The Shield Episode 1.05 Blowback
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The Shield Episode 1.05 Blowback

Episode Premiere
Apr 9, 2002
Production Company
Fox, Sony Pictures
Official Site
Episode Premiere
Apr 9, 2002
2002 - 2008
Production Co
Fox, Sony Pictures
Official Site
Clark Johnson
Kurt Sutter
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
  • Kurt Sutter
  • Robert Miano
  • Kenneth Davitian
  • Kimberly McCullough
  • Lee Cherry
  • Amy Moon
  • Patrick Cavanaugh

Using an illegal wiretap, the Strike Team busts a trio of Armenian cocaine dealers led by Margos Dezerian. Unaware that rookie cop Julien Lowe is watching, Vic pockets two large bricks of pure Peruvian cocaine that he intends to turn over to the local dealer he is paid to protect. However, Shane's stop for some quick sex ends with the unit's SUV being stolen with all of the stolen drugs inside. Meanwhile, Tomas ties to keep Julien interested in their homosexual affair, Marshaling all his resources, Vic sets out to track down he missing vehicle and its illicit cargo before the drugs hit the street. As the search of local chop shops produces leads that bring Vic and company closer to their target, Dutch and Claudette find Dezerian's silent intimidation enforcing an unbreakable silence from his henchmen. Torn over what to say about the theft of the evidence, Julien tells Aceveda. And as the Captain puts out an all points bulletin on the stolen SUV, Vic must scramble to find it first while trying to cope with the news that his son, Matthew, is autistic. As Dezerian's calm and cool murder of a cellmate forces his relocation, Aceveda's men locate the missing SUV. However, when the drugs aren't inside, Danny provides information that leads Vic to the female car thief's boyfriend. And once a search of the boyfriend's apartment finds him dead from an overdose, Vic is able to recover the missing evidence and sanitize the scene before Aceveda finds anything that could bring the Strike Team down. Finally, as Dutch discovers that Danny is having an affair with Vic, Tomas asks Julien to help him out of another jam with the law.