The Shield/Scar Tissue

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Scar Tissue
Season 2, Episode 8
Airdate February 25, 2003
Production Number 5012-02-208
Written by Kurt Sutter
Directed by Paris Barclay
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Scar Tissue is the eighth episode of the second season of The Shield, and the twenty-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 (Captain David Aceveda)

and CCH Pounder (Detective Claudette Wyms)

Guest Starring: Lucinda Jenney (Lanie Kellis), Danny Pino (Armando "Armadillo" Quintero), Cathy Cahlin Ryan (Corrine Mackey), Marguerite MacIntyre (Emma Prince), David Rees Snell (Detective Ronnie Gardocki), David Raibon (Van Bro), Sung Kang (Malcom Rama), Michael Sean Tighe (Jarvis Stanley)

Co-Starring: Frank Gallegos (Little Pop), Erick Carrillo (Quazi), Philippe Bergeron (Nico), Regina Randolph (Polly), J. Anthony Pena (Pinto), Asanio Lara (Mexican), Christopher Shea (Udel)

Featuring: Autumn Chiklis (Cassidy Mackey), Melanie Myers (Paula), Louis Mendoza (Injured Mexican), Victor E. Kobayashi (Thai Man), Kiyoko Yamaguchi (Mrs. Rama)


Plot Overview

The Strike Team double their efforts to find Armadillo, trying to stay one step ahead of Claudette.

Dutch asks Danny to help him on a case of the murder of a Thai man.



  • Flogging Molly - "If I Ever Leave This World Alive"

Arc Advancement


  • Armadillo uses what Vic did to him to blackmail him into helping him return to Mexico. However, Shane and Lem arrange Armadillo to get stabbed in the cage.
  • Claudette makes the connection to what happened to Ronnie to Armadillo, as well as figuring out Vic's relationship with Tio.


  • Danny and Dutch nearly share a kiss.
  • Danny is suspended for missing the knife on Little Pop, despite her insistence that she was thorough in frisking him.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments