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Season 1

1 :01x01 - The Target

Jun/02/2002
During the trial of D'Angelo Barksdale, a mid-level dealer accused of murder, the prosecution's star witness takes back her testimony, resulting in a not guilty verdict. After the trial, Detective James "Jimmy" McNulty explains to Judge Phelan how he suspects the Barksdale crew for a slew of related murders. The judge soon contacts McNulty's superiors about this and McNulty is taken to task for his indiscretion. Meanwhile, D'Angelo is free to return to work, but he soon discovers that he's been demoted.
Guest Stars: J.D. Williams as Bodie | Leo Fitzpatrick as Johnny | Richard DeAngelis as Maj. Raymond Foerster | Doug Olear as FBI Spec. Agent Terrence 'Fitz' Fitzhugh | Clayton LeBouef as Wendell 'Orlando' Blocker | Hassan Johnson as Wee-Bey Brice | Larry E. Hull as William Gant | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Michael Kostroff as Maurice 'Maury' Levy | Melanie Nicholls-King as Cheryl | Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | Wendy Grantham as Shardene Innes |
Co-Guest Stars: Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan | Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk |
Uncredited: Ron A. Williams as Addict
Director: Clark Johnson
Songs: Jay Z -- Izzo, Grace Jones -- Pull Up to the Bumper, Bill Withers -- Use Me

2 :01x02 - The Detail

Jun/09/2002
Carver, Herc and Pryzblewski abuse their authority in the Terrace. Meanwhile, D'Angelo gets an earful from his uncle Avon after his talk with police.
Guest Stars: Nat Benchley as Det. Augustus 'Augie' Polk | Brandon Price (1) as Anton 'Stinkum' Artis | Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr | Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Tom Quinn as Det. Patrick 'Pat' Mahone | Chris Clanton as Savino | Shamyl Brown as Donette | Maria Broom as Marla Daniels | Richard DeAngelis as Maj. Raymond Foerster | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace | Hassan Johnson as Wee-Bey Brice | Michael Kostroff as Maury Levy | Erik Todd Dellums as Dr. Randall Frazier | Robert Colesberry as Det. Ray Cole |
Co-Guest Stars: Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Syndor | J.D. Williams as Bodie | Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski | Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver |
Uncredited: Rodney J. Hobbs as Police Officer
Director: Clark Johnson

3 :01x03 - The Buys

Jun/16/2002
Bubbles ends up giving Sydnor fashion tips to help him go undercover and score drugs in the projects. The detectives inquiries end up causing a riot and leave a young boy without an eye. D'Angelo decides to teach Bodie and Wallace how to play chess. Greggs reveals something personal to McNulty. Daniels sends his crew on an ill-advised raid in The Towers.
Guest Stars: Nat Benchley as Det. Augustus 'Augie' Polk | Al Brown as Maj. Stanislaus 'Stan' Valchek | Michael K. Williams as Omar Little | Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | Michael Kevin Darnall as Brandon Wright | Wendy Grantham as Shardene Innes | Doug Olear as FBI Spec. Agent Terrence 'Fitz' Fitzhugh | Tom Quinn as Det. Patrick 'Pat' Mahone | Tony D. Head as Maj. Bobby Reed | Lance Williams as Bailey | Richard DeAngelis as Col. Raymond Forester | Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr | Hassan Johnson as Wee-Bey Brice | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace | Brandon Price (1) as Anton 'Stinkum' Artis | Michael Salconi as Michael Santangelo | Delaney Williams as Jay Landsman |
Co-Guest Stars: Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | J.D. Williams as Bodie | Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Sydnor | Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
Director: Peter Medak
Songs: Lucinda Williams -- 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

4 :01x04 - Old Cases

Jun/23/2002
Greggs and McNulty desperately try to get Hardcase to turn informant as the arraignment begins for those caught in the raid. Barksdale places a bounty on gang rival, Omar. Meanwhile, McNulty takes Bubbles on a little cultural field trip and Herc and Carver try to track down a now missing Bodie.
Guest Stars: Callie Thorne as Elena McNulty | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Michael K. Williams as Omar Little | Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski | Hassan Johnson as Wee-Bey Brice | Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr | Antonio Cordova as Michael McNulty | Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace | Michael Kevin Darnall as Brandon Wright | Melanie Nicholls-King as Cheryl | Brandon Price (1) as Anton 'Stinkum' Artis | Tom Quinn as Det. Patrick 'Pat' Mahone |
Co-Guest Stars: Nat Benchley as Det. Augustus 'Augie' Polk | Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan | Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Sydnor | Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | J.D. Williams as Bodie |
Uncredited: Kim Tuvin as District Judge
Director: Clement Virgo
Songs: Nina Simone -- Sugar in My Bowl

5 :01x05 - The Pager

Jun/30/2002
Carver and Herc end up taking Bodie back into custody. Omar notices that his crew is beginning to disappear, one by one, and thinks he knows who is involved. McNulty and Greggs must seek legal approval to get a "clone" of D'Angelo's pager so they can crack the codes on it. Bell begins instructing D'Angelo about training lookouts.
Guest Stars: Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski | Hassan Johnson as Wee-Bey Brice | Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr | Michael K. Williams as Omar Little | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Brandon Price (1) as Anton 'Stinkum' Artis | Aaron Michael Lacey as Waiter | David J. Smolar as Piano Player in Restaurant | Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan | Wendy Grantham as Shardene Innes | Leo Fitzpatrick as Johnny | Clayton LeBouef as Wendell 'Orlando' Blocker | Shamyl Brown as Donette | Nat Benchley as Det. Augustus 'Augie' Polk | Angel M. Wainwright as Tywanda |
Co-Guest Stars: J.D. Williams as Bodie | Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver
Director: Peter Medak

6 :01x06 - The Wire

Jul/07/2002
Brandon's body is discovered in a lot next door Poot and Wallace's house. Wallace gets worried whenAvon rewards him and D'Angelo with some extra money for getting rid of Brandon. Omar, in the meantime, decides to turn state's witness after Brandon's death. Meanwhile, Rawls is once again furious with McNulty for some arrest warrants.
Guest Stars: Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Michael K. Williams as Omar Little | Brian Anthony Wilson as Det. Vernon Holley | Eric G. Ryan as Sean McNulty | Gil Deeble as Hucklebuck | Antonio Cordova as Michael McNulty | Michael Kostroff as Maurice 'Maury' Levy | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace | Wendy Grantham as Shardene Innes | Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | Leo Fitzpatrick as Johnny | Richard DeAngelis as Maj. Raymond Foerster | Michael Kevin Darnall as Brandon Wright | Robert Colesberry as Det. Ray Cole | Nat Benchley as Det. Augustus 'Augie' Polk |
Co-Guest Stars: Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Sydnor
Director: Ed Bianchi

7 :01x07 - One Arrest

Jul/21/2002
After listening in on the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust, but the incident makes Avon and Stringer very suspicious and they decide it's time to stop dealing in the Pit. Meanwhile, Bunk and McNulty look for another witness in the Gant slaying and hunt a suspect known as "Mr. Bird."
Guest Stars: Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | Fredro Starr as Bird Hilton | Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Michael K. Williams as Omar Little | J.D. Williams as Bodie | Christopher H. Myers (1) as Courtroom Convict | Robin Skye as Unknown | Brandon Price (1) as Anton 'Stinkum' Artis | Lizan Mitchell as Shooting Witness | Clayton LeBouef as Wendell 'Orlando' Blocker | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace | Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan | Leo Fitzpatrick as Johnny | Steve Earle as Waylon | Maria Broom as Marla Daniels | Donnell Rawlings as Damien Lavelle 'Day-Day' Price |
Co-Guest Stars: Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski | Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Sydnor
Director: Joe Chappelle

8 :01x08 - Lessons

Jul/28/2002
McNulty decides to play a game with his sons that yields Stringer's license plate number. Greggs and Carver are more than thrilled when the arrest a congressional aide who has some dirty cash on him, but they are quickly told to release him. Omar gets himself into a very violent street encounter with members of the Barksdale crew.
Guest Stars: Donnell Rawlings as Damien Lavelle 'Day-Day' Price | Eric G. Ryan as Sean McNulty | Michael K. Williams as Omar Little | Karen Kirschenbauer as Hostess | Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr | Hassan Johnson as Wee-Bey Brice | Brandon Price (1) as Anton 'Stinkum' Artis | Clayton LeBouef as Wendell 'Orlando' Blocker | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace | Maria Broom as Marla Daniels | Wendy Grantham as Shardene Innes | Chris Clanton as Savino | Antonio Cordova as Michael McNulty |
Co-Guest Stars: Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski | Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan | Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Sydnor
Director: Gloria Muzio

9 :01x09 - Game Day

Aug/04/2002
Avon tries his best to stay one step ahead of a crosstown rival, but it ends up costing him. Herc and Carver end up lightening Wee-Bey's wallet. Freamon, Prez and Sydnor finally trace Barksdale's business interests. Omar makes his presence known again.
Guest Stars: Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | Michael K. Williams as Omar Little | Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr | Hassan Johnson as Wee-Bey Brice | Robert F. Chew as Proposition Joe Stewart | Clayton LeBouef as Wendell 'Orlando' Blocker | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace | Leo Fitzpatrick as Johnny | Steve Earle as Waylon | Chris Clanton as Savino | Jefferson Breland as Unknown | Wendy Grantham as Shardene Innes |
Co-Guest Stars: Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski | J.D. Williams as Bodie | Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Sydnor |
Uncredited: Benjamin Benitez as Jimmy

10 :01x10 - The Cost

Aug/11/2002
Now that the police have Wallace in their custody , McNulty, Daniels, and Pearlman have to figure out just what they must do with him during the months before he is slated to testify. Sydnor and Carver end up finally tracking down one of Barksdale's stash houses. McNulty's estranged wife takes desperate measures and he ends up getting Pearlman involved, who is not pleased about what she has to do and neither is Elena.
Guest Stars: Melanie Nicholls-King as Cheryl | M. Neko Parham as State Police Undercover Troy Wiggins | Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | Callie Thorne as Elena McNulty | Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Michael K. Williams as Omar Little | Christopher Glenn Wilson (1) as DEA Agent | Edward T. Norris (1) as Det. Ed Norris | Clayton LeBouef as Wendell 'Orlando' Blocker | Aaron Michael Lacey as Maryland State Trooper | Michael Kostroff as Maurice 'Maury' Levy | Barry Bradford as Unknown | Shamyl Brown as Donette | Robert F. Chew as Proposition Joe Stewart | Chris Clanton as Savino | Richard DeAngelis as Maj. Raymond Foerster | Steve Earle as Waylon | Wendy Grantham as Shardene Innes | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace |
Co-Guest Stars: Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski | Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Sydnor | Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan
Director: Brad Anderson

11 :01x11 - The Hunt

Aug/18/2002
After the detail's scheduled drug bust goes wrong, Greggs winds up in intensive care and McNulty blames himself for what happened. The police step up the hunt for Savino, Wee-Bey and Little Man after the shooting. Burrell forces Daniels to produce results that the press will love and will give department some good coverage they desperately need.
Guest Stars: Dick Stilwell as Unknown | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Brian Anthony Wilson as Det. Vernon Holley | Christopher Glenn Wilson (1) as DEA Agent | Edward T. Norris (1) as Det. Ed Norris | Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr | Hassan Johnson as Wee-Bey Brice | Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | Susan Rome as State's Attorney Ilene Nathan | Melanie Nicholls-King as Cheryl | Chris Clanton as Savino | Richard DeAngelis as Maj. Raymond Foerster | James E. Ash as Uniform Officer | Tony D. Head as Maj. Bobby Reed | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace | Michael Kostroff as Maurice 'Maury' Levy | Clayton LeBouef as Wendell 'Orlando' Blocker |
Co-Guest Stars: Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski | J.D. Williams as Bodie | Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Sydnor | Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan
Director: Steve Shill

12 :01x12 - Cleaning Up

Sep/01/2002
Since the tapped pay phones are on the blink, McNulty and Daniels have to try to listen in by wiring Barksdale's back office at his club. Although the detail does not know it, Wallace goes back to the projects.
Guest Stars: Douglas Roberts as Unknown | Giselle Watts as Unknown | Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis | Ingrid Cornell as Nakeesha Lyles | Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr | Michael Kostroff as Maurice 'Maury' Levy | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace | Michael Hyatt as Brianna Barksdale | Tony D. Head as Maj. Bobby Reed | Wendy Grantham as Shardene Innes | Joe Gerrety as State Trooper | Jarvis W. George as Ronnie Mo | LaTonya Borsay (1) as Unknown |
Co-Guest Stars: Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk | Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski | J.D. Williams as Bodie | Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Sydnor
Director: Clement Virgo

13 :01x13 - Sentencing

Sep/08/2002
McNulty, Bunk and Pearlman head to New Jersey to interview D'Angelo. In hopes they can continue the case, Daniels and McNulty have to turn to a higher authority. Brianna Barksdale joins her brother in their new headquarters. Freamon and Bunk finally end up tracing a crucial phone call to their case.
Guest Stars: Michael Salconi as Det. Michael Santangelo | Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman | Michael K. Williams as Omar Little | Edward T. Norris (1) as Det. Ed Norris | Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr | J.D. Williams as Bodie | Hassan Johnson as Wee-Bey Brice | Benay Berger as Amanda Reese | Stephen F. Schmidt (2) as Unknown | Curtis Montez as Unknown | Eric G. Ryan as Sean McNulty | Doug Olear as FBI Spec. Agent Terrence 'Fitz' Fitzhugh | Maria Broom as Marla Daniels | Leo Fitzpatrick as Johnny | Jarvis W. George as Ronnie Mo | Wendy Grantham as Shardene Innes | Toni Lewis as F.B.I. Agent (Uncredited) | Melanie Nicholls-King as Cheryl | Michael Hyatt as Brianna Barksdale | Michael Kostroff as Maurice 'Maury' Levy | Michael B. Jordan as Wallace |
Co-Guest Stars: Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski | Peter Gerety as Judge Daniel Phelan | Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon | Seth Gilliam as Det. Ellis Carver | Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk |
Uncredited: Terrence Currier as Roy Brown
Songs: Jesse Winchester -- Step by Step
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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