The Shield: Season 3 (2004)


Season 3
The Shield

Critics Consensus

The Shield offers viewers no buffer between themselves and the corruption of Vic Mackey's crew -- and the series remains all the more compelling for it, compounding each of its vividly-drawn characters' complicity and compromise to harrowing effect in an explosive third season.



Critic Ratings: 12


Audience Score

User Ratings: 28
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Air date: Mar 9, 2004
Air date: Mar 16, 2004
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Air date: Mar 30, 2004
Air date: Apr 6, 2004
Air date: Apr 13, 2004
Air date: Apr 20, 2004
Air date: Apr 27, 2004
Air date: May 4, 2004
Air date: May 11, 2004
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A corrupt and brutal LA detective runs an elite squad by his own rules in a neighbourhood ravaged by drugs and gangs.


Michael Chiklis
as Det. Vic Mackey
Benito Martinez
as Capt. David Aceveda
CCH Pounder
as Det. Claudette Wyms
Walton Goggins
as Det. Shane Vendrell
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
as Corrine Mackey
Catherine Dent
as Off. Danny Sofer
David Rees Snell
as Detective Ronnie Gardocki
Michael Jace
as Off. Julien Lowe
Kenny Johnson
as Detective Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky
Jay Karnes
as Det. Dutch Wagenbach
Natalie Zea
as Lauren Riley
Autumn Chiklis
as Cassidy Mackey
Nicki Micheaux
as Detective Trish George
Andrew Borba
as Vince Peabo
Matt Gerald
as Tommy Hisk
Joel Rosenthal
as Matthew Mackey
Aisha Hinds
as Annie Price
Michele Hicks
as Mara Sewell
Brian J. White
as Detective Tavon Garris
Gareth Williams
as Detective Waylon Burke
Rif Hutton
as James Freeman
Vincent Angell
as Owen Thigpen
Tom Yi
as Detective Rodriguez
Khary Payton
as Kaliel "Lil Psych" Wilks
Camilia Sanes
as Aurora Aceveda
J.C. MacKenzie
as Detective Kouf
Michael Benyaer
as Goma Magar
Daniel Dae Kim
as Thomas Choi
Matt Corboy
as Ray Carlson
Lydia Look
as Tracy Pok
Jernard Burks
as "Pretty Boy" Pyrums
DeLane Matthews
as Stella Sewell
Mia Wesley
as Gail Linley
Douglas Roberts
as Hank Deets
Dominic Hoffman
as Louis Spearling
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Pastor Gus Cruz
Tommy Hinkley
as Captain Steve Briggs
Sandy Mulvihill
as Ms. Emerich
Nina Jane Barry
as Officer Cacuzza
Larry Sullivan
as Detective Craig Milne
Chris Guyton
as Big Crunk
Ron Canada
as Tom Bankston
Caroline Macey
as Doctor's Daughter
Simon Rhee
as John Cho
Gichi Gamba
as Marlon Gault
Laura Gray
as Patty Klopp
James Ryan
as Soren Arnovic
Nigel Gibbs
as Assistant Chief Roy Phillips
Efrain Figueroa
as Jorge Machado
Clark Gregg
as William Faulks
Mike Batayel
as Yervant
Jim Zulevic
as Detective Camara
Mo Chow
as Derwin
Cari Golden
as Rommi Cohen
Mark Luna
as Suspect
as Arno's Wife
Vahe Bejan
as Kail Saffian
Oded Gross
as Jon Nadler
Benita Marti
as Rahdika
Rudy Moreno
as Javier Sanchez
T.J. Hall
as Randall
as Xiomara
Juan Carlos
as Spotter
Chris Palmquist
as Dean Warrison
Bunnie Rivera Siler
as Irma Maldonado
Glen Badyna
as Larry McBride
Arnell Powell
as Darantay
Nathanial Moon
as Officer Ben
Yelyna de Leon
as Valentina
Dwayne L. Barnes
as Olias "Link" Linkletter
Patrick Montes
as Dr. Ausanta
Paul Hewitt
as Mark Baron
Elizabeth Jayne Hong
as Screaming Korean Wife
Yvans Jourdain
as Storeowner
Kiran Rao
as Dr. Genty
Ken Cosby
as Clerk #1
Wanya Green
as Taniesha
Joe Ordaz
as Gallegos
Rita Jett
as Clerk #2
Suyun Kim
as Korean Hostess
Luis Robledo
as Otilio Ramirez
Teres Byrne
as Rachel Carlino
Larry Cedar
as Stan Carlino
Ken Garcia
as Chaydez
Susan Oh
as Korean Woman
Peggy Miley
as Lou-Anne Klopp
Dennis W. Hall
as Prison Guard
as Clerk #5
C.W. Pyun
as Korean Man
Herzl Tobey
as Armin Chorekian
Kurt Caceres
as Juan Rizano
Aydiee Vaughn
as Clerk #6
Herman Wilkins
as Jantell Davis
Yuji Hasegawa
as Korean Man
Jeanette Miller
as Isabel Nelson
Christopher Smith
as Random White Clerk
Cal Gibson
as Albert
Steve Sotelo
as Ranchero
David Raibon
as Van Bro
Afemo Omilami
as Agent Nell
Tom Choi
as Sheriff
Derek Mears
as Crazyhouse
Baadja-Lyne Odums
as Diana Peabo
Julieta Espinoza
as Crying Woman
Roger Marks
as Yosef Rabinowitz
Yoann Cifuentes
as Avram Rabinowitz
Tom Holiday
as Reverend
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Critic Reviews for The Shield Season 3

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Season 3 of The Shield has been what good television drama is all about -- an interesting, breathing mix of story, characters and actors, hitting on all cylinders.

Jan 30, 2019 | Full Review…

But once The Shield grabs you, it's awfully hard to turn away.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The fact is "The Shield"...hit lower lows each season. That we still feel empathy for their characters is a testament to the kind of brilliant storytelling each trades in.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

This third-season finale certainly didn't disappoint.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The Shield's moral center perpetually shifts, as the Team members struggle to maintain their sense of balance, caught between the outright villains and their own dishonesty.

Jan 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Comparisons to "The Sopranos," though understandable on many levels, are unnecessary. "The Shield" remains a compelling dramatic series on its own merits.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

All you need to know is that Close is terrific as Rawling, in or out of uniform; that Chiklis as Mackey, who looked vulnerable last season, is all puffed up again, as if testosterone were natural gas.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Season three ends as it began, with an across-the-board restructuring, and this one really sticks.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Mackey exudes the kind of squad-room machismo and street daring that make him a cop's cop -- and a cop fan's cop as well.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Now, after watching this scene - which might possibly be the most brutal ever shown in an ad-supported TV show - I'm not sure I can recommend "The Shield" anymore.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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