The Shield (2002–2008)
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As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures to keep his pregnant wife from being charged with murder, Dutch finds he's a suspect in ... See full summary »

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As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures to keep his pregnant wife from being charged with murder, Dutch finds he's a suspect in the disappearance of a teenage serial killer's mother. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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25 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Creator Shawn Ryan couldn't be on set because the shooting coincide with the beginning of the writers' strike, in which Ryan was really involved. See more »

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Ronnie Gardocki: [He's been told of Vic's immunity agreement and is being taken to jail] You told them... all of it?
Vic Mackey: Ronnie...
Ronnie Gardocki: You made a deal for yourself and you're sending me to prison?
Vic Mackey: I'm sorry. My family, I... I... I thought Corrine...
Ronnie Gardocki: You're goddamned SORRY?
Holland Wagenbach: Process him!
Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer: Take him in!
Vic Mackey: I didn't think I had a choice!
Ronnie Gardocki: [as he's being hauled away by the police] Well, what about MY goddamn choice? Where was my goddamn choice? I was going to run! We were going to run together! God DAMN IT! What about the team? ...
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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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The Shield Theme
Written and Performed by Vivian Romero, Ness Bautista, and Rodney Alejandro
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The Best Final Act
3 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a rabid fan of "Homocide: Life on the streets." I have every episode released on DVD. I still remember seeing the first episode of "The Shield" on FX and, within seconds, being totally hooked (it drew me in like the opening sequence of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"). I've watched every episode since, most several times.

This final season was the crowning achievement to a wonderful series, bringing closure - if that's the word - to the story line and characters. Some will be more satisfied than others, depending on how you related to the players, but I suspect no one will be disappointed. And, incidentally, "Homicide" ran seven seasons as well. I guess great

  • no, seminal - cop shows are made to run seven seasons (perhaps to


avoid "jumping the shark").

Michael Chiklis has left his mark on the canon of both the genre and great television with this role. My hat is off to him for an unforgettable portrait of someone who represents the ambiguity in us all.

Like "Homicide," "The Shield" is something every fan should own - in its entirety - on DVD. So, please, don't wait for the inevitable boxed set - it might never come. And, if you're a true fan, these DVDs will be well-worn if it does come out.


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