The Shield/Slipknot

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Season 3, Episode 9
Airdate May 4, 2004
Production Number 5012-03-309
Written by Kurt Sutter
Directed by Michael Chiklis
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Slipknot is the ninth episode of the third season of The Shield, and the thirty-fifth 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), Gareth Williams (Detective Walon Burke), Camillia Sanes (Aurora Aceveda), Vincent Angell (Owen Thigpen), Rashaan Nall (Tobar), Noel Guglielmi (Savuto), Dwayne L. Barnes (Elias "Link" Linkletter), Paul Benjamin (Perry), Andrew Borba (Crosby Nell), William Stanford Davis (Deon), M. Neko Parham (Twizzy)

and Michele Hicks (Mara Sewell)

Co-Starring: Gary Cruz (Neron), Linda Friedman (Nina), Aisha Hinds (Annie), Nigel Gibbs (Asst. Chief Phillips), Kenneth Colom (Lucas), Autumn Chiklis (Cassidy Mackey), Joel Rosenthal (Matthew Mackey), Veronica Del Palacio (Gitana), La Trice Harper (Oleana), Lonnie Hughes (Merril), Oren Williams (Kid), Roger Marks (Yosef Rabinowitz), Yoann Cifuentes (Avram Rabinowitz), Tom Holiday (Reverend), Tom Yi (Rodriguez), Steve Cell (Cobalt), Xuyen Valdivia (Tung Yung)


Plot Overview

Dutch and Claudette work to solve the lynching of a well-liked black kid in an emerging Latino neighbourhood. The Strike Team works to ease the racial tension while using it an opportunity to clear the Decoyd Squad out of the way.



  • Steve Earle - "Ashes to Ashes"

Arc Advancement


  • Some of the marked bills are found in Indio. Shane deduces that Mara stole the money to give to her mother.
  • The Decoy Squad is moved out of the Barn. As such, Claudette loses charge of the Strike Team who are allowed to be freely back on the street.


  • Aceveda tells his wife about his rape.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • When Lem exits the clubhouse, tape is visible on the floor for the actor's mark.