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 4, Episode 1 The Cure

First Aired: March 15, 2005

In the fourth-season premiere, a new captain (Glenn Close) arrives to replace Aceveda, who's a week away from starting his City Council position. On her first day, she helps Vic investigate a family's murder, which leads them to a former drug dealer (Anthony Anderson) who claims he's rehabilitated.

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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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