Baltimore detective Jimmy McNulty gets assigned to a new task force.
McNulty feels the heat when a witness who testified against D'Angelo is killed.
The early-morning "field interviews" by Herc, Carver and Prez result in a minor riot.
Greggs and McNulty try to get Hardcase to turn informant.
McNulty's detail finally gets "clone" pagers to track Barksdale and his gang.
McNulty and Greggs ask for a delay in a murder bust in order to preserve the wiretap.
Tipped off by the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust.
An unlikely source gives McNulty the tag of Stringer Bell's car. Later, Omar earns his 'loose cannon' reputation.
Barksdale plays an expensive game of one-upmanship with an east-side rival.
With Wallace in custody, McNulty and Daniels must figure out what to do with him in the time before he testifies.
Burrell orders Daniels to hit dealers for results that will impress the media. Meanwhile, Greggs is in the ICU.
With the detail's future hanging in the balance, Daniels faces off against Burrell and his political allies.
Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority to crack the case.
Det. McNulty—exiled to police-boat duty—makes a shocking discovery in the Baltimore harbor.
Major Valchek gets back at Sobotka for the church gift fiasco and a feud begins.
Bunk and Freamon chase their crime scene, a container ship, to Philly.
Sobotka reprimands his nephew Nick for stealing the cameras and orders him to bring the cargo back.
Ziggy loses his prized Camaro to drug dealers who aren't buying his alibis about not paying up.
Trying to let go of police work and return to his marriage, McNulty gives up on identifying his Jane Doe.
Russell tells Sobotka the investigation is over, but a computer is cloned, and when a container goes missing, the cops follow.
McNulty is back to his old self, on a drunken binge of legendary proportions.
Bodie's effort to improve sales ends disastrously, forcing Bell to rethink his strategy.
Bodie is unhappy that Proposition Joe's people are slinging on his turf.
With the clock ticking, the Detail makes a desperate move. Daniels reams out Landsman for dropping the ball.
The Detail suffers a setback, while Russell and Bunk revisit Philly to look for evidence.
A wave of urban reform brings down the notorious Franklin Terrace public housing towers.
Omar continues his bold strikes on Barksdale stash houses, which are now heavily guarded.
Colvin feels the sting of Burrell and Rawls during a Comstat assessment of his district's felony numbers.
West Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk at a community meeting from Major Colvin.
Frustrated in his reform efforts, Colvin delivers a message to the next level of corner management.
Stringer Bell gets an education in construction management; Bunk uses shoe-leather to catch up with Omar.
Herc discovers a blast from the past, which he belatedly reveals to his ex-colleagues.
With Amsterdam running full-tilt, Carver and Truck discover there really is no honor among thieves.
Responding to an officer's call for help, McNulty and Prez turn down the wrong alley, with unexpected results.
Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar.
The wire begins to yield info about the Barksdale organization, though links to the top are elusive.
A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo.
Four boys play out their summer; Royce and Carcetti hit the campaign trail.
Pearlman is on thin ice; Marlo plays Robin Hood; Prez preps for school; Carcetti drops a bombshell on Royce.
Royce takes extreme measures; the detail gets a new boss and agenda; Prez survives his first day at school.
A major case gets a new detective; Marlo is burned in poker; Colvin and Cutty get new jobs in the school system.
Burrell feels the heat from Royce; Marlo tries to enlist Michael; Dukie debunks Randy's 'special dead' theory.
Carcetti responds to a campaign smear; Randy makes a startling revelation; Marlo proves elusive.
Royce and Carcetti make their peace; Prez has a good day; Greggs uses 'soft eyes' at a crime scene.
Carcetti makes the rounds; Colvin uses corner logic in class; Daniels sees his stock rising.
Bubbles fingers a witness for Herc; Colvin offers an incentive; Andre turns to Proposition Joe for help.
Burrell sends out a mandate; Kevin comes clean to Marlo; Bubbles gets payback; Chris takes care of a problem.
Carcetti faces a dilemma; Randy gets the cold shoulder; Omar makes a power play; Freamon has a revelation.
Freamon seeks help in City Hall; Bubbles gets desperate; Michael rejects his past; Omar strikes again.
Namond, Randy and Dukie adjust to new realities; Michael is promoted; Omar makes Prop Joe an offer.
One of three short prequel films shot during production of the Wire's fifth season and offered via HBO On Demand. McNulty shows up for his first day as Bunk's partner.
One of three short prequel films shot during production of the Wire's fifth season and offered via HBO On Demand. Omar's first stick-up.
One of three short prequel films shot during production of the Wire's fifth season and offered via HBO On Demand. An elementary school-aged Prop Joe shows his entrepreneurial tendencies
Creator David Simon and members of the cast take you on a retrospective journey through the streets of Baltimore, and the first four seasons of "The Wire."
The role of the media is explored in this special that focuses on the upcoming fifth season of HBO's acclaimed drama series The Wire.
Budget cuts hit the police hard; corporate downsizing frustrates the staff of a local newspaper.
McNulty decides to take matters into his own hands; Marlo takes care of unfinished business.
Carcetti's police plans are leaked to the press; Marlo cleans up his cash.
The police brass changes; McNulty and Freamon look for bodies; Prop Joe pays his last respects.
Marlo's new alliance gives Freamon and McNulty a fresh lead; the press turns to a breaking story.
Templeton makes headlines; Bunk follows up on old leads; McNulty takes an interest in the homeless.
An unexpected call puts Templeton and the paper back in the spotlight--and gets McNulty unwanted extra attention.
Bunk returns a McNulty favor; Carcetti is forced to make deals; Hayes asks Templeton about his sources.
Freamon's hard work pays off with a promising lead, though McNulty isn't in the mood to celebrate.
McNulty and Freamon face the consequences of their actions, while Carcetti tries to save face.
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