The Wire (2002–2008)
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Ebb Tide 

Detective Jimmy McNulty finds the body of a woman floating in the water while carrying out his new assignment of Harbor Patrol. Major Valchek has his gift to a local parish trumped by Frank... See full summary »

Director:

Ed Bianchi

Writers:

David Simon (created by), David Simon (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
Chris Bauer ... Frank Sobotka
Paul Ben-Victor ... Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos
John Doman ... Col. William A. Rawls
Idris Elba ... Russell 'Stringer' Bell
Wood Harris ... Avon Barksdale
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman (credit only)
Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon (credit only)
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Lance Reddick ... Lt. Cedric Daniels
Amy Ryan ... Off. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell
Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
Seth Gilliam ... Sgt. Ellis Carver (credit only)
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk
Jim True-Frost ... Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
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Storyline

Detective Jimmy McNulty finds the body of a woman floating in the water while carrying out his new assignment of Harbor Patrol. Major Valchek has his gift to a local parish trumped by Frank Sobotka, his rival in the local stevedores union. And on the waterfront, a shipping container destined for 'The Greek' bakes in the sun with perishable cargo. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Producer Robert F. Colesberry put together the opening credits. See more »

Goofs

The Russian passport in the season 2 opening credits contains one line in legitimate Cyrillic ("Fedorovskal" -- possibly intended as "Fedorovskaya") and two lines of gibberish ("Dovlashch" and "Lshchtvkfyrsht"). The words "Soyuz Sovietsnikh [sic]" -- part of the Russian name of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - are also visible, though the series is set more than a decade after the USSR dissolved and though the upper half of the passport reads, in English, "Republic of Russia." See more »

Quotes

Sean' 'Shamrock' 'McGinty: We done gone so far from Baltimore, we're losing the station. Yo, try a Philly station or some shit like that.
Preston 'Bodie' Broadus: The radio in Philly is different?
Sean' 'Shamrock' 'McGinty: Nigga, please. You gotta be fucking with me right? You ain't never heard a radio station outside of Baltimore?
Preston 'Bodie' Broadus: Yo man, I ain't never left Baltimore except that Boys Village shit one day, and I wasn't tryin' to hear no radio up in that bitch.
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Connections

References The Prince of Tides (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Sorry
(uncredited)
Written by Ronnie Self and Dub Allbritten
Performed by Brenda Lee
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Intriguing start to a 2nd case...
17 June 2011 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

The first episode of the 2nd season of The Wire was intriguing, if still a little uneven, although that was to be expected because that is the same way the first season started.

There is definitely a difference in tone from this season and the first, and it is apparent. I think this adds originality to it but also tells us that while many of the old characters will be back it will be focused on a different scenario. The last scene of the episode definitely gave me chills and was pretty disturbing and is foreshadowing of the type of things that we will see this season. Cannot wait to see where it goes


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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