History Series / TheShield

28th May '17 12:39:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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A hyperactive Shakespearian counterpart to the Dickensian ''Series/TheWire'', '''''The Shield''''' follows a team of police officers working at The Barn, an experimental police precinct situated within the fictional Los Angeles district of Farmington. Although the show revolves around corrupt detective [[AntiHero Vic Mackey]] (Creator/MichaelChiklis), it gained a reputation as an ensemble show as the series explored the goings-on within the Farmington Precinct (including the various power struggles and interpersonal drama surrounding Mackey in the midst of the chaos and intrigue).

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A hyperactive Shakespearian counterpart to the Dickensian ''Series/TheWire'', '''''The Shield''''' follows a team of police officers working at The Barn, an experimental police precinct situated within the fictional Los Angeles UsefulNotes/LosAngeles district of Farmington. Although the show revolves around corrupt detective [[AntiHero Vic Mackey]] (Creator/MichaelChiklis), it gained a reputation as an ensemble show as the series explored the goings-on within the Farmington Precinct (including the various power struggles and interpersonal drama surrounding Mackey in the midst of the chaos and intrigue).
18th Feb '17 6:36:20 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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* GrandFinale: "Family Meeting."

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* GrandFinale: "Family Meeting."" [[Awesome/TheShield And]] [[IronicHell what]] [[TearJerker a]] [[DownerEnding finale]].
14th Feb '17 12:26:03 AM Jaredwarrensince1991
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DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!

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DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!--> ''You can go now.''
14th Feb '17 12:20:54 AM Jaredwarrensince1991
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* GrandFinale

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* GrandFinaleGrandFinale: "Family Meeting."



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: In the first episode, Vic beats up a paedophile who won't say where he's keeping a kidnapped little girl.

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: In the first episode, Vic beats up a paedophile pedophile who won't say where he's keeping a kidnapped little girl.



* ManipulativeBastard: Vic. While he's rarely completely successful, he can manipulate most Farmington cops enough to keep his BatmanGambit and IndyPloy manoeuvres rolling.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Vic. While he's rarely completely successful, he can manipulate most Farmington cops enough to keep his BatmanGambit and IndyPloy manoeuvres maneuvers rolling.



* NobleBigotWithABadge: Shane, who evolved into this trope after actor Walt Goggins voiced his discomfort to the writers about playing an unashamedly racist and homophobic asshole.

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* NobleBigotWithABadge: Shane, who evolved into this trope after actor Walt Walton Goggins voiced his discomfort to the writers about playing an unashamedly racist and homophobic asshole.



** Shane

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** ShaneShane.



* TurnInYourBadge: Vic literally does this towards the end of season seven

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* TurnInYourBadge: Vic literally does this towards the end of season sevenseven.



* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: To try and bring an end to crime in Farmington, Monica Rawlings revives the controversial concept of assest forfiture, meaning anything bought with the procedes derived from criminal activities will be seized by the police. Needless to say, this pretty much makes Rawlings horribly unpopular within community and within the LAPD.

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: To try and bring an end to crime in Farmington, Monica Rawlings revives the controversial concept of assest forfiture, asset forfeiture, meaning anything bought with the procedes derived from criminal activities will be seized by the police. Needless to say, this pretty much makes Rawlings horribly unpopular within the community and within the LAPD.



** "Homewreckers", which features the death of the single-mother prostitute Connie

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** "Homewreckers", which features the death of the single-mother prostitute ConnieConnie Riesler.



** "Streak and Tips", which featured the brutal fight scene between Tavon and Shane
** "Mum", which featured the infamous rape of Police Captain David Aceveda
** "Back In the Hole", which featured Antwon Mitchell being interrogated by the police
** "Kavanaugh", which features the "Holy Shit" moment of Lem being arrested by Jon Kavanaugh, after he realizes that his achilles heel (his ex-wife) has been exposed
** "Post Partum" [[spoiler: Lem's death at the hands of Shane.]]

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** "Streak and Tips", which featured the brutal fight scene between Tavon and Shane
Shane.
** "Mum", which featured the infamous rape of Police Captain David Aceveda
Aceveda.
** "Back In the Hole", which featured Antwon Mitchell being interrogated by the police
police.
** "Kavanaugh", which features the "Holy Shit" moment of Lem being arrested by Jon Kavanaugh, after he realizes that his achilles heel (his ex-wife) has been exposed
exposed.
** "Post Partum" [[spoiler: Lem's death at the hands of Shane.]]Shane]].



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DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!
20th Jan '17 7:04:45 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend Ben Gilroy]] in Season One.

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** [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend Ben Gilroy]] Gilroy]]]] in Season One.
20th Jan '17 7:03:36 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** [[spoiler:Gilroy]] in Season One.
** Armadillo Quintero in Season Two.
** Margos Dezerian, the Armenian Mob, and the Granny Rapist in Season Three.
** Antwon Mitchell in Season Four.
** Lt. Kavanaugh and Guardo Lima in Season Five.
** Season Six carries over Guardo Lima as well as his organization, in the form of the El Salvadorian mob. The season also establishes the Mexican Mafia in the form of CorruptCorporateExecutive Cruz Pezuela.
** Season Seven has multiple Big Bads running around: the Mexican Mafia (led by Guillermo Beltran), the Armenians, [[spoiler: Shane Vendrell]] and Lloyd, a sixteen year old sociopath.

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** [[spoiler:Gilroy]] [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend Ben Gilroy]] in Season One.
** [[RuthlessForeignGangsters Armadillo Quintero Quintero]] in Season Two.
** [[TheDreaded Margos Dezerian, the Armenian Mob, Dezerian]], and the [[ManipulativeBastard Granny Rapist Rapist]]/[[spoiler: William Faulks]] in Season Three.
** [[TheChessMaster Antwon Mitchell Mitchell]] in Season Four.
** [[KnightTemplar Lt. Kavanaugh Jon Kavanaugh]] and [[TheCartel Guardo Lima Lima]] in Season Five.
** Season Six carries over Guardo Lima as well as his organization, in the form of the El Salvadorian mob. The season also establishes the Mexican Mafia in the form of CorruptCorporateExecutive [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Cruz Pezuela.
Pezuela]].
** Season Seven has multiple Big Bads running around: the Mexican Mafia (led by [[EvilerThanThou Guillermo Beltran), Beltran]]), the Armenians, [[spoiler: [[RabidCop Shane Vendrell]] Vendrell]]]] and Lloyd, [[{{Narcissist}} Lloyd Denton]], a sixteen year old sociopath.
20th Jan '17 6:26:41 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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A hyperactive Shakespearian counterpart to the Dickensian ''Series/TheWire'', '''''The Shield''''' follows a team of police officers working at The Barn, an experimental police precinct situated within the fictional Los Angeles district of Farmington. Although the show revolves around corrupt detective Vic Mackey (Creator/MichaelChiklis), it gained a reputation as an ensemble show as the series explored the goings-on within the Farmington Precinct (including the various power struggles and interpersonal drama surrounding Mackey in the midst of the chaos and intrigue).

The focus of the show revolves around Mackey as he leads an elite anti-gang task force known as "The Strike Team". The LAPD tasked the Strike Team with the monumental job of keeping the streets of Farmington safe from drug dealers and gang members. Mackey and the other members of the close-knit group generally go about their task with violent efficiency and a little corruption on the side: the team will often enter into Faustian deals with Farmington's criminal elements--which give said criminals free reign to run the city's drug trade--in exchange for bribes, intel on other gang members, and a promise to keep their illegal antics at reasonable levels to ensure an illusion of peace.

Other aspects of the show deal with the rank-and-file members of the Farmington Precinct. The most notable of these cast members, detectives Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach and Claudette Wyms, deal with non-gang-related instances of rape and murder within the district. They serve as the moral opposite of Vic Mackey and the Strike Team, which leads to tension between the two sides when they work together on related cases (or when Dutch and Claudette have to clean up the inevitable fallout from the Strike Team's corrupt antics while trying to prove Vic's corruption). Several patrol officers--including Danielle "Danny" Sofer, her protegé Julien Lowe, and rookie cop Tina Hanlon--find themselves struggling to advance up the ranks while dealing with the unappreciated job of keeping Farmington safe.

Other characters include police captain-turned-politician David Aceveda, whose disdain for Vic Mackey and his corrupt antics clash with his political ambitions (and ends up driving him further and further into bed with Vic as the series progresses), and Vic's estranged ex-wife Corrine, who spends the bulk of the series trying to separate herself and her children from her ex-husband before his crimes destroy their lives.

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A hyperactive Shakespearian counterpart to the Dickensian ''Series/TheWire'', '''''The Shield''''' follows a team of police officers working at The Barn, an experimental police precinct situated within the fictional Los Angeles district of Farmington. Although the show revolves around corrupt detective [[AntiHero Vic Mackey Mackey]] (Creator/MichaelChiklis), it gained a reputation as an ensemble show as the series explored the goings-on within the Farmington Precinct (including the various power struggles and interpersonal drama surrounding Mackey in the midst of the chaos and intrigue).

The focus of the show revolves around Mackey as he leads an elite anti-gang task force known as "The "[[TheSquad The Strike Team".Team]]". The LAPD tasked the Strike Team with the monumental job of keeping the streets of Farmington safe from drug dealers and gang members. Mackey and the other members of the close-knit group generally go about their task with violent efficiency and a little corruption on the side: the team will often enter into Faustian deals with Farmington's criminal elements--which give said criminals free reign to run the city's drug trade--in exchange for bribes, intel on other gang members, and a promise to keep their illegal antics at reasonable levels to ensure an illusion of peace.

Other aspects of the show deal with the rank-and-file members of the Farmington Precinct. The most notable of these cast members, detectives [[BunnyEarsLawyer Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach Wagenbach]] and [[TheHeart Claudette Wyms, Wyms]], deal with non-gang-related instances of rape and murder within the district. They serve as the moral opposite of Vic Mackey and the Strike Team, which leads to tension between the two sides when they work together on related cases (or when Dutch and Claudette have to clean up the inevitable fallout from the Strike Team's corrupt antics while trying to prove Vic's corruption). Several patrol officers--including [[TeamMom Danielle "Danny" Sofer, Sofer]], her protegé [[BlackBestFriend Julien Lowe, Lowe]], and rookie cop [[HiddenDepths Tina Hanlon--find Hanlon]]--find themselves struggling to advance up the ranks while dealing with the unappreciated job of keeping Farmington safe.

Other characters include police captain-turned-politician [[DaChief David Aceveda, Aceveda]], whose disdain for Vic Mackey and his corrupt antics clash with his political ambitions (and ends up driving him further and further into bed with Vic as the series progresses), and Vic's estranged ex-wife Corrine, [[MamaBear Corrine]], who spends the bulk of the series trying to separate herself and her children from her ex-husband before his crimes destroy their lives.



But Vic's conscience mainly exists thanks to the influence of Strike Team member Curtis "Lem" Lemansky. Lem serves as the counterpart to Vic's much abused "yes-man" partner, Shane Vendrell. Ronnie Gardocki, a quiet and nerdy police detective whose silent loyalty to Vic balances Lem and Shane's polar opposite personalities, rounds out the Strike Team.

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But Vic's conscience mainly exists thanks to the influence of Strike Team member [[MoralityPet Curtis "Lem" Lemansky. Lemansky]]. Lem serves as the counterpart to Vic's much abused "yes-man" partner, [[RabidCop Shane Vendrell. Vendrell]]. [[TheSmartGuy Ronnie Gardocki, Gardocki]], a quiet and nerdy police detective whose silent loyalty to Vic balances Lem and Shane's polar opposite personalities, rounds out the Strike Team.
5th Dec '16 5:20:37 AM Driavatus
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'''Ronnie:''' Well I'm part of that deal to. We started this together, lets finish it together. *arm pat*
** To clarify why, [[spoiler: Vic has already gotten his immunity deal and Ronnie believes he is included in it. He is '''not''', and Vic's expression when Ronnie walks away shows this trope. If he's part of the deal, it's as grist, not a partner.]]

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'''Ronnie:''' Well I'm part of that deal to. We started this together, lets finish it together. *arm pat*
pat of friendship*

** To clarify why, [[spoiler: Vic has already gotten signed his immunity deal and Ronnie believes he his is included in it. He already ironclad. It is '''not''', and Vic's expression when Ronnie walks away shows this trope. If he's part of the deal, it's as grist, not a partner.consolation collar for letting Vic get away with his crimes.]]
5th Dec '16 5:13:05 AM Driavatus
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* ObliviousGuiltSlinging:
'''Vic:''' I made a deal to bring Beltran and the drugs for immunity. I'm (going to) hold my end of it up.
'''Ronnie:''' Well I'm part of that deal to. We started this together, lets finish it together. *arm pat*
** To clarify why, [[spoiler: Vic has already gotten his immunity deal and Ronnie believes he is included in it. He is '''not''', and Vic's expression when Ronnie walks away shows this trope. If he's part of the deal, it's as grist, not a partner.]]
19th Oct '16 3:36:40 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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[[caption-width-right:350: Just another day for the LAPD.[[labelnote:Characters]] From left to right: [[MoralityPet Curtis "Lem" Lemansky]], [[RabidCop Shane Vendrell (kneeling in front)]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach]], [[BlackBestFriend Julien Lowe]], [[AntiHero Vic Mackey]], [[DaChief David Aceveda]], [[TheHeart Claudette Wyms]], [[TeamMom Danielle "Danny" Sofer]].[[/labelnote]]]]
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