The Shield

Episode 4.05 : Tar Baby

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

April 12, 2005


fX Network



Show Period

2002 - 2008

Production Company

Fox, Sony Pictures

Cast and Crew


Guy Ferland


Charles H. Eglee

Main Cast

  • Michael Chiklis as Detective Vic Mackey
  • Walton Goggins as Detective Shane Vendrell
  • Benito Martinez
  • David Rees Snell
  • Kenny Johnson as Detective Curtis 'Lemonhead' Lemansky (voice)
  • Brian White
  • Jay Karnes
  • CCH Pounder as Detective Claudette Wyms
  • Michael Jace
  • Cathy Cahlin Ryan
  • Catherine Dent
  • Glenn Close as Capt. Monica Rawling (2005-)

Additional Cast

  • Nick Gillie
  • Gary Bullock
  • Lily Knight
  • Abby Brammell
  • Sergio Enrique


Vic's efforts to bring Shane back to The Barn are finally successful. However, both men have ulterior motives for wanting to work together again. Vic hopes to keep a closer eye on his former partner, while Shane knows that the best way to continue to help Antwon is to be on the inside where the decisions are made. David Aceveda encourages Captain Rawling to address the community and try to sell them on the policies of her new taskforce. His true agenda surfaces during the meeting, however, when he calls into question the new policies she's trying to institute and makes himself look good in front of his constituents.

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