! - really sums up the boldness, the intensity, the determination, the shock, the brutality, the hatred.... I could go on forever trying to describe the meeting of Guardo and Vic but nothing could do it justice, so I choose "wow!" This whole season, you could see the anger in Vic's eyes and you could smell the revenge coming, but despite everything that's happened over the previous five seasons, even my eyes were wide open in shock this time around. Guardo, hung by a rope, getting brutally beating by Vic with a monstrous metal chain was crazy. Shane stopping the beating only to have Vic draw his weapon and pop Guardo was even more intense, especially with that look of pure evil in Vic's eyes. And what can you say about Shane in this situation? I mean, the guy still hasn't cracked. How is that possible? I mean, granted that confessing to Lem's murder while Vic is killing Guardo might not be the smartest move, but I cannot believe he's been able to keep it in this long. But now that Guardo's been killed, set on fire and buried, is it really over? You'd think Vic would be at peace and would let it drop. But what about Shane? His mindset certainly is getting worse each week, so I can't picture that we've heard the last of this, especially since Dutch is still out seeking answers. Despite the fact that once the scene with Vic and Guardo took place all the other stories took a backseat for me, there was still a lot going on this week to discuss. First of all, I'm really hating two people right now and I don't mean the actors playing them, but rather the personalities of the actual characters. One of them would be Steve Billings. His lazy attitude always rubbed me the wrong way, but he's really becoming a total idiot now. Steve can flat out tell Dutch what his shortcomings are but doesn't want to hear it in return. He corrals one bad guy and then has to brag to the whole department later. And when is his lackadaisical attitude going to get Dutch shot or killed? The other character I can't stand is Tina. She is playing the fact that she's smokin' hot to perfection and manipulating every guy who lays eyes on her. I mean, she clearly flirts with Dutch, but then when Dutch brings her over to his place she gets offended when he insinuates it might be a date. Before that, when Ronnie tackled the guy in his case she looked like she wanted to jump him right there (and of course, Dutch looked like he wanted to puke). And was it me, or did it even look like the photographer was flirting with her for a second? She appears to be getting better as a cop, but still isn't up to par yet. Yet thanks to her ability to flirt, the only male cop who notices her lack of ability is the gay one. But watch out, Tina, Sargeant Danny is on the case now! Ain't no flirting going to work on her. Then there's Claudette, who I love as the captain more and more each week. I love seeing her in power, manipulating everything around her. Sticking Ronnie on the case with Dutch was a great ploy to get info on Vic's whereabouts, even if it didn't pan out. I hope the growing death toll in Farmington doesn't get her the boot, because she's a great leader. Finally, who's this Hiatt guy and what's he doing in the barn? Vic's replacement, huh? Interesting. Someone's going to replace the baddest cop in the land? C'mon, not a chance, right? Until next week, friends. PS. Anyone else sense an Emmy or two or three coming down the pike? show less
He killed Lem Dont you remember his body his face You think you could just forget that huh Dont you think he deserves to die for what he didThose words screamed at Shane Vendrell by Vic Mackey helped mold a scene that had to be the most powerful one of the entire series Wow You knew Vic was going to do something harsh to Guardo if he found him but wow I mean wow I know Im saying that word a lot right now but that one word wow really sums up the boldness the intensity the determination the shock the brutality the hatred I could go on forever trying to describe the meeting of Guardo and Vic but nothing could do it justice so I choose wowThis whole season you could see the anger in Vics eyes and you could smell the revenge coming but despite everything thats happened over the previous five seasons even my eyes were wide open in shock this time around Guardo hung by a rope getting brutally beating by Vic with a monstrous metal ch read more

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Premiered: March 12, 2002, on FX
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A corrupt and brutal L.A. detective runs an elite squad by his own rules in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs and gangs. Unusually gritty and graphically violent, but seldom less than riveting, 'The Shield' gets its biggest jolt from the breakout performance by Michael Chiklis as the complex and volatile Vic Mackey. The drama made Emmy history when he won for Lead Actor in a Drama in 2002, the first such win for a basic-cable series.

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