The Wire (2002–2008)
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Mission Accomplished 

Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. The detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organization with the information garnered from the wire. While ... See full summary »

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Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. The detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organization with the information garnered from the wire. While Royce continues to grapple with Amsterdam, Burrell offers a deal to minimize the fallout. Carcetti's political plans become obvious to his friend and fellow councilman Tony Gray. Bubbles offers his view of the world. McNulty changes tack. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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19 December 2004 (USA)  »

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During the takedown of Hamsterdam, 'The Ride of the Valkyries' is heard, as well as a voice on the radio saying, 'Outstanding, Red Team. Outstanding. Get you a case of beer for that one', an homage to the helicopter attack scene from Apocalypse Now (1979). See more »

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While the police take pictures, Victim 1 is clearly breathing while laying supposedly dead on the floor. See more »

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Slim Charles: Don't matter who did what to who at this point. Fact is, we went to war, and now there ain't no going back. I mean, shit, it's what war is, you know? Once you in it, you in it. If it's a lie, then we fight on that lie. But we gotta fight.
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Ride of the Valkyries
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Season Three- Another powerful story told with depth and realism...
28 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Wire's third season continues to develop this story that was brought upon in the first season. It is true that one cannot go into any of these seasons without having first seen from the beginning.

The last 5 episodes of this season are just incredible. There is a death of a major character in one of those episodes, and it will be truly sad to not see that character again, simply because the actor portraying him did a great job. From the finales, this was probably a bit below Season 2's finale, but still great nonetheless.

Overall, I give this season a 9/10. That would seem that it is higher than Season 1 and 2 (since I gave those an 8/10 and 8.5/10) but with each season my admiration and appreciation of the seasons before it also goes up, which is why Season 1 is now a 8.5 and Season 2 on par with Season 3.


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