The Shield/Judas Priest

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Judas Priest
Season 4, Episode 12
Airdate June 7, 2005
Production Number 5012-04-412
Teleplay by Kurt Sutter &
Scott Rosenbaum
Story by Kurt Sutter &
Charles H. Eglee
Directed by David Von Ancken
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Judas Priest is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of The Shield, and the fifty-third 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: Rebecca Pidgeon (Joanna Faulks), Camillia Sanes (Aurora Aceveda), David Marciano (Detective Steve Billings), Ronreaco Lee (Taylor Orrs), Kurt Caceres (Juan Lozano), Nigel Gibbs (Assistant Chief Roy Phillips), Darrow Igus (Mr. Porter), Cliff Weissman (Perry), Cathy Lind Hayes (Heidi Prue), Faleolo Alailima (Francis "Bumper" Valverde)

and Anthony Anderson (Antwon Mitchell)

Co-Starring: Linda Friedman (Nina), Sofie Calderon (Elisa), Katia Bokor (Irina), Michael Khmourov (Tretiak), Roman Varshavsky (Osip), La Monde Byrd (Jason Porter), Ron Bottitta (Perry), April Gooding (Officer Teresa), Isabel Mares (Sophia)


Plot Overview

The Strike Team works the Russian angle to find out who killed Carl and Scooby, which leads them back to Antwon Mitchell.

A threat from Aceveda's past rears its head.

Dutch and Claudette investigate a murder that ties to a fake I.D. scheme.

On Dutch's behest, Julien and Danny help Faulks's wife when she's under threat.


Arc Advancement


  • Antwon's half brother was responsible for Carl and Scooby's murder, as Antwon had the Nigerians kill the cops who gave their Russian mob boss a ticket, a way to seal his deal with them.
  • The DEA gives Antwon an immunity deal.


  • Juan Lozano threatens Aceveda. With his grandmother dead and mother moved back to Mexico, Aceveda no longer has any leverage. When approaching Antwon about the DEA's deal, Aceveda asks him to "convince" Juan to miss his court date.
  • Dutch gets into a fight with Billings due to his constant harassment.
  • Corrine effectively ends her relationship with Dutch.
  • Danny is shot and wounded.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

  • The Strike Team tie Tretiak to a chair with his C-4 as a threat to get one answers from one of his men. However, Tretiak constantly struggles in the chair, eventually setting off the explosives, blowing himself up.