The Shield

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 by Michael Chiklis as the complex and volatile Vic Mackey. The drama made Emmy history when he won (more…)

Season 1, Episode 7 Pay in Pain

First Aired: April 23, 2002

Mackey and Vendrell work with a detective from another squad (Carlos Sanz) in the investigation of the slaying of eight gang members at a firing range. Also, Aceveda continues to investigate Mackey's activities.

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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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