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Daniels goes ballistic when the detail gets reassigned to the Western District. Stringer Bell learns from Donette that Brianna is thinking about talking to McNulty. Bunk receives a gift ... See full summary »

Director:

Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)

Writers:

David Simon (created by), Joy Kecken (teleplay by) (as Joy Lusco Kecken) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
John Doman ... Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls
Idris Elba ... Russell 'Stringer' Bell
Frankie Faison ... Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
Aidan Gillen ... Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
Wood Harris ... Avon Barksdale
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Lance Reddick ... Lt. Cedric Daniels
Andre Royo ... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
Jim True-Frost ... Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
Robert Wisdom ... Maj. Howard 'Bunny' Colvin
Seth Gilliam ... Sgt. Ellis Carver
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Storyline

Daniels goes ballistic when the detail gets reassigned to the Western District. Stringer Bell learns from Donette that Brianna is thinking about talking to McNulty. Bunk receives a gift wrapped surprise. A single cell phone allows Freamon to begin mapping out a communications network for the Barksdale organization. Marlo dispatches a drive-by on a Barksdale drug corner. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

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Goofs

In episode 4 of this season (Hamsterdam) Bunk talks to a group of kids that Carv and Herc round up about Doserman's missing gun. He says "Glock 9" referring to a 9mm Glock. When he gets the gun back in this episode from Omar via Butchie, Butchie says, "Glock .40 I believe." The gun somehow changes from a Glock 17 or 19 into a Glock 22 or 23. The Baltimore Police Department switched from 9mm to .40 caliber in 2000. Most likely a technical advisor noted the mistaken earlier references to the lost police weapon as a "nine" and they referred to it as a "40" subsequently without explaining the change. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Ellis Carver: [to drug dealers] This shit is like unemployment insurance. Every employer gotta pay in. If I find out anyone been holding out, then he's out of here back on the street getting his head busted. The least y'all can do is look out for your own people a little bit.
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: What are you, a fuckin' communist?
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Crazy Credits

In memory of Geraldine Peroni; editor, colleague, friend. 1953-2004 See more »

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References Shrek (2001) See more »

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Composed by Blake Leyh
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