The Shield/Bang

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Season 4, Episode 3
Airdate March 29, 2005
Production Number 5012-04-403
Written by Scott Rosenbaum
Directed by Guy Ferland
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Bang is the third episode of the fourth season of The Shield, and the forty-fourth episode overall.

Starring: Michael Chiklis (Detective Vic Mackey), Glenn Close (Captain Monica Rowling), Catherine Dent (Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer), Walton Goggins (Detective Shane Vendrell), Michael Jace (Officer Julien Lowe), Kenneth Johnson (Detective Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky), Jay Karnes (Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach), Benito Martinez (Councilman David Aceveda) (credit only)

and CCH Pounder (Detective Claudette Wyms)

Also Starring: Cathy Cahlin Ryan (Corrine Mackey), David Rees Snell (Detective Ronnie Gardocki)

Guest Starring: Michele Hicks (Mara Sewell), Michael Peña (Detective Armando "Army" Renta), Anna Maria Horsford (ADA Beth Encardi), David Marciano (Detective Steve Billings), Alex Fernandez (Bob Mamyn)

and Anthony Anderson (Antwon Mitchell)

Co-Starring: Melanie Myers (Paula), Six Reasons (Choppa), Leontine Guilliard (Chenille), Deborah Van Valkenburgh (Gail), Andrew Ableson (Kyle), Tanya Alexander (Bounce), Michael J. Pagan (Big Crane), Izzy Diaz (Rodrigo), Jarvis George (Carl), Neil Lewis (Stank), Terence J. Rotolo (Mario), Kamil Beale (Puppethead), Tequan Richmond (Lionel), Quinton Medina (Lil Bull), Christina Woods (Tanika), Gary Rowland (Otis), Ronnie Warner (Terrence), Ali Dean (Ameen), Sahar Bibiyan (Kira), Michael Edwin (Foreman), Allen Maldonado (Flash), Jackie Toles-Clark (Woman), Sterling D. Ardrey (Demetrius)


Plot Overview

Now Captain, Rowling officially takes over and begins implementing some of her policies. When a gang war threatens to erupt, her property seizure plan is put to the test when she has to use it as leverage, despite the moral quandary it will put her in.

Dutch and Claudette are relegated to a serial robber.



  • Mikal Raymo - "Lay Down"

Arc Advancement


  • Rowling officially takes the position of captain.
  • To get back into the good graces of the D.A., Dutch goes behind Claudette's back and promises he can control and that they might need some favours.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Vic: Trouble hits, these assholes always run one of two ways: the pussy they're getting into or the pussy they came out of.