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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The man in the photograph on Sobotka's dartboard is one of the most hated figures in Baltimore history. Robert Isray was the owner of the Baltimore Colts; one night under cover the darkness he spirited the entire team to their new home in Indianapolis, much to the outrage of the Baltimore population. See more »

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Lt. Cedric Daniels: You know what I love? The mind that's always a step ahead of me. The person who never stops thinking it through. That's what I fell in love with first.
Marla Daniels: You know what I fell in love with first? Do you? Your ambition. Where did that man go?
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Backwash
23 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

"Backwash" is the seventh episode of the second season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by Rafael Alvarez from a story by David Simon & Rafael Alvarez and was directed by Thomas J. Wright. It originally aired on July 13, 2003.

Bunk Moreland and Beadie Russell meet with Sergeant Jay Landsman to discuss using a computer to monitor dock traffic. He is initially outraged but is more accepting when he learns that Lieutenant Cedric Daniels has granted them space in his detail's off-site location. Before storming out, he speculates that Daniels might take the 14 unsolved murder cases, which would relieve the division of the uncleared murders.

Nick gets further involved in illegal activity and sets himself up as a supplier to Ziggy Sobotka's dealer contact Frog. He is unknowingly picked up by the surveillance of Carver and Herc.

Bodie Broadus buys a floral arrangement for D'Angelo Barksdale's funeral and orders it to look like the high rise tower that D'Angelo controlled before his demotion. Stringer Bell visits Brianna Barksdale's house for D'Angelo's wake and finds her inconsolable. Donette seems more pragmatic about the death. In the prison Avon Barksdale and Wee-Bey Brice discuss D'Angelo's 'suicide'. Unaware that Stringer Bell had engineered the murder (while having the assassin make it look like suicide), Avon is despondent over his nephew's death. Still, Avon musters enough anger at the selfishness of the act to dismiss D'Angelo as weak.


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