The Wire: Season 3, Episode 12

Mission Accomplished (19 Dec. 2004)

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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 ... 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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According to David Simon, the title is a reference to President George W. Bush's speech in which he declared the end of major combat in Iraq in May 2003. The war in Iraq continued until December 2011. Also, Slim Charles's statement "If it's a lie, then we fight on that lie." is a reference to the Bush administration alleging that Iraq was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction but no such weapons were ever found there. See more »


Det. Vernon Holley: Did you get a look at either of the shooters?
Andy Krawczyk: [Krawcyzk is still scared from shooting] I told you I saw only the one. I know he was black. Big, I thought. With a large weapon
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: [taking a puff from cigar] B.N.B.G.
Det. Vernon Holley: [as Krawcyzk Looks puzzled] Big Negro, Big Gun
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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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