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.
The Shield: Season 6, Episode #1 - On the Jones
Vic's searches to find his friend's killer. Claudette has trouble adjusting to her new role as Captain. Ronnie…
The Shield: Season 6, Episode #2 - Baptism by Fire
Vic uses extreme measures to find his best friend's killer. Claudette is under the political microscope, while…
The Shield: Breaking Episode 315: Making-of Documentary
The documentary follows the casting, location scouting, writing process and shooting of the Shield, including…
Series Fun Facts
- In season 4 Danny (Catherine Dent) was for the asset seizures, whereas Julien (Michael Jace) was against it. In real life Catherine Dent is opposed to asset seizures and Michael Jace supports it.
- Detective Shane Vendrell's badge number is 714, the same as Detective Joe Friday's on Dragnet (1951).
- 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."