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The Shield: Dead Soldiers

As Vic gets closer to finding his family, he and his boys focus their attention on Armadillo and his continued gang building. Unfortunately when Vic gets too close, Armadillo burns down one of Tio's distribution centers. Although Tio escapes the blaze without a scratch, a safe is discovered that holds Tio's ledgers which include his payouts to Vic. Now Vic must get the ledger and the guy who smoked Tio's apartment before Claudette puts the pieces together and discovers that Tio is not only Vic's CI but his drug connection. Although Claudette never puts two and two together, Armadillo does and Tio ends up necklaced. When Vic finds Tio, he takes his revenge out on Armadillo. When Lanie, the Barn's new Civilian Auditor, asks to follow Vic around for the day, David immediately steps in and suggests it might be better if she follow Dutch to the shooting of a city official. But when they discover that the city official is actually a meter maid, Lanie is less than pleased. Although she and Dutch continue their investigation into who killed her, she makes her less than pleasant feelings known to David. Meanwhile Julien and Danny must appease two neighbors who aren't getting along. Unfortunately things escalate to an uncontrollable situation and Danny is forced to shoot an Arab American.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 5012-02-202
Airdate: Tuesday January 14th, 2003

Director: John Badham
Writer: Kurt Sutter

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Guest Stars
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
As Corrine Mackey
Cedric Pendleton
As Theodore "Tio" Osmond
Danny Pino
As Armando "Armadillo" Quintero
David Rees Snell
As Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki
Lucinda Jenney
As Lanie Kellis
Mark Rolston
As Gordie Liman
Veena Bidasha
As Yahssirah Al-Thani
Dylan Haggerty
As Barney Plotkin

Co-Guest Stars
Matt Corboy
As Ray Carlson
V.J. Foster
As Smitty Holts
Anthony Vatsula
As Berlin Ortegon
Danny Mora
As Older Banger
Lee Reherman
As Ludwig Morgal
Lisa Renee Pitts
As Alene Carmichael
Mann Alfonso
As Ripley
Rafael J. Noble
As Emanuel Mentoya

Susanna Velasquez
As Chile's Mom
Ward Shrake
As Murder Suspect
Main Cast
Michael Chiklis
As Detective Vic Mackey
Catherine Dent
As Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer
Walton Goggins
As Detective Shane Vendrell
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
The ASPCA protested this episode because of the pig found in front of the Comic Shop.

Episode Quotes
Vic: If you're such a good boy, then do as I say. Pack up your shit, and get on the next donkey back to home.
Armando: But I just got here. I think I'll stay for a while.
Vic: Come on, maybe you can stay at my house for a while.
Armando: Yeah, what's the charge?
Vic: I'll think of something on the way.

Episode Goofs
The stove top lit up quicker than a normal stove would. To get that rosey glow, it would have taken at least three minutes.

Take a look at the soda can Claudette gives to Tio. The show couldn't show the Coca-Cola can, so they covered up the logo. Why? The show is sponsored by Pepsi.

Warning: The Shield season 2 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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