McNulty goes on a self-assigned moral mission to identify his floater, but his old partner, Bunk, says they have more pressing matter at hand: finding Omar to testify against a Barksdale ... See full summary »

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McNulty goes on a self-assigned moral mission to identify his floater, but his old partner, Bunk, says they have more pressing matter at hand: finding Omar to testify against a Barksdale trigger man in one of last year's murders. To placate Valchek, Burrell asks Daniels to lead the detail investigating Sobotka, and Daniels agrees. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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While McNulty is leaving his card on Omar's burned out van, a group of kids walks up. The next time they are shown a tall kid with a big red bag appears in the middle of the group and then disappears again in the last shot of the kids. See more »

Quotes

Russell 'Stringer' Bell: Yo, Rock.
Sean 'Shamrock' McGinty: Huh?
Russell 'Stringer' Bell: Be subtle with it, man.
[pauses]
Russell 'Stringer' Bell: You know what subtle means?
Sean 'Shamrock' McGinty: Laid back and shit.
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'
Composed by Eddie Holland, William Stevenson, Norman Whitfield
Performed by The Velvelettes
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quiet before the storm
1 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the only episode to feature the entire starring cast of the show. It is one full of those happy Wire moments we've all come to know and cherish: Rawls getting a cheeky salute from McNulty after being dumped with fourteen Jane Does; Keema pulling an insolent fratboy off the roof of his car; D'Angelo politely telling Avon to get f*cked; Burrell getting pulled up on his meddling ways in last season's investigation (even if it is by Balichek) and the unit being reunited in their new digs.

These may just be small victories for the good guys, but small victories are the only kind of victories fro the good guys in The Wire. This is the quiet before the storm of Greek tragedy of season two's ending. In the context of the whole show, this is as light as it gets and the few rays of hope mean nothing when the show's over. But for one hour, we laugh and hold them close.


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