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The Shield: Dominoes Falling

When a gang execution hits close to home for Claudette, Vic, Tavon, and Dutch work together to find the culprit before anyone else gets hurt. Shane, Lem, and Ronnie are forced to choose between hitting the money train without Vic and letting it go. Meanwhile Danny receives some life changing news and Julien's harassment reaches a whole new level.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x13
Production Number: 5012-02-213
Airdate: Tuesday April 01st, 2003

Director: Scott Brazil
Writer: Shawn Ryan

Guest Stars
Brian White (2)Brian White (2)
As Detective Tavon Garris
Camillia SanesCamillia Sanes
As Aurora Aceveda
Cathy Cahlin RyanCathy Cahlin Ryan
As Corrine Mackey
David Rees SnellDavid Rees Snell
As Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki
Frank GrilloFrank Grillo
As Officer Paul Jackson
Monnae MichaellMonnae Michaell
As Vanessa
Ron CanadaRon Canada
As Chief Tom Bankston
Tracie ThomsTracie Thoms
As Bonnie

Co-Guest Stars
Autumn ChiklisAutumn Chiklis
As Cassidy Mackey
Elijah Allan-BlitzElijah Allan-Blitz
As Jeffrey
Herzl TobeyHerzl Tobey
As Chorekian
Jason EarlesJason Earles
As Kyle
Joel RosenthalJoel Rosenthal
As Matthew Mackey
Matt CorboyMatt Corboy
As Ray Carlson
T.J. HallT.J. Hall
As Randall
Brett StimelyBrett Stimely
As Reporter #1
Darris LoveDarris Love
As Boxer
Mario LarrazaMario Larraza
As Herman
Ric SarabiaRic Sarabia
As Radiohead
Rick GarciaRick Garcia
As Newscaster
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
The last few episodes got major publicity, not just for the fact that Chiklis was coming back up for Emmy consideration, but for the fact that many of the story lines offended several groups.

When it was revealed that Danny was being fired, fans wrote the show in outrage. However, when it was revealed that she is still a starring character in Season 3, it was soon revealed that Shawn Ryan did it just to get a rise out of the fans. As he put it -- "Hey, it did air on April Fools Day. They should have caught on."

The original opening showed Vic getting booked and locked-up, but was taken out because Shawn Ryan ended the previous episode with Vic being arrested and wanted to start the final episode off with a bang -- hence why the beginning was changed to Shane pounding on the door. The original opening can be found of the Season 2 DVD.

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Episode Quotes
Vic: What were you thinking?
Shane: Hey, where I come from, when a guy's lady jams him up, his buddies go have a talk with her.
Vic: Not in the middle of the night, Jethro.

Vic: Let's remember where this Armenian money's coming from. Prostitution, drugs, robberies-- and the rest of this cash is just gonna finance more of the same. They didn't earn it, I don't feel bad about taking it.

Chorekian: I am Armin Chorekian.
Shane: Cletus... Van Damme.

Episode Goofs
In the scene where the Strike Team go to Raidohead's place. When you see Radiohead come out from a room and Vic and his team goes inside, the camera follows Vic inside and you can see a cameraman around the corner to the left.

When Julien gets the blanket party, they use rubber clubs again like the first season. You can see the one Jackson uses starting to crack.

There's a bag of money out on the table when Ronnie drops off Shane & Lemonhead, yet the mob just waves him out not thinking twice. Guess they really didn't think he was a problem.

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