The Wire (2002–2008)
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Mission Accomplished 

Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. The detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organization with the information garnered from the wire. While ... See full summary »

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(as Ernest Dickerson)

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... Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
... Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls
... Russell 'Stringer' Bell
... Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
... Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
... Avon Barksdale
... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
... Det. Lester Freamon
... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
... Lt. Cedric Daniels
... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
... Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
... Maj. Howard 'Bunny' Colvin
... Sgt. Ellis Carver
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Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. The detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organization with the information garnered from the wire. While Royce continues to grapple with Amsterdam, Burrell offers a deal to minimize the fallout. Carcetti's political plans become obvious to his friend and fellow councilman Tony Gray. Bubbles offers his view of the world. McNulty changes tack. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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19 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the montage at the end of this episode, just before Omar disposes of the duffle bag (presumably containing the murder weapons) the camera pans by flyers that say "Re-elect Frank Sobotka", a reference to one of the main characters from season 2. See more »

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While the police take pictures, Victim 1 is clearly breathing while laying supposedly dead on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Squeak: [nagging while they both are handcuffed] You've got to be the stupidest motherfucker I've ever dated.
Bernard: [whispering to his neighbor on the other side] I can't wait to go to jail.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Composed by Blake Leyh
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Season Three- Another powerful story told with depth and realism...
28 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

The Wire's third season continues to develop this story that was brought upon in the first season. It is true that one cannot go into any of these seasons without having first seen from the beginning.

The last 5 episodes of this season are just incredible. There is a death of a major character in one of those episodes, and it will be truly sad to not see that character again, simply because the actor portraying him did a great job. From the finales, this was probably a bit below Season 2's finale, but still great nonetheless.

Overall, I give this season a 9/10. That would seem that it is higher than Season 1 and 2 (since I gave those an 8/10 and 8.5/10) but with each season my admiration and appreciation of the seasons before it also goes up, which is why Season 1 is now a 8.5 and Season 2 on par with Season 3.


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