It's Strike Team - what do you expect?
In fact, this season mid-way through seems actually to drop the tension and complex interplay of subplots, though only in comparison to the adrenalin-pumping pace of previous series. Don't be fooled! The final episode leaves you on the biggest cliffhanger of all, simply gagging for series 7 - alleged to be the last one ever. It's been a stunning feature of The Shield that while some stories last an episode, some a whole series, the overall story extends across the entire run of the programme. Even 'Lord of the Rings' was only three movies! Only by the very end will all the strands of the whole show be tied up - one assumes. With The Shield, along with morally ambivalent characters and dense complicated yet thoroughly compelling plotting, the only thing you can be sure of is surprises. And shocks.