The Wire (2002–2008)
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Due to the camera at Orlando's, the detail gather enough information to arrest Avon and many of his people, but, with Wallace dead, they are unable to bring charges against Stringer, who's ... See full summary »

Director:

Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)

Writers:

David Simon (created by), David Simon | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
John Doman ... Maj. William A. Rawls
Idris Elba ... Russell 'Stringer' Bell
Frankie Faison ... Dep. Comm. for Operations Ervin H. Burrell (as Frankie R. Faison)
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Wood Harris ... Avon Barksdale
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Lance Reddick ... Lt. Cedric Daniels
Andre Royo ... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
Peter Gerety ... Judge Daniel Phelan
Seth Gilliam ... Det. Ellis Carver
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Johnny Weeks
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Storyline

Due to the camera at Orlando's, the detail gather enough information to arrest Avon and many of his people, but, with Wallace dead, they are unable to bring charges against Stringer, who's left on the street. However, disgusted that Avon and Stringer had Wallace killed, D'Angelo flips on the entire organization, giving the detail more information than they could have ever hoped for. As Daniels figures out who the snitch is in the unit, Herc is shocked when he is passed over for promotion in favor of Carver, who scored lower on the sergeant's exam. In Philadelphia, Wee-Bey is arrested and gladly admits to murder after murder. Finally figuring out why Avon has been buying vacant properties in the city, Daniels, McNulty, Freamon and Pearlman take their evidence of political involvement to the FBI. Meanwhile, D'Angelo's mother, Brianna (Michael Hyatt), attempts to convince him to stand with the family. Written by Bertaut

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the only episode to use the "written by" credit, all other episodes use the teleplay and story credits. See more »

Quotes

D'Angelo Barksdale: I want what Wallace wanted. I want to start over. That's what I want. I don't care where. Anywhere. I don't give a fuck. I just want to go somewhere where I can breathe like regular folk. You give me that and I give you him.
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Features Solitaire (1981) See more »

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Step by Step
Composed and Performed by Jesse Winchester
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Pretty rewarding first season...
16 June 2011 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

This finale of The Wire tied up many plot points, but it's pretty difficult to review the finale without reviewing the entire first season. so...

The Wire's first season was pretty great. I am not sure if I am in love with the show. There weren't many instances where I was in awe or amazement with it, but the season was successful. The dialogue is pretty outstanding, and it all seems raw, natural, and realistic. There are not any noticeable plot contrivances, but of course this means that the season has to be grounded in realism, which is great but it makes us know that there are certain levels that the show will not want to go through. The performances are all great, and I feel as if I do know many of the characters now (and there are a lot).

The show did hit a lot of pretty deep spots and made me try and analyze it all. The first season is great in that ability, but I wouldn't say it is highly entertaining. I wouldn't call it slow either, because the editing is pretty fast and it allows for a high-energy ride, but you really have to be in it. I'll admit, I wasn't in on the ride for every episode or for every plot, but it's enough for me to definitely watch the second season.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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