The Wire: Season 1, Episode 10

The Cost (11 Aug. 2002)

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Orlando is still itching to get in on the action and tries to make a buy only to find that the seller is actually an undercover State policeman. Once arrested, he's keen to make a deal and ... See full summary »

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Orlando is still itching to get in on the action and tries to make a buy only to find that the seller is actually an undercover State policeman. Once arrested, he's keen to make a deal and finger Avon Barksdale. At the same time, the Deputy Chief is fed up with the length and growing complexity of the investigation and orders Lt. Daniels to set up a drug buy using Orlando as the go between. Daniels isn't too keen feeling they will get a conviction with he information from the wire. Greggs accompanies Orlando on the buy but walks into a trap. Greggs' confidential informant, Bubbles, has gone three days without drugs and decides to try and go straight. Omar meanwhile decides to get out of town for a while and goes to New York. McNulty reaches out to Wallace when he hears the young man was shaken by Brandon's killing. Written by garykmcd

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Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: So what's the name of your fish?
Troy Wiggins: Wendell O. - as in "Oh shit, I tried to buy from a State Police" - Blocker.
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the cost, simply that
30 April 2009 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

We have another lesson from Omar; after begin almost killed by Omar Avon says to Stringer that his advice was good advice so they will want to parley with Omar just waiting for the right moment to end with him. I as simple as Omar stops stealing from them and they cancel the bounty but Omar will find out that they are just waiting for that moment, Omar will be moving to NY. Other that is moving is Wallace, here he is picked up and he says pretty much everything to McNulty (except anything of what D'Angelo said to him, certainly D'Angelo was good with him) but most important is that Wallace puts Stringer in the murder of Omar's boyfriend. Now Wallace is going with his grandmother to the shore, practically he is out of the game and certainly that's the best thing that could happen to him.

This is one of those episode that leave you just extremely interested, when the credits start to roll you will be like "I really need to know what is going to happen…NOW". Fortunately I saw this Season on DVD and I will be seeing Season 2 on DVD also. But anyway, here again is the damn Deputy with his sort of trademark "BUY-BUST" so again is the detail doing things that nobody but the Deputy wants. Meet Orlando, he is arrested yet nobody is going to pay his bail, he will help the detail for their and his own good. S*** will go wrong…


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