The Shield: Season 7 (2008)


Season 7
The Shield

Critics Consensus

The Shield's final season maintains the astounding and unrelenting onslaught of drama, violence, and thought-provoking moments of humanity that makes this series so fascinating.



Critic Ratings: 24


Audience Score

User Ratings: 35
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Air date: Sep 2, 2008
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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 David Aceveda
CCH Pounder
as Det. Claudette Wyms
Walton Goggins
as Det. Shane Vendrell
Michael Jace
as Det. Julien Lowe
Catherine Dent
as Sgt. Danny Sofer
Jay Karnes
as Det. Dutch Wagenbach
David Rees Snell
as Det. Ronnie Gardocki
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
as Corinne Mackey
David Marciano
as Det Steve Billings
Laurie Holden
as Olivia Murray
Paula Garcés
as Tina Hanlon
F.J. Rio
as Cruz Pezuela
Autumn Chiklis
as Cassidy Mackey
Francesco Quinn
as Dias/Beltran
Frances Fisher
as Rita Denton
Ludwig Manukian
as Ellis Rezian
Nigel Gibbs
as Asst. Chief Roy Phillips
J. David Shanks
as Officer Stamos
Hector Luis Bustamonte
as Luis Aramboles
Matt Corboy
as Ray Carlson
Yasmine Abriel
as Cappacina
Jack Weber
as Matthew Mackey
Ray Campbell
as Kleavon Gardner
Michael Bofshever
as Robert Martin
Brian J. White
as Tavon Garris
Cooper Huckabee
as Irving Heep
Jos Viramontes
as Emilio Borrego
Necar Zadegan
as Dr. Lucine
Hannah Cox
as Allison
Perry Smith
as Realtor
Sam Scarber
as Boo Ray
Roy Jackson
as Damon Leeks
Micah Cohen
as Process Server
Vicky Espinoza
as Camille Barba
Jaysea Gari
as Maritza
Bill Ferrell
as Mickey's Dad
Di Quon
as Esther
Hope Shapiro
as Rachael Johnson
Jeff Campbell
as Motel Neighbor
Jennifer Delaeo
as Noelle Echevarria
Malcolm Foster Smith
as Police Officer
as Jamal
Loretta Jean
as Trinket
Alberto Isaac
as ER Doctor
Adam Donshik
as Sheriff
Craig Patton
as Det. Keefe
Niko Posey
as Pharmacist No. 2
Felix Pabon
as Enrique
Andy Holt
as Lee's Lawyer
Jessica Ord
as Female Guard
Richard Voigts
as Pharmacist No. 1
Billy Hauer
as Tow Truck Driver
Demond Robertson
as Mike Chones
Joshua Walker
as Gangbanger
Betty Garcia Rainey
as Mexican Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Shield Season 7

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (15)

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.

Dec 3, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

I'd been anticipating a typical Dragnet-style procedural, but The Shield immediately proved its ability to defy conventions and expectations.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Shield" didn't have a down season, a weak link or more than a couple missteps. It started at a frantic pace, and never let up.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The dark and often brilliant series about life lived in the gray area between right and wrong had its ups and downs over the course of six seasons but the seventh and final chapter in the life of Vic Mackey was stunningly perfect.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Seven seasons in and the show is nowhere near ready to fizzle out. The Shield is leaving on its own terms, which just happens to be bloody and violent.

Aug 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

When [the show] comes to a finish, it's exactly right.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

These contrasts between the main characters in "The Shield's" nerve-rattling finale underscore the elements that have made this show so head-spinningly fantastic from its first season forward.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The final two-hour episode, like the rest of the series, remains a master class in the modern ways of prestige TV, with a mix of absolute conclusiveness and just a note of "wait, what?"

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The show can be merciless, and its appetite for ruthlessness seemingly insatiable - and then, before it crosses into grotesquery, there are moments of humanity, of genuine goodness or compassion, and you can't write everyone off.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It seems priggish to understate how spectacularly "The Shield" delivered that comeuppance. It put us under a cold shower and ordered us to wake up, forcing the audience to look at Mackey...and ask what it was about him we ever found so redeemable.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Shield: Season 7

  • 6d ago
    The 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, 2019
    Brilliant, Just Brilliant. One of(if not the best) series endings of all time.
  • Jan 16, 2017
    In 8 years nobody came close... God bless!

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