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 5, Episode 1 Extraction

First Aired: January 10, 2006

A race war breaks out between blacks and Mexicans. Plus, a tax-increase ballot initiative fails, meaning cutbacks. One victim (in four months) is Vic, who also has the new IAD investigator (Forest Whitaker) out to get him. “When he jumps dirty, we'll know,” investigator Kavanaugh tells Aceveda. The reason: a plant inside the Strike Team.

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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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