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TV seasons The Best Seasons of The Shield  

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List of the best seasons of The Shield, ranked from best to worst, with DVD cover images. Fans of The Shield are very passionate about the series, so it's no surprise that arguments are often had over which is the best season of The Shield, which traced the arch of Vic Mackie, played by Michael Chiklis, clearly one of the most complicated cops in a long history of cop shows. This ranking of all The Shield seasons has been voted on by many fans of the show, so this list isn't just one person's opinion.
 
Some of the greatest episodes of The Shield come from different seasons, so determining what the best The Shield season is can be challenging, hence the brief synopses. If you're wondering, "What is the best season of The Shield?" and "Which seasons of The Shield are the best?" then this list will answer your questions.

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The Shield - Season 5 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of The Shield
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The Shield - Season 5


The fifth season of The Shield premiered on January 10, 2006 and contains 11 episodes. This season finds the Strike Team being investigated by internal affairs.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Extraction," "Man Inside," and "Postpartum."

Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

- Lem is arrested.
- Danny gives birth.
- Shane murders Lem with a hand grenade.
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The Shield - Season 7 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of The Shield
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The Shield - Season 7


The seventh and final season of The Shield premiered on September 2, 2008 and contains 13 episodes. This season finds Vic striking an immunity deal with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Coefficient of Drag," "Party Line," and "Family Meeting."

Memorable moments from Season 7 include:

- Corrine enters witness protection. 
- Shane poisons his wife and child before killing himself.
- Vic takes a desk job at ICE
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The Shield - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of The Shield
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The Shield - Season 2


The second season of The Shield premiered on January 7, 2003 and contains 13 episodes. This season finds Mackey's team plotting to steal a criminal's fortune.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Greenlit," "Homewrecker," and "Dominoes Falling."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

- The Strike Team goes to Tijuana.
- Armadillo burns down Tio's HQ.
- Danny is forced to kill an Arab man.
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The Shield - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of The Shield
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The Shield - Season 1


The first season of The Shield premiered on March 12, 2002 and contains 13 episodes. This season introduces viewers to Detective Vic Mackey and the members of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Pilot," "Throwaway," and "Circles."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

- Detective Terry Crowley joins the Strike Team.
- Two local rappers are involved in a gunfight.
- Assistant Chief Gilroy asks Mackey to cover-up a hit-and-run.
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