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The One-Niners and Spookstreet Souljahs are on the brink of war after a drive-by shooting and retaliation leaves 5 gang members dead. Monica's first official day as Captain of the Barn begins with a speech that addresses the implementation of property seizures and a new gang task force headed by Vic. Monica must rely on Vic to find the catalyst of the gang war and figure out how to end the bloodshed. Meanwhile, Dutch and Claudette are assigned an elementary case which involves a convenience store robber using hot coffee to disarm clerks and steal their money.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x3
Production Number: 5012-04-403
Airdate: Tuesday March 29th, 2005

Director: Guy Ferland
Writer: Scott Rosenbaum

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Jan 16, 2007

Guest Stars
Alex FernandezAlex Fernandez
As Bob Mamyn
Anna Maria HorsfordAnna Maria Horsford
As A.D.A. Encardi
Anthony AndersonAnthony Anderson
As Antwon Mitchell
David MarcianoDavid Marciano
As Det. Steve Billings
Michael PenaMichael Pena
As Armando 'Army' Renta
Michele HicksMichele Hicks
As Mara Sewell Vendrell

Co-Guest Stars
Allen MaldonadoAllen Maldonado
As Flash
Jarvis W. GeorgeJarvis W. George
As Carl Miller
Melanie MyersMelanie Myers
As Paula
Neil Lewis (2)Neil Lewis (2)
As Stank
Ali DeanAli Dean
As Ameen
Izzy DiazIzzy Diaz
As Rodrigo
Kamil BealeKamil Beale
As Puppethead
Michael EdwinMichael Edwin
As Foreman
Michael J. PaganMichael J. Pagan
As Big Crane
Quinton MedinaQuinton Medina
As Lil Bull
Ronnie WarnerRonnie Warner
As Terrence
Six ReasonsSix Reasons
As Choppa
Sterling ArdreySterling Ardrey
As Demetrius
Tequan RichmondTequan Richmond
As Lionel Burrell
Episode Notes
This episode was filmed over the course of three days, one of the fastest of this season.

Benito Martinez does not appear in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Monica: Starting today, all drug and gang related homicides will go through Vic Mackey. I've posted a list of ten detectives and twenty uni's who will work directly under Vic. You'll be leading a task force designed to learn everything we can about the roughly fifty gangs who operate on our turf. Their membership, their businesses, chains of command. Federal assett forfeiture laws will now be enforced in Farmington. A drug dealer uses a car to distribute drugs, we're gonna seize that vehicle. A gang sells crack out of their back room, we're gonna take that home.

Monica: Explain to me why taking this house was the right thing to do yesterday, and the wrong thing today.
Vic: Yesterday we had to stop the shootings.
Monica: This house was bought with drug money. The mother knew it.
Vic: You said it would be a P.R. nightmare.
Monica: Either it works or it doesn't. To make exceptions, to put a prettier face on it... sounds more like Aceveda than me. (Monica walks out of the home and signs paperwork) Take it.

Episode Goofs
Dutch kind of takes his sweet time ducking when gunshots are going off in a hospital. Claudette ducks but he stays up just a bit longer. He could have yelled "Shots fired" while crotching?

When Vic's talking to Shane at the food truck, you can see the camera crew in the mirror of the truck.

Cultural References
Claudette: Sherman's march through the hood. Sounds like one step forward, two steps back.

At the end of the Civil War a northern general by the name of Sherman instituted a new form of warfare called "Total War." He marched his men into the South and burned down everything. It essentially crippled the South and ended the war, thus taking a step forward, but after the war the south needed major rebuilding, thus the 2 steps back.

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