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The Shield: Dawg Days

Vic must broker a peace between Kern Little and T-Bonz, two rappers whose personal animosity towards each other is broiling over in to the streets. Danny is attacked after identifying a shooter. Julien helps a woman whose son's body has been stolen. Dutch and Claudette search for a missing migrant worker. David allies himself with "Kingmaker" Jorge Machado to further his political ambitions.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 5012-01-102
Airdate: Tuesday April 02nd, 2002

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Guest Stars
Efrain Figueroa
As Jorge Machado
John Diehl
As Assistant Chief Ben Gilroy
Sticky Fingaz
As Kern Little
Walter Jones
As Rondell Robinson
Marc McClure
As Jamison
Mark Kiely
As Pete Shockley

Co-Guest Stars
Camillia Sanes
As Aurora Aceveda
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
As Corrine Mackey
Chene Lawson
As Tyesha
Linda Medina
As Ellie Ruiz
Marlene Warfield
As Dottie Cummings

Joel Rosenthal
As Matthew Mackey
Brian Britt
As Freddie
Christopher Perez
As Eduardo Salcido
Ralph Rangel
As Sanchez
German Leonne
As Erubiel
Godofredo Henriquez
As Drunken Migrant Worker
Cecilia Johnson
As Shake Girl
Jessica Booker
As Shake Girl
Natalia Swader
As Shake Girl
Henry Yancey
As Off Duty Officer
Main Cast
Michael Chiklis
As Detective Vic Mackey
Catherine Dent
As Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer
Michael Jace
As Officer Julien Lowe
Jay Karnes
As Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach
Benito Martinez
As Captain/Councilman David Aceveda
CCH Pounder
As Detective Claudette Wyms
Kenny Johnson
As Detective Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky
Episode Notes
Jay Karnes can speak Spanish, but purposely hacked up the Miranda rights on purpose after getting the idea from Shawn Ryan.

It was revealed on the Season 1 DVD that this episode was swapped with "The Spread" for fear that Shane's character may be cut.

Actor, Sticky Fingaz who makes his first appearance in this episode in the recurring guest star role of Kern Little is member of the rap group Onyx. This is the only recurring "bad" character that has been in the first three seasons.

Shane does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bernie MarsdenBallad Of Joliet 
Jason DarlingOne By One 
Project 86Rebuttle 
PushThe Flute Tune 
Seda GaribyanHyots Aghunak 
Trailer Park CassanovasBeer 

Episode Quotes
Dutch: (After failing to catch Eduardo) Hey! San Salvador's that way!

Episode Goofs
Mackey and Lem' are at the club where the shooting happened at the begining. When Capt. Acevada shows up he's wearing his badge on the outside of his suit, when he's talking to Mackey it's gone for the entire conversation, then when he's leaving he's wearing it again.

Cultural References
Even though music/gang wars aren't new to L.A, it's rumored that the concept for this episode was taken from some of the fights between Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

Vic: Rumble In The Jungle.

A reference to the Mohammed Ali vs. Foreman fight in 1974, which was billed as "The Rumble In The Jungle"

Rondell: Hey, that's my Blue Note collection, man!

Blue Note Records was one of the foremost jazz labels for decades, and is associated with almost every innovation and big name in the business from the 30s through the 60s

T-Bonz: Who you supposed to be, Judge Judy?

Judge Judy is a popular judge in the vein of the Peoples' Court "courtroom reality" style shows. She is outspoken and commonsensical, and tends to have a "No BS" approach to solving problems. Since first premiering in 1996 she has been a ratings leader among such shows for over a decade.

Warning: The Shield season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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