The Shield/Fire in the Hole

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Fire in the Hole
Season 3, Episode 13
Airdate June 1, 2004
Production Number 5012-03-313
Written by Kurt Sutter &
Charles H. Eglee
Directed by Guy Ferland
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Fire in the Hole is the thirteenth episode of the third season of The Shield, and the thirty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Michael Chiklis (Detective Vic Mackey), 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 (Captain David Aceveda)

and CCH Pounder (Detective Claudette Wyms)

Guest Starring: Cathy Cahlin Ryan (Corrine Mackey), David Rees Snell (Detective Ronnie Gardocki), Brian White (Detective Tavon Garris), Nicki Micheaux (Detective Trish George), Gareth Williams (Detective Walon Burke), Natalie Zea (Lauren Riley), Mo (Derwin), Andrew Borba (Vince Peabo), Ronreaco Lee (Taylor Orrs), Michael Phenicie (Fire Chief)

Co-Starring: Linda Friedman (Nina), Frankie Rodriguez (Diagur), James Budig (Neil O'Brien), Aisha Hinds (Annie), Kenneth Colom (Lucas/Uni cop), Autumn Chiklis (Cassidy Mackey), Joel Rosenthal (Matthew Mackey), Jon Ecklund (Hunter), Ted Emporellis (Eddie), Patrick Wolff (Ogo), Sharif Rashed (Primo), Tony Rivard (Frog), Ric Drasin (Pipe), Verda Bridges (Felicia), Herman Wilkins (Jantell Davis), Jayden Lund (Casey)


Plot Overview

The AGC surveillance uncovers something going down with a dangerous biker gang, but nothing more can be learned without compromising the sting. When they find the Decoy Squad is working to take down a kiddie porn peddler whose helping the bikers, they work together.

The Treasury loses track of O'Brien as the Armenians begin zeroing in.


Arc Advancement


  • Tavon wakes up, but while he remembers fighting with Shane, he doesn't recall Mara hitting him.
  • The Armenians find O'Brien and kill him. To keep the investigation from looking at them, the Strike Team keeps him "missing" by getting rid of his body.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments