The Shield/Insurgents

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Season 4, Episode 6
Airdate April 19, 2005
Production Number 5012-04-406
Written by Elizabeth Craft
& Sarah Fain
Directed by Vondie Curtis Hall
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Insurgents is the sixth episode of the fourth season of The Shield, and the forty-seventh 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), Laurence Mason (Halpern White), Kevin Cooney (DEA Captain Lamberti), Ray Campbell (Kleavon Gardner), Mike McCafferty (Bruce White)

and Anthony Anderson (Antwon Mitchell)

Co-Starring: Melanie Myers (Paula), Autumn Chiklis (Cassidy Mackey), Chaney Kley (Asher), Robert Wu (Scooby), Christian Redd (T-Gun), Greg Eagles (Hendricks), Byron Cotton (Bear), Joseph Bertot (Bobo), Tonita Castro (Carmen), Joseph (Julian) Soria (Spider), Sy Richardson (Brother William), Bill Lee Brown (Auctioneer), Keith Pillow (Reporter #1), Debbie Fan (Reporter #2), Steve Turner (Verdice), Gregory Prather (Reverend Brock), Jerome Caldwell (Froggy), Ying Liu (Odile), Andrew Mariano (Notch), Byron Smith (Rex)


Plot Overview

When the DEA gives Vic and Rowling a lead on the source of Antwon Mitchell's black tar heroin, Shane and Army try desperately to stay one step ahead. When they trace storage to a church, Rowling's decisions begin to wear on Julien's conscious.

Dutch and Claudette work to solve the murder of a woman and try to tie it to a man suspected murderer from Texas.


Arc Advancement


  • Lem asks to be put back in the team.


  • Dutch asks Corrine out for dinner.
  • Rowling puts Julien on desk duty and to consider a transfer. He then goes to Aceveda for help.


  • Aceveda recalls when Julien came to him about the Strike Team stealing heroin before recant his testimony.


The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Vic: You can't take a joke, so you make me look like a prick in front of my ex.
Dutch: I'm sure your ex doesn't need any help from me seeing what kind of a prick you are.
  • Antwon: Used to be bad cops was good business. But now I got a stash gone, a whole crew locked up, and sellers who can't sell. You wanna tell how the world got upside down on your watch?
Shane: Seeing as you were misusing a house of the Lord, I'd say divine intervention.