The team begins to trace Avon Barksdale's money and find that through a variety of dummy companies, he's invested in a wide variety of businesses and properties. They also find that he's ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maj. William A. Rawls (credit only)
Dep. Comm. for Operations Ervin H. Burrell (as Frankie R. Faison) (credit only)
D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)


The team begins to trace Avon Barksdale's money and find that through a variety of dummy companies, he's invested in a wide variety of businesses and properties. They also find that he's been making fairly large political contributions. Omar is continuing his vendetta and this time makes a deal that he hopes will let him get Avon himself. Whe the squad learn from the wire of another money drop, Carver and Herc are sent to intercept it. They succeed but are short $7,000 when they turn the cash in. Written by garykmcd

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This episode marks the first appearance of Proposition Joe, played by Robert F. Chew. See more »


At the half, Avon's team is up 45-33, and their score is marked in red, as the Visitors. At the end of the game, when his team loses, they're the Home team, with 75, while the Visitors are shown with 77 (then 79 on the last basket). See more »


Omar Little: Hey, yo! Y'all need to open this door, man, before I huff and puff. C'mon, now, by the hairs of your chinny-chin-chin.
Terrell: Omar, you best roll out. We up in here with a Mac-10.
Omar Little: I thinks not, Terrell. I thinks not. Y'all might need to think this through and stop wasting my time. 'Cause Omar can come back tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. And I will put a bullet in all y'all behind what happen right now, you heard?
[a garbage bag is dropped from the window and Omar inspects the contents]
Omar Little: ...
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References MASH (1970) See more »


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Game Day
23 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

"Game Day" is the ninth episode of the first season of the HBO original series, The Wire (2002-2008). The episode was written by David H. Melnick & Shamit Choksey from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was directed by Milčo Mančevski. It originally aired on August 4, 2002.

Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale visit a gym to arrange a junior college athlete to play for them at an upcoming Eastside/Westside basketball game. After their negotiations, they discuss the hunt for Omar Little. Stringer wants to feign passivity until Omar re-emerges, but Avon is adamant that they need to kill Omar for the sake of street cred. Meanwhile, in the projects, Wallace tells D'Angelo that he doesn't want to work anymore because he is unsettled by the Omar heist and the deaths of Brandon and Stinkum. D'Angelo gives him his blessing to return to school and hands him some cash as well. Poot later goes looking for Wallace and finds him buying drugs.

Greggs and Freamon pick up Shardene Innes, the exotic dancer from Orlando's, the Barksdale strip club and front. To soften her up, they take her to identify the body of Keisha, a friend of hers from the club, and attempt to turn her. Appalled and distraught, she agrees and soon moves out of D'Angelo's apartment. When he asks her for a reason, she hints that she knows what really happened to Keisha.

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