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Avon, Stringer and Wee-Bey discuss how best to deal with Omar after the attempted hit on Avon, deciding to let him think they want peace, whilst secretly planning to kill him. As such, Omar... See full summary »

Director:

Brad Anderson

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
John Doman ... Maj. William A. Rawls (credit only)
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
Callie Thorne ... Elena McNulty
Seth Gilliam ... Det. Ellis Carver
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (credit only)
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Storyline

Avon, Stringer and Wee-Bey discuss how best to deal with Omar after the attempted hit on Avon, deciding to let him think they want peace, whilst secretly planning to kill him. As such, Omar and Stringer meet for a parley, with security provided by Prop Joe. Meanwhile, Stringer insists on decreasing Avon's visibility in light of the detail's attempt to follow him after the basketball game. An irritable Phelan signs an affidavit for the new phone being used by the pit crew, and Pearlman tells McNulty that he is not up for automatic re-election, possibly because of the feathers he has ruffled due to his involvement with the Barksdale case. D'Angelo tries to understand why Shardene has left him, and after being clean for three days, Bubbles gets some advice from Waylon, before turning to Greggs for support. Meanwhile, McNulty attempts to flip Wallace, and the detail identifies Barksdale's main stash house. However, when Orlando's attempt to purchase weight gets him a lot more than he ... Written by Bertaut

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Although credited, John Doman and Domenick Lombardozzi do not appear in this episode. See more »

Quotes

Proposition Joe: He said y'all would be paying my fee rather than his own, so...
Stringer Bell: Your fee?
Proposition Joe: I'm doing like one of them marriage counselors. Charge by the hour to tell some fool he need to bring some flowers home. And charge another hour telling the bitch she oughta suck some cock every little once in a while. You know, keep a marriage strong like that.
[Omar arrives]
Proposition Joe: Speaking of cocksuckers...
Proposition Joe: [to Omar] Don't believe we met. Proposition Joe. You ever steal from me, I'll kill your whole family.
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Connections

References A River Runs Through It (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Power Of The Dollar
(uncredited)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
[Plays on Orlando's car radio as he drives]
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