Tonight’s cuppa: decaf organic free trade black tea

Big crowd watching a big speech on a big stage tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Instead, I’m checking out Vic Mackey’s big finish, which begins with the seventh (and final) season premiere of FX’s groundbreaking cop drama Sh_701_1108
"The Shield," called "The Coefficient of Drag."

WARNING: If you’re super-mega-clever or just a very good guesser, this could
possibly be considered spoiler-ish. So, if you fancy yourself either of
the above, run, do not walk, in the opposite direction.

Previously: Hey, Alex from Australia! Sorry the whole "Moonlight" thing didn’t work out, but I hope to see you back soon … Shane did a bad, bad thing…"We’re gonna crush him."

Welcome home, Shane…

The ghosts of Armenians past.

Gag me with a washcloth.

Bad blood gets on everything.

Ronnie ponders a new spot.

Shane tries to punt his way out. Guy in orange, not buying it.

More bad blood on the block.

The blonde drops by, officially curious.

Aaaaah, a leg!

Vic paddles left. Corinne drifts right. The kid almost sees it.

Not the chains again!

This is all about real estate development?Sh_701_0733_3

Ronnie knows a a doggy doc.

Aw, Dutch, still working that?

Don’t hurt the pug, Vic!

Wow, didn’t want to see that.

Dutch zigs, but Danny meant to zag.

So, tell me all about it…

Final Jeopardy! Hah! Good one.

It’s all about the love…and vinyl siding.

Wakey-wakey, necky breaky!

Love you, Claudette, but pink’s not really your color.

The chick knows her superheroines.

Ronnie!!!! What the hey…

Vic gives a little smile.

Shane, dude, I just ate my Cheerios! (Yeah, I like Cheerios at night. You got a problem with that?)

Yeah, Ronnie, you’re OK. Just great.

Snazzy glasses there, Billings.

"Might need to make a sushi run." Heh

This is all about rezoning?

Ah, Billings, some things you never forget.

Dutch has a wonderful, awful idea.

At the construction site, Vic turns the screw.

Let’s go! Go!

Julian breaks through.

Bang, bang, bang…

Vic creates a diversion.

Then he has a plan.

Billings was right.

Claudette bursts in on Vic, Shane and Ronnie and says…

Aw, you didn’t really expect me to tell, did you? You’ll just have to tune in on Sept. 2.