"The Quick Fix"
2x01 Quick-fix-main

January 7, 2003
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"The Quick Fix" is the Season 2 premiere of The Shield and the fourteenth episode of the series as a whole. It was originally broadcast on January 7, 2003.

While Vic searches for his wife and children, the Strike Team allow more drugs into Farmington through a corrupt connection. But when their latest shipment turns bad, they head to Tijuana to uncover the person behind their poisoned cocaine. Meanwhile, Dutch and Claudette try to track down the man responsible for fire necklacing the captains of two separate gangs.


2x01 Fire-necklace-2

Cuca burns as Bang-Bang looks.

2x01 Tio-police

T.O. and his men are stopped by the police.

2x01 Rosalina Imports

Ronnie and Vic check the Rosalina Imports local in Tijuana.

2x01 Vic Corrine leaves

Gordie Liman holds Vic as Corrine leaves him.



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Episode TitleEdit

The title might refer to the temporary remedies that some of the characters apply to their situations. For example, David Aceveda makes a deal with Vic Mackey to keep him in line for the time he will remain as captain, while Vic remedies his need for money by extorting it from drug dealer, Navaro Quintero.


  • International airdates:
    • Germany: February 4, 2006
    • France: August 8, 2007
  • Vic Mackey drives a Dodge Durango with a 2PCE496 license plate, while Shane Vendrell and the Strike Team drive a GMC Chevrolet van. For their trip to Mexico, they drove a beige Second generation Dodge Intrepid that Ronnie Gardocki had leased.
  • The Dodge Intrepid's license plate changes from 4YJU131 to 4YJU128.
  • The scenes in Mexico where filmed in only two days. The scene where Navaro Quintero is kidnapped was filmed at one of the busiest intersections of Tijuana.


  • Gordie Liman: She's not alone up there, Vic.
  • Vic Mackey: I know. She's got my kids with her.
  • Gordie Liman: No kids. There's someone else. Ran the plates. Guy's name is Steven Linfield. He owns a yoga studio. She's probably takin' classes with him. When my gash of an ex-wife ditched me, first thing she did was got that ass real tight.

  • Vic Mackey: Hey, thanks for cutting us some slack on that little paperwork snafu.
  • David Aceveda: You've been logging less hours. Arrests are way down. Bad guys must be hibernating. Is everything okay with you?
  • Vic Mackey: Sure.
  • David Aceveda: Because you're a lot of things, but sloppy isn't one of them.
  • Vic Mackey: Why don't you just give me a demerit and call it a night?

  • Vic Mackey: Tio, I don't like being here. What's the problem?
  • T.O. Osmond: That. He's puking up blood, man.
  • Vic Mackey: What the hell did you call us for?!
  • T.O. Osmond: Like I'm gonna call a bunch of paramedics to my drug crib.

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