The Shield Episodes

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The Shield Season 1 episodes

Circles Season 1, Episode 13

Bogus 911 calls lure cops into ambushes, making unlikely allies of Det. Mackey and Capt. Aceveda as Asst. Chief Gilroy (John Diehl) tries to play them against each other in an effort to save his own job. read more

Two Days of Blood Season 1, Episode 12

Assistant Chief Gilroy reaches out to Mackey for help in covering up a hit-and-run that Dutch is investigating, while Vendrell and Lemansky follow a gunrunner with a taste for cockfights. read more

Carnivores Season 1, Episode 11

Mackey and the Strike Team mediate a dispute between Rondell Robinson and the Nation of Islam, while Wagenbach and Wyms investigate a home invasion in the Korean community. read more

Dragonchasers Season 1, Episode 10

Mackey helps his hooker friend Connie quit using crack cold-turkey in her desperate attempt to keep her son. Vendrell and Lemansky investigate a strip-club mugging ring, Dutch follows his instincts on a serial killer case and Danny's bitten by an HIV-infected perpetrator. read more

Throwaway Season 1, Episode 9

A planted gun in a truckjacking case causes complications for the Strike Team, while the rift between Officers Lowe and Sofer deepens, causing Capt. Aceveda to intervene. Also: Detective Wyms faces family trouble. read more

Cupid and Psycho Season 1, Episode 8

Allegations against the Strike Team are front-page news, and the team is broken up pending the investigation. Mackey threatens to reveal that Officer Lowe is gay if he won't recant his statement about the Strike Team. read more

Pay in Pain Season 1, Episode 7

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. read more

Cherrypoppers Season 1, Episode 6

The Strike Team busts an underage prostitution ring, while Capt. Aceveda continues to investigate Mackey. Also: Dutch (Jay Karnes) works with an FBI profiler to track a serial killer. read more

Blowback Season 1, Episode 5

Mackey and the Strike Team bust an Armenian gang's drug delivery, only to have the drugs---and the vehicle they're in---stolen from them. Also: Mackey learns his son is autistic. read more

Dawg Days Season 1, Episode 4

Mackey (Michael Chiklis) attempts to broker a peace agreement between rival rappers whose feud is spilling into the streets. Meanwhile, Capt. Aceveda finds a powerful ally in “Kingmaker” Jorge Machado. Wyms: CCH Pounder. read more

The Spread Season 1, Episode 3

While trying to serve all outstanding bench warrants, Mackey's men find an NBA star, in town to play the Lakers, at a drug dealer's home. Wyms: CCH Pounder. Aceveda: Benito Martinez. Mackey: Michael Chiklis. read more

Our Gang Season 1, Episode 2

Internal Affairs investigates the shooting death of Det. Crowley, and Capt. Aceveda speaks at his funeral. Also, the squad works the case of a murdered churro vendor, and a new officer gets “initiated.” read more

Pilot Season 1, Episode 1

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. read more

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Premiered: March 12, 2002, on FX
Rating: TV-MA
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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 by Michael Chiklis as the complex and volatile Vic Mackey. The drama made Emmy history when he won for Lead Actor in a Drama in 2002, the first such win for a basic-cable series.

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