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The Shield

The Shield

FX 2002

The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Shield

The Shield - S7E13

#1 - Family Meeting (Season 7 - Episode 13)

Officers in the Barn investigate a woman's disappearance and the arrival of a large drug shipment; lives change forever.

The episode was rated 8.96 from 388 votes.

The Shield - S5E11

#2 - Post Partum (Season 5 - Episode 11)

As Vic prepares to help Lem get out of the country to begin a new life in Mexico; Kavanaugh and Aceveda attempt to capitalize on the situation by using this as means to try to take down the leader of the Strike Team. Dutch decides to file for a transfer. Meanwhile, Shane tries to cut off the investigation by taking extreme measures and Danny finally confronts the father of her child.

The episode was rated 8.73 from 345 votes.

The Shield - S7E12

#3 - Possible Kill Screen (Season 7 - Episode 12)

Olivia joins forces with the Strike Team to catch a Mexican drug king and his shipment. Meanwhile, Dutch cleans up Billings' mess, and the death of a woman associated with the Strike Team prompts an investigation by Claudette.

The episode was rated 8.68 from 334 votes.

The Shield - S5E10

#4 - Of Mice and Lem (Season 5 - Episode 10)

To the dismay of his friends, a weary Lem is thinking about accepting a deal from the D.A. where he has to plead guilty to the heroin charges. With no other choice, Vic reluctantly meets with Antwon in order to ensure Lem’s safety in prison. Meanwhile, unforeseen circumstances that are beyond Claudette and Dutch’s control might cause irrevocable damage to their friendship.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 326 votes.

The Shield - S5E5

#5 - Trophy (Season 5 - Episode 5)

Via a bug planted in the clubhouse, Kavanaugh monitors the Strike Team as they investigate an illegal prescription drug ring that is proving to be deadly for the people of Farmington. While working on a missing person’s case, Dutch attempts find out what Claudette is hiding.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 338 votes.

The Shield - S6E10

#6 - Spanish Practices (Season 6 - Episode 10)

Claudette notices Hiatt's mistake when he makes an arrest, and Billings delivers shocking news to the department. Vic forms an alliance with Aceveda, while he waits for his review board hearing. Meanwhile, Shane's life keeps spiraling out of control.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 323 votes.

The Shield - S3E15

#7 - On Tilt (Season 3 - Episode 15)

When Aceveda confirms that the Strike Team is the target of an Armenian mob hit, Mackey must take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Whym's career is on the line when she disobeys Aceveda's orders to put a case to rest that may prove the innocence of convicted felons.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 353 votes.

The Shield - S5E8

#8 - Kavanaugh (Season 5 - Episode 8)

Kavanaugh seeks the help of Antwon Mitchell in his ongoing quest to take down the Strike Team. In the midst of this, Kavanaugh has a lot on his mind as his ex-wife reenters the picture, and he reluctantly agrees to let Vic send Emolia undercover to infiltrate a Salvadoran gang that is stockpiling grenades.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 332 votes.

The Shield - S1E13

#9 - Circles (Season 1 - Episode 13)

In the aftermath of a riot, cops are being lured into ambush shootings by a rash of bogus 911 calls. Surprisingly Mackey and Captain Aceveda must work together to stop these attacks and solve the problems in The Grove, while Assistant Chief Gilroy tries to pit the two against each other to save his own job.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 443 votes.

The Shield - S7E8

#10 - Parricide (Season 7 - Episode 8)

A local priest may be protecting drug dealers; Dutch and Billings close in on attempted cop killers; Corrine learns uncomfortable truths about Vic.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 310 votes.

The Shield - S6E9
#11 - Recoil
Season 6 - Episode 9

As progress is being made in the San Marcos investigation, Vic receives bad news about his career. Meanwhile, Shane and Diro become business partners as she prepares to take over the Armenian mob.

The episode was rated from 306 votes.
The Shield - S2E13
#12 - Dominoes Falling
Season 2 - Episode 13

When a gang execution hits close to home for Claudette, Vic, Tavon, and Dutch work together to find the culprit before anyone else gets hurt. Shane, Lemonhead, and Ronnie are forced to choose between hitting the money train without Vic or letting it go. Meanwhile, Danny receives some life changing news and Julien's harassment reaches a whole new level.

The episode was rated from 406 votes.
The Shield - S4E13
#13 - Ain't That a Shame?
Season 4 - Episode 13

Monica, Vic and the strike team work together to put Antwon Mitchell back behind bars after his deal with the DEA released him from prison. When Vic reveals his suspicions of David's connection to both Antwon and an inmate's murder, David must protect his political future at any cost. When the murder of an over-protective father leads Claudette and Dutch back to a foster home they had previously investigated, Monica makes an unpopular decision that helps seal her fate.

The episode was rated from 336 votes.
The Shield - S7E10
#14 - Party Line
Season 7 - Episode 10

While Shane remains holed up in L.A. with Mara and Jackson, Corinne decides to cooperate with Dutch and Claudette, who's now spearheading the LAPD effort to bring down Vic. Meanwhile, Vic plays Aceveda, Pezuela, Beltran and ICE against each other. But Ronnie's tempted to simply give up and run to Mexico. "And you should run too man" he tells Vic.

The episode was rated from 314 votes.
The Shield - S6E6
#15 - Chasing Ghosts
Season 6 - Episode 6

Vic redirects his attention to finding out who really killed Lem after he learns for certain that Guardo wasn't involved. The Strike Team investigates the murder of a politician's daughter. Later, Cassidy confronts her father about his unethical past.

The episode was rated from 308 votes.
The Shield - S2E2
#16 - Dead Soldiers
Season 2 - Episode 2

As Vic gets closer to finding his family, the Strike Team focus their attention to Armadillo after he burns down Tio's HQ. Now Vic must prevent Claudette from finding out the truth about his connection to Tio and his men. Meanwhile, Dutch is followed around by the new civilian auditor to solve a meter-maid murder, and Danny and Julien try to clear up issues between feuding neighbors.

The episode was rated from 439 votes.
The Shield - S7E11
#17 - Petty Cash
Season 7 - Episode 11

Corrine agrees to be Vic and Shane's go-between and also agrees to cooperate with Claudette and Dutch as she does so. Meanwhile, Vic comes to an understanding with Aceveda and seeks one out with Olivia; and Claudette assigns Ronnie to work with Julian to investigate the murder of a high-school football star, keeping Ronnie out of the barn and unable to intercept the letter Shane sent to Claudette detailing the Strike Team's "sins."

The episode was rated from 315 votes.
The Shield - S3E14
#18 - All In
Season 3 - Episode 14

With an Armenian hit-man hot on their trail, the Strike team sweeps the streets of the Armenian community to find him before he finds them. After catching a break, Aceveda's suspicions grow about the Strike Team's involvement with the Money Train robbery. Meanwhile, Dutch and Claudette investigate a case that could repeal hundreds of convictions, which leaves Claudette having to choose between her conscience and her career.

The episode was rated from 345 votes.
The Shield - S7E6
#19 - Animal Control
Season 7 - Episode 6

Vic sets into motion plans to end the gang threat as his relationship with Cassidy deteriorates; Dutch and Billings investigate a possible sleepwalking murderer.

The episode was rated from 302 votes.
The Shield - S6E2
#20 - Baptism by Fire
Season 6 - Episode 2

Kavanaugh acquires what he needs in order to apprehend Vic who is preoccupied with getting revenge on Guardo. Claudette finds herself under the political microscope as a result of the San Marcos incident, and Danny receives some news about her future at the Barn.

The episode was rated from 327 votes.

Last updated: sep 24, 2022



One of the Great series ever


contender for worst theme song of anything of all time


One of the most perfect television series you could ever see. To this day I have yet to witness a better series finale than the unpredictable, hugely satisfying conclusion this show offered. I fucking love The Shield.


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