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The Shield

About the Show

FX original series The Shield breaks the conventional formula of the cop genre, and explores a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between good and bad is crossed every day. Starring Michael Chiklis as Vic Mackey, a rogue detective for an experimental division of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Sn.1 Ep.1

"Pilot"

Sn.1 Ep.1

Pilot

While the Strike Team ramps up their control of the streets, Detectives Dutch Wagenbach and Claudette Wyms must turn to Vic Mackey in the pursuit of a kidnapped little girl. Presented by FX.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/11

Sn.1 Ep.2

"Our Gang"

Sn.1 Ep.2

Our Gang

While the precinct deals with the repercussions of Detective Crowley's death, Capt. David Aceveda starts an investigation into the Strike Team's involvement in the shooting and discovers a startling truth.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/18

Sn.1 Ep.3

"The Spread"

Sn.1 Ep.3

The Spread

The Strike Team busts a celebrity basketball player during a routine warrant sweep and Vic Mackey decides to change "the course of sports history."

45 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/25

Sn.1 Ep.4

"Dawg Days"

Sn.1 Ep.4

Dawg Days

After a gang-related shooting at a local club, Vic Mackey and the Strike Team must stop the violence from escalating into an all-out war.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/01

Sn.1 Ep.5

"Blowback"

Sn.1 Ep.5

Blowback

After Shane loses two kilos of cocaine lifted from a drug bust, the Strike Team must find it before Captain Aceveda does and uses that evidence to shut them down.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/09

Sn.1 Ep.6

"Cherrypoppers"

Sn.1 Ep.6

Cherrypoppers

Dutch has the full resources of the Barn for 24 hours as he tracks a serial killer whose latest victim leads Vic and the Strike Team into the underground world of the underage sex industry.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/16

Sn.1 Ep.7

"Pay In Pain"

Sn.1 Ep.7

Pay In Pain

A shooting spree at a gang-frequented gun club has the Latino community on edge and Vic and the Strike Team racing against time to prevent retaliatory violence and additional killings.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/23

Sn.1 Ep.8

"Cupid and Psycho"

Sn.1 Ep.8

Cupid and Psycho

When the Strike Team is split apart and its members reassigned to other partners, Vic and Claudette find themselves following the destructive trail of a bad batch of "Cupid" meth.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/30

Sn.1 Ep.9

"Throwaway"

Sn.1 Ep.9

Throwaway

The Strike Team must clean up its own mess after planting a gun on the wrong guy in a truck-jacking case while Claudette deals with the mess of her family during a visit from her daughter.

45 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/07

Sn.1 Ep.10

"Dragonchasers"

Sn.1 Ep.10

Dragonchasers

Vic & Ronnie help Connie through drug withdrawal in an attempt to keep her kid, leaving Shane & Lemonhead to break a strip club mugging ring.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/14

Sn.1 Ep.11

"Carnivors"

Sn.1 Ep.11

Carnivors

Vic and the Strike Team mediate between Rondell Robinson and the Nation of Islam while Dutch and Claudette investigate a brutal home invasion within the tight-lipped Korean Community.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/21

Sn.1 Ep.12

"Two Days of Blood Pt 1"

Sn.1 Ep.12

Two Days of Blood Pt 1

Vic aids Gilroy in covering up a hit and run before Dutch uncovers the truth. Shane and Lemonhead follow the trail of a gunrunner who likes cockfights. David turns to Claudette after a double homicide raises anger and fear within an ignored community. (Pt 1 of 2)

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/28

Sn.1 Ep.13

"Circles Pt 2"

Sn.1 Ep.13

Circles Pt 2

Vic and David must join forces to stop the bogus 9-1-1 calls that are luring cops into deadly ambushes. In a desperate effort to save his career, Gilroy attempts to play the men against each other.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 06/04


  • “ The Shield set the standard for what is now permissible on basic cable”
    - New York Post
  • “The Shield...is an intoxicating head-gamer of a show that grabs you by the throat”
    - Newsday
  • “tight, unrelenting, complicated, fierce, wonderfully acted”
    - Chicago Tribune
  • “Chiklis plays it beautifully”
    - New York Daily News