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 every day. 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.
Last Episode07x13 Family Meeting Aired: Nov. 25, 2008
The series finale finds the team searching for a missing woman and awaiting a huge drug shipment.
- Detective Vic Mackey
- Detective Shane Vendrell
- Detective Claudette Wyms
- Officer Julien Lowe
- Corrine Mackey
Series Fun Facts
- Clark Johnson directed both the pilot and the last episode of the show.
- Creator Shawn Ryan skipped the final wrap of the series due to his commitment to the 2007 WGA strike.
- In the original pitch of the series to FX, the members of the Strike Team were supposed to be background characters and that the character of Vic Mackey would mainly interact with the other…
[show]In the original pitch of the series to FX, the members of the Strike Team were supposed to be background characters and that the character of Vic Mackey would mainly interact with the other characters. However, after casting David Rees Snell and Kenny Johnson as members of the Strike Team, it was decided to make the Strike Team members a regular part of the series.