The Shield/Man Inside

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Man Inside
Season 5, Episode 7
Airdate February 21, 2006
Production Number 5012-05-507
Written by Adam E. Fierro &
Emily Lewis
Directed by Dean White
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Man Inside is the seventh episode of the fifth season of The Shield, and the sixty-first 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 (Councilman David Aceveda), Cathy Cahlin Ryan (Corrine Mackey), David Rees Snell (Detective Ronnie Gardocki)

and CCH Pounder (Detective Claudette Wyms)

Guest Starring: Forest Whitaker (Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh), David Marciano (Captain Steve Billings), Paula Garces (Officer Tina Hanlon), Paul Ben-Victor (Detective Paul Reyes), Frank Alvarez (Mauricio Ochoa), Ray Campbell (Kleavon Gardner)

and Laura Harring (Rebecca Doyle)

Co-Starring: J.J. Boone (Fatima), John Hillard (Gary Shusett), Kareem Grimes (Burnout), Jackson Kuehn (Billy Boyd), Jeff Leaf (Jimmy Boyd), Chaney Kley (Asher), Jennifer Lynne Wetzel (Tangie), Rico E. Anderson (Eritano), Ken Medlock (Umpire), Aryan Morgan (Portillo), Mirayda Levi (Latina Woman), Jimmy Johnson (J.J.)


Plot Overview

While Kavanaugh follows the money, the Strike Team helps a rival precinct by tracking down the murderer of a woman and her daughter.

Claudette and Kleavon face off in interrogation as she tries to get him to confess his murders.



  • SiOP - "Glass House"

Arc Advancement


  • It's discovered that Fatima is alive and this is further used to eventually get Kleavon to admit to his murders and is arrested.
  • Ronnie notices Kavanaugh is still wearing his wedding ring despite being divorced for about two years.
  • Kavanaugh puts together some connection between Aceveda, Antwon Mitchell, and Juan Lozano.


  • Vic learns about Corrine telling Kavanaugh about the money he gave her. He later urges her to get her own lawyer.
  • Claudette pushes her emotional limited and her health as she suffers a nosebleed and later passes out, falling down the stairs.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • When Aceveda tells Lem that the city is committed on getting its PR win, there is a close shot on Lem at which point another face quickly comes into frame. However, Aceveda is too far away for it to be him.