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Cast & Crew
Officer Julien Lowe
Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer
Det. Holland " Dutch" Wagenbach
Det. Vic Mackey
Lt. Jon Kavanaugh
Det. Claudette Wyms
Det. Shane Vendrell
Capt. David Aceveda
Assistant Chief Roy Phillips
Detective Paul Reyes
Mara Sewell Vendrell
The network's longest-running series seems to have mastered the art of casting worthy opponents for the complex protagonist.
When you watch [the season 5 finale] "Postpartum" as the emotional climax of a five-year story like a normal person, you see how much is contained in that final act.
With writing and acting this outstanding, it wouldn't be wrong to hope that Vic slithers out of trouble again to give us more of The Shield's gripping, morally complex drama.
Television's most compelling cop serial has figured out a way to make up for the loss of Glenn Close and Anthony Anderson.
Thanks in part to an Emmy Award-worthy performance by season guest star Forest Whitaker, not to mention the death of a fan favorite, the fifth season of "The Shield" is one of the best yet.
In its fifth season, the show is truly better then ever. The noose has been tightening on Vic Mackey and his Strike Team for awhile now, and the tragic but inevitable results are now coming forth in a big way.
The end of the Strike Team has always been a likely outcome for this series inspired in part by the Ramparts scandal. The trick is, it makes you feel so uneasy. How did these bullies and punks come to be the heroes?
In addition to the overarching story of Vic being investigated by the department, episodes are as tense and exciting as ever.
The fifth season of [The Shield] showcased some of the most thoughtful and dramatic acting and storytelling of the year, all the while keeping us on our toes anticipating what would come next.
The fifth season gets off to a good start-gnarly, cranky and muscular-for those ethically loosey-goosey policemen of the Barn.
Audience Reviews for The Shield: Season 5
Jan 23, 2021The best Crooked cop, cop series period, ever on television
Jan 19, 2021Forest Whitaker fits just right in