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
- The cast had to undergo police weapons and tactics training for the series.
- Michael Chiklis claimed that due to the intense nature of the show, the cast and crew would typically lighten the mood between takes by joking around.
- Prior to the start of the series, star Michael Chiklis had been known mostly for playing the chubby, good natured title character on "The Commish" (1991). Because of the contrast between that…
[show]Prior to the start of the series, star Michael Chiklis had been known mostly for playing the chubby, good natured title character on "The Commish" (1991). Because of the contrast between that characters laid back, affable style, and Vic Mackey's violent and brutal style, Mackey was often referred to in the descriptions of the first season as "The anti-Commish."