S1 E13 ∙ Circles ∙

Aceveda is caught between two corrupt cops looking to save their own skins as a wave of police killings strike Farmington.


Contains Mature Themes and Violence

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All episodes for series 1 of The Shield

S1 E1 · Pilot

A detective and his team prepare to take down a major drug dealer who has never been caught with his products.

S1 E2 · Our Gang

Aceveda turns up the heat in the investigation of Mackey and his team after the death of a police informant.

S1 E3 · The Spread

It's Sweep Day on the Farm as Mackey and his team move to take down an old foe.

S1 E4 · Dawg Days

A dispute over a singer's success erupts in a gang war, and Dutch and Claudette search for a missing labourer.

S1 E5 · Blowback

Mackey must recover the stolen evidence from a drug bust before Aceveda is able to pin the theft on him.

S1 E6 · Cherrypoppers

Dutch convinces Aceveda to launch an all-out effort to find a serial killer before he strikes again.

S1 E7 · Pay in Pain

The murder of seven gang members causes Vic to be teamed up with a Latino detective to crack the case.

S1 E9 · Throwaway

Lemonhead sets out to make things right following his shooting of an unarmed man.

S1 E10 · Dragonchasers

Dutch uncovers a lead to the serial killer, and a reporter forces Aceveda to explain historic problems.

S1 E11 · Carnivores

A confrontation between a local drug dealer and Black Muslims places Vic in danger of being exposed.

S1 E13 · Circles

Aceveda is caught between two corrupt cops looking to save themselves as a wave of police killings strikes.