The Wire: Season 1, Episode 4

Old Cases (23 Jun. 2002)

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Bodie walks out of detention pretending to be a janitor but Patty is recovering in hospital and is pleased that his injuries will result in a medical pension. Avon Barksdale puts a contract... See full summary »

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Bodie walks out of detention pretending to be a janitor but Patty is recovering in hospital and is pleased that his injuries will result in a medical pension. Avon Barksdale puts a contract out on Omar and others who robbed him. He wants to make sure everyone on the street knows he's not to be messed with. Judge Phelan keeps the pressure on and Daniels recommends to the Deputy that they need a wire. McNulty suggests they get a warrant to clone the pagers the drug runners use. Det. Fremon is one step ahead of everyone having already found D'Angelo Barksdale's pager number. Written by garykmcd

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When Bunk and McNulty investigate the crime scene where Deirdre was murdered, they communicate using only the word "fuck" and variations approximately 38 times. See more »

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Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: How long you been in the pawn shop unit?
Det. Lester Freamon: Thirteen years and four months.
Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: Thirteen years?
Det. Lester Freamon: And four months.
Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: I gotta ask you, what exactly does a police officer assigned to the pawn shop unit do?
Det. Lester Freamon: You intake reports from registered pawn shops on all items valued over $50. Then you make an index card for that item. Then you file that index card. If someone wants to find out if something stolen has been pawned, we look to see if we have an index card. If we do, we do. If we don't, we don't.
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Intriguing start...
12 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For anyone who loves film and television, it was only a matter of time that I was going to give The Wire a go, seeing as how it is considered one of the finest series of TV.

I saw the first four episodes tonight, and I can say that the show has slowly weaved me in. I do not expect to see ground-breaking stuff on a TV show this early, and I do not like to just anticipate how good a critically-acclaimed TV show will be. I can say that I am very much into the plotting and characterization of the first four episodes. There are a lot of characters, and surely has been kinda hard to keep track of all of them. But I don't think it matters because there is pretty much always something going on.

I will not say that any of the first four episodes were incredible, but this is definitely something that I will continue to devote some time to. I don't want to rush it though.


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