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.
- Shawn Ryan has declared several times that at one point it didn't really make sense to keep the character of David Aceveda on the show, but they figured out a way to do so because they loved…
[show]Shawn Ryan has declared several times that at one point it didn't really make sense to keep the character of David Aceveda on the show, but they figured out a way to do so because they loved working with Benito Martínez.
- Vic Mackey's TV daughter Cassidy is played by Michael Chiklis's real-life daughter Autumn.