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Tar Baby 

As Monica is forced to defend her crime-fighting tactics, Vic's pursuit of a killer creates problems for Antwon, while Dutch's secret deal with the D.A.'s office gets him and Claudette assigned to a murder investigation.

Director:

Guy Ferland

Writers:

Shawn Ryan (created by), Charles H. Eglee
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Chiklis ... Vic Mackey
Glenn Close ... Monica Rawling
Catherine Dent ... Danni Sofer
Walton Goggins ... Shane Vendrell
Michael Jace ... Julien Lowe
Kenny Johnson ... Curtis Lemansky
Jay Karnes ... Holland Wagenbach
Benito Martinez ... David Aceveda
CCH Pounder ... Claudette Wyms
David Rees Snell ... Ronnie Gardocki
Michael Peña ... Armando Renta
Anna Maria Horsford ... A.D.A. Beth Encardi
Abby Brammell ... Sara Frazier
Laurence Mason ... Halpern White
David Marciano ... Steve Billings
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Storyline

As Monica is forced to defend her crime-fighting tactics, Vic's pursuit of a killer creates problems for Antwon, while Dutch's secret deal with the D.A.'s office gets him and Claudette assigned to a murder investigation.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

CCH Pounder received a Best Supporting Actress Emmy nomination for her work in this episode. See more »

Quotes

Antwon Mitchell: [to Shane, after shooting Angie with Shane's and Army's guns] From now on, when I say suck my dick, you ask 'you want me to lick your balls too, daddy?'
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Hungry Like the Wolf
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Written by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Roger Taylor
Performed by Duran Duran
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Rated 7.1?
8 July 2017 | by sawa-hSee all my reviews

Why is this episode rated so low (7.1)? In my opinion, it deserves above 9.

Vic is keen to obtain a conclusive evidence for Antwon's involvement with drug business. Shane tries to get Vic off the track because it is highly likely to lead to his relationship with Antwon, but can't do that ostensibly for the very same reason. Antwon in turn takes advantage of Shane to ward off Vic's pursuit.

The three plots, entwined with each other, leads to the tragedy in the last part. And it in turn is going to be a driving force to move the characters in the following episode. This episode is a good example of what an episode of a series drama should be.


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Language:

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Release Date:

12 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

Color:

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1.78 : 1
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