The Shield (2002–2008)
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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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... Vic Mackey
... Danni Sofer
... Terry Crowley
... Shane Vendrell
... Julien Lowe
... Holland Wagenbach
... David Aceveda
... Claudette Wyms
... Curtis Lemansky
... Wanda Higoshi
... Dr. Bernard Grady
... Ponyboy Harris
Ricki Lopez ... Miguel Esteana
... Monty (as Michael Reid Mackay)
... Connie Riesler (as Jamie Brown)
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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. Written by WyattJones

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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12 March 2002 (USA)  »

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This episode had 4.8 million viewers in the USA. See more »

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When Danny is sitting in the break room after Dutch leaves, her hands alternate between pouring sugar in her coffee, holding her coffee cup and having her hands draped across her knee in between shots as she's talking to Vic about meeting up after work. See more »

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Captain David Aceveda: In this building, I'm in charge.
Detective Vic Mackey: Well, maybe in your own mind, amigo. But in the real world, I don't answer to you. Not today, not tomorrow, not even on Cinco de Mayo.
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References The Lion King (1994) See more »

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God Says No
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Performed by Monster Magnet
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The Pilot's Final Moment Will Blow You Away
27 August 2010 | by 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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