The Wire: Season 2, Episode 1

Ebb Tide (1 Jun. 2003)

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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... See full summary »

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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 Anonymous

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Frankie Faison and Andre Royo both have reduced roles in this season though they still keep their main billing in the opening credits, but only in the episodes in which they appear. (They do not appear in this season opener.) See more »

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When Bodie and Shamrock are driving back home to Baltimore from Philadelphia it appears that they are driving on a highway in or near a city there's a mile marker sign that says "Havre de Grace 3 mi Baltimore 40 mi". This would place them around Perryville MD which is a more rural setting on 95. See more »

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Frank Sobotka: For your information I wake up every morning with an angry blue-veined diamond cutter. I was gonna enlighten the president of local 47 on this particular point and he chose to depart. Blue steel, gentlemen, 3 & 1/2 inches of hard blue steel.
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References The Prince of Tides (1991) See more »

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Intriguing start to a 2nd case...
17 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first episode of the 2nd season of The Wire was intriguing, if still a little uneven, although that was to be expected because that is the same way the first season started.

There is definitely a difference in tone from this season and the first, and it is apparent. I think this adds originality to it but also tells us that while many of the old characters will be back it will be focused on a different scenario. The last scene of the episode definitely gave me chills and was pretty disturbing and is foreshadowing of the type of things that we will see this season. Cannot wait to see where it goes


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