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The Shield: The Quick Fix

While Vic searches for his wife and children, the Strike Team has increased the number of drug shipments they allow to come into the Farmington district through their corrupt U.S. Customs contact. The newest shipment turns out to be poisoned and Vic and the Strike Team are forced to go to Tijuana to track down the man responsible, Navaro Quintero, and retrieve their money from him. Meanwhile, Dutch and Claudette investigate brutal murders committed by Navaro's brother, Armadillo, in his bid to unify Farmington street gangs under his leadership. With the help of a seasoned Tijuana policeman, Vic finds Navaro then kidnaps him and extorts his money back by using Armadillo's brutal tactics. He then smuggles Navaro over the U.S. border and arrests him. Meanwhile as Julien teaches a young offender the difference between right and wrong, he falls for and decides to ask his mother out for a date.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 5012-02-201
Airdate: Tuesday January 07th, 2003

Guest Stars
Cedric PendletonCedric Pendleton
As Theodore "Tio" Osmond
Danny PinoDanny Pino
As Armando "Armadillo" Quintero
David Rees SnellDavid Rees Snell
As Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki
Elizabeth RodriguezElizabeth Rodriguez
As Lita Valverde
Emilio RiveraEmilio Rivera
As Navaro Quintero
Lucinda JenneyLucinda Jenney
As Lanie Kellis
Mark RolstonMark Rolston
As Gordie Liman
Monnae MichaellMonnae Michaell
As Vanessa

Co-Guest Stars
Jonathan HigginsJonathan Higgins
As Jasper
T.J. HallT.J. Hall
As Randall
Bob Schulze (2)Bob Schulze (2)
As U.S. Customs Officer
Emiliano TorresEmiliano Torres
As Pablo Fernando
Eric CubicheEric Cubiche
As Alvarez
Joaquin F.C. GarridoJoaquin F.C. Garrido
As Mexican Customs Officer
John MarrottJohn Marrott
As Long Beach Sheriff
Kristen BellKristen Bell
As Jessica Hintel
Maurice ChasseMaurice Chasse
As Efrain Lemus
Stacey Ann HollenbergStacey Ann Hollenberg
As Corrine Lookalike
Terry CooleyTerry Cooley
As Big Forty
Yomi PerryYomi Perry
As Mayda’s Mother
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
According to Vic, only 5 weeks have pased in the show's timeline.

The Mexico scenes took two days to film with a "splinter crew." Most of the shots were done in real time in only two takes a piece, with the kidnapping scene at one of the busiest intersections of Tijuana.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Kenny Wayne ShepardBlue On Black 

Episode Quotes
(Returning from Mexico)
U.S. Customs Officer: Do you have anything to declair?
Vic: Only that it's good to be back in the states.

Vic: There's 20 pharmacies on every block! Wh-- go and get a bottle of ruffies!
Shane: What, the date rape drug?
Vic: Don't pretend you don't know what they look like!

Vic: I need that money!
Shane: Yeah... well, we all do.
Vic: No, I need it now to get back my kids!
Shane: What are you talking about?
Vic: They're gone, Shane! Corrine took them. They disappeared!

Episode Goofs
Shane lost his badge in Tijuana. Yet when Vic tells him to give up his key, he has a badge around his belt. Apparently he was able to find a fake one the moment he got back across the border.

Look close in the first scene. You can see the first guy on fire is wearing flame suit and helmet. His head is a little bigger than normal.

When Kellis introduces herself to Dutch, he's bent over his desk doing work. The next shot shows him leaning back in his chair.

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