The Wire (2002–2008)
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An unexpected call puts Templeton back in the spotlight--and gets McNulty more attention than he expected. Bunk bucks at Landsman when ordered to help with the force's most recent red ball.

Director:

Dominic West

Writers:

David Simon (created by), Richard Price (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
Reg E. Cathey ... Norman Wilson
John Doman ... Acting Commissioner William A. Rawls
Aidan Gillen ... Mayor Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
Clark Johnson ... City Editor Augustus 'Gus' Haynes
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
Tom McCarthy ... Scott Templeton
Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Lance Reddick ... Dep. Comm. for Operations Cedric Daniels
Andre Royo ... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
Seth Gilliam ... Sgt. Ellis Carver
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (credit only)
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Omar Little
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Storyline

McNulty abducts and photographs a homeless man, then fakes a call from the serial killer to Templeton, forwarding him the pictures in order to acquire PC for picture intercepts, and sending both the entire police department and The Sun into meltdown. As such, Carcetti authorizes more resources for the investigation, with McNulty finally getting the funds he had initially hoped for. However, with the city in uproar, the situation soon sprawls far beyond anything he envisioned, as everyone in the homicide unit begins to turn to him for help in their own cases. Matters are made even worse when Freamon proves unable to crack the code Marlo is using in his picture messages. When reporter Mike Fletcher (Brandon Young) visits a soup kitchen to interview the homeless about the serial killer, he makes a connection with Bubbles, who is serving food. Meanwhile, Carcetti begins to gear up for his gubernatorial run, whilst Bunk continues to do leg work on the vacant murders, and Omar begins to ... Written by Bertaut

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Det. Vernon Holley is seen reading "Generation Kill". Show writers David Simon and Ed Burns, adapted this novel into an HBO mini-series (Generation Kill (2008)). See more »

Quotes

State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis: My brother, let's be fair. I'm providing you with the opportunity to go head to head with the state's attorney in a case that's going to be front page news. For all that profile? Sheeee-it, partner, you should be paying me a fee. Seriously, dog, for twenty thousand cash to my campaign committee, I'll get myself indicted federal, let you go to trial on that. Beat the feds like a stepchild and really make a name for yourself. Fuck you? Naw, son, I'm going to make you. Motherfuckers going to be ...
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References Fear Factor (2001) See more »

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Written and performed by Blake Leyh
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