Detective Jimmy McNulty finds the body of a woman floating in the water while carrying out his new assignment of Harbor Patrol. Major Valchek has his gift to a local parish trumped by Frank Sobotka, his rival in the local stevedores union. And on the waterfront, a shipping container destined for 'The Greek' bakes in the sun with perishable cargo. Written by
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Each season uses a different recording of the song 'Way Down in the Hole' over the opening credits. For this season, it's provided by Tom Waits
who had originally written the song for his 1987 album "Frank's Wild Years". See more
The Russian passport in the season 2 opening credits contains one line in legitimate Cyrillic ("Fedorovskal" -- possibly intended as "Fedorovskaya") and two lines of gibberish ("Dovlashch" and "Lshchtvkfyrsht"). The words "Soyuz Sovietsnikh [sic]" -- part of the Russian name of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - are also visible, though the series is set more than a decade after the USSR dissolved and though the upper half of the passport reads, in English, "Republic of Russia." See more
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
The Bunk can't swim. I ain't too good at floatin' either.
References Rocky and His Friends
Way Down In The Hole
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Tom Waits See more