The Wire (2002–2008)
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Baltimore's renewed police commitment brings fresh recruits to Daniels and McNulty, starting with Carver. Facing a new political challenge, Carcetti is forced to make dangerous political deals.

Director:

Anthony Hemingway

Writers:

David Simon (created by), Dennis Lehane (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 (credit only)
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 (credit only)
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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After a grandstanding court performance, Clay Davis is sensationally acquitted of all corruption charges, destroying Bond's chances at becoming mayor. When Carcetti gives the police carte blanche in the serial killer investigation, McNulty asks Carver to provide a surveillance team for Freamon. Unable to stand by and allow Greggs to waste her time working a fake case at the expense of her real ones, McNulty tells her of his and Freamon's ruse. Much to Michael's surprise, Chris and Snoop decide not to tell Marlo that Omar is damaging his reputation and word is spreading that Marlo is ducking a confrontation. At The Sun, when the Iraq veteran whom Templeton wrote a seemingly solid story about comes forward to complain that certain details are inaccurate, Haynes' suspicions regarding Templeton intensify. When the DNA from the murder of Michael's stepfather comes back from the lab, Bunk is finally able to get a murder warrant for Chris, but McNulty persuades him to sit on it for a few ... Written by Bertaut

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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4:3
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Officer Bobby Brown (played by Bobby Brown) is wearing a T-shirt from the video he directed titled "Off The Chain." See more »

Goofs

When Omar is walking through the alley you can see him carrying a double barrel sawed-off shotgun under his coat. However, when he is robbing the stash house minutes later he is using a pump action 12 gauge shotgun. See more »

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