The Shield: Season 1, Episode 5

Blowback (9 Apr. 2002)

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Mackey must recover the stolen evidence from a drug bust before Aceveda is able to pin he theft on him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Older Armenian (as Kenneth Davitian)
Eddie Crosby
Nina Barry ...
Lily Cacuzza (as Nina Jane Barry)


Mackey must recover the stolen evidence from a drug bust before Aceveda is able to pin he theft on him.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller




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In the fifth Season One episode "Blowback", writer Kurt Sutter also plays the enigmatic (and psychotic) blond Armenian drug dealer. See more »


When detective Mackey is placing the two bricks of cocaine into his bag after the Armenian drug dealer raid, he says "I don't want my kids going through that UC Northridge hell." The college in Northridge is part of the California State University system, not the University of California system. So it is "Cal State Northridge", not "UC Northridge." A streetwise experienced detective in Los Angeles like Mackey would certainly not make that mistake. See more »


Vic Mackey: [after Ronnie sneezes] Is there anything you're not allergic to?
Ronnie Gardocki: Sheet metal.
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