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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


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Guest Stars
Brian J. White
As Detective Tavon Garris
Recurring
Camillia Sanes
As Aurora Aceveda
Recurring
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
As Corrine Mackey
Recurring
David Rees Snell
As Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki
Recurring
Frank Grillo
As Officer Paul Jackson
Recurring
Monnae Michaell
As Vanessa
Recurring
Ron Canada
As Chief Tom Bankston
Recurring
Tracie Thoms
As Bonnie

Co-Guest Stars
Autumn Chiklis
As Cassidy Mackey
Recurring
Elijah Allan-Blitz
As Jeffrey
Recurring
Herzl Tobey
As Chorekian
Recurring
Jason Earles
As Kyle
Recurring
Joel Rosenthal
As Matthew Mackey
Recurring
Matt Corboy
As Ray Carlson
Recurring
T.J. Hall
As Randall
Recurring
Brett Stimely
As Reporter #1
Darris Love
As Boxer
Mario Larraza
As Herman
Ric Sarabia
As Radiohead
Rick Garcia
As Newscaster
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
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.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
LiveOvercome 


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.



Warning: The Shield season 2 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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