The Shield: Season 6 Review

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Blurring the line between good and evil


Less a season in its own right than a ten-episode extension of the previous one, The Shield’s sixth year is a short but intense fix of Shaun Ryan’s exceptional cop drama.

Unfortunately, Forest Whitaker’s superb cameo draws to a sorry close in the first two episodes, making way for Franka Potente, appearing for a short run as the daughter of an Armenian gangster.

A more internally turbulent season than we’ve seen thus far, this reaches its high point with the Frank Darabont-directed ‘Chasing Ghosts’, where Vic and Shane square off over Lemanski’s death in one of the show’s most powerful scenes to date.