The Shield

Season 4 Episode 9

String Theory

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 17, 2005 on FX



  • Trivia

    • When Vic and his team arrive at the crime scene, a microphone can be seen at the top of the screen, shortly before Monica starts talking to them.

    • Dutch doesn't give Roger a real badge. He gives him one made by a security company.

    • When the officers attack the small shop and bust the door open, check out the time it takes for the door to shut and for the officer to break the glass. The footage of the door closing has been sped up, followed by a jump cut to the officer holding his stick.

  • Quotes

    • Roger: May I see a badge number? (Dutch shows him his, he fake writes it down on the table without a pencil.)
      Claudette: Did you see the officers come out of the building?
      Roger: I'm going to need one of those, (Pointing to the badge) before I can be debriefed in the category.
      Claudette: Civilians don't have badges.
      Roger: When I get my badge, all things will be made known. Peace officer to peace officer. (Moving back and forth)

    • Monica: Anything?
      Danny: Canvassed the whole area, there's nothing.
      Monica: Ohh shit.
      Julien: Went knocking, half the people weren't answering their door, the other half were sleeping.
      Monica: Let me use your radio. (Danny hands her the radio) Staff, Nine-Tango, I'm Code 6 on Alexandria Circle. Be advised, we have two officers unaccounted for, requesting Attack Alert. All watches will be held over.
      Operator: Copy that.
      Julien: We should notify the families.
      (Monica looks around the street in a worried panic.)

  • Notes

    • This episode aired two weeks after the previous one, due to FX scheduling the film "Independence Day" to air twice in one night.

  • Allusions