Shield Season 6, The
At the end of Season 5 we saw how Shane dropped a live grenade into Lem’s lap and effectively killed him that way. Vic and Ronnie are eager to find out who killed Lem and believe it’s Salvadorian crime lord Guardo who’s behind Lem’s death so they go after him with no holes barred. Kavanaugh still wants to take down Vic any way he can but while trying to pin Vic on something, he crosses lines he wished he would have never crossed.
Meanwhile Shane is torn up by Lem’s death and when he comes clean with Vic and Ronnie, he knows things have changed for ever. Trying to get something going for himself, he decides to go into business with the Armenians but by doing so he opens a door that was supposed to remain closed and before he knows it, he’s put everyone in danger again…
Sound and Vision:
Good image and sound, just as always
– Audio Commentary track
– Deleted Scenes
– A couple of features called: “Saturn’s song”, “Two Directors” and “Full Circle: Franka Potente”
Pretty standard stuff but nice anyhow.
This new 10-episode season of The Shield is seemingly softer than the previous ones and certainly contains less surprises. Forest Whitaker (Kavanaugh) is quickly dealt with and nobody seems to be coming after Vic anymore. Not surprising when you know that his retirement is just around the corner and everyone expects Vic to be pushed out. Instead, the season focuses on the internal relationships within the Strike Team and Vic’s attempts to postpone his retirement while having to work together with a possible replacement cop for himself.
As such, this season has less typical “The Shield” features but that doesn’t mean it’s less interesting to watch. When it comes to cop shows, The Shield remains one of the top series to follow, even though this season is weaker than previous ones.