The Shield Episode 3.01 Playing Tight
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The Shield Episode 3.01 Playing Tight

Episode Premiere
Mar 9, 2004
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Fox, Sony Pictures
Official Site
http://www.theshieldtv.com/home.php
Episode Premiere
Mar 9, 2004
Genre
Drama
Period
2002 - 2008
Production Co
Fox, Sony Pictures
Distributor
FX
Official Site
http://www.theshieldtv.com/home.php
Director
Clark Johnson
Screenwriter
Kurt Sutter, Shawn Ryan
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
  • Wiley Pickett
  • Aris Alvarado
  • Rico Bueno
  • Vick Sabitjian
  • Jay Brown

As Captain Aceveda is preparing to turn his command over to Claudette, a Strike Team stakeout uncovers a truckload of ammunition headed for the Latin gang, the Byz Lats. After his efforts to track down the source is rebuffed by Aceveda, Vic finds an informant who reveals that stolen military weapons are also being sold to Kern Little's rival gang. However, while Little offers to help nab the renegade soldier, the murder of a bodyguard makes it clear that the Byz Lats are already well armed. Meanwhile, when the bodies of several Armenian gangsters are found missing their feet, Dutch and Claudette suspect fugitive Margos Dezirian.