With Steintorf ordering Rawls to initiate 'creative' remedies for the rising crime rate, Freamon's vigilance pays off with a promising lead, sending Sydnor and the department into overdrive.



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Carcetti sees off the gubernatorial challenge, but is forced to make promises to both Davis and Campbell, and give up half his school board funding to Prince George's County. Having been turned down by the FBI, Freamon reveals to Davis the evidence he is sitting on, and bluffs that he is prepared to take the case federal, leading to Davis offering him some advice on where to follow the money. With Omar dead, Marlo breathes a sigh of relief. However, with the extra manpower from Carver's people on the case, Sydnor is able to break Marlo's code, and the police intercept a major re-supply. As Marlo, Chris and Cheese discuss who could have informed on them, suspicions fall on Michael. When Marlo learns Chris kept it from him that Omar was belittling his reputation and calling for a street confrontation, he is livid. Despite his ruse getting him exactly what he wanted, McNulty is far from happy. Meanwhile, Haynes launches a more thorough investigation into Templeton's fabrications, Whiting... Written by Bertaut

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8 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The penultimate episode of The Wire's fifth season is killing me. Why is it killing me? Because I am so close to the end, and I know that I am going to miss this show terribly.

I give a shout out to the actor who plays Dookie. He is pretty incredible, and the fates of his and Michael's characters are definitely pretty heartbreaking. It's just really hard for me to watch the final scenes (not to mention that Andre Royo is also pretty incredible and his scenes hit me like a brick). I am excited for the finale, but in a way also dreading it in the worst possible way. What am I going to do when it ends?

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