Marlo forges an alliance with a drug connect, who shows him a new communications trick. McNulty's case gets increased attention from the newspaper, in large part thanks to the addition of Templeton to the reporting team.

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Marlo forges an alliance with a drug connect, who shows him a new communications trick. McNulty's case gets increased attention from the newspaper, in large part thanks to the addition of Templeton to the reporting team.

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Joe Hansard, who plays transient "Nathan Levi Boston" in the fifth episode of the fifth season of The Wire (2002) entitled "React Quotes," also portrayed gearhead "Jimmy Lee Shields" on the first episode of the first season of David Simon's sister show Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Both episodes of both shows aired after The Superbowl. See more »

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Squibs used in the couches of Monk's apartment are visible during the gunfight with Omar and Chris Partlow's crew. See more »

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Scott Templeton: [to homeless man on the other side of a fence] Excuse me, sir. Sir. I'm with the Baltimore Sun. Can I talk with you a minute?
Homeless man: You make an appointment?
Scott Templeton: [Looks surprised and puzzled]
Homeless man: Sorry, I'm booked up all afternoon.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Written by Sly Stone
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone
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React Quotes
23 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

"React Quotes" is the fifth episode of the fifth season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Mills from a story by David Simon & David Mills and was directed by Agnieszka Holland. It first aired on February 3, 2008.

Marlo Stanfield assumes Proposition Joe's position as The Greek's narcotics distributor in Baltimore. Stanfield is given a phone and is shown how to communicate with The Greeks without speaking by Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos. Stanfield continues to use Maurice Levy to launder money and gives Levy his new cell phone number. Levy is optimistic, seeing Stanfield's use of cell phones as an indicator of future wiretap cases, which Levy would profit from defending. Defense investigator Thomas "Herc" Hauk copies the number after hours.

Duquan "Dukie" Weems gets beaten up by Spider when he punches Kenard for verbally insulting him while walking Bug home from school. Michael Lee takes him to Dennis "Cutty" Wise's gym to learn how to defend himself. Cutty tries to explain to Dukie that his intelligence gives him some prospects and that even if he learns how to fight it won't necessarily stop him from being attacked. Michael also tries to teach Dukie how to shoot, but his ineptitude at target practice leads Michael to recommend that his friend avoid using guns.

Rupert Bond holds a press conference to announce the Clay Davis corruption charges. Nerese Campbell convinces Davis to take the weight of the charges himself and Davis begins a publicity campaign trying to discredit the charges as being based on his race.


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