The Shield (2002–2008)
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Vic arranges to get Lem safely out of the country and set up a new life for him in Mexico.


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Shawn Ryan (created by), Adam Fierro (as Adam E. Fierro) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Chiklis ... Vic Mackey
Catherine Dent ... Danni Sofer (credit only)
Walton Goggins ... Shane Vendrell
Michael Jace ... Julien Lowe
Kenny Johnson ... Curtis Lemansky
Jay Karnes ... Holland Wagenbach
Benito Martinez ... David Aceveda
Cathy Cahlin Ryan ... Corrine Mackey
David Rees Snell ... Ronnie Gardocki
CCH Pounder ... Claudette Wyms
Forest Whitaker ... Jon Kavanaugh
Ally Walker ... Tori Burke
David Marciano ... Steve Billings
Paula Garcés ... Tina Hanlon (as Paula Garces)
Onahoua Rodriguez ... Emolia Melendez


Vic arranges to get Lem safely out of the country and set up a new life for him in Mexico.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

21 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


A scene where Vic visits Danny and the baby at the hospital was shot - as it appears in the DVD extras on season 5 - but eventually cut, making Catherine Dent completely absent from the episode. See more »


Vic Mackey: We're gonna find out who did this, and we're gonna kill 'em.
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The Shield Theme
Written and Performed by Vivian Romero, Ness Bautista, and Rodney Alejandro
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Total agreement with KimV78
15 April 2006 | by desertskiesSee all my reviews

I have viewed all but ONE episode of The Shield. I simply forgot it was a Tuesday night and Shield was on (season one).

From the first promos that had Vic muttering "Good cop and bad cop have left for the day. I'm a different kind of cop.", I knew I was ready for something different in a police drama other than the likes of Adam 12 or Dragnet.

Granted, it's a stretch comparing Vic Mackey to Officer's Malloy and Reed from Adam 12 or Friday and Gannon from Dragnet, but the style of the story lines are diametrically different. The closest police series would be NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues or maybe Police Story.

Sheriff Andy Taylor? Get out!

To avoid a "spoiler", I will say that the way the last season finale ended, was not the way I saw it coming for many reasons. Much the same way that Six Feet Under ended its series run. I had an idea, but did not see it the way the writers did. The writers won.

I will be purchasing the box set of The Shield. All 5.1 seasons. I have to see which episode I missed. I doubt it will have any impact on my opinion of the series.

The ensemble, the writing and the camera shots and movement in no way hurts it. It actually adds to it.

Thanks F/X for picking it up.

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