The Wire: Season 2, Episode 7

Backwash (13 Jul. 2003)

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Greggs and Prez tap into the circuit of Russian prostitutes. With two sets of evidence, the detail goes to Pearlman who tells them neither crime merits a wiretap, but a drug connection ... See full summary »

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Greggs and Prez tap into the circuit of Russian prostitutes. With two sets of evidence, the detail goes to Pearlman who tells them neither crime merits a wiretap, but a drug connection could give the case legs. Rawls can't persuade Daniels to take the murders, but new evidence does. Though discord grows in Barksdale's empire, Bell tries to hold it together. Written by Anonymous

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"isn't technology the f****** bomb?"
29 May 2009 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

My title is a line of Herc, he and Carver continue after the dealers but here they add some technology, a $1250 bug so yes after hearing the modern urban crime environment clearly technology is the f****** for Herc, a damn fine bug that can put dealer Frog's words right in Herc's ears. Herc and Carver stand out since by the end of the day they have the license plate of a drug supplier that happens to be a Sobotka, no more worries for Herc and Carver about the $1250 they own for the now destroyed bug. And here is a Sobotka another man who sees the consequences of a pretty amazing new technology working, Frank Sobotka sees what will come, "isn't technology the f****** bomb?" as you already know isn't a Frank Sobotka line.

Near the ending of this episode something horrible happens to the stevedore New Charles, a work accident, he will lose one of his legs. "Can't get hurt if you ain't working, right?" is a line of Frank after hearing about the Rotterdam dock technologies, after hearing that he like everyone else can be happy since with the Rotterdam technologies work-related accidents have reduced a 60%. Is effective, cleverly done, all things together: Frank seeing the Rotterdam dock technologies, Frank giving lots of money to try to get more work (to mention that here the detail follows the container that "Horseface" "disappeared", you know they are following Sergei aka Boris and what they find at the end of the day? Well, Prop Joe entering to the warehouse where Boris drove the container before. To mention also that here Kima and Prez go to check the full of European girls strip club and that Daniels takes the 14 homicides.), the accident of New Charles, Frank giving "dirty" money to the family of New Charles.

The very first scene of this episode is one I really love, is a strange moment with Bodie, you have to see it and well, here we have the funeral of D'Angelo, certainly the pain of a mother and there Stringer Bell (there's a business talk after the funeral, is Stringer talking with Prop Joe about a possible arrangement, about an arrangement that will not be seen as a possibility by Avon), not a word from him to Brianna.


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