The Wire (2002–2008)
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Carcetti's master plan for the police department is leaked to the press, sending the brass into a panic. Marlo turns to Proposition Joe to help with an enviable problem. Whiting and Klebanow drop a bombshell on the newspaper staff.

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Cast

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Norman Wilson
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Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls
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Mayor Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
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City Editor Augustus 'Gus' Haynes
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Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
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Scott Templeton
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Col. Cedric Daniels
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Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (credit only)
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Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
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Sgt. Ellis Carver (credit only)
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Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (credit only)
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Omar Little
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Storyline

As Michael begins to question Chris and Snoop's morals, Pearlman and Sydnor begin to move in on Clay Davis, who is furious with Burrell for not protecting him. McNulty begins to put the pieces together for his serial killer plan. Marlo continues to try to circumvent Joe and get a direct line to the Greeks. In an effort to force Omar out of retirement, Cheese suggests Chris and Snoop target his friend and advisor Butchie. Meanwhile, Valchek leaks raw police data to Carcetti to show him how badly things are going. However, when Rawls and Burrell present a more palpable set of stats, Carcetti realizes they are juking the numbers, and thus is given the ammunition he needs to remove Burrell as commissioner. To counter any accusations of racism, he has Norman leak a story to The Sun heralding Daniels as Burrell's most likely replacement. However, when Templeton invents a quote implying Daniels was involved in Burrell's demise, Daniels becomes worried Burrell will reveal his shady past from ... Written by Bertaut

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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20 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The scene with Omar and Renaldo was filmed in La Perla disctrict of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The fort Castillo San Felipe del Morro can be seen in the distance. See more »

Quotes

Det. Michael Crutchfield: Did he fuck you?
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: He tried. But mostly he just fucks himself.
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References Batman (1966) See more »

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The Fall
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Written and performed by Blake Leyh
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