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The Shield: Barnstormers

Vic and the Strike Team begin to make plans for the money train take down, even though the greenlight still has them on their toes. Meanwhile, Vic and Emma try to a help a woman who's in an abusive relationship. When David tells Dutch that he embarrassed the department with the Bob and Marcy case and that Claudette is now lead on all their cases, he's forced to take any action necessary to prove himself in a new homicide. Danny finally makes a stand against Yassirah.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: 5012-02-207
Airdate: Tuesday February 18th, 2003

Director: Scott Winant
Writer: Scott Rosenbaum

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Guest Stars
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
As Corrine Mackey
David Rees Snell
As Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki
Marguerite MacIntyre
As Emma Prince
Melanie Lynskey
As Marcy
Monnae Michaell
As Vanessa
Nichole Hiltz
As Tulips
Karen Malina White
As Dorcell Jenkins
Mike Bruner
As Stu Kleinsausser

Co-Guest Stars
Joel Rosenthal
As Matthew Mackey
Mahryah Shain
As Doug
Matt Corboy
As Ray Carlson
T.J. Hall
As Randall
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 script originally called for an extremely obese man, but instead Mike Bruner was cast in the role to give it a more natural feel foor the episode.

This episode and the following one "Scar Tissue" were filmed back to back using two directors. It took 8 days to film the two episodes together.

A scene was deleted from the episode showing that Danny had gotten revenge for her car being painted yellow, by getting the widow's painted grey. It can be found on the Season 2 DVD.

Episode Quotes
Dutch: Bob said it was your idea to cut the arm off.
Marcy: Yeah. After that she wasn't so pretty.

Dutch: You couldn't take a lie detector test if you wanted to because it couldn't fit around that fat wrist of yours.

Vic: She's a beautiful girl.
Julien: Yeah.
Vic: I guess I must have missed something. Last person I saw you kissing was a little more... male. Sure you know what you're doing?
Julien: Yeah.
Vic: In that case, congratulations.

Episode Goofs
Is there any specific reason why Julien is having lunch in one of the interigation rooms? Especially a room with a camera when he's telling her he's gay? Bad choice.

The colors of the blocks that Matt plays with change colors between takes, and back again. You can tell it took two takes to finish it.

At exactly 26:44-26:45 2 microphones are visible at the bottom of the screen. One at center bottom, and one at the bottom left corner.

Cultural References
Lemonhead: You're a rich girl, and you're going far...

Lemonhead is singing a line from the song "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oats.

Warning: The Shield season 2 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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