The Wire (2002–2008)
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Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choice: clean up the mess...or hide the dirt.



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After Marlo tells Levy the only people who knew their code were himself, Chris, Cheese and Monk Metcalf, all of whom are in jail, Levy begins to dig as to who exactly the police's CI is. Greggs tells Daniels that McNulty and Freamon made up the serial killer, and Daniels in turn tells Carcetti. However, fearing for his campaign for governor, Carcetti orders a cover-up, much to Daniels' disgust. As McNulty tries to talk the homicide department out of throwing more man-hours into the serial killer case, an unanticipated problem presents itself. Elsewhere, Freamon learns who the leak is at the courthouse, and Levy realizes the Marlo investigation used an illegal wire, forcing Pearlman to negotiate. At The Sun, when Templeton tries to sneak his biggest fabrication yet into the paper, Haynes decides to make a move against him. Meanwhile, Bubbles debates whether to let Fletcher publish his story, the hierarchies at the police department, City Hall and The Sun receive a shake-up, Michael ... Written by Bertaut

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9 March 2008 (USA)  »

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In the series finale, Jeff Wincott, played the undercover cop, Johnny Weaver, who dressed as a bum and surprised McNulty. Wincott starred in the Canadian 80s cop series Night Heat (1985)' which also starred The Wire's Clark Johnson. Night Heat was a police drama about a Toronto city precinct and a crime beat reporter from a fictional Toronto city paper. See more »


Walon: He's just putting it all out there, you know, the good and the bad.
Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins: You know what? The bad don't bother me to have out there. Shit, I know the bad. I ain't lying to no one about the bad.
Walon: Scared of somebody calling you good?
Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins: A lot of folks volunteer places. A lot of folks share at meetings. Plenty of motherfuckers wake up every day and not get high. Man making me sound special for doing what the fuck I need to be doing.
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References The Absent Minded Professor (1961) See more »


Performed by David Banner
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Excellent ending
12 June 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It was a perfect ending to a perfect show. This show is about how the world in reality looks like. It really catches the light of the working ways in the police department. How politics affect the lives of everyone, rather it be the cops or the gangsters. Now Let's talk about the finale. A new generation is coming. The old ones have to go. Characters like Naymond, Colvin could have been developed more. It shows us that people who cares only about the job and not the stats don't remain in the game for a prolong duration such as McNulty, Lester or Daniels because the game is rigged. All i got to say about the finale is : The game remains the game. Only the players change.

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