cop drama is back with
a vengeance on DVD. Good
cop, bad cop?
Forget it The
Season 6 has bad cop, worse cop!
CONSISTENTLY OUTSTANDING, the sixth season of the The Shield
the multi-award winning television series will be available to
buy as a four-disc DVD box set from 24 March (2008), courtesy of Sony Pictures
Accusations and insults fly as thick and fast as the bullets as The Shield
Season 6 continues the blistering pace set in Season 5, which left fans
begging for more. The repercussion of past deeds result in
a fallout as The Barn the special and utterly corrupt LAPD Strike Team
has to face up to some home truths.
Vic Mackey (played with passion by Michael Chiklis, Fantastic Four: Rise
Of The Silver Surfer) is horrified to discover that it was his supposed
friend, Detective Shane Vendrell (Walton Goggins) who killed Lem especially
shocking as Vic has already meted out his own form of justice in the wrong direction.
And he faces being forced to leave the unit in two weeks unless he can pull
off something big or coerce City Controller Robert Martin to help him in exchange
for doing a cover-up job on the story of Martin's missing daughter Emily
who had turned to prostitution to fund a drug habit.
Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) returns in his
guest role and continues to give a superb performance as the uptight and tormented
Internal Affairs officer Detective John Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh is beginning to
resort to some underhand tactics of his own to see Vic and his team exposed
and his scenes with Chiklis are dynamite!
Detective Claudette Wyms (the fabulous C C H Pounder) tells Vic
about the San Marcos house murders where eleven people all illegal Mexicans,
three of them women were hacked to pieces. An unidentified severed arm
was also found and the killers are believed to be Salvadorians. Claudette warns
Vic that solving the killings is the Strike Team's top priority and solving
it quickly means the difference between keeping The Barn open and facing closure.
They have to deliver the goods before the quarterly crime statistics are released
or they are in big trouble.
Meanwhile, the guilt-ridden Shane covers his back by documenting everything
that could incriminate The Strike Team and hiding it "in a safe place". He also
does some investigating of his own including helping a young woman whose
father is dying and who may not be all she seems to be. To add to his misery,
his pregnant wife finds some hidden condoms and realises he is having an affair.
The unit is also investigating a rape and a sawn-off shotgun attack on people
at a street fair and is trying to protect an FBI operative who is working undercover.
There has also been some trouble for Russian prostitutes and a young woman from
a bakery has some interesting information for Vic.
To complicate things even further for Vic, he has some personal problems to
sort out. His daughter Cassidy (Autumn Chiklis) has found out that she has a
baby brother and wants to confront her father.
Using brutal interrogations and confrontations with heavy-handed tactics and
threats, Vic and his team are not above using every trick at their disposal
to get to the truth. And they are working against the clock to save both Vic's
job and the uncertain future of the Strike Team. With Season Six, The Shield
just got even better.
Created by Shawn Ryan, The Shield Season 6 contains episodes that are
produced and directed by Michael Chiklis. The series also stars Michael Jace
as Officer Julien Lowe, Jay Kames as Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach, Benito
Martinez as Captain David Aceveda, Catherine Dent as Officer Danielle "Danny"
Sofer, Cathy Cahlin Ryan
as Corrine Mackey and Paula Garcés as Officer Tina Hanlon.
The Shield Season Six 6 is available to buy on DVD on 24 March (2008).
The four-disc set comes with the usual high standard of
The Shield Season 6 | 4-DVD Box Set | RRP £34.99 | Extras: Featurettes
Two Directors Commentaries (30 mins); Satan's
Sons (11 minutes); Full Circle (12 mins).