With Greggs in the hospital on life support, the police pull out all of the stops in searching for the shooters. They start by bringing in the go-between who led Orlando and Greggs into the... See full summary »

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With Greggs in the hospital on life support, the police pull out all of the stops in searching for the shooters. They start by bringing in the go-between who led Orlando and Greggs into the trap but find they actually have little to charge him with. McNulty is blaming himself for all that's happened and Major Rawls is surprisingly supportive of him. Greggs' fellow officers are all keen to find her killers but the Commissioner wants to stage huge raids, including one on the recently discovered stash house. Daniels and McNulty realize that someone in the squad is feeding information to the Deputy Chief. D'Angelo thinks he's had it when Stringer sends him off on an errand with Wee-Bay. Wallace meanwhile is living at his grandmother's but is staying in contact with his friends the pit. Written by garykmcd

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Dick Stilwell's final role. See more »

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Lt. Daniels tells McNulty of Kima's medical condition, including that she has had a "trach", but in the final scene of Kima in the ICU, she is clearly intubated orally (in her mouth). Once a patient has had a tracheotomy, it would continue to be used during that course of treatment. See more »

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Lt. Cedric Daniels: [leaving Burrell's office] Dope on the damn table.
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almost unique in all crime dramas
11 December 2014 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

This one episode "The Hunt" of The Wire is almost unique in all crime dramas.

Usually when people get killed in crime dramas or murder mysteries, nobody shows any remorse or emotion. If anyone does, it is because they are the culprit trying to distract attention. Sometimes you see a bit character who goes hysterical for a short scene, but these characters are ridiculed as unmanly, homosexual, scatterbrained, irrational or even comic relief ("I told him, Julie, don't go.")

The most emotion you might see is one cop say, "It was too bad someone so pretty/young/talented/sexy bit the big one. She didn't deserve this. Let's nail the bastards who did this".

In this episode, one of the regulars, Greggs, is shot in the line of duty by drug dealers, and is in hospital. It is nip and tuck whether she will survive, or recover sufficiently to continue her role.

In this episode, some of the other regulars react much more like real humans would, with anger, despair or sadness. They are so distraught that they cannot function. They do what they can to help each other through it. They also show the suffering of her lover, in a quite realistic way.

It was an unusually moving drama. The actors were quite convincing and tugged at your heartstrings. It was almost TOO intense.


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