Caught Michael Chiklis on Opie & Anthony this morning; they don't even start filming until June 18. Although filming for television can have short turnaround times (example: Spike TV's "Kill Pit" just wrapped filming here and begins airing July 22.) And hey, wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org) says...
Originally posted by wikipedia Season 7 will be released late 2007 or early 2008 and will consist of 13 one hour episodes.
And there's also a nice little appreciation piece in the New York Times (nytimes.com) today about the show.
My two cents? I was sure that Shane would take an Armenian bullet, clearing the deck for Vic vs. Claudette one on one next season. And this finale doesn't come close to last years...
Originally posted by deezNutzMy two cents? I was sure that Shane would take an Armenian bullet
Oh, man, right when Shane locked up Corrine and Cassidy and told them he'd be back for them -- I was positive that the show would end with Shane getting killed and then cutting back to Corrine and Cassidy, locked up where no one knew where they were.
I'm assuming we'll hear from Billings again -- hopefully Dutch will poke some holes in his lawsuit or something and get the last laugh.
I'm not entirely convinced by Mackey's spur-of-the-moment decision to leave the hearing and immediately pull over that guy and pull a ton of evidence incriminating seemingly every important person in town out of the trunk. It seemed like a deus ex machina to me.
In fact, I thought for a while that Vic might actually lose his job. With Hiatt out, Ronnie (the consummate follower) would take over in name while Vic would continue to actually run the Strike Team -- through Ronnie -- from the outside, using them to try and solve the contractor mystery in order to somehow leverage the higher-ups into giving him his job back. Doesn't look like it will play out that way, of course, but it would have been interesting.
As far as the future -- any ending that involves Mackey being "redeemed" is going to be unsatisfactory for me. What are you all hoping for?
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I don't expect the war against the Mexican mob next season to be without casualties. However, I doubt Vic will be one of them, even though deep down, I know he deserves it. Shane and Ass Invader are at the top of the list, though.
Vic and Aceveda have always been dirty in their own ways, but I see them both redeeming themselves in the end, but one of them will probably die to do so.
Dean! Have you been shooting dope into your scrotum? You can tell me! I'm hip!
Two days later and I'm still diging those map links. I was watching the show at my buddy's house. When the map on the blast door appeared, he said "whoa..we should go back and freeze that". I jokingly said "naw...