The Wire Season 5

Average Rating: 9.2(A)

Brilliant season although most of it wasn't great and they were weak 9s but still nines. The story wasn't as good as in the other seasons although the last three episodes were awesome. The finale was every it could be brilliant. Also just because this is rated higher than season 4 doesn't mean it's better it's just that there were more better episodes.
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The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: More with Less (2008)
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Season Five premiere. As McNulty and the detail continue staking out Marlo's crew, recently promoted Sergeant Carver is welcomed by a cauldron of discontent from officers coping with unpaid overtime. (59 mins.)
“ 9(B+) ” - heydawg
 
2.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Unconfirmed Reports (2008)
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Although he tells Sydnor the Davis investigation could be a 'career case,' Freamon keeps a wary eye out for Marlo, who takes care of some unfinished business and strikes a business deal with Barksdale. (59 mins.)
“ 9(B+) ” - heydawg
 
3.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Not for Attribution (2008)
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Carcetti's master plan for the police department is leaked to the press, sending the brass into a panic. Marlo turns to Proposition Joe to help with an enviable problem. Whiting and Klebanow drop a bombshell on the newspaper staff. (59 mins.)
“ 9(B+) ” - heydawg
 
4.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Transitions (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Campbell tries to smooth out the transitions in the police department. The newspaper scrambles to confirm surprising news from City Hall, but lose out to the TV media in scooping a high-profile Grand Jury appearance. (59 mins.)
“ 9(B+) ” - heydawg
 
5.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: React Quotes (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Marlo forges an alliance with a drug connect, who shows him a new communications trick. McNulty's case gets increased attention from the newspaper, in large part thanks to the addition of Templeton to the reporting team. (59 mins.)
“ 9(B+) ” - heydawg
 
6.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: The Dickensian Aspect (2008)
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Mystified by Omar's disappearance, Marlo and Chris ramp up their efforts to locate their nemesis. After a sparsely attended waterfront ceremony... (59 mins.)
“ 9(B+) ” - heydawg
 
7.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Took (2008)
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An unexpected call puts Templeton back in the spotlight--and gets McNulty more attention than he expected. Bunk bucks at Landsman when ordered to help with the force's most recent red ball. (59 mins.)
“ 9(B+) ” - heydawg
 
8.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Late Editions (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
With Steintorf ordering Rawls to initiate 'creative' remedies for the rising crime rate, Freamon's vigilance pays off with a promising lead, sending Sydnor and the department into overdrive. (59 mins.)
“ 9.5(A-) ” - heydawg
 
9.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Clarifications (2008)
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Baltimore's renewed police commitment brings fresh recruits to Daniels and McNulty, starting with Carver. Facing a new political challenge, Carcetti is forced to make dangerous political deals. (59 mins.)
“ 9.5(A-)
Wow. ” - heydawg
 
10.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: -30- (2008)
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Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choice: clean up the mess...or hide the dirt. (59 mins.)
“ 10(A+)
One of the Best Series Finales of All Time. ” - heydawg