The Shield: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (12 Mar. 2002)

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While Dutch and Claudette investigate the murder of Nancy Reborg, they discover that her daughter is missing and has been sold by her addict father to a child molester. David tries to crack... See full summary »

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While Dutch and Claudette investigate the murder of Nancy Reborg, they discover that her daughter is missing and has been sold by her addict father to a child molester. David tries to crack corruption in the Barn by recruiting Terry to help him take down Vic, which results in the murder of Terry. Danny and Julien arrest a man who slashed his ex-girlfriends tyre. Written by WyattJones

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The final musical clip features all the characters except Julien. Footage was shot for this character, involving him having oral sex performed on him by a man, but it was decided prior to transmission that this was a slow-build storyline and they didn't want to reveal it at this early stage. See more »

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When Vic tells David Aceveda that he won't listen to him on Cinco De Mayo, Vic's microphone wire is visible under his shirt. See more »

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The Pilot's Final Moment Will Blow You Away
27 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When the opening shot of a TV show warns you that the show you're about to watch has graphic violence, nudity, strong language, and that it may not be appropriate for children, you know what's coming up next ain't "Picket Fenses." In the vein of tough cop's like "NYPD Blue" came the FX Channel's first original series, "The Shield," starring a leaner and meaner Michael Chiklis as Vic Mackey, a Los Angeles Detective who gives the term "bad cop" a bad name.

Mackey is head of the Strike Team, a street tactical unit composed of plainclothes Detectives in the Inner City. Mackey has a firm control of his men and has a firm grasp of the politics of police work, and as long as he's producing "safe streets, arrests, and convictions" he's bulletproof from anyone who disagrees with his methods. On of those is the new Captain at Mackey's precinct, David Aceveda (Benito Martinez), a Latino cop with his eyes on a higher office and sees Mackey as his ticket to stardom. As is the case with all episodic crime drama, "The Shield" has a Case of the Week, and the pilot involves the murder of a woman and the abduction of her daughter, a 7-year old girl who is presently in the hands of a pedophile that is not talking.


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