The Shield/Doghouse

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Season 4, Episode 4
Airdate April 5, 2005
Production Number 5012-04-404
Written by Adam E. Fierro
Directed by Dean White
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Doghouse is the fourth episode of the fourth season of The Shield, and the forty-fifth 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), Anna Maria Horsford (ADA Beth Encardi), Noel Guglielmi (Savuto), Laurence Mason (Halpern White), Abby Brammell (Sara Frazier), Marshall Bell (Bill), Mel Winkler (Maurice Webster)

and Anthony Anderson (Antwon Mitchell)

Co-Starring: Autumn Chiklis (Cassidy Mackey), Katherine Kirkpatrick (Emily), Dean Napolitano (Mike), Roberto Montesinos (Felix/Blinky), Marina Palmier (Gretchen), Kenneth Colom (Lucas), Jarvis George (Carl), David Jennings (Slick), Sean Michael Boozer (Doug), Vanetta Smith (Raga), Kila Kitu (Esther), Laura Roth (Amber), Edward Hendershott (Donald III), Paul Matthew Ellis (Harris), Annie Weirich (Morgan), Dominic Daniel (K.D.)


Plot Overview

Vic is tasked with helping with a manhunt for an escaped rapist.

The D.A. sends Claudette and Dutch after what they're told is a major drug dealer.

Julien and Danny stake out a tagger.



  • Grant Lee Buffalo - "Demon Called Deception"

Arc Advancement


  • Vic and Corrine put the house up for sell.
  • One of Antwon's sons is arrested.
  • Shane come to Vic that he wants to come back in. In reality, this is to keep his ear close to what's going on and give Antwon a heads up.
  • Vic gets confirmation that Shane is in business with Antwon.


  • Aceveda meets a prostitute and they make an agreement for rough sex.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Savuto: Aren't you gonna swear us all in?
Vic: Blessed is he who delivers this asshole unto me.