I wish I had the time to go back to the beginning of this series and watch the whole thing from the start again. I'd love to see the point where Shane's life started spiraling out of control. Maybe it was the money train, or hitting Tavon over the head, or even all the way back to the first episode when the strike team killed a cop. There's got to be a dozen other moments as well, but whatever moment it is, one thing is for certain: Shane has no control over what happens now.
This whole season has been a mess for him. I guess it's karma coming back to bite him the butt. Nothing is going right for him, and in reality he deserves it all. But it was a shocker to see him get beat down. If that was me, I would have been crying like a 10-year-old girl. No wait, I would have been dead. But for Shane: eh, no big deal. And the real twists came when we learned that the beating was from Tillie's stepdad, and when Mara found out there were condoms in his personal items - not to mention when Tillie called Shane's cell phone and Mara picked up.
But it was the last scene that was the edge-of-the-seater. After begging Mara, "Just ask me to come back," he pulls out a gun and then confesses to killing Lem. If you did your reading last week, you already knew he was going to reveal that to his wife, but I was still shocked about how it went down. But even more shocking to me was the fact that after all of this came out, Mara embraced him. Now for the first time we know that Shane was being very honest when he said he did it all for Mara and his son. But still, to go from "get out of my life" to a hug was interesting. But who knows how I would feel in that situation (let's hope I never have to find out)?
Now of course this leads us to the fact that Vic is bound to find out sooner or later, especially since Hernan told him flat out that Guardo didn't kill Lem. However that goes down, that is going to make for some riveting television.
In the side stories, the strike team is back on the slaughterhouse case full-time. They seem to be making a little progress, although they need to be making a lot more since Claudette has put it in their heads that solving this case might determine the fate of the Barn. Hiatt's got a bit of intel out of Hernan and now has to figure out where to go with it (and keep Julian from telling the world about it).
Then you have this scumbag Carlos who comes in to lend a hand to Dutch's runaway case. How about this guy? Molests his own daughter and forces her to run away from home, and then abuses other children, too. That's a father-of-the-year candidate right there.
And I'm shocked that Billings was the one who broke this case. Dutch created the profile and didn't even recognize that Carlos fit it exactly, until Steve pointed it out to him. Way to go, Billings. I'm even more shocked that he didn't go around patting himself on the back about it, too.
Last but not least, let's not forget about the special appearance of Action Jackson, Mr. Carl Weathers, playing an old cop down on his luck. Great performance from him and an even better one from Vic when he knocked out that idiot Lester who Joe showed up with.
Five episodes down, five to go in Season 6, and no one is more excited about these final five than I am.
Until next week, friends.
I wish I had the time to go back to the beginning of this series and watch the whole thing from the start again Id love to see the point where Shanes life started spiraling out of control Maybe it was the money train or hitting Tavon over the head or even all the way back to the first episode when the strike team killed a cop Theres got to be a dozen other moments as well but whatever moment it is one thing is for certain Shane has no control over what happens now This whole season has been a mess for him I guess its karma coming back to bite him the butt Nothing is going right for him and in reality he deserves it all But it was a shocker to see him get beat down If that was me I would have been crying like a 10-year-old girl No wait I would have been dead But for Shane eh no big deal And the real twists came when we learned that the beating was from Tillies stepdad and when Mara found out there were condoms in his personal items not to mention w