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The Shield: Carnivores

Vic and the Strike Team mediate between Rondell Robinson and the Nation of Islam while Dutch and Claudette investigate a brutal home invasion within the tight-lipped Korean community and Captain Aceveda revisits his past.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 5012-01-110
Airdate: Tuesday May 21st, 2002

Guest Stars
Brent RoamBrent Roam
As Tomas Motyashik
Camillia SanesCamillia Sanes
As Aurora Aceveda
Cathy Cahlin RyanCathy Cahlin Ryan
As Corrine Mackey
Cedric PendletonCedric Pendleton
As Theodore "Tio" Osmond
David Rees SnellDavid Rees Snell
As Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki
Efrain FigueroaEfrain Figueroa
As Jorge Machado
Sandra PurpuroSandra Purpuro
As Tereza Varela
Sticky FingazSticky Fingaz
As Kern Little
Walter JonesWalter Jones
As Rondell Robinson
June Kyoto LuJune Kyoto Lu
As Rhee-Soo
Katy BoyerKaty Boyer
As Maureen Wilmore
Mailon RiveraMailon Rivera
As Xavier Salaam

Co-Guest Stars
Esther K. ChaeEsther K. Chae
As Donna
Jane ChoJane Cho
As Officer Yun Dae
Jonathan HigginsJonathan Higgins
As Jasper
Matt CorboyMatt Corboy
As Ray Carlson
Sandy MulvihillSandy Mulvihill
As Ms. Emerich
David BackusDavid Backus
As White NOI Member
David JungDavid Jung
As Jeweler
David ZepedaDavid Zepeda
As Orlando
Peter KimPeter Kim
As Father
Ralph AhnRalph Ahn
As Young-Ho
Samuel SungSamuel Sung
As June-Ho
Sophia SantiSophia Santi
As Conchita
Tung HaTung Ha
As Nam Yung
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
Episode Notes
The Nation Of Islam both commended and protested the role of their organization in this episode in the same week.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Guitar JuniorI'm Gone 
SX 10Punk Ass 

Episode Quotes
Tio: This whole Nation of Islam thing came on when he was high.
Vic: How would you have handled it?
Tio: Let them have the corner, move three blocks over. Dopers follow the dope. Pissing off the beanpack crowd just gives them a reason to live.
Vic: Throw a little bit of that peaceful resistance right back at 'em, huh?
Tio: Mmm-hmm. Now, if I'm done filling out the job application, let's talk about how much rent's gonna be.
Vic: Actually, fifty-grand let's you move in right away.
Tio: Good thing I've been saving. (Shake hands)
Vic: It's a good thing.

Episode Goofs
When Rondell is first found dead, his "R" necklace is facing the right way. A few moments later when Dutch is leaning over him we see the R is now backwards, and Dutch has to use his pen to turn it the other way.

When Acevada goes to see Marine for the second time, You can see a couple of camera men in the background. As Marine turns to switch off the stereo you can see somebody holding a camera and the hand of someone else. It happens fast and I wasn't sure if I saw it or if my mind was playing tricks the first time but if u do frame by frame on the DVD its clear to see. It must be the camera and boom men filming Acevada.

Cultural References
In many cultures, it's an unspoken ritual for men to kill themselves when they have shamed their own home or people. But usually it's done in a much more bloody fashion. The ritual is meant to be slow, not quick.

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