1x11 Rondell-dead

May 21, 2002
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"Carnivores" is the eleventh episode of The Shield. It was originally broadcast on May 21, 2002.

Vic and the Strike Team mediate a dispute between Rondell Robinson and the Nation of Islam while Dutch and Wyms investigate a brutal home invasion in the tight lipped Korean community. Meanwhile, Aceveda revisits his past.


1x11 Ronnie-vic

Ronnie tells Vic about Ms. Emerich's ring.

1x11 Rondell-roof

Rondell gets scared when Vic and Kern arrive.

1x11 8266 Alameda party

Orlando threatens Elena at a party.



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Featured MusicEdit

  • "I'm Gone" by Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson
  • "Punk Ass" by SX-10

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  • International airdates:
    • Germany: October 13, 2004
    • France: August 1, 2007
  • This is the third episode of the season where Curtis Lemansky doesn't appear, although his name still appears in the opening credits.
  • The Nation of Islam both commended and protested their portrayal in the episode during the same week.
  • Kern Little drives a silver Mercedes Benz W-220 with armored body and windshields. Shane Vendrell drives a dark green 2002 Ford Explorer.


  • White NOI member: As-salaam alaikum, my brother. May I interest you in one of our magazines?
  • Shane Vendrell: You wandered into the wrong prayer group, Frosty.

  • Vic Mackey: So you didn't shoot up Kern Little's car, trying to get to Rondell?
  • Xavier Salaam: The Nation does not murder.
  • Vic Mackey: You committed murder.
  • Xavier Salaam: That was a long time ago, and it was manslaughter.
  • Vic Mackey: Why this neighbourhood?
  • Xavier Salaam: Because it needs cleansing.
  • Vic Mackey: What if I said that's my job?
  • Xavier Salaam: I'd say you were doing it poorly.

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