The Shield – Season 7, Episode 11 Review
November 12, 2008 5 Comments
7.11 Petty Cash
Vic gets further into the cartel and comes close to being taken down for good.
Remember this will be a SPOILER review. Click read more for the review.
Vic is one lucky guy, he again manages to slip through the net and I’m thankful for that but it’s not looking good for him. Ronnie on the other hand is not so lucky, he’s safe for now but for how long? Hopefully now he’s part of the FEDS investigation it might be a get out of jail free card for him. I’m suspecting that the FEDS won’t allow even Vic or Ronnie to be arrested or their case will fall apart. The more I see, the more I don’t see jail as the end of Vic’s journey. It might be the other prominent story but it’s the ending I predict least. Vic is maniplating a lot of people, there are so many other ways for his character to end other than jail. He stole $100,000 from One Niners and if they find out they won’t be happy. If Beltran ever finds out the truth, well it’s easy to assume what will happen then. Then there is Shane and if they ever come face to face again, we should expect blood.
Shane and Mara in this episode try to get some money together before they head out of Los Angeles. Though not with much luck at first and when they do get some, it’s hardly much to start a new life. The scene of the end of the episode about friends was touching. All they have is each other and they will stick together forever, until the very end. It seems obvious that whatever happens to Shane, that Mara will be with him.
What I enjoyed most about the episode was the use of Julien. I’m so glad he got something to do and was given a story. I was worried that once he broke from The Strike Team that he would be underutilized but I’m glad that has not been the case. He has also now been included in bringing down Vic and it was clearly signposted that he seems to be having trouble going behind the backs of his former team members. The Strike Team was everything to Julian, he was given a purpose. It’s not surprsing he feels some loyalty to Vic and Shane. Plus remember Vic has always been a good friend to Julien. When it came out that Julien was “gay,” Vic stood by him and helped him out, he was a good friend. So don’t be surprised if he warns Vic and Ronnie about what is going on.
Some short points:-
There was finally some talk on Danny, seems we might be seeing her again now that Vic is no longer around The Barn. This is good news because I’d hoped it wasn’t the last we saw of her. Seems she just took a break from the world of Vic.
The name on the parcel sent to Claudette was Cletus Van Damme.
Loved the verbal war between Vic and Dave in this episode. Acevada does not like to lose to Vic and he won’t let Vic take away any chance he has to become Mayor.
Corrine is beginning to question if she’s doing the right thing. We’ve always seen the hold Vic has on her, with all the things he has done she still questions herself. She is slowly loosing it and is cracking under the pressure, she does not want Vic to know what she’s doing, she fears for her safety. The scene with her, Vic and Cassidy shows us that Corrine might be changing her mind.
Two episodes left and this is the most I have ever been excited for an end of a television show. I’ve seen many of my favourite shows end but all of them I always predict or have an idea how they’ll finish. The Shield is unpredictable and that is why we’re going to be in for something special. Something that people will speak about for years to come.
Quote of the episode: Vic “You’ve got an action hero on your payroll.”
Favourite Scene: Vic with the one liners, I mean one niners.