The Wire: Season 3, Episode 10

Reformation (28 Nov. 2004)

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Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar. Colvin manages to put off a Sun reporter inquiring about Amsterdam. Pearlman and ... See full summary »



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Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar. Colvin manages to put off a Sun reporter inquiring about Amsterdam. Pearlman and Daniels plead their case for a new kind of wiretap. Stringer Bell falls out of the loop with Avon Barksdale, while Marlo raises the stakes against the Barksdale gang. Written by Anonymous

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Councilman Carcetti's wife is shown in bed reading a novel by Dennis Lehane. Lehane wrote an earlier episode of the show. See more »


Russell 'Stringer' Bell: You know, Avon, you gotta think about what we got in this game for, man. Huh? Was it the rep? Was it so our names could ring out on some fucking ghetto streetcorners, man? Naw, man. There's games beyond the fucking game.
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23 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

"Reformation" is the tenth episode of the third season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by Ed Burns from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was directed by Christine Moore. It originally aired on November 28, 2004.

Young Stanfield dealers Justin and Jamal leave a convenience store and hear gunfire nearby. They rush away from the store and come across the body of LaTroy, a Stanfield lieutenant. Their colleagues Snoop and Tote pull up in a truck and Snoop orders them to get in for their own safety. Meanwhile Marlo Stanfield remains safely protected by numerous bodyguards.

Avon continues to plan his warfare against Marlo Stanfield for their base of operations. Stringer interrupts to deliver Proposition Joe's news about a potential truce. When Avon seems reluctant, Stringer warns him that the co-op plans to shut them out. Stringer accuses Avon of getting high on the power of leading the war, and asks Avon to consider if they are in "the game" for their reputation or for the power it gives them. Avon informs Stringer that Marlo has murdered Devonne and restates his intention to continue the war.

Tommy Carcetti and Theresa D'Agostino chair a campaign strategy meeting with Carcetti's close friends. The major issue discussed is race; Carcetti's backers agree that they need African Americans in their campaign team and endorsements from black community leaders. D'Agostino outlines the importance of keeping Anthony Gray in the race in order to split the black vote. Carcetti is reluctant to begin making fundraising calls, but D'Agostino tells him they desperately need the funds, with at least one million dollars required for television advertising.

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