Air Date: March 12th, 2002
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct.
Genres: Crime drama
Season 7 - Episode 13 : Family Meeting Nov 25, 2008
Officers in the Barn investigate a woman's disappearance and the arrival of a large drug shipment; lives change forever.
Season 7 - Episode 12 : Possible Kill Screen Nov 18, 2008
Olivia works with the Strike Team to nab a Mexican drug lord and his incoming shipment; Dutch must clean up after a Billings mess; Claudette investigates the death of a woman with ties to the team.
Season 7 - Episode 11 : Petty Cash Nov 11, 2008
The Strike Team must cut corners to get quick cash; Claudette and Dutch set up a secret sting; Billings does intel work inside the Barn.
Season 7 - Episode 10 : Party Line Nov 4, 2008
Vic puts out a bounty with the gangs; David tries for control of the ICE investigation; a romantic day turns dangerous.
Season 7 - Episode 9 : Moving Day Oct 28, 2008
The Barn engages in an intense manhunt for two fugitives; David becomes entangled in a federal investigation that threatens to derail his mayoral campaign; Dutch woos a suspect's mother.
This is a darker "NYPD Blue," "The Job" without the jokes, the LAPD Rampart scandal without, so far, the indictments. Does The Shield need the R-rated language, violence and nudity that FX has allowed it? Probably not. But don't let that scare you off, either. [12 Mar 2002, p.39] Show More
For better or worse, The Shield set the standard for what is now permissible on basic cable. It's one of those shows I can't imagine living without. Show More
Gritty and grim, The Shield takes the familiar genre to a new level of intensity, graphic violence, nudity and, not least, profanity. The vocabulary may shock some viewers; the casting will surprise others: Michael Chiklis plays the heavy, the corrupt cop at the center of The Shield. It's a riveting star turn. [12 Mar 2002, p.F05] Show More