Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot

First Aired: March 12, 2002

Capt. Aceveda (Benito Martinez) recruits a Fed to investigate Mackey; the squad works the case of a murdered woman and her kidnapped daughter. Claudette Wyms: CCH Pounder. Shane Vendrell: Walton Goggins. Danielle Sofer: Catherine Dent.

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  • Premiered: March 12, 2002
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Premise: A corrupt and brutal L.A. detective runs an elite squad by his own rules in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs and gangs. Unusually gritty and graphically violent, but seldom less than riveting, 'The Shield' gets its biggest jolt from the breakout performance… (more)

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