The Wire: Season 3, Episode 11

Middle Ground (12 Dec. 2004)

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The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization. Stringer and Avon reminisce on how far they have come. McNulty finds the way to a key piece of the puzzle in an unlikely place. Awaiting his fate, Colvin works behind the scenes to shape the outcome of Amsterdam, while protecting his men from possible repercussions. Bubbles considers a new partner. Written by Anonymous

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Former real-life Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke appears in a meeting with fictional Baltimore Mayor Royce. See more »

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[Omar and Brother Mouzone have Stringer cornered, their guns turned on him]
Stringer Bell: I ain't strapped. I ain't involved, yo. I ain't involved in none of that gangster bullshit.
[both gunmen are silent, Stringer is breathing hard from running]
Stringer Bell: What y'all niggers want, man? Huh? Money?
[however, he just gets more silence]
Stringer Bell: IS THAT IT? Cause if it is, I can be a better friend to y'all alive.
Omar: You still don't get it, do you? This ain't about your money, bro. Your boy gave you up. That's right. And we ain't had ...
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The end of a great character...
27 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The last 4 or so episodes of The Wire have had me on the edge of my seat, and we finally come to the end of one of the show's best characters and actors in this episode.

I do not want to casually reveal who that character is, but I will say this... It doesn't surprise me that this was one of two episodes that was ever nominated for a writing Emmy. I am not surprised, and here is why- this episode features more 'regular' excitement. It has more casual excitement of what makes a TV episode. I am not trying to say that is bad, but that is most likely the reason that the Emmys finally caught attention. It probably is one of the show's finest, but it's as if the Emmys were waiting for something 'explosive' to happen, and it finally did. That doesn't talk bad about The Wire at all, it just reflects the shallowness of how the Emmy members perceive The Wire.


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