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The Shield: Dragonchasers

Vic helps Connie through drug withdrawal in a desperate attempt to keep her kid, leaving Shane and Lemonhead to break a strip club mugging ring, while Dutch follows his instincts about a serial killer and Danny is bitten by an HIV-infected perp.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 5012-01-109
Airdate: Tuesday May 14th, 2002

Guest Stars
Frank GrilloFrank Grillo
As Officer Paul Jackson
Jamie Brown (1)Jamie Brown (1)
As Connie Riesler
Nichole HiltzNichole Hiltz
As Tulips
Sandra PurpuroSandra Purpuro
As Tereza Varela
Michael Kelly (1)Michael Kelly (1)
As Sean Taylor

Co-Guest Stars
Camillia SanesCamillia Sanes
As Aurora Aceveda
Cathy Cahlin RyanCathy Cahlin Ryan
As Corrine Mackey
David Rees SnellDavid Rees Snell
As Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki
Matt CorboyMatt Corboy
As Ray Carlson
As Frank Gilmore
Taryn CarterTaryn Carter
As Sweetpea

Amy LondonAmy London
As Uniform Cop
Omar McClintonOmar McClinton
As Officer Roman
Main Cast
Michael ChiklisMichael Chiklis
As Detective Vic Mackey
Catherine DentCatherine Dent
As Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer
Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
As Detective Shane Vendrell
Michael JaceMichael Jace
As Officer Julien Lowe
Jay KarnesJay Karnes
As Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach
Benito MartinezBenito Martinez
As Captain/Councilman David Aceveda
CCH PounderCCH Pounder
As Detective Claudette Wyms
Kenny JohnsonKenny Johnson
As Detective Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky
Episode Notes
This is the only episode (Outside of "Co-Pilot") where the past of the Barn is discussed.

This episode pulled in the highest ratings of the season.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
HedderPull You Into Me 

Episode Quotes
(Walking in with Brian)
Corrine: Some husbands just bring home flowers.
Vic: Yeah, I didn't have time to wrap him up.

(Reading what Sean wrote on the board)
Dutch: "Detective Wagenbach, craves respect, fantasizes about being well-liked, yet shows no outward manifestation of his low self-esteem. Feels ignored, unappreciated, inadequate with women."
Sean: Ah, its just off some first impressions but, I'll stand by it.
Claudette: Maybe you'd like to read my palms, too.

Dutch: If you're so special, how come a lowly civil servant like me just caught you?

Episode Goofs
When Michael Jace is beating up the cross-dresser in the Blanket Party, he went through three rubber battons to create the effect. While they edited out the breaking points, you can see one start to crack round the last few hits.

When Chiklis turns on the television to see Shane and Tulips, he quickly changes the channel to Dutch and Sean. The reporter turns around before the channel is changed, yet she doesn't say a thing. According to the script, she isn't supposed to see it, just hear something odd.

Cultural References
Vic: If she goes to detox, DCFS will take him away.

DCFS is the government program that puts children into foster care. It stands for Department of Child & Family Services. They currently have one of the worst track records of all U.S. departments, and have been responsable for removing 5/8 of all children from divorced parents.

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