The Wire (2002–2008)
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Campbell tries to smooth out the transitions in the police department. The newspaper scrambles to confirm surprising news from City Hall, but lose out to the TV media in scooping a high-profile Grand Jury appearance.

Director:

Daniel Attias

Writers:

David Simon (created by), Ed Burns (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
Reg E. Cathey ... Norman Wilson
John Doman ... Dep. Comm. for Operations 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 ... Col. 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
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Omar Little
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Storyline

Bunk asks Freamon to try to talk sense into McNulty, but is stunned when Freamon gets on board with the fake serial killer idea. The two then set about sensationalizing the murders so as to draw more attention to them. The morale of the officers in the Western District reaches rock bottom when Ofc. Anthony Colicchio assaults an innocent civilian. Daniels goes to see Burrell to explain he had nothing to do with his removal from the commissioner's chair. Sydnor inadvertently stumbles across evidence that can nail Clay Davis, but Bond proves reluctant to act on it, as it would mean the case would have to go federal. Meanwhile, Joe organizes a funeral for Butchie in an attempt to placate Omar, well aware it was Cheese who gave him up to Marlo. Carcetti finds himself having to suck up to the ministers to appease them regarding the removal of Burrell, and Campbell learns of Daniels' history. Elsewhere, Marlo finally makes in-roads with the Greeks, when Vondas' loyalty to Joe is questioned ... Written by Bertaut

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wiretapping | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Ryan Sands was supposed to appear in this episode as his recurring character, "Truck". But Sands was busy filming The Kill Point (2007). Nathan James was hired to fill in for Sands as an unnamed officer. See more »

Quotes

Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: [Proposition Joe brought Marlo to Attorney Levy, & Levy has led Marlo into a conference room, leaving Prop Joe with Herc to read the newspaper] Carcetti finally dumps Burrell...
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: Ervin was a year before me at Dunbar
Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: No shit
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: He was in the glee club
Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: [after a pause, Herc looks up from his own section of the paper] You're killin' me. I gotta ask
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: Stone stupid
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What You Know About Baltimore
Written by Kevin Donnell Beasley, Juan Donovan Bell, Jamal Roberts
Performed by Ogun
Produced by Juan Donovan Bell and Jamal Roberts
Courtesy of Darkroom Enterprises LLC
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