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.

Michael ChiklisMichael Chiklis
As Detective Vic Mackey
Michael ChiklisMichael Chiklis
As Detective Vic Mackey
Catherine DentCatherine Dent
As Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer
Catherine DentCatherine Dent
As Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer
Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
As Detective Shane Vendrell
Walton GogginsWalton Goggins
As Detective Shane Vendrell
Michael JaceMichael Jace
As Officer Julien Lowe
Michael JaceMichael Jace
As Officer Julien Lowe
Jay KarnesJay Karnes
As Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach
Jay KarnesJay Karnes
As Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach

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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
5x11: Post Partum recap: Claudette has officially been promoted, while Billings is back to being a Detective with Dutch. Tina is spending more hours with Dutch to become a Detective while still training with Julien. Danny had her baby, but didn't really confront Vic about it being his. Kavanaugh and Aceveda's case against the Strike Team has ended with Lem going to jail. But Lem skipped out in an attempt to get a better deal for himself and out of Antwon's reach. In the end, Shane kills Lem with one of the grenades they took off a bust earlier that night to protect the team... read more.
Recurring Guests

Cathy Cahlin Ryan as Corrine Mackey (61 eps)
Autumn Chiklis as Cassidy Mackey (59 eps)
David Rees Snell as Detective Ronald "Ronnie" Gardocki (58 eps)
David Marciano as Det. Steve Billings (50 eps)
Michele Hicks as Mara Sewell (44 eps)
Melanie Myers as Paula (37 eps)
Paula Garcés as Officer Tina Hanlon (34 eps)
Joel Rosenthal as Matthew Mackey (31 eps)
Matt Corboy as Ray Carlson (30 eps)
Anthony Anderson as Antwon Mitchell (27 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)
• Skydas (Used In Lithuania)
• Świat glin (Used In Poland)
• 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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