The series finale to "The Shield" was a fitting ending to one of the best crime/cop shows ever on television. Although it would have been impossible to live up to everyone's expectations, the series did manage to go out as it came in... with an episode to surpise, shock and keep you thinking long after the end credits rolled.
Let's end this post with an "interview" with "Shield" creator Shawn Ryan held after he watched the series finale with a half dozen critics. It's fun reading and provides a lot of insight into what made "The Shield" so great. [Hats off to Alan Sepinwall of The Star/Ledger for putting it together.]