The Shield: Season 7 (2008)

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 32

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User Ratings: 35
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 2, 2008
2
Air date: Sep 9, 2008
3
Air date: Sep 16, 2008
4
Air date: Sep 23, 2008
5
Air date: Sep 30, 2008
6
Air date: Oct 7, 2008
7
Air date: Oct 14, 2008
8
Air date: Oct 21, 2008
9
Air date: Oct 28, 2008
10
Air date: Nov 4, 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.

Cast

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
Zone
as Jamal
Alberto Isaac
as ER Doctor
Loretta Jean
as Trinket
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
Richard Voigts
as Pharmacist No. 1
Jessica Ord
as Female Guard
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 (32) | Top Critics (19)

Series creator Shawn Ryan pushes desperate Mackey to the limit, and Emmy-winner Chiklis responds with fascinating bravura.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Tight, unrelenting, complicated, fierce, wonderfully acted. In other words, it's business as usual on The Shield.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

It's an extremely representative season, featuring as much of the good as the bad.

Oct 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 28, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

As The Shield starts its seventh and final season, maybe it is time to say goodbye.

Oct 25, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | 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…

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.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 28, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Shield: Season 7

  • Oct 08, 2019
    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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