Johnny pressures Bubbles to stop snitching for the detail. Cutty lies to his grandmother about going straight. McNulty realizes pursuing Barksdale and Bell is a losing cause, so he turns ... See full summary »

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Johnny pressures Bubbles to stop snitching for the detail. Cutty lies to his grandmother about going straight. McNulty realizes pursuing Barksdale and Bell is a losing cause, so he turns his attention to nailing Kintel Williamson. Colvin's free drug dealing zone, now known in the streets as Hamsterdam, scores a small victory. Avon Barksdale emerges from prison to a warm welcome from Stringer Bell. Written by schismpunk

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Bubbles: No offense, son, but that's some weak-ass thinking. You equivocating like a motherfucker.
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Composed by Harold R. Brown, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
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Straight and True
23 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

"Straight and True" is the fifth 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 Dan Attias. It originally aired on October 17, 2004.

Bubbles and Johnny argue about the morality of acting as a police informant to make money with Johnny opposing the idea and Bubbles defending it. Johnny persuades Bubbles to run a short con (the false good-Samaritan scam) with him to make money instead of reporting to Detective Kima Greggs. Once Johnny has the money Bubbles is nowhere to be found.

Councilman Tommy Carcetti mentions a story in the paper to Councilman Tony Gray. A state's witness in a high-profile case has been murdered. Carcetti believes that something should be done as the killing sends a clear message that the system in Baltimore is not working. He tells Gray he will try to fix it politics aside but Gray remains skeptical.

In the weekly ComStat meeting, Rawls and Burrell target the auto theft unit and chastise them for operating during the day even though the data shows that most cars are stolen at night. Rawls quizzes Colonel Raymond Foerster about Officer Dozerman's missing service weapon.


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