The Shield/Posse Up

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Posse Up
Season 3, Episode 6
Airdate April 13, 2004
Production Number 5012-03-306
Written by Kim Clements &
Charles H. Eglee
Directed by Felix Alcala
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Posse Up is the sixth episode of the third season of The Shield, and the thirty-second 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), Nicki Micheaux (Detective Trish George), Vincent Angell (Owen Thigpen), Mia Wesley (Gail Linley), J.C. MacKenzie (Detective Kouf), Tommy Hinkley (Captain Steve Griggs), Camillia Sanes (Aurora Aceveda)

Co-Starring: Matt Gerald (Tommy Hisk), Linda Friedman (Nina), Nina Jane Barry (Officer Cacuzza), Kenneth Colom (Lucas), James Leo Ryan (Soren Arnovic), Joel Rosenthal (Matthew Mackey), Jim Zulevic (Detective Camara), Lavelle Wilson (Shades), Francisco Viana (Reporter), Doug Sinclair (Walt), Arnell Powell (Darontay), Shawn Carter Peterson (Lance), Michael Esparza (Wolf), William Belli (Colt), Alejandro Furth (Uni)


Plot Overview

When one of the uniformed officers is questioned for the murder of his family, Vic tags Julien and some other officers to go off the grid to prove his innocence.

While the rest of the Strike Team works with the Decoys Squad to bust gay-bashers, Aceveda puts pressure on Dutch to release information about the Cuddler Rapist to the public.



  • Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien - "3030"
  • Andy Stochansky - "Everest"

Arc Advancement


  • The Strike Team learns that Aceveda has a list of the marked bill's serial numbers in a safe in his office.


  • Aceveda is keeping his distance from his family.
  • Vic pieces together that Corrine is in a relationship with Matthew's tutor and because of his jealousy over his relationship with his kids, wants him gone.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments