The Shield

The Shield

The Road To Justice... Is Twisted

The Shield breaks the conventional formula of the cop genre. It plays out in a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between good and bad is crossed everyday. The series focuses on the tension between a group of corrupt but effective cops and a captain torn between bringing them down and advancing his own political ambitions. The Shield stars Michael Chiklis as rogue cop Vic Mackey, leader of the elite Strike Team unit, who is effective at eliminating crime but who operates under his own set of rules. Benito Martinez plays David Aceveda, the young captain turned councilman who doesn't like Mackey's tactics and wants to bust him off the force. And CCH Pounder as Claudette Wyms, a veteran detective who understands Mackey and knows how to play both sides of the fence.

The show made history by becoming the first ad-supported cable series to win the 2003 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series. In its first season, Shawn Ryan (Writing) and Clark Johnson (Directing) received Emmy nominations, which were also firsts for basic cable in those categories. The Shield has received two TCA nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. As of 2007, the show is the longest running series on the FX Network with 6 seasons. A 7th season is expected, which will be the show's last.

Episode Info

Prev: 7x13 -- Family Meeting (Nov/25/2008)

The series finale finds the team searching for a missing woman and awaiting a huge drug shipment.

Available Episodes

Family Meeting
Nov 25, 2008
Season 7 episode 13

Possible Kill Screen
Nov 18, 2008
Season 7 episode 12

Party Line
Nov 04, 2008
Season 7 episode 10

Moving Day
Oct 28, 2008
Season 7 episode 9

Oct 21, 2008
Season 7 episode 8

Animal Control
Oct 07, 2008
Season 7 episode 6

Game Face
Sep 30, 2008
Season 7 episode 5

Michael ChiklisMichael Chiklis
As Detective Vic Mackey
Catherine DentCatherine Dent
As Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer
Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
As Detective Shane Vendrell
Michael JaceMichael Jace
As Officer Julien Lowe
Jay KarnesJay Karnes
As Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach
Benito MartinezBenito Martinez
As Captain/Councilman David Aceveda
CCH PounderCCH Pounder
As Detective Claudette Wyms
Cathy Cahlin RyanCathy Cahlin Ryan
As Corrine Mackey (S04+, Recurring Previously)
David Rees SnellDavid Rees Snell
As Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki (S04+, Recurring Previously)
Reed DiamondReed Diamond
As Detective Terry Crowley (Pilot)

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Reviews: 1
Season finale - perfectionRating: 3 likes, 1 dislikes

First thing. If you haven't watched The Shield go out now and get series 1. Start from the begginning and go all the way through. You life will be sucked up for a while but it's worth it and the only way to get the best out of The Shield. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, November 27th 2008 at 2:28 pm


Reviews: 112
RevealingRating: 3 likes, 1 dislikes

A new captain, Monica Rawling, takes over the barn hoping to change things for the better but notices very quickly the numerous problems in the division. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, August 23rd 2007 at 5:54 am


Reviews: 2
A preview of things to comeRating: 3 likes, 1 dislikes

Great way to end off the season, although the way it was filmed, you can tell that season 7 was filmed shortly after this. No big cliffhanger, although Vic finding all the incriminating evidence against all the city/state's politicians will guarantee he'll be safe from the firing squad. Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, June 6th 2007 at 1:47 pm

3 reviews available
Recurring Guests

Cathy Cahlin Ryan as Corrine Mackey (32 eps)
David Rees Snell as Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki (31 eps)
Autumn Chiklis as Cassidy Mackey (31 eps)
David Marciano as Det. Steve Billings (26 eps)
Michele Hicks as Mara Sewell (22 eps)
Melanie Myers as Paula (20 eps)
Paula Garcés as Officer Tina Hanlon (19 eps)
Joel Rosenthal as Matthew Mackey (18 eps)
Matt Corboy as Ray Carlson (15 eps)
Chaney Kley as Asher (15 eps)

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Network: FX ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama
Status: Ended
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 12, 2002
Ended: November 25, 2008
• Shield - Lain varjolla (Used In Finland)
• Świat glin (Used In Poland)
• The Barn (Previous Working Title), (Used In USA)
• The Shield - Gesetz der Gewalt (Used In Germany)
• The Shield - Lege şi fărădelege (Used In Romania)
• The Shield: Acima da Lei (Used In Brazil)
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