5 Fantastic. A fitting end to the best cop show on TV.Straygoat | 23/07/2009 | See all Straygoat's reviews (1)Season 7 brings The Shield to an end, and what a way to go. The main plot lines from the entire 7 series are brought to logical and yet often surprising and moving ends, and even little threads from previous series are picked up on and dealt with. Yes, there are a couple of minor loose threads at the end of 7, but it is implied how they will develop. And it would have felt too forced and unnatural had they wound them all up.Excellent writing and acting make this the best cop show on TV. Like someone has already mentioned, it isn't a procedural show like The Wire and it is all the better for that - it is faster paced and, in my opinion, more entertaining. But don't get thinking that it is any less complex, because there's a whole lot goes on...it is a tale of friendship, betrayal, corruption, greed, and a tragedy in a way too. Lots of surprises, but to get the most of The Shield, you really do need to watch them all from Series 1 all the way to the grand finale.