The Wire (2002–2008)
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Cleaning Up 

Kima slowly recovers in the hospital. Stringer changes operations in the pit and the towers, rendering the wiretaps and clones useless, and prompting Burrell to begin dismantling the detail... See full summary »

Director:

Clement Virgo

Writers:

David Simon (created by), George Pelecanos (teleplay by) (as George P. Pelecanos) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
John Doman ... Maj. William A. Rawls (credit only)
Idris Elba ... Russell 'Stringer' Bell
Frankie Faison ... Dep. Comm. for Operations Ervin H. Burrell (as Frankie R. Faison)
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Wood Harris ... Avon Barksdale
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Lance Reddick ... Lt. Cedric Daniels
Andre Royo ... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (credit only)
Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs (credit only)
Seth Gilliam ... Det. Ellis Carver (credit only)
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk
Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon
Jim True-Frost ... Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
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Storyline

Kima slowly recovers in the hospital. Stringer changes operations in the pit and the towers, rendering the wiretaps and clones useless, and prompting Burrell to begin dismantling the detail. Avon and Stringer meet Levy to discuss where their organization is vulnerable. Unbeknownst to the detail, Wallace returns to the pit to resume work. When Prez starts pulling political campaign finance reports, Pearlman is called to a meeting with a worried State's Attorney, and an angry Clay Davis confronts Daniels. Meanwhile, Stinger issues a difficult order to Bodie and Poot. With Shardene's help, the detail are able to install a camera in the strip club. Written by Bertaut

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

When Shardene emerges from the office at the club, she walks past a paper sign on the wall. The sign has been annotated, but its original text reads "The 6 inch rule is strickly ENFORCED" See more »

Quotes

Freamon: Ain't none of y'all ever been in the military? How do you learn a thirty-inch quick time?
[Nobody speaks]
Freamon: Draft dodging peace freaks, huh?
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Connections

References 106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000) See more »

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Hip Hop
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Performed by Mos Def
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