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Season 5

51 :05x01 - More With Less

Jan/06/2008
McNulty and the detail continue to stake out Marlo and his crew. Recently promoted Sergeant Carver is met with complaints concerning unpaid overtime. Meanwhile, Haynes deals with cutbacks, but is still able to expose a politician's connection to a drug dealer; and Joe, Marlo, Fatface Rick meet to divide up the drug trade across Baltimore.
Guest Stars: Benjamin Busch as Off. Anthony Colicchio | Robert F. Chew as Joe "Proposition Joe" Stewart | Felicia Pearson as Felicia "Snoop" Pearson | Anwan Glover as Slim Charles | Gregory Alan Williams as Det. Michael Crutchfield | Thomas McCarthy as Scott Templeton | Sam Freed as Executive Editor James C. Whitting III | David Costabile as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow | Robert Poletick as Metro Editor Steven Luxenberg | Amy Ryan as Off. Beatrice "Beadie" Russell | Method Man as Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff | Marlyne N. Afflack as Council President Nerese Campbell | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Rick Otto as Off. Kenneth Dozerman | Jay Landsman as Maj. Dennis Mello | Edward T. Norris (1) as Det. Ed Norris | Dion Graham as District Attorney Rupert Bond | Ryan Sands as Lloyd "Truck" Garrick | Thuliso Dingwall as Kenard | Darrell Britt-Gibson as O-Dog | Keenon Brice as Bug | Mike D. Anderson as Ghost | Dennis Hill as Homicide Detective | Donald Neal as Jay Spry | Todd Scofield as Jeff Price | Duane Chandler Rawlings as Hungry Man | Troj Strickland as Ricardo "Fatface Rick" Hendrix | Brandon Young as Mike Fletcher | Bruce Kirkpatrick as Roger Twigg | William F. Zorzi Jr. as Bill Zorzi | Joe Urla as Deputy US Attorney | Kara Quick as Regional Affairs Desk Editor Rebecca | Gil Deeble as Hucklebuck | Edward Green as Spider | Corbin Smith as Monnel | Peter Linari as Bartender | Laura Lippman as Reporter | Michael Olesker as Columnist | Gene Terinoni as Lt. Jimmy Asher | Lee E. Cox as Off. Aaron Castor | Tom McCarthy (1) as State Editor Tim Phelps
Director: Joe Chappelle

52 :05x02 - Unconfirmed Reports

Jan/13/2008
Freamon keeps a look out for Marlo, who is putting together a deal with Avon Barksdale. Davis goes to Burrell for help, but finds that the commissioner's hands are tied. Whiting puts together a series on broad strokes.
Guest Stars: Rachel Lynn as unknown | Chris Ashworth (1) as Sergei "Serge" Malatov | Felicia Pearson as Felicia "Snoop" Pearson | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Frederick Strother as State Delegate Odell Watkins | Doug Olear as FBI Special Agent Terrence "Fitz" Fitzhugh | David Costabile as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow | Sam Freed as Executive Editor James C. Whitting III | Bobby J. Brown as Off. Bobby Brown | Gregory Alan Williams as Det. Michael Crutchfield | Thomas McCarthy as Scott Templeton | Andrea Roth as Tim Packard | Steve Earle as Walon | Genevieve Hudson-Price as Dee-Dee | Benay Berger as FBI Supervisor Amanda Reese | Joe Urla as Deputy US Attorney | Donald Neal as Jay Spry | Anthony Mangano as Kevin Infante | Kristie Dale Sanders as Nancy Porter | Bruce Kirkpatrick as Roger Twigg | Kara Quick as Regional Affairs Desk Editor Rebecca | Todd Scofield as Jeff Price | Darrell Britt-Gibson as O-Dog | Kwame Patterson as Monk Metcalf | Scott Shane as Scott Shane | Kelley Slagle as Assistant Medical Examiner | Brendan Walsh as Brendan Walsh | Erica Chamblee as Pregnant Mother | Lee E. Cox as Off. Aaron Castor | Tom McCarthy (1) as State Editor Tim Phelps

53 :05x03 - Not For Attribution

Jan/20/2008
Mayor Carcetti's police department plan is leaked. Marlo turns to Proposition Joe for help. Meanwhile, McNulty strikes up an unexpected ally -- Freamon.
Guest Stars: Robert Poletick as Metro Editor Steven Luxenberg | Paul Ben-Victor as Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos | Robert F. Chew as Joe "Proposition Joe" Stewart | S. Robert Morgan as Butchie | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | David Costabile as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow | Sam Freed as Executive Editor James C. Whitting III | Maria Broom as City Councilwoman Marla Daniels | Al Brown as Dep. Comm. for Admin. Stanislaus "Stan" Valchek | Anwan Glover as Slim Charles | Method Man as Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff | Felicia Pearson as Felicia "Snoop" Pearson | Ramon Rodriguez as Renaldo | Gregory Alan Williams as Det. Michael Crutchfield | Steven Luxenberg as Baltimore Sun Employee | Vincent Ward as Pastor | Joey Perillo as Medical Examiner | Tommy Townsend as Grand Jury Member | Patrick Michael Strange as Reporter | Kevyn Settle as Sun Paper Layout Editor | Kara Quick as Regional Affairs Desk Editor Rebecca | Art Hall as Reporter | Sophia Wang as Six Flags Girl #2 | Gary D'Addario as Grand Jury Prosecutor | Sarah Hart (1) as Six Flags Girl #1 | Anthony Bosco as The Sun Copy Editor | Bruce Kirkpatrick as Roger Twigg | Donnell Rawlings as Damien Lavelle "Day-Day" Price | Michael Forrest as Det. Frank Barlow | Todd Scofield as Jeff Price | Brandon Young as Mike Fletcher | Lenny Hamm as Homicide Detective | Donald Worden as Night Shift Detective | Thuliso Dingwall as Kenard | Kwame Patterson as Monk Metcalf | Edward Green as Spider | Keenon Brice as Bug | Dominick Cicco as Andreas | Sarah Desage as Bank Teller | Michael Rivera as Spanish Guy on Vespa | Baye C Harrell as Hack Driver | Derrick Purvey as Big Guy | Thomas McCarthy as Scott Templeton

54 :05x04 - Transitions

Jan/27/2008
Omar plots his revenge for his former associates murder now that he's returned from exile. Gus stresses the need for a city-court reporter, after missing out on a grand jury probe. Carcetti finds there are strings attached in his desire to get rid of Burrell. While McNulty investigates the deaths of homeless men, Freamon needs the help of an old friend. Also, Marlo looks to the future in his dealings with the Greeks.
Guest Stars: Mike D. Anderson as Drug Lord (Ghost) | Melanie Nicholls-King as Cheryl | Frederick Strother as State Delegate Odell Watkins | Dion Graham as District Attorney Rupert Bond | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Marlyne N. Afflack as Council President Nerese Campbell | Felicia Pearson as Felicia "Snoop" Pearson | Method Man as Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff | Bill Raymond as The Greek | Paul Ben-Victor as Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos | Robert F. Chew as Joseph "Proposition Joe" Stewart | Benjamin Busch as Off. Anthony Colicchio | Anwan Glover as Slim Charles | Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | David Costabile as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow | Sam Freed as Executive Editor James C. Whitting III | Shamika Cotton as Michael's Mother | Edward T. Norris (1) as Det. Ed Norris | Duane Chandler Rawlings as Hungry Man | Jeffrey Pratt Gordon (1) as John "Johnny Fifty" Spamanto | Curtis L. McLarin as Florist | Jeff Roberts as Employed Homeless Man | Ptolemy Slocum as Homeless Man | Bobby J. Brown as Off. Bobby Brown | Roscoe Orman as Off. Oscar Requer | Bruce Kirkpatrick as Roger Twigg | Donald Neal as Jay Spry | Todd Scofield as Jeff Price | William F. Zorzi Jr. as Bill Zorzi | John Badila as Baltimore Sun Employee | Valerie Leonard as Washington Post Editor | Jayne Miller as TV News Journalist | Jerry B. Whiddon as Washington Post Editor | Nathan James Pidgeon as Western DEU Officer | Tim McAdams as Pedestrian | Joey Perillo as Medical Examiner | Larry Andrews as Donnie | Sho Brown as Philboy | Thuliso Dingwall as Kenard | Edward Green as Spider | Derrick Purvey as Big Guy | Troj Strickland as Ricardo "Fatface Rick" Hendrix | Tom McCarthy (1) as State Editor Tim Phelps | Thomas McCarthy as Scott Templeton
Director: Daniel Attias

55 :05x05 - React Quotes

Feb/03/2008
While the crew awaits a showdown with Omar, Marlo celebrates a business deal. Meanwhile, at the Sun, McNulty and Freamon take advantage of a development regarding the murder of the homeless people, while Dukie heads to Cutty's gym. Also, Herc does Carver a favor as a means to make amends for his past behavior, while Davis takes his case to the court of public opinion.
Guest Stars: Dion Graham as District Attorney Rupert Bond | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | David Costabile as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow | Amy Ryan as Off. Beatrice "Beadie" Russell | Chad Coleman as Dennis "Cutty" Wise | Paul Ben-Victor as Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos | Marlyne N. Afflack as Council President Nerese Campbell | Felicia Pearson as Felicia "Snoop" Pearson | Glynn Turman as Clarence V. Royce | Callie Thorne as Elena McNulty | Sam Freed as Executive Editor James C. Whitting III | Robert Poletick as Metro Editor Steven Luxenberg | Thomas McCarthy as Scott Templeton | Antonio Cordova as Sean McNulty | Eric Ryan as Michael McNulty | Brendan Walsh as Brendan Walsh | Thuliso Dingwall as Kenard | Larry Andrews as Donnie | Steve Earle as Walon | William F. Zorzi Jr. as Bill Zorzi | Darrell Britt-Gibson as O-Dog | Norris Davis as Vinson | Kwame Patterson as Monk Metcalf | Scott Shane as Scott Shane | Brian Anthony Wilson as Det. Vernon Holley | Brandon Young as Mike Fletcher | Denise Boyd as AIDS Clinic Nurse | Keenon Brice as Bug | Arthur Laupus as Homeless Man | Ptolemy Slocum as Homeless Man | Joe Hansard as Nathan Levi Boston | Theodore M. Snead as Sports Desk Editor | Alexandra Tydings as Baltimore Sun Employee | Tom McCarthy (1) as State Editor Tim Phelps
Story: David Mills, David Simon | Teleplay: David Mills

56 :05x06 - The Dickensian Aspect

Feb/10/2008
Marlo's crew goes on full alert after Omar's mysterious disappearance. Meanwhile, Carcetti concentrates on the plight of the homeless, while Bunk has an interview with a witness connected with the row-house case, and Templeton looks to a follow up to his recent front page story.
Guest Stars: Mike D. Anderson as Drug Lord (Ghost) | Maestro Harrell as Randy Wagstaff | Method Man as Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan | Pablo Schreiber as Nicholas Sobotka | Felicia Pearson as Felicia "Snoop" Pearson | Anwan Glover as Slim Charles | Shamika Cotton as Michael's Mother | Brian Anthony Wilson as Det. Vernon Holley | Michael Willis as Andy Krawczyk | David Costabile as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow | Sam Freed as Executive Editor James C. Whitting III | Dion Graham as District Attorney Rupert Bond | Robert Poletick as Metro Editor Steven Luxenberg | Neerja Sharma as Woman | Sho Brown as Philboy | Christopher J. Clanton as Savino | Kwame Patterson as Monk Metcalf | Troj Strickland as Ricardo "Fatface Rick" Hendrix | Scott Shane as Scott Shane | Brandon Young as Mike Fletcher | William F. Zorzi Jr. as Bill Zorzi | Luray Cooper as Nathaniel "Nat" Coxson | Roscoe Orman as Off. Oscar Requer | Richard Pelzman as Little Big Roy | Dionne Audain as Social Worker | Russ Widdall as Ron Lowenthal | Thomas McCarthy as Scott Templeton
Director: Seith Mann

57 :05x07 - Took

Feb/17/2008
After cooking up another scheme for the homeless case, McNulty and Lester become popular figures. Davis is set for his day in court by collecting the best legal assistance money can buy. Plus, Michael has brushes with the wrong side of the law, while Gus seeks help for an old story by going outside the Sun.
Guest Stars: Dion Graham as District Attorney Rupert Bond | David Costabile as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow | Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan | Sam Freed as Executive Editor James C. Whitting III | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Edward T. Norris (1) as Det. Ed Norris | Gregory Alan Williams as Det. Michael Crutchfield | Brian Anthony Wilson as Det. Vernon Holley | Thomas McCarthy as Scott Templeton | Jay Landsman as Maj. Dennis Mello | Michael Salconi as Off. Michael Santangelo | William F. Zorzi Jr. as Bill Zorzi | Kara Quick as Regional Affairs Desk Editor Rebecca | Brandon Young as Mike Fletcher | Bill Murphy (4) as Defense Attorney Billy Murphy | Donnell Rawlings as Damien Lavelle "Day-Day" Price | Richard Belzer as John Munch | Crissandra Spencer as Reporter | Stanley Boyd as Cherry | Christopher J. Clanton as Savino | Edward Green as Spider | Kwame Patterson as Monk Metcalf | Thuliso Dingwall as Kenard | Jaymes Jorsling as Vincent | David Goodman (1) as Budget Advisor | Dennis Hill as Det. Christianson | Kim Tuvin as Circuit Court Judge | Seymour Horowitz as Homeless Man's Father | Rosemary Knower as Homeless Man's Mother | Ken Ullman as Reporter | Vickie Warehime as Patrol Sergeant | Michael Forrest as Det. Frank Barlow | Todd Scofield as Jeff Price
Director: Dominic West

58 :05x08 - Clarifications

Feb/24/2008
A shift in the police department sends Carver to a new location. Meanwhile, Carcetti is forced to put his political future in jeopardy, Haynes digs deeper into Templeton's work, and an important case has a breakthrough by Sydnor, while Fletcher continues working with Bubbles.
Guest Stars: Tray Chaney as Malik "Poot" Carr | Amy Ryan as Off. Beatrice "Beadie" Russell | Felicia Pearson as Felicia "Snoop" Pearson | Marlyne N. Afflack as Council President Nerese Campbell | Doug Olear as FBI Special Agent Terrence "Fitz" Fitzhugh | David Costabile as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow | Edward T. Norris (1) as Det. Ed Norris | Gregory Alan Williams as Det. Michael Crutchfield | Rick Otto as Off. Kenneth Dozerman | Ryan Sands as Off. Lloyd "Truck" Garrick | Robert Poletick as Metro Editor Steven Luxenberg | Bobby J. Brown as Off. Bobby Brown | Megan Anderson (1) as Jen Carcetti | Benay Berger as FBI Supervisor Amanda Reese | Joe Urla as Deputy US Attorney | Todd Scofield as Jeff Price | Brandon Young as Mike Fletcher | Michael Forrest as Det. Frank Barlow | Jim Jones (4) as Guy on Corner | Donald Neal as Jay Spry | David Goodman (1) as Budget Advisor | William F. Zorzi Jr. as Bill Zorzi | Keenon Brice as Bug | Thuliso Dingwall as Kenard | Amy Lee (2) as Store Clerk | Russ Widdall as Ron Lowenthal | Joe Inscoe as Deputy Director Arthur Tolan | William Johnson as FBI Profiler #1 | Paul Morella as FBI Profiler #2 | Dennis Hill as Det. Christianson | Melody Williams as Woman At Crime Scene #1 | Melvina Williams as Woman At Crime Scene #1 | Thomas McCarthy as Scott Templeton

59 :05x09 - Late Editions

Mar/02/2008
A promising lead makes Freamon's hard work worthwhile, although McNulty doesn't feel like a celebration.
Guest Stars: Tom McCarthy (1) as State Editor Tim Phelps | Thomas McCarthy as Scott Templeton | Gbenga Akinnagbe as Chris Partlow | Jamie Hector as Marlo Stanfield | Neal Huff as Chief of Staff Michael Steintorf | Jermaine Crawford as Duquan 'Dukie' Weems | Tristan Wilds as Michael Lee | Michael Kostroff as Maurice 'Maury' Levy | Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis | Julito McCullum as Namond Brice | Felicia Pearson as Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson | Steve Earle as Walon | Method Man as Melvin 'Cheese' Wagstaff | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Marlyne Barrett as Council President Nerese Campbell | David Costabile as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow | Sam Freed as Executive Editor James C. Whiting III | Darrell Britt-Gibson as Darius 'O-Dog' Hill | Edward Green as Spider | Kwame Patterson as 'Monk' Metcalf | Michael Mosley as Raymond Wiley | Eisa Davis as Bubbles' Sister | Rick Otto as Off. Kenneth Dozerman | Ryan Sands as Off. Lloyd 'Truck' Garrick | Reggie Alwin Green as Arabber | Dennis Hill as Det. Christeson | Ayanna S. Flemings as Woman | Michelle Paress as Alma Gutierrez | D.L. Hopkins as Driver |
Uncredited: Michael Ahl as Detective | Anthony Bosco as The Sun Copy Editor | Art Hall as Reporter | Anika C. McFall as CSI Lab Tech | Jennifer Rouse as Whiting's Secretary | Todd Scofield as Jeff Price | Ethan Smith (2) as Jamie Jaworski | Tommy Townsend as Grand Juror | Philip DePalo as Undercover Detective | Corey Browne as Layout Editor | Gina Hernandez as On-Air Reporter | Neal McNeil as Bartender | Gavin Peretti as Reporter
Director: Joe Chappelle
Songs: T-Pain -- Bartender, Ghostface -- Be Easy, Donald Harrison -- Idris Song, Thin Lizzy -- Jail Break, Tom Petty -- Refugee, Bossman -- So Fresh, Ramsey Lewis -- The In Crowd

60 :05x10 - -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.
Guest Stars: Tom McCarthy (1) as State Editor Tim Phelps | Thomas McCarthy as Scott Templeton | Reg E. Cathey as Norman Wilson | Clark Johnson as City Editor Augustus 'Gus' Haynes | Gbenga Akinnagbe as Chris Partlow | Jamie Hector as Marlo Stanfield | Neal Huff as Chief of Staff Michael Steintorf | Jermaine Crawford as Duquan 'Dukie' Weems | Tristan Wilds as Michael Lee | Michael Kostroff as Maurice 'Maury' Levy | Michelle Paress as Alma Gutierrez | Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan | Bill Raymond as The Greek | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Marlyne Barrett as Council President Nerese Campbell | Steve Earle as Walon | Ptolemy Slocum as Business Card Homeless Man | Maria Broom as Marla Daniels | David Costabile as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow | Sam Freed as Executive Editor James C. Whiting III | Anwan Glover as Slim Charles | Hassan Johnson as Roland 'Wee-Bey' Brice | Method Man as Melvin 'Cheese' Wagstaff | Dion Graham as State's Attorney Rupert Bond | Robert Poletick as Metro Editor Steven Luxenberg | Michael Willis as Andy Krawczyk | Donald Neal as Rewrite Man Jay Spry | Brandon Young as Mike Fletcher | William F. Zorzi Jr. as Bill Zorzi | Al Brown as Commissioner Stanislaus Valchek | Edward T. Norris (1) as Det. Edward Norris | Michael Salconi as Off. Michael 'Sanny' Santangelo | Brian Anthony Wilson as Det. Vernon Holley | Megan Anderson (1) as Jen Carcetti | Benay Berger as FBI Supervisor Amanda Reese | Eisa Davis as Bubbles' Sister | Susan Duvall as Assistant Principal Marcia Donnelly | Wendy Grantham as Shardene Innes | Dennis Hill as Det. Christeson | Doug Olear as FBI Spec. Agent Terrance 'Fitz' Fitzhugh | Rick Otto as Off. Kenneth Dozerman | Gregory Alan Williams as Det. Michael Crutchfield | Thuliso Dingwall as Kenard | Edward Green as Spider | Kwame Patterson as 'Monk' Metcalf | Stephen Schnetzer as Robert Ruby | Sho Brown as Phil Boy | Norris Davis as Vinson | Reggie Alwin Green as Arabber | Troj Strickland as Ricardo 'Fat Face Rick' Hendrix | Gary D'Addario as Grand Jury Prosecutor Gary DiPasquale | Dionne Audain as Social Worker | Chris Kies as Petey | Jeff Wincott as Johnny Weaver | Alan V. Poulson as Developer | Stephen Kinigopoulos as Officer | Edward C. Lewis as Man | Sophia Ayoud as Cary Russell | William Joseph Brookes as Lawrence Butler |
Uncredited: Douglas Nelson as Homicide Detective | Michael Ahl as Detective | Anthony Bosco as The Sun Copy Editor | David Ehrman (2) as Researcher | Tom Gambrill as Retired Detective | Art Hall as Reporter | Gina Hernandez as On-Air Reporter | Anika C. McFall as CSI Lab Tech | Stefan Niemczyk as Baltimore Police Officer | Lil Rhee as Bar Patron | Jennifer Rouse as Whiting's Secretary | David Simon as Sun Staff Member | Al Sotto as Deli Delivery Boy | Patrick Michael Strange as Reporter | Katrinka Stringfield as Homicide Secretary | Ben Solenberger as Carcetti Detail | Tommy Lee Taylor Jr. as Lester Sanders | Ted Borodaeff as Boyfriend of William Rawls | Marcus LaRon as Police Officer
Director: Clark Johnson
Songs: Lafayette Gilchrist -- Assume The Position, David Banner -- K.O., Robert Plant & Alison Krauss -- Rich Woman, The Pogues -- The Body Of An American, The Pogues -- The Broad Majestic Shannon, Joe Shannon & John McGreevy -- The Bucks Of Oranmore, Liz Carroll -- The Green Mountain, The Blind Boys Of Alabama -- Way Down In The Hole
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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