The Shield

Season 5 Episode 1

Extraction

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 10, 2006 on FX
9.3
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As racial tension in the area escalates, the Strike Team attempts to end a race war, while Claudette and Dutch investigate a riot at a high school. Meanwhile, an Internal Affairs officer begins his investigation of Vic and the Strike Team by first zeroing in on Lem. A pregnant Danny refuses to reveal the identity of the father, and Julien begins training a rookie cop named Tina Hanlon.moreless

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  • A good episode to start the fifth season out with, very revealing in the sense of what could happen to Mackey and his crew. And DANNY'S PREGNANT!

    9.5
    After watching the fourth season I had really big expectations for what the fifth season was going to be like. Unsurprisingly the premiere for season five was nothing less the extraordinary. I couldn't believe that Danny became pregnant, I had to go back and make sure I didn't skip an episode in the fourth season. It really looks as though Vic is never going to catch a break, as yet again, the DA is after his job again. I couldn't believe the nerve of some of those kids that they ended up having to round up because of the black vs. brown war that was going on. Danny becoming pregnant was a really big part of this episode, and I wonder if she's pissed off about everyone in the barn having a pole on who the dad is. I personally think that it's Vic. Guess we'll find out soon. And go Dutch, way to look out for your partner Claudette when she was getting worked by that snot nosed punk that was killing black people. Adding to how awesome Dutch is, I really hope that he hooks up with that new hottie of a rookie, man she is fine.moreless
  • The Shield is back, and in fine form! New characters and plotlines are skillfully introduced, but not at the expense of the ongoing story arcs. The creative team behind this show just keeps getting more and more adept.moreless

    9.6
    As Season 5 opens, change is the word. A new Captain (the clueless Billings). A new I.A.D. officer, bent on taking the Strike Team down (the scarily intense and methodical Kavanaugh- I know I'm going to end up hating this guy). A new rookie is in training with a more experienced officer (Julien is now the veteran, mentoring the comely Tina). A new possible romantic obsession for Dutch (see the comely Tina of the previous sentence). A new level of slimyness is reached by Aceveda (he makes a back-room deal to cooperate with Kavanaugh to further his continuing political ambitions). The Barn works together to deal with a new threat of an all-out race war... Gee, come to think of it, the more things change at The Shield, the more they stay the same. But that's not a bad thing- that's exactly why we keep watching.



    A crackling season debut. I love the way this episode amps up the dramatic tension on every major character right from the outset of the season. If this episode is any indication, Season 5 is gonna be a monster.moreless
  • It still continues to do everything I've ever wished for a show to do. Puts season 4 almost to shame.

    9.9
    Season 5 begins with an incredible fight with many, many people in a funeral home... may have just been the most insane and out of control opening in the show ever. Extraction deals with many people who are either African American or Mexican and even though the show has gone pretty overboard sometimes with these two races of people the writers still mix up it by making it into a school related incident, a very moving topic. It escalates to a riot that is equally hard to watch and even original when Vic sprays a number of the violent attackers with a fire hose.



    The show still continues to do everything that makes the show outstanding. 1st I'm talking about the hunt to take down Vic's leadership and destroy his role as a cop in LA. It's always been the same story since the beginning and it's gone to some creative places. 2nd, the deal with Terry is always coming back since the very first episode. Some shows like The Sopranos have a lot of story and incredible situations from the past that seem to disappear a little bit over time, sometimes they come back up again but not in the same way the Shield does it. Finally the episode ends with the inevitable, in a way I never even imagined. the only reason why the episode isn't perfect is because of Tina Hanlon, but maybe her rookie training might just cause some problems down the way.moreless
  • One of the best

    10
    nice cool calm exciting fun over the edge, mind pleasing



    eye catcher ,for see again,, cant turn away



    action packed.,, likeable characters..



    everybody type of people show! the Plots are interesting



    Deep thinker type show



    loud and out there



    looking for every little next action change



    needs more sexy sence's i mean sex in the city gets to over the edge why not the shield, putting a little of bra's here and legs and backs there ...... if you all need new characters ... hmmm Im the man... throw me in your show could use some more young urban scene



    I got looks and body ! http://www.myspace.com/steadylips29moreless
  • Final season or not, The Shield starts off with a couple of bangs!

    9.0
    When you think about the last season of a show like The Shield you keep asking how can "they top that?". Well somehow the writers keep steping up. Over the last four years The Strike Team has been the ones busting heads, but now an Interal Affairs wants to bust the team, and "Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh" (Forest Whitaker) is the man that wants to put the whole team away. Whitaker was good, but to me he seemed to copy the swagger of Vincent D’Onofrio's character "Det. Robert Goren" on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. This is only the begining of the season so im trying to withold judgement for right now.



    As the show starts their is an all out brawl in a funeral home between races as the Strike Team tries to break it up, and while thats going on "Officer Julien Lowe" (Michael Jace) and his new rookie partner "Officer Tina Hanlon" (Paula Garcés) is at a high school where a girl was found dead in the women's bathroom then all hell breaks loose as a school shooting takes place. The reason why Julien has a new parter is because "Officer Danielle 'Danny' Sofer"" (Catherine Dent) is six months pregnant, and won't tell who the father is. The obvious guess is "Detective Vic Mackey" (Michael Chiklis) and I say that because last season the were pitching woo in a car.



    Rumor has it that the show will end after this season is wrapped up. If so then I have no doubt that The Sheild will go out with a bang the size of 10 megatons.moreless
CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder

Detective Claudette Wyms

Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

Detective Vic Mackey

Jay Karnes

Jay Karnes

Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach

Michael Jace

Michael Jace

Officer Julien Lowe

Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins

Detective Shane Vendrell

Catherine Dent

Catherine Dent

Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer

Matthew C. Drake

Matthew C. Drake

Paramedic

Guest Star

Stevie Johnson

Stevie Johnson

Hewell

Guest Star

David Wendell Boykins

David Wendell Boykins

Barber

Guest Star

Jack Weber

Jack Weber

Matthew Mackey

Recurring Role

Autumn Chiklis

Autumn Chiklis

Cassidy Mackey

Recurring Role

Melanie Myers

Melanie Myers

Paula

Recurring Role

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