The Shield: The Complete Fifth Season [4 Discs] [DVD]


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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features

  • Audio commentary on all episodes
  • 25 deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • Season 6 prequel
  • Special behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Minisode: "Dilbert" - The Return
  • Minisode: "Fantasy Island" - Sitting Duck


It looks like the career of the spectacular successful--and spectacularly corrupt--Farmington District Stike Force is about to screech to a halt in the the fifth season of the gritty cop drama The Shield. It's hard for Force leader Det. Vic Mackey (Michael Chilkis) to go about his business as usual (beating confessions out of prisoners, planting evidence, even committing cold-blooded murder) with Lt. Jon Kavanagh (Forest Whitaker) from Internal Affairs breathing down his neck. Dedicated to the point of manic obsession, Kavanagh puts the screws on imprisoned Force member Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemensky (Kenneth Johnson), hoping that Lem will crack and spill his guts about his coworkers' illegal tactics. Before long, each member of Mackey's team is suspected the other of disloyalty and playing along with Kavanagh, especially after the relentless investigator plants a bug in their favorite hangout, then moves into their headquarters. In other Season Five developments, closeted team member Julien Lowe (Michael Jace) is "outed", much to the astonishment of his coworkers. And after several near misses, Det. Claudette Wyms (CCH Pounder), the "conscience" of the Strike Force, is finally promoted to Captain. Meanwhile, Off. Danielle "Danny" Sofer (Catherine Dent) still refuses to reveal the identity of her baby's father, though it really isn't all that hard to figure out who it is. At season's end, Vic arranges for Lem to be moved out of the country for his own good as well as the good of his coworkers. Unfortunately, Detective Shane Vendrell (Waylon Goggins), the loosest of the Force's "loose cannons", trumps all his previous outrages by making dead certain that Lem will never talk to anyone! ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew

  • Michael Chiklis - Det. Vic Mackey
  • Benito Martinez - David Aceveda
  • CCH Pounder - Det. Claudette Wyms
  • Walton Goggins - Det. Shane Vendrell
  • Catherine Dent - Sgt. Danny Sofer

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Shield ruled until Breaking Bad

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    If you haven't seen The Shield, I highly recommend this show. However, do not start with Season 5! Buy the whole series! The Shield IMO was the show which paved the way and set the standard for all the modern high production value / high drama cable series like Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, etc. The end of The Shield season 5 has the original OMG shocking moment that was only topped by The Rains of Castamere (Red Wedding) episode of Game of Thrones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    #1 Show

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This DVD of the Shield is one of my favorites. Great plot and and solid acting. A must see!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent show.

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Excellent show at a great bargain price. Recommend all seasons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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