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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

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

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

Omar McClintonOmar McClinton
As Officer Roman
Main Cast
Michael ChiklisMichael Chiklis
As Detective Vic Mackey
Catherine DentCatherine Dent
As Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer
Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
As Detective Shane Vendrell
Michael JaceMichael Jace
As Officer Julien Lowe
Jay KarnesJay Karnes
As Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach
Benito MartinezBenito Martinez
As Captain/Councilman David Aceveda
CCH PounderCCH Pounder
As Detective Claudette Wyms
Kenny JohnsonKenny 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.

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