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The Wire


Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale, beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians.
  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (71 Votes cast)


Episode Info

Prev: 5x10 -- -30- (Mar/09/2008)


A damaging report by Pearlman and Daniels gets a reaction from Carcetti, while Haynes finds little support for his concerns about a reporters work from the bosses. Meanwhile, McNulty wants to put a homeless case to an end, Dukie searches for an old mentor and a fallen officer is given a wake.

  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (12 Votes cast)

Cast
Dominic West
As Det./Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
Idris Elba
As Russell 'Stringer' Bell (Episodes 1-37)
Aidan Gillen
As Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' J. Carcetti (Episode 26-)
Andre Royo
As Bubbles (aka Bubbs)
Clarke Peters
As Det. Lester Freamon (Episodes 14- recurring previously)
Corey Parker Robinson
As Det. Leander Sydnor (Episodes 26-, recurring previously)
Deirdre Lovejoy
As Asst States Attorney Rhonda Pearlman
Jim True-Frost
As Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski (Episodes 26-, (recurring previously))
Robert Wisdom
As Bunny Colvin (Episodes 26-,(recurring previously))
Sonja Sohn
As Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs

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Recaps
3x5: Straight and True recap: Frustrated in his grass-roots reform efforts, Colvin arms himself with intelligence from Daniels' detail and personally delivers a message to the next level of corner management. He tells them that it is now safe for them to sell and they have permission to do so. McNulty sees Stringer Bell's legitimate business dealings as a sign that he is now unreachable as a drug target. However, Gregg's surveilance soon proves otherwise as he catches Stringer in action. He also gains an interest in politics thanks to a new woman he discovered while attending a meeting as his sons' new school. Bubbles shakes the tree for Johnny one more time just to help out his old friend. Carcetti quietly seeks to fix the program for protecting state's witnesses after another one is killed. Omar struggles with dissension in the ranks; Stringer hard-sells his new business model to an under-whelmed Marlo. Cutty continues to slide back into the real world and finds it extremely difficult to digrest. He ends up doing the same things that got him in prison to start with, just to make end's meet as his gardening money is not paying for much. Avon finally gets out of prison and the detail has no idea about it. His crew ends up throwing a lavish party to welcome him home... read more.

2x2: Collateral Damage recap: After the case gets dumped back in Russell's lap, McNulty offers to help her out, ensuring that it boomerangs back to Rawls. He knows it will tick him off, but at least he can get back at him for forcing him to go on the boat. Soon the cases are given to Bunk and Lester. The two are ready to kill McNulty after Landsman puts the fourteen whodunits under their names on the Board and forces them to work with Russell in solving the case... read more.
Recurring Guests

Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman (43 eps)
Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver (26 eps)
Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski (25 eps)
Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (25 eps)
Anwan Glover as Slim Charles (25 eps)
Robert F. Chew as Proposition Joe Stewart (24 eps)
Jamie Hector as Marlo 'Black' Stanfield (23 eps)
Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr (22 eps)
Gbenga Akinnagbe as Chris Partlow (19 eps)
Michael Salconi as Michael Santangelo (19 eps)

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Warning: The Wire guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Status: Ended
Network: HBO ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 02, 2002
Ended: March 09, 2008
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