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.
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Series Fun Facts
- Detective Shane Vendrell's badge number is 714, the same as Detective Joe Friday's on Dragnet (1951).
- Cathy Cahlin Ryan who plays Vic Mackie's wife is show's creator Shawn Ryan's real-life wife. She was pregnant throughout the filming of the first season.
- The police technical consultant to the show told Michael Chiklis that all police officers would love the show, even those above the rank of captain who would denounce it in public.