The Wire (2002–2008)
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Although he tells Sydnor the Davis investigation could be a 'career case,' Freamon keeps a wary eye out for Marlo, who takes care of some unfinished business and strikes a business deal with Barksdale.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
Norman Wilson
Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls
Mayor Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
City Editor Augustus 'Gus' Haynes
Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
Scott Templeton
Det. Lester Freamon
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Col. Cedric Daniels (credit only)
Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
Sgt. Ellis Carver (credit only)
Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (credit only)
Omar Little (credit only)


The Sun breaks a major story linking Council President Campbell with drug dealer Ricardo "Fatface Rick" Hendrix in a suspicious real estate deal. With the closure of the MCU, McNulty and Greggs return to homicide, Sydnor and Freamon are transferred to the impending grand jury investigation of Clay Davis, and Dozerman is moved to tactical. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the police, Herc has taken a job as a private investigator for Maurice Levy, and is using his inside contacts to feed Levy information. The closure of the MCU emboldens Marlo, who orders several murders and attempts to subvert Prop Joe and contact Vondas directly. However, in doing so, he runs into an unexpected face from the past. At The Sun, when Haynes pitches a series of articles examining the social ills of the poor in Baltimore, he is overruled by Executive Editor James Whiting, III, who wants to focus the series on the schooling system instead, placing ambitious young reporter Scott Templeton in charge. However, ... Written by Bertaut

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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13 January 2008 (USA)  »

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The characters of Kevin Infante and Nancy Porter are from the novel "Every Secret Thing" by Laura Lippman, who is married to series creator David Simon. See more »


Recovering addict: You know how that go, right? Gave myself all these little rules about what I wouldn't do. Like I told myself I'd do a lot of shit to get high, but I swore I wouldn't ever trick. So, after I'm tricking, I thought, "This ain't so bad. I'll do this for a while, except I'll make some more rules for myself, like I'm going to use condoms, and I'm never going to go with more than one guy at the same time". Well, let's just say that there are some things that I told myself I would never do. You know ...
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References Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »


Cry to Me
Written by Bert Berns (uncredited)
Performed by Solomon Burke
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Serial Killer in Baltimore?
5 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 2nd episode of The Wire's fifth season is likely to bring new developments into Baltimore...

I want to say, first of all, that Andre Royo has been absolutely fantastic for quite some time now. His transformation from the junkie to this 'new' man he is not sure he wants to be is quite incredible, and shows what a great performer he is.

Now, on the ending of this episode. I have heard how there was a storyline in the 5th season that may seem a bit silly to some. Is this it? The storyline that the ending promised to have, about the 'new serial killer in Baltimore'? Well, I think, that from what I saw, it can turn into a really intriguing storyline.

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