The Shield/Cut Throat

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Cut Throat
Season 4, Episode 8
Airdate May 3, 2005
Production Number 5012-04-408
Teleplay by Jennifer R. Richmond &
Glen Mazzara
Story by Randy Huggins &
Glen Mazzara
Directed by Dean White
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Cut Throat is the eighth episode of the fourth season of The Shield, and the forty-ninth 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)

and CCH Pounder (Detective Claudette Wyms)

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

Guest Starring: Michael Peña (Detective Armando "Army" Renta), Abby Brammell (Sara Frazier), Laurence Mason (Halpern White), David Marciano (Detective Steve Billings), Jose Zuniga (IAD Agent), Kevin Maurice Jackson (Brickman), Pat Healy (Mike Fletcher)

and Anthony Anderson (Antwon Mitchell)

Co-Starring: Melanie Myers (Paula), David Hawthorne (Zerkow), Tom Ayers (Guage), Derek Basco (Kojo), Kamau Holloway (Sidewinder), Kendra C. Johnson (Eliza), Stacy Meadows, Jr. (Cutter-10), Anwar "Flii Stylz" Burton (Skitch), Diego Villarreal Garcia (Beto), Natalia (Tracy)


Plot Overview

The Barn's informants turn up with their throats slit. Unfortunately, one of the victims turns out to be an innocent school teacher.

Claudette and Dutch investigate a violent robbery.

Aceveda gets jealous when he learns Sara Frazier has been brushing him aside for another client.



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Arc Advancement


  • Shane tries to make a deal with Halpern. it goes sideways when Army shoots him in the shoulder, but they do learn where Antwon put Angie's body. Unfortunately, it's under constant guard.
  • Rowling has an I.A.D go into the Gang Task Force to monitor Vic.


  • Rowling moves into one of the neighbourhoods.
  • Claudette and Dutch's relationship has begun to mend.
  • Instead of killing Vic, Shane pleads for his help.


  • Dutch and Claudette find the robber who's been using coffee that they were trying to find in "Bang".


The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments