The Shield

Season 3 Episode 9

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 04, 2004 on FX
8.8
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When two high profile murders are linked to each other, Aceveda orders Wyms to get the entire Barn involved before gang and racial violence breaks out. Mackey uses the case to leverage himself and the Strike Team back into the streets of Farmington.

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  • Michael Chiklis' directorial debut is a worthy effort. This episode crackles with tense energy, and is revelatory in a number of ways.

    8.8
    In his directorial debut, Michael Chiklis shows a grasp of the caffeinated style this show is known for; this episode seamlessly integrates into the series whole. Revelation is the order of the day. Vic's suspicions that Owen has gotten close to Corinne are confirmed. The identity of the money train filcher is made known. Aceveda learns who the perps that humiliated him are. Aurora finally finds out what happened to her husband (and reacts less than supportively). Corinne is attacked, and frenzied detective work uncovers her assailant. And Walon's hostility at Claudette again surfaces, ending the Decoy Squad assignment to the Barn, and resulting in Wyms being effectively demoted back to her old detective position.



    There is a well-written main plotline involving a lynching which threatens to ignite an all-out race war, and some leadership conflicts among Vic's newly-anointed gang proteges. But the defining moment of the episode is Vic wrangling his way back into undisputed leadership of the Strike Team- and absolute rule of the streets.moreless
CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder

Detective Claudette Wyms

Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

Detective Vic Mackey

Jay Karnes

Jay Karnes

Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach

Michael Jace

Michael Jace

Officer Julien Lowe

Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins

Detective Shane Vendrell

Catherine Dent

Catherine Dent

Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer

Rashaan Nall

Rashaan Nall

Tobar

Guest Star

Noel Guglielmi

Noel Guglielmi

Savuto

Guest Star

Dwayne L. Barnes

Dwayne L. Barnes

Olias "Link" Linkletter

Guest Star

Camillia Sanes

Camillia Sanes

Aurora Aceveda

Recurring Role

Cathy Cahlin Ryan

Cathy Cahlin Ryan

Corrine Mackey

Recurring Role

David Rees Snell

David Rees Snell

Detective Ronnie Gardocki

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Tobar: Hey man, you hurt us, you hurt Kern.
      Vic: Kern's licking caviar off a Czech whore's nipple. He won't be too hurt.

    • (To Prophet Leader)
      Vic: Twizzy will be in county 'till his hearing. That'll give you a few weeks to get someone inside. Stop the pain. Anything after that, commit any sins, I'll be nailing you to a cross.

    • David: What is it?
      Vic: My men are on the wrong scumbag.
      David: How did you do that?
      Vic: You and Wyms have had me buried with bullshit over the last couple of months. I'm out of touch
      David: Oh what, so it's my fault?
      Vic: Oh I'll bring in the right guy.
      David: Good
      Vic: But I'm never gonna let this happen again. I'm no good half in half out. Now you gotta make a choice. You either let me do what I do, or I'll pull the plug on the Strike Team. Take my boys to another part of town.

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