The Shield/Carnivores

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Season 1, Episode 11
Airdate May 21, 2002
Production Number 5012-01-110
Teleplay by Keven Arkadie &
Glen Mazzara
Story by James Manos, Jr.
Directed by Scott Brazil
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Carnivores is the eleventh episode of the first season of The Shield.

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) (credit only), Jay Karnes (Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach), Benito Martinez (Captain David Aceveda)

and CCH Pounder (Detective Claudette Wyms)

Guest Starring: Sticky Fingaz (Kern Little), Walter Emanuel Jones (Rondell Robinson), Brent Roam (Tomas Motyashik), Efrain Figueroa (Jorge Machado), Mailon Rivera (Xavier Salaam), Cedric Pendleton (Theodore "Tio" Osmond), June Kyoto Lu (Rhee-Soo), Katy Boyer (Maureen Wilmore), Sandra Purpuro (Tereza Varela)

Co-Starring: Cathy Cahlin Ryan (Corrine Mackey), David Rees Snell (Detective Ronnie Gardocki), Camillia Sanes (Aurora Aceveda)

Co-Starring (end credits): Sandy Mulvihill (Ms. Emerich), Jonathan Higgins (Jasper), Matt Corboy (Ray Carlson), David Backus (White NOI Member), Ralph Ahn (Young-Ho), Jane Cho (Officer Yun Dae), Esther K. Chae (Donna - Translator), Sophia Santi (Conchita), David Zepeda (Orlando)

Featuring: David S. Jung (Jeweler), Peter Kim (Father), Samuel Sung (June-Ho), Jasmine Alexander (Linda), Erica Lolli-Diaz (Elena), Tung Ha (Nam Yung)


Plot Overview

Rondell becomes an increasing problem for Vic as he brings down the attention of the Nation of Islam and has himself targeted.

Dutch and Wyms try to investigate a home invasion in a Korean neighbourhood that is hesitant to talk.



  • SX-10 - "Punk Ass"
  • Luther Johnson (Guitar Junior) - "I'm Gone"
  • Out of Order - "What's Up For Tonight"
  • Pagliacci - "Vesti la giubba"
  • Gahee Lee - "Mil"
  • Daniel Indart - "Los Parrandones"
  • Goldo - "All I Really Want"
  • The Royal Philharmonic - "Casta Diva"

Arc Advancement


  • Vic "hires" T.O. as his new informant, succeeding Rondell who Vic leaves to be killed.
  • Vic gets the teacher of Glenridge to accept Matthew after pulling strings to find a ring of hers that had been stolen.


  • Julien's self-hatred over his sexuality is giving him suicidal tendencies and has stopped wearing a vest.
  • Aceveda learns that his old girlfriend's rape allegation stems from a couple of his friends raping her and that she believes he sent them to do it.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • White NOI Member: As-salaam alaikum, my brother. May I interest you in one of our magazines?
Shane: Looks like you wandered into the wrong prayer group, Frosty.
  • Vic: Why this neighbourhood?
Xavier Salaam: Because it needs cleansing.
Vic: What if I said that's my job?
Xavier Salaam: I'd say you were doing it poorly.