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Series creator Shawn Ryan pushes desperate Mackey to the limit, and Emmy-winner Chiklis responds with fascinating bravura.
The whole sorry state of affairs cries out for a stiff dose of Mackey's fist-in-the-face retribution. It's what makes The Shield both powerful and troubling. His way repeatedly is made to seem like the only way.
I didn't think the Whitaker season could be topped, but depending on how the last five episodes go down, Ryan and company may have done it.
When the end comes, it's breathtaking - and what's even more stunning is, after you've catalogued all of Mackey's unforgivable sins, you'll still find yourself rooting for him, the bastard.
What usually happens with a great show that runs for this length is a gradual waning of its powers as the series arc runs its course... The Shield, however, broke new ground once again with a stunning seventh season -- arguably its best.
It's an extremely representative season, featuring as much of the good as the bad.
Is it the best series finale ever made? No, but considering the circumstances, it is the best possible ending for The Shield, and one that will assure the show's legacy lives as on one of the best dramas on television.
A fitting and infuriating end to not only one of television drama's greatest anti-heroes, but to one of TV's greatest stories ever told.
As The Shield starts its seventh and final season, maybe it is time to say goodbye.
The Shield returns for its seventh and final season, somehow managing to keep up its relentless tension, grit and touch of sadism that has set it apart from other cop series.
Culminates in one of the all-time greatest series finales in television history, one that manages to give The Sopranos a run for its money.
Audience Reviews for The Shield: Season 7
Jan 19, 2021It´s a "live by the sword and die by the sword" finale!
Mar 23, 2020I gave the final season 4.5 stars and the rest of them 5 stars because there were a couple things about the ending that bothered me. I'm not going to give away the ending, but it did leave some unanswered questions.
Jan 17, 2020The best series finale in the history of television cop thrillers. As each member of the strike team goes down one by one (wreckage at the hands of Vic and Shane) , the final, and most responsible member, ends up where he belongs, alone and wrecked by the devastation he's caused his team and the world around him. It's an extremely tragic yet just ending for the infamous Vic Mackey and the best series finale of anything I've seen!
Oct 08, 2019The Shield had consistently high energy and stakes throughout its run, but the final season upped the ante and showed how all the remaining players tried to desperately hold their lives together while dealing with the blowback from all their decisions. Michael Chiklis' Vic Mackey was like a wild dog backed into a corner whose viciousness was on full display in one of the best character performances I've ever seen. Walton Goggins was equally praiseworthy in his unhinged portrayal of Shane Vendrell. I honestly thought this series was overall better than The Sopranos and The Wire, and doesn't get the legendary praise it should today.
Sep 16, 2019Brilliant, Just Brilliant. One of(if not the best) series endings of all time.
Jan 16, 2017In 8 years nobody came close... God bless!