Saturday, October 18, 2008

What I'm Watching: The Shield

The Shield: Season 7, Episode 7 "Bitches Brew" (B+)

This final season of "The Shield" keeps getting even more intense. I don't think we've ever seen Ronnie quite so angry, especially when Shane seems lost while they're chasing down the guy who's running. The return of Bottom Bitch yielded predictable results of deception and depravity. Vic's really doing his very best to stay in the game now, making deals with Olivia and her bosses to go undercover and trying to keep all his children in his life somehow. Seeing Danny packing up to leave town is a major indicator that things are going to explode soon. Dutch and Claudette's interactions really are touching, and with the exception of Vic and Ronnie, they're actually the duo on this show who work best together. Shane hiring the perp at the end to kill Vic (or Ronnie?) - I can't imagine that will have positive results. I can't say it enough times - this season is truly intense.

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