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The Cost 

Avon, Stringer and Wee-Bey discuss how best to deal with Omar after the attempted hit on Avon, deciding to let him think they want peace, whilst secretly planning to kill him. As such, Omar... See full summary »

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Maj. William A. Rawls (credit only)
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Dep. Comm. for Operations Ervin H. Burrell (as Frankie R. Faison)
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D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Avon Barksdale
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Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
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Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
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Lt. Cedric Daniels
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Elena McNulty
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Det. Ellis Carver
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Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (credit only)
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Avon, Stringer and Wee-Bey discuss how best to deal with Omar after the attempted hit on Avon, deciding to let him think they want peace, whilst secretly planning to kill him. As such, Omar and Stringer meet for a parley, with security provided by Prop Joe. Meanwhile, Stringer insists on decreasing Avon's visibility in light of the detail's attempt to follow him after the basketball game. An irritable Phelan signs an affidavit for the new phone being used by the pit crew, and Pearlman tells McNulty that he is not up for automatic re-election, possibly because of the feathers he has ruffled due to his involvement with the Barksdale case. D'Angelo tries to understand why Shardene has left him, and after being clean for three days, Bubbles gets some advice from Waylon, before turning to Greggs for support. Meanwhile, McNulty attempts to flip Wallace, and the detail identifies Barksdale's main stash house. However, when Orlando's attempt to purchase weight gets him a lot more than he ... Written by Bertaut

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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11 August 2002 (USA)  »

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The title refers to the injury to Greggs, the cost of the investigation. Also, it refers to the cost of Bubbles's newfound sobriety, as well as the cost of what he could lose (a home with his estranged sister). See more »

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Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: [recounting a memory] He says, "Here you go, rook." That's all he says. "Here you go, rook." And then he dropped the bracelets and walked away.
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References A River Runs Through It (1992) See more »

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Way Down in the Hole
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Performed by The Blind Boys Of Alabama
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