Something that always intrigued me about this excellent TV show, was when vic and his team ripped off the armenian money train. Near the end of that episode dutch was sent to the scene of the robbery, He looked around and started to smile,like he had worked out what had happened and he actually was impressed. I swear he knew back then it was vic and the strike team that did it. And subsequent episodes was him fucking with vic by involving him in his investigation because being the kind of person dutch was ,he kind of liked pulling wings off flys. I also loved the vic/ dutch dynamic, publically at least he made fun of dutch, but privately you could tell he respected 'dutch boys' skills as a detective and even feared him a little. There was also a few occasions when they collaborated in an investigation and you saw the rare moment when they express'd their mutual respect for each other. It is something I never hear mentioned by other fans, but to me that sums up how excellent the shield was, those little subtle things, this is why when I hear critics make out how 'shallow' the shield is compared to say 'the wire' they have no idea.