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"The Wire" Cleaning Up (TV Episode 2002) Poster

(TV Series)

(2002)

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George Pelecanos, who had never worked in television before, was shocked to find out that approximately 70% of his script had been rewritten by David Simon. For subsequent seasons, the two came to an agreement, whereby Pelecanos would point out which scenes or lines he absolutely didn't want Simon to change.
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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"
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The title refers to the cleaning up of loose ends performed by the Barksdale crew, as recommended by their lawyer Maurice Levy as well as that of the police forced to bring in the case in the wake of the effects of The Wire: The Hunt (2002).
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This is Syndor's last appearance until series three.
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Although credited, John Doman, Andre Royo, and Sonja Sohn do not appear in this episode.
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Michael B. Jordan found out that Wallace was going to be killed off a week before it was filmed.
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