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The Shield is a police drama that is full of action and hard hits. This show deals with corrupt cops stationed in the Los Angeles police department. The police run the fictional district known as the Farm. Their police station was once a church but is not known as the Barn. The Strike team is the group of detectives that run this area. Vic leads the time though some of their good and not so good deeds.

The Strike Team is a unit designed to fight gangs in this part of the city. They do keep peace on the street though many of their methods can be considered unethical and illegal. One the side the team is involved in the drug trade and some robberies to make money. From time to time they may even have to plant some drugs and other evidence to get gang members off of the streets.

While running the city members of this team are facing their own personal issues. David who is aspiring to get into politics has to deal with the pressures of sucking up to the right people and being the victim of a sexual assault. Vic has a marriage that is failing and has to be one step above the same law that he serves. Shane is a newlywed and his marriage is already in jeopardy based on the demands of the job. Curtis is constantly in fear of the team being caught doing their illegal activities. Jilien is having a constant struggle between the Biblical beliefs he was raised with and coming to terms with his own homosexuality.

While the cops are dirty they do have some good intentions. They want to be able to make the streets a safe place for all while making extra money on the side. This series has won many awards including the Golden Globe for Best Television Series and a primetime Emmy.

The Shield is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (90 episodes). The series first aired on March 12, 2002.

Where do I stream The Shield online? The Shield is available for streaming on FX, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Shield on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes online.

7 Seasons, 90 Episodes
March 12, 2002
Cast: Michael Chiklis, David Rees Snell, Glenn Close, Catherine Dent, Reed Diamond
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The Shield Full Episode Guide

  • An upstart mayoral candidate troubles Aceveda. Shane, pinned down by the cops with his family, takes desperate action. Dutch interrogates Lloyd about Rita's disappearance.

  • As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures to keep his pregnant wife from being charged with murder, Dutch finds he's a suspect in the disappearance of a teenage serial killer's mother.

  • As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures to keep his pregnant wife from being charged with murder, Dutch finds he's a suspect in the disappearance of a teenage serial killer's mother.

  • Olivia works with the Strike Team to catch a Mexican drug lord. Meanwhile, Dutch has to clean up Billings' mess, and Claudette investigates the death of a woman connected to the Strike Team.

  • Corrine agrees to work with Dutch and Claudette while also serving as go-between for Vic and Shane. Meanwhile, Claudette pairs Ronnie up with Julien to investigate the murder of a high school football player.

  • Dutch and Claudette acquire a new ally in the department's effort to take down Vic. Meanwhile, Vic tries to manipulate the situation with Pezuela, ICE, and Aceveda. Ronnie ponders whether he should give up fighting and leave.

  • The Barn is on the hunt for two fugitives. Aceveda encounters some obstacles to his quest to be mayor. Meanwhile, Dutch gets personal with a suspect's mother.

  • When his plan goes awry, Shane races against time to tie up any loose ends that will lead to trouble for him. Vic confronts a priest who might be harboring drug dealers. Dutch and Billings are close to finding two attempted cop killers, and Corrine learns some things about Vic.

  • Vic's mission to take down Pezuela is interrupted due to his review board meeting being pushed ahead---followed by a bigger snag when the FBI take over the Robert Martin murder case. Meanwhile, Vic is determined to take part in his infant son's life. Shane works in private business as he probes the murder of a prostitute. Plus, Dutch and Billings are disturbed by their findings when they investigate the break-in at Claudette's house.

  • Vic sets plans in motion to end the gang threat as his relationship with Cassidy deteriorates. Dutch and Billings investigate a possible somnambulist murderer.

  • The Strike Team must free the kidnapped daughter of a drug kingpin without tipping off the fact that Agent Olivia Murray is following him. Meanwhile, serial killer Kleavon Gardner, who will be defending himself at his trial, hits a nerve when he disposes Claudette. Also, Dutch continues to try and prove that teenager Lloyd, is a possible serial killer. Then, Danny puts the pressure on Vic to sign away his rights to their child, and Shane tries to turn Ronnie against Vic.

  • Vic sets up a meeting with the Mexican's following the fire at the Armenian safe house, believing the Mexican's have Pezuela's blackmail box. Meanwhile, an angry Cassidy questions Danny about her father; and Dutch questions a teen who shot at an intruder, who happens to be the youth's classmate.

  • Vic tries to finagle his way into favor with the Armenian mob by selling himself as a valuable commodity; Corrine is unexpectedly entangled in legal problems; Tina sets her sights on a businessman who specializes in adult entertainment.

  • Vic finds himself a valuable commodity to both sides of the Mexican-Armenian gang war which is heating up. Meanwhile, Farmington is hit with black-on-white violence; Vic is confronted by Corrine and Cassidy; and an Anglo rock singer is killed when hit by a cement block dropped by someone in her predominately Hispanic apartment building.

  • The series final season begins with Vic dealing with family threats and being challenged by Shane. Meanwhile, a federal agent investigates a rash of violence in Farmington.

  • The Armenians are looking for hit men to kill some cops, and the Strike Team looks to be a target. Plus, a young kid is busted right before he was to kill a Latino man as an initiation ritual into a gang.

  • Members of a crew that committed the 'San Marcos murders' are being rounded up based on intel from snitches and crew members who talk to save themselves jail time. Homeland Security get involved when a port inspector isn't cooperating with a search of an Armenian shipment coming in.

  • A woman is stabbed in a store, but she seems a little out of her own surroundings. Meanwhile, a boy is brought into the Barn by his dad to tell the cops that he witnessed a crime. Plus, Aceveda is meeting with people to help him to further his political career.

  • A Mexican government official is missing and thought to be dead, and boy is shot at an Salvadoran festival. Plus, a woman is giving information to the Strike Team after she was found in bed with a criminal during a police raid.

  • A bunch of dead people with false documents are found, possibly as a result of a beef between Mexicans and Salvadorans. Meanwhile, some ex-cops clean out a building filled with a Jamaican dope operation.

  • The Strike Team gets a new member called Kevin. Some ex gang-members are starting a war against other gangs, while they are being hunted down for leaving the gang. There are a lot of murders in the Latino community and Aceveda tries to stop that. There is a shootout at a pizza joint, and Vic tries to save a man who was shot.

  • The Department wants publicity pictures of some of the personnel of the Barn. A garage turns out to be a meth lab and a drug store robbery is investigated. Meanwhile, the brother of a suspected cop killer is hauled in for questioning. And Dutch deals with a federal agent related to the Salvadorans.

  • Vic, Shane and Ronnie are talking to an old Salvadoran man who used to be the leader of a street gang. Kavanaugh turns up the heat on Vic again, which makes Vic take bigger risks to clear his name.

  • A man is suspected for burning down a methadone clinic. Someone is arrested after claiming he killed Lem. A porn store owner is beaten up in his store, likely for making porn with grandmothers. Dutch tells Vic that Corrine is worried about him. The Strike Team buries themselves in work. They have an encounter with Moses and talk about Antwon. Tina is studying for her detective's exam. Claudette's start as a captain is rocky.

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Michael Jace of 'The Shield' Charged in Wife's Murder

Tragedy struck in the Los Angeles home of Michael and April Jace this week. Michael Jace, known for his role on "The Shield," has been charged with the murder of his wife, April, who was found dead in their home on Monday night. According to reports, police responded around 8:30pm on Monday when neighbors had reported sounds of gunshots. April, age 40, was found dead of gunshot wounds and Michael was immediately detained.

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