"Throwaway" is the ninth episode of The Shield. It was originally broadcast on May 7, 2002.
A planted gun in a truck-jacking case causes complications for the Strike Team, and now they're left to clean up their own mess. While the rift between Officer Lowe and Sofer deepens, causing Captain Aceveda to intervene. Also, Detective Wyms deals with the mess of her family during a visit from her daughter.
- Michael Chiklis as Detective Vic Mackey
- Catherine Dent as Officer Danny Sofer
- Walton Goggins as Detective Shane Vendrell (credit only)
- Michael Jace as Officer Julien Lowe
- Kenneth Johnson as Detective Curtis Lemansky
- Jay Karnes as Detective Dutch Wagenbach
- Benito Martinez as Captain David Aceveda
- and CCH Pounder as Detective Claudette Wyms
- Tangi Miller as Rebecca Wyms
- KK Dodds as Kim Kelner
- Mystro Clark as Warner
- Rolando Molina as Hector Estanza
- and Roscoe Lee Browne as Bryce Wyms
- Cathy Cahlin Ryan as Corrine Mackey
- David Rees Snell as Detective Ronnie Gardocki
- Zia Harris as Lloyd Hawkins
- Liz Jemielita as Tigre Orozco
- Nina Jane Barry as Lily Cacuzza
- Ralph Drischell as Maynard Hawkins
- George Antonio Ramos as Cesar
- Frank Ertl as Josephs
- Leonard O. Turner as Brian Holbert
- Joel Rosenthal as Matthew Mackey
- Robert Zepeda as Chaco Orozco
- Mario Aguilar, Jr. as Vato
- Michael Gene Carter as Truck Driver
- Teri Tunder as Mona Gaines
- "Nacionabismo" by Cage9
- "Lets Ride" by Conejo
- "Fe" by Julieta Venegas
- International airdates:
- Germany: September 29, 2004
- France: July 25, 2007
- This is the third episode where Shane Vendrell doesn't appear, although his name still appears in the opening credits.
- This episode was written specifically to spotlight Kenneth Johnson.
- Bryce Wyms So it is the subtle fractions of culpability that conspire to determine that man's fate?
- Dutch Wagenbach I like the way you talk.
- Lily Cacuzza: You guys aren't trying to pull one of your pranks, are you?
- Ronnie Gardocki: No no, I really want to move.
- Lily Cacuzza: Right, and a man is just as good as a vibrator. What are you up to?