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The Shield: Circles (2)

Vic and David must join forces to stop the bogus 9-1-1 calls that are luring cops into deadly ambushes in the aftermath of a riot and Assistant Chief Gilroy attempts to play them against each other and destroy their careers in a desperate effort to save his own.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 5012-01-112
Airdate: Tuesday June 04th, 2002

Director: Scott Brazil
Writer: Shawn Ryan

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Guest Stars
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
As Corrine Mackey
Cedric Pendleton
As Theodore "Tio" Osmond
David Rees Snell
As Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki
John Diehl
As Assistant Chief Ben Gilroy
Lana Parrilla
As Sedona Tellez

Co-Guest Stars
Matt Corboy
As Ray Carlson
Melanie Myers
As Paula
Galen Yuen
As Transient
P.B. Smiley
As Witness
Pamala Tyson
As Escrow Clerk
Rick Allen (1)
As Riot Squad Cmdr
Roddy Schaef
As Reporter
Victor Wolf
As Drive-By Shooter
William Badgett
As Junkie Dad

Omar McClinton
As Officer Roman
Main Cast
Michael Chiklis
As Detective Vic Mackey
Catherine Dent
As Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer
Walton Goggins
As Detective Shane Vendrell
Michael Jace
As Officer Julien Lowe
Jay Karnes
As Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach
Benito Martinez
As Captain/Councilman David Aceveda
CCH Pounder
As Detective Claudette Wyms
Kenny Johnson
As Detective Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky
Episode Notes
Some deleted scenes from this episode included Danny & Julien coming to the aid of a heart attack victum, only to be scared by some kids throwing lightbulbs out of a window that sounded like gunfire.

The title is to suggest that everything has come full circle for the characters and Farmington as a whole. Hence, all the things that Vic did throughout the season cost him his family.

The Shield moved temporarily to Mondays during the summer of 2002 on June 10 at 10 P.M. when FX decided to rerun the entire first season.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ill NinoNothing's Clear 

Episode Quotes
(After Vic busts through a fence and catches a runner)
Vic: Alright, slappy, you start talking!
Witness: S'up, man, I didn't do nothin'!
Vic: Alright! Fine! You're not a witness... (pulls crack out of pocket and plants it on witness) you're an arrest! This here's just enough to make you a trafficker!
Witness: Hey, you can't do that, man!
Vic: What? Bust drug dealers? You just made my quota for the week!

Episode Goofs
LOOK HARD -- You can see a few of the needles glued onto the skin instead of lookling like they're injected. Most look real, but at least two don't.

If you watch frame by frame on the Seaon 1 DVD, on the part where Vic stabs the shooter with the badge pin, from the time it goes in to the point where it's filly in, its two different shots. The Badge has different lighting on it from one point to the next.

Cultural References
As reference for the riots, its been said that several crew members watch tapes of the many riots that have taken place in L.A. from 1967 to 1992.

Warning: The Shield season 1 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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