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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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 »

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City Editor Augustus 'Gus' Haynes: You ever notice that the guys who do that, the Blairs, the Glasses, the Kelleys, they all start with something small, you know. Just a little quote that they clean up. And then it's a whole anecdote. And pretty soon, they're seeing some amazing shit. They're the lucky ones who just happen to be standing on the right street corner in Tel Aviv when the pizza joint blows up and the human head rolls down the street with the eyes still blinking!
Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow: The pictures were sent to him. The police have ...
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References The Absent Minded Professor (1961) See more »

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Wiggle It Jiggle It
Written By Bob Mair, Joel Wachbrit and Don Reynolds
Performed by G-$tack
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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Levy ain't that stupid!
7 June 2009 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This final season, although great, for me threatens to be let down by a small but important point, that in the end proves essential to the narrative: how could someone as wily and smart as Levy (the lawyer), who works for totally bent clients and who is himself completely bent, employ an ex-cop such as Herc, AND sit around scratching his head and wondering how it could be that the cops got Marlo's mobile number and managed to get a wiretap up on it to bring down the operation? It smacks of writers sitting around in a room going "hmmmm....how can we get lester up on that wire?..hmmmmm...I know! What if Herc.....". Such a silly trick is not in keeping with the usually very clever writing on this show.


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