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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McNulty's life with Beadie begins to fall apart. Having killed Joe with Cheese's help, Marlo takes over as the Greeks' Baltimore distributor. When they give him a mobile phone with which to contact them, he gives the number to Levy, but Herc steals it and passes it on to Carver. McNulty leaks details of the serial killer to the press as the story begins to gain traction, prompting Daniels to meet with Carcetti about the case. With money still an issue, however, Carcetti authorises Daniels to assign two detectives only, much to McNulty's chagrin. As such, he and Freamon come up with a scheme to try to get a wire approved. Elsewhere, Dukie struggles with bullying, turning to an old friend for help, Bubbles gets some important news, and Bond holds a press conference regarding the Davis corruption case. When Davis tells Campbell that if he goes down, he is bringing others with him, she is able to persuade him to play things a different way. Meanwhile, Chris sets a trap for Omar. Written by Bertaut

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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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 »


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


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 »


Just My Imagination
Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
Performed by The Temptations
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How did he escape?
16 July 2012 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Marlo Stanfield takes the position of Prop. Joe. He starts using cellphone again, and after chain of events, Freamon learns his number, but has no wiretap.

Dukie has been bullied by Spider and other corner boys. First he goes gym, then takes shooting lessons from Michael but he understands he has no talent in both. I think Stanfield Organization should use his brain. Like in Barksdale times, they were counting money every night;their incomes, outcomes etc. Dukie can assist organization in that kind of things.

McNulty's relationships are falling apart. He doesn't pay attention to both Beadie and his sons. Instead he continues working on serial killer case. Scott Templeton from Baltimore Sun fakes serial killer call and Jimmy backs him up to get wiretap for Marlo Stanfield. They get their wiretap, they setup fake(not working)wiretap on serial killer in homicide, but in reality Freamon sets up real wiretap on Marlo Stanfield. Vondas gives cell phone to Marlo, but warns him not to speak illegal things while talking. So, I don't know how cautious Marlo will be, and how much things Lester and McNulty dig from Marlo's wiretap.

Omar continues watching Marlo's lieutenant Monk's movements, unaware of an ambush. After watching for nights, he makes his move, only to find himself in ambush. I see that coming actually. Because of his desires full of Butchie's avenge, he's been careless. The real Omar would have sensed the ambush, and approached more carefully. Remember how he hits Barksdales without getting a scratch. But I have a question at the end: how the hell did he escape? Is he dead? We'll see that in the next episode.

My vote is 10/10.

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