The Shield/Cupid & Psycho

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Cupid & Psycho
Season 1, Episode 8
Airdate April 30, 2002
Production Number 5012-01-107
Written by Glen Mazzara
Directed by Guy Ferland
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Cupid & Psycho is the eighth 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: John Diehl (Assistant Chief Ben Gilroy), Brent Roam (Tomas Motyashik), Efrain Figueroa (Jorge Machado), Christopher Neiman (Ari), KK Dodds (Kim Kelner), Johnny Whitworth (Effi Montecito), Derek Hamilton (Paul), Dick Anthony Williams (Reverend Neal Cook), Jamie Anderson (Brenda)

Co-Starring: Page Kennedy (Lamar Tilton), Jeremiah W. Birkett (Hooper), Amy Bollenbacher (Fran)

Co-Starring (end credits): Cathy Cahlin Ryan (Corrine Mackey), Camillia Sanes (Aurora Aceveda), Robert Silver (Mr. Montecito), Jamie Martz (Sammy), Bobbie Norman (Dr. Crawford), Sandy Mulvihill (Ms. Emerich), Jonathan Neil Schneider (Manny Sandoval)

Featuring: Autumn Chiklis (Cassidy Mackey), Joel Rosenthal (Matthew Mackey), Sara Arrington (Lauren)

Uncredited: Omar McClinton (Officer Roman)


Plot Overview

When the allegation against the Strike Team land in the paper, they are split up and teamed with standard detectives pending the investigation.

While Shane helps Dutch with a case left by a retired detective, Vic works with Wyms with a series of deaths related to a batch of meth.



  • The Magnetic Fields - "All My Little Words"
  • SX-10 - "Erase Me"
  • Loot Pack - "Laws of Physics"
  • Sam Black Church - "We Got The Youth (Demo '96)"
  • Soul Brother Six - "Where Are You Gonna Find Another Fool"

Arc Advancement


  • The investigation on the Strike Team regarding the stolen coke is dropped when Julien recants his testimony.
  • Vic and Corrine look at a school for Matthew, but the spot can only up for the right amount money.


  • Dutch begins a relationship with Kim Kelner.


  • Julien and Danny were first called to the rotating love triangle in the the pilot.


The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments