Top 30 Best Episodes of The Shield

This is a listing of my favorite episodes of the Shield series, respectively.
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1.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: On Tilt (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
As Vic goes after Margos, Claudette risks her career to see that an innocent man is freed from prison. (47 mins.)
 
2.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: All In (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
As the Strike Team is threatened with exposure in the money train heist, Claudette goes it alone in order to find evidence of a public defender's drug addiction. (47 mins.)
 
3.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Blowback (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Mackey must recover the stolen evidence from a drug bust before Aceveda is able to pin the theft on him. (47 mins.)
 
4.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Coefficient of Drag (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Vic and Shane's relationship continues to deteriorate as they work against each other to track down the Armenian hit man. The war between the Mexicans and Salvadorans continues, and Vic gets a temporary reprieve from early retirement. (47 mins.)
 
5.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Animal Control (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Vic launches his latest plan to get rid of the Armenian threat. However, the main difference in this plan is that, if successful, it will get rid of Shane too. Meanwhile for Shane, a ghost from his past reemerges. (47 mins.)
 
6.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Possible Kill Screen (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mara breaks her collarbone and accidentally shoots and kills an innocent person when Shane's plan to get more money goes sideways. Meanwhile, Vic contemplates leaving Ronnie out to dry and taking a deal with the Feds without him. (47 mins.)
 
7.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Family Meeting (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures... (47 mins.)
 
8.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Spanish Practices (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Vic and Aceveda form an unlikely alliance to expose a mutual enemy. (47 mins.)
 
9.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Postpartum (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Vic arranges to get Lem safely out of the country and set up a new life for him in Mexico. (47 mins.)
 
10.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Fire in the Hole (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
As Vic tries to sidetrack the money train investigation, Claudette goes undercover to crack a child porn ring. (47 mins.)
 
11.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Dragonchasers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
As Dutch uncovers a lead to the serial killer, a reporter questions force Aceveda to explain problems he thought were buried far in the past. (47 mins.)
 
12.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Strays (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
As Dutch tries to understand "The Cuddler" rapist, Vic enlists Danny for an important undercover assignment. (47 mins.)
 
13.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Mum (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As Dutch and Claudette continue to pursue a rapist who is targeting elderly women, the arrest of a local gang member threatens to expose the Strike Team's involvement in the money train heist. (47 mins.)
 
14.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Dawg Days (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A dispute over an up-and-coming singer's success erupts in a gang war that threatens to bring Vic down, too; a case that could help Aceveda's political future sends Dutch and Claudette searching for a missing day laborer. (47 mins.)
 
15.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Circles (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
As cop killings strike Farmington, Aceveda is caught between two corrupt cops looking to save their own skins. (47 mins.)
 
16.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Carte Blanche (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A murder investigation leads Vic to a massive money-laundering scheme. (47 mins.)
 
17.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Greenlit (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Elementary school drug dealing prompts Vic to redouble his efforts to bring down a ruthless new supplier. (47 mins.)
 
18.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Scar Tissue (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Vic and the Strike team set their sights on taking Armadillo off the streets for good. (47 mins.)
 
19.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Playing Tight (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Vic sets out to stop stolen military weapons from fueling a gang war, unaware that it threatens to expose him as the mastermind behind the theft of the Armenian mob's laundered money. (47 mins.)
 
20.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: What Power Is... (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Captain Aceveda turns up the heat in his search for the gangster who sexually assaulted him. (47 mins.)
 
21.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Tar Baby (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As Monica is forced to defend her crime-fighting tactics, Vic's pursuit of a killer creates problems for Antwon, while Dutch's secret deal with the D.A.'s office gets him and Claudette assigned to a murder investigation. (47 mins.)
 
22.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Judas Priest (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Vic and Monica work to link Antwon to the cop killings, only to have Aceveda sell them out in an effort to keep the truth about his sexual assault from being made public. (47 mins.)
 
23.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Parricide (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Shane's plan to get rid of Vic and Ronnie falls apart and threatens to be exposed. Cruz Pezuela asks Vic to strong-arm a priest, while David Aceveda joins Vic in working with the feds to bring Pezuela down. (47 mins.)
 
24.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: The Quick Fix (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As Captain Aceveda tries to fend off a city council investigation, Vic looks to stop a pair of brutal drug lords from moving into Farmington. (47 mins.)
 
25.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Dead Soldiers (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An arson attack on a local drug dealer threatens to expose Vic's protection racket. (47 mins.)
 
26.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Dominoes Falling (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
As he struggles to keep his job, Vic pushes ahead with a new plan to hijack a mob money shipment. (47 mins.)
 
27.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: The Math of the Wrath (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Shane offers his services to Kesakhian's daughter, who is running the Armenian mob for her sick father. Meanwhile, Hiatt tells Vic that Claudette has made sure that Vic's "retirement" from the Strike Team is a done deal. (47 mins.)
 
28.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Recoil (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Vic's city official can't help him out with his forced retirement, but he finds a new ally when he solves the San Marcos murders. Shane and Vic fight over Kesakhian's daughter's loyalties, and Billings gets revenge on Dutch. (47 mins.)
 
29.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Exiled (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Shane contacts the Armenian mob and collects information against the Strike Team, in order to protect himself from Vic... (47 mins.)
 
30.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Homewrecker (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Barn mobilizes to investigate a murderous rampage at a battered women's shelter. (47 mins.)