I'm not surprised he sold out Ronnie in the end, but DAMN I can't believe the son of a bitch got his immunity. I thought for sure he'd be interrupted before he could start or it would turn out to be a set up or SOMETHING. God, I wish this wasn't the last season.
I almost don't even dare hazard another guess at what's going to happen next week, but I have to think that they're going to end the show with Claudette and Dutch finally getting Vic in cuffs, so let's just say he kills Shane, and gets caught- Ronnie rats him out to Dutch and Claudette for revenge and to save his own ass or something. Or for a way out of left field choice, Vic gets away with it all, finds out Corrine was setting him up, kills her, and goes down for THAT. It literally could be anything, really. I've never guessed right about the path of this show, not once.
That confession scene was amazing -- especially the moments just before the confession. I was imagining (naively?) that it would be like a blanket pardon -- "you have immunity for whatever heinous shit you may have done" -- so it took me a little by surprise. Is he actually going to admit to everything? Even Terry? OMG HE SAID IT!
Originally posted by StaggerLeeNever in a million years did I think Vic would sell Ronnie out like that. But, I guess it makes sense. He's been trying to save his own ass the past two seasons.
I assumed that he thinks he can somehow warn Ronnie in time (covertly, while in plain sight?) and put one over on the feds -- that's sort of been his main attitude toward authority. The stakes are pretty high, though, so I dunno. His wife trumps Ronnie, I guess, but Vic's "ah, I'll just string him along" was too casual.
Originally posted by StaggerLeeMaura shooting everybody was a shock as well. Shane should just eat a bullet and write a note saying he shot everybody, so she won't have to go to jail.
I really thought that last scene with them was going to turn into a murder/suicide, or at least one out of two. I really did.
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Would it be too obvious and predictable for Dutchboy to get killed by Lloyd after receiving another phone call from Rita's cell phone? I'm expecting Claudette and Aceveda to team up to keep the ICE bust from succeeding in order to void Vic's immunity deal.
And I was also kind of surprised that a coked up Cletus Van Damme didn't go all Canadian Crippler on his family. Everything that Shane has done has so gotten screwed up and now that he's got his pharmacy with him I don't see him finding a way out...
Originally posted by Pizza Delivery JonesWould it be too obvious and predictable for Dutchboy to get killed by Lloyd after receiving another phone call from Rita's cell phone?
Damn you, that's exactly what I was thinking this morning, and you beat me to it. Yeah, that would be a pretty shocking payoff to that storyline.
The confession scenes were some of my all time favorite TV moments. Chiklis should get an Emmy just for it, and the "I've done worse" line was classic Vic. And the change in Olivia's look the more Vic revealed was great, with her dumbfounded "WTF have I done!" look and pale, shaken visage.
Am I the only one who sort of cheered a little inside when Mara got hurt? I can't stand her, and hope she goes down in flames with Shane. Of course, hopefully the kids come out ok.
CxMorgado, that's exactly how I feel. It never quite goes the way you expect, and I won't even try to guess at what happens next week.
After seeing the preview, and vic in the interrogation room, growling at the camera, makes me wonder if he actually goes down. Him ripping the camera off the wall would be a great last shot of the series.
One thing that stuck out for me - really pretty unrelated to the goings on of the episode - Vic's employment at ICE came with a salary of $62,000 annually; I know Vic wasn't excactly in the best bargaining position and was probably being treated as a near rookie in terms of pay grade, but isn't that a little low? Do cops/feds really make so little?
The first ten minutes were damn powerful. That they figured it out in twenty five minutes and spent the rest of the show confirming and positioning seemed a bit hurried. But dealing with the initial death...wow. That was some great TV.