The Wire: Season 2, Episode 8

Duck and Cover (27 Jul. 2003)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 764 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

McNulty goes on a drunken binge of legendary proportions. Fellow stevedores convince Ziggy to fight Maui. Bunk, seeing McNulty's desperation, talks Daniels into asking for him. Daniels does... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 12 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 04 Jun 2013
 
a list of 1003 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 12 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Duck and Cover" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Duck and Cover (27 Jul 2003)

Duck and Cover (27 Jul 2003) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Wire.
« Previous Episode | 21 of 60 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Russell 'Stringer' Bell (credit only)
...
Avon Barksdale (credit only)
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jim True-Frost ...
Edit

Storyline

McNulty goes on a drunken binge of legendary proportions. Fellow stevedores convince Ziggy to fight Maui. Bunk, seeing McNulty's desperation, talks Daniels into asking for him. Daniels does so and Rawls, who has no choice, agrees. After some labor, the wiretap is up, just in time to catch another disappearing container. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 July 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Dolby Surround)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ziggy calls his duck his "attorney" and refers to him as "Steven L. Miles," which is the name of a real-life attorney in Baltimore, who is well-known among Baltimoreans for the myriad television advertisements that he and his law firm run on local stations. See more »

Quotes

Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: It takes a whore to catch a whore.
Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: What the fuck did I do?
See more »

Soundtracks

The Wanderer
Written by Ernie Maresca
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Justified paranoia
30 May 2009 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

In the previous episode Beadie Russell understood that to tap certain phones having a possible case of people selling women is simply not possible, or you have case of people selling drugs or better stop asking for a wiretap. The detail will bring Rhonda Pearlman back and now is time for going with a judge, clean some windows (loved that stuff!) and get the approval for the wiretap.

I want to mention some of the reasons why I'm sure you will smile, laugh with this episode, there you have Bunk saying the difference between McNulty with a case and McNulty without a case, Ziggy bringing his attorney (a duck he bought!) to drink with the stevedores, Frank saying to the police that he is not quite sure that his people don't steal dippers at the docks or McNulty's attempt to turn a corner without crashing, in this episode we see many characters smiling, is an episode in which things go fine for Daniels and company, and hell even for Jimmy McNulty (the previous episode almost was the very first episode of the Series without McNulty, but he has some minutes near the very last moment of that episode, not a good time for him and in this hour Bunk simply sees his pal at the bottom, the worst time for McNulty, he wishes a case and he will be rescued from the boat, a good police will be back to a real case but wait, what about Rawls? you may be wondering, well now if Daniels wants to kiss Rawls' tits Rawls will allow Daniels to do that but for the misfortune of Rawls Daniels don't want to kiss anything, he just want McNulty in the detail he commands). Daniels and company will smile since this time they aren't working on Westside criminals that do expect they are hearing their phone conversations and since they will know the phone number of the boss, the stevedores will have a fun time with Ziggy trying to beat Maui and with Ziggy's duck, but anyway my title refers to Frank's paranoia, for a couple of details he knows nothing is right, in short he and Nick will meet with the Greek (Nick will know that the old man he usually sees at the café is actually the Greek) which is nothing good for the detail…


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Game of Thrones > The Wire? melvin-mason-77-477953
How were the non-American actors' accents? 1 - 10 AnneOnymous
So, what do you think about the remastering HBO is supposed to be doing? thisuseridistaken
Omar's looting questions AnneOnymous
Breaking Bad vs The Wire vs The Sopranos vs Deadwood ryankinney1
Drug Dealing: The Wire v. Breaking Bad Coolking4
Discuss Duck and Cover (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page