The Wire (2002–2008)
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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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Norman Wilson
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Acting Commissioner 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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Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
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Dep. Comm. for Operations Cedric Daniels
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Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
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Sgt. Ellis Carver
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Thomas 'Herc' Hauk
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Omar Little (credit only)
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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2 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The TV content Dukie is watching and then describes to Mike when he comes home is the Showtime series Dexter. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Michael drops Bug off at their aunt's house out in the sticks, he opens a box containing a lot of money. The bundle of money on top says "Motion Pictures" on the backside. See more »

Quotes

Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins: Ain't no shame in holding on to grief, as long as you make room for other things too.
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Connections

Spoofed in iCarly: iSaved Your Life (2010) See more »

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Bartender
Performed by T-Pain (as T-Pain)
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How is this only an 8.8?
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Title ^^^

this was one of the best episodes of television I have ever watched. Not ready for the finale if it is better than this. There is so much packed into this one episode and the acting was tremendous throughout, I don't understand anything less than a 9


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