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
Did You Know?
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
When Bunk and the crime scene photographer are standing over the body of Stringer's body guard at the construction site, the supposedly dead man can clearly be seen breathing. See more
Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
"Failure to properly identify myself as a police officer." Sounds like what I was guilty of most of my career, actually.
References Apocalypse Now
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Solomon Burke See more