The Wire (2002–2008)
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Misgivings 

Acting on Clay Davis' advice, Burrell seeks to burnish his reputation by ordering the department to double their street arrests. The mandate does not sit well with McNulty, who sets his ... See full summary »

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(as Ernest Dickerson)

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(created by), (teleplay by) (as Eric Overmyer) | 3 more credits »
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... Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
... Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls (credit only)
... Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
... Mayor Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman (credit only)
... Det. Lester Freamon (credit only)
... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
... Col. Cedric Daniels
... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs (credit only)
... Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
... Howard 'Bunny' Colvin
... Sgt. Ellis Carver
... Sgt. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk
... Norman Wilson
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Acting on Clay Davis' advice, Burrell seeks to burnish his reputation by ordering the department to double their street arrests. The mandate does not sit well with McNulty, who sets his sights instead on cracking a string of church robberies. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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19 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Lt. Mello is giving the daily briefing at roll call, one of the honorary medals on the wall in the background has the name "Peranio" on it. Vincent Peranio served as production designer for the entire run of the series. See more »

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Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: [to a patrolman who has given someone a ticket at the urging for more arrests] Baker, Let me let you in on a little secret, The patrolling officer on his beat is the one true dictatorship in America, we can lock a guy up on the humble, lock him up for real, or say fuck it and drink ourselves to death under the expressway and our side partners will cover us, No one - I mean no one - tells us how to waste our shift!
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References The Color Purple (1985) See more »

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Written and performed by Blake Leyh
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The best The Wire episode so far.
13 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

I started watching The Wire last month, i can see why season 4 that much critically acclaimed. Because it's a magnificent season, with the one of the best story and writings on a TV show.

Misgivings, alone has been a highlight of the season and the best one i saw of 10 episodes. Addictive, sentimental, cold. All of them combined in this masterpiece episode. The kids' acting skills are growing more and more. And whoever played Michael was great in Misgivings.

The last scene couldn't be more beautiful and effective as Michael's look on his mom. And Chris beating the s**t out of Michael's dad. I'm sure the last three episodes will be as good as this one. Actually deserves an Emmy for best writing. 10/10.


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