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 2, Episode 2 Dead Soldiers

First Aired: January 14, 2003

A Mexican cocaine cartel tries to muscle in on Farmington, and that's not Mackey's only problem: His attempts to find his wife and kids have hit a snag. Also, a civilian auditor assigned to the precinct is sniffing around; and Wyms (CCH Pounder) is working a case that could reveal payoffs to the cops.

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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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