The Wire (2002–2008)
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In the Season Four finale, the bodies from the vacants pile up while Burrell offers his support to Daniels and admonishes Rawls for crossing him. A distraught Bubbles finds himself at his wit's end after his revenge plan backfires.

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Writers:

David Simon (created by), David Simon (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
John Doman ... Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls
Frankie Faison ... Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
Aidan Gillen ... Mayor Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Lance Reddick ... Col. Cedric Daniels
Andre Royo ... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
Jim True-Frost ... Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
Robert Wisdom ... Howard 'Bunny' Colvin
Seth Gilliam ... Sgt. Ellis Carver
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Sgt. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk
Reg E. Cathey ... Norman Wilson
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Storyline

Distraught at Sherrod's death, Bubbles attempts to commit suicide. Carcetti agonizes about whether to take the governor's financial offer, fearing it could be used against him if he makes a run for governor himself in two years. As Cutty recovers from being shot by Michael's crew, Colvin makes an interesting suggestion regarding Namond. Freamon re-enlists Greggs into the MCU, and begins to build his investigation into the bodies in the vacants. With the case sprawling, Burrell gives Daniels a free hand to oversee it as he sees fit, leading to Freamon bringing Chris and Snoop in for DNA sampling. Bodie reaches breaking point over Marlo's murder of his people, and turns to McNulty for help. As the New Day debate how to handle Omar's robbery of their shipment, Prop Joe introduces Marlo to Vondas. Meanwhile, Omar tries to sell Joe back his own drugs. Test day arrives in Tilghman Middle School, as Dukie makes a decision about his future. With Randy's foster-mother badly burned after the ... Written by Bertaut

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The show the person is watching in the hospital is Deadwood, made by HBO like The Wire See more »

Goofs

When Colvin and Parenti are waiting for a meeting at the Mayor's office, there is a piece of black wire lying at Colvin's feet, probably left there by the crew. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Jay Landsman: [about Freamon who is discovering bodies in the vacants] You know what he is? He is a vandal. He is vandalizing the board. He is vandalizing this unit. He is a Hun, a Visigoth, a Barbarian at the gate clamoring for noble roman blood and what's left of our clearance rate.
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Features Deadwood (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I Walk on Guilded Splinters
Written by Dr. John (uncredited)
Performed by Paul Weller
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