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Season 1

  • S01E01 The Target

    • June 2, 2002
    • HBO

    Baltimore detective Jimmy McNulty gets assigned to a new task force.

  • S01E02 The Detail

    • June 9, 2002
    • HBO

    McNulty feels the heat when a witness who testified against D'Angelo is killed.

  • S01E03 The Buys

    • June 16, 2002
    • HBO

    The early-morning "field interviews" by Herc, Carver and Prez result in a minor riot.

  • S01E04 Old Cases

    • June 23, 2002
    • HBO

    Greggs and McNulty try to get Hardcase to turn informant.

  • S01E05 The Pager

    • June 30, 2002
    • HBO

    McNulty's detail finally gets "clone" pagers to track Barksdale and his gang.

  • S01E06 The Wire

    • July 7, 2002
    • HBO

    McNulty and Greggs ask for a delay in a murder bust in order to preserve the wiretap.

  • S01E07 One Arrest

    • July 21, 2002
    • HBO

    Tipped off by the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust.

  • S01E08 Lessons

    • July 28, 2002
    • HBO

    An unlikely source gives McNulty the tag of Stringer Bell's car. Later, Omar earns his 'loose cannon' reputation.

  • S01E09 Game Day

    • August 4, 2002
    • HBO

    Barksdale plays an expensive game of one-upmanship with an east-side rival.

  • S01E10 The Cost

    • August 11, 2002
    • HBO

    With Wallace in custody, McNulty and Daniels must figure out what to do with him in the time before he testifies.

  • S01E11 The Hunt

    • August 18, 2002
    • HBO

    Burrell orders Daniels to hit dealers for results that will impress the media. Meanwhile, Greggs is in the ICU.

  • S01E12 Cleaning Up

    • September 1, 2002
    • HBO

    With the detail's future hanging in the balance, Daniels faces off against Burrell and his political allies.

  • S01E13 Sentencing

    • September 8, 2002
    • HBO

    Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority to crack the case.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Ebb Tide

    • June 1, 2003
    • HBO

    Det. McNulty—exiled to police-boat duty—makes a shocking discovery in the Baltimore harbor.

  • S02E02 Collateral Damage

    • June 8, 2003
    • HBO

    Major Valchek gets back at Sobotka for the church gift fiasco and a feud begins.

  • S02E03 Hot Shots

    • June 15, 2003
    • HBO

    Bunk and Freamon chase their crime scene, a container ship, to Philly.

  • S02E04 Hard Cases

    • June 22, 2003
    • HBO

    Sobotka reprimands his nephew Nick for stealing the cameras and orders him to bring the cargo back.

  • S02E05 Undertow

    • June 29, 2003
    • HBO

    Ziggy loses his prized Camaro to drug dealers who aren't buying his alibis about not paying up.

  • S02E06 All Prologue

    • July 6, 2003
    • HBO

    Trying to let go of police work and return to his marriage, McNulty gives up on identifying his Jane Doe.

  • S02E07 Backwash

    • July 13, 2003
    • HBO

    Russell tells Sobotka the investigation is over, but a computer is cloned, and when a container goes missing, the cops follow.

  • S02E08 Duck and Cover

    • July 27, 2003
    • HBO

    McNulty is back to his old self, on a drunken binge of legendary proportions.

  • S02E09 Stray Rounds

    • August 3, 2003
    • HBO

    Bodie's effort to improve sales ends disastrously, forcing Bell to rethink his strategy.

  • S02E10 Storm Warnings

    • August 10, 2003
    • HBO

    Bodie is unhappy that Proposition Joe's people are slinging on his turf.

  • S02E11 Bad Dreams

    • August 17, 2003
    • HBO

    With the clock ticking, the Detail makes a desperate move. Daniels reams out Landsman for dropping the ball.

  • S02E12 Port in a Storm

    • August 24, 2003
    • HBO

    The Detail suffers a setback, while Russell and Bunk revisit Philly to look for evidence.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Time After Time

    • September 19, 2004
    • HBO

    A wave of urban reform brings down the notorious Franklin Terrace public housing towers.

  • S03E02 All Due Respect

    • September 26, 2004
    • HBO

    Omar continues his bold strikes on Barksdale stash houses, which are now heavily guarded.

  • S03E03 Dead Soldiers

    • October 3, 2004
    • HBO

    Colvin feels the sting of Burrell and Rawls during a Comstat assessment of his district's felony numbers.

  • S03E04 Amsterdam

    • October 10, 2004
    • HBO

    West Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk at a community meeting from Major Colvin.

  • S03E05 Straight and True

    • October 17, 2004
    • HBO

    Frustrated in his reform efforts, Colvin delivers a message to the next level of corner management.

  • S03E06 Homecoming

    • October 31, 2004
    • HBO

    Stringer Bell gets an education in construction management; Bunk uses shoe-leather to catch up with Omar.

  • S03E07 Back Burners

    • November 7, 2004
    • HBO

    Herc discovers a blast from the past, which he belatedly reveals to his ex-colleagues.

  • S03E08 Moral Midgetry

    • November 14, 2004
    • HBO

    With Amsterdam running full-tilt, Carver and Truck discover there really is no honor among thieves.

  • S03E09 Slapstick

    • November 21, 2004
    • HBO

    Responding to an officer's call for help, McNulty and Prez turn down the wrong alley, with unexpected results.

  • S03E10 Reformation

    • November 28, 2004
    • HBO

    Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar.

  • S03E11 Middle Ground

    • December 12, 2004
    • HBO

    The wire begins to yield info about the Barksdale organization, though links to the top are elusive.

  • S03E12 Mission Accomplished

    • December 19, 2004
    • HBO

    A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo.

Season 4

  • S04E01 Boys of Summer

    • September 10, 2006
    • HBO

    Four boys play out their summer; Royce and Carcetti hit the campaign trail.

  • S04E02 Soft Eyes

    • September 17, 2006
    • HBO

    Pearlman is on thin ice; Marlo plays Robin Hood; Prez preps for school; Carcetti drops a bombshell on Royce.

  • S04E03 Home Rooms

    • September 24, 2006
    • HBO

    Royce takes extreme measures; the detail gets a new boss and agenda; Prez survives his first day at school.

  • S04E04 Refugees

    • October 1, 2006
    • HBO

    A major case gets a new detective; Marlo is burned in poker; Colvin and Cutty get new jobs in the school system.

  • S04E05 Alliances

    • October 8, 2006
    • HBO

    Burrell feels the heat from Royce; Marlo tries to enlist Michael; Dukie debunks Randy's 'special dead' theory.

  • S04E06 Margin of Error

    • October 15, 2006
    • HBO

    Carcetti responds to a campaign smear; Randy makes a startling revelation; Marlo proves elusive.

  • S04E07 Unto Others

    • October 29, 2006
    • HBO

    Royce and Carcetti make their peace; Prez has a good day; Greggs uses 'soft eyes' at a crime scene.

  • S04E08 Corner Boys

    • November 5, 2006
    • HBO

    Carcetti makes the rounds; Colvin uses corner logic in class; Daniels sees his stock rising.

  • S04E09 Know Your Place

    • November 12, 2006
    • HBO

    Bubbles fingers a witness for Herc; Colvin offers an incentive; Andre turns to Proposition Joe for help.

  • S04E10 Misgivings

    • November 19, 2006
    • HBO

    Burrell sends out a mandate; Kevin comes clean to Marlo; Bubbles gets payback; Chris takes care of a problem.

  • S04E11 A New Day

    • November 26, 2006
    • HBO

    Carcetti faces a dilemma; Randy gets the cold shoulder; Omar makes a power play; Freamon has a revelation.

  • S04E12 That's Got His Own

    • December 3, 2006
    • HBO

    Freamon seeks help in City Hall; Bubbles gets desperate; Michael rejects his past; Omar strikes again.

  • S04E13 Final Grades

    • December 10, 2006
    • HBO

    Namond, Randy and Dukie adjust to new realities; Michael is promoted; Omar makes Prop Joe an offer.

Season 5

  • SPECIAL 0x1 The Wire: When Bunk Met McNulty (2000)

    • December 15, 2007
    • HBO

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x2 The Wire: Young Omar (1985)

    • December 15, 2007
    • HBO

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x3 The Wire: Young Proposition Joe (1962)

    • December 15, 2007
    • HBO

    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

  • SPECIAL 0x4 The Wire: Odyssey

    • December 20, 2007
    • HBO

    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."

  • SPECIAL 0x5 The Wire: The Last Word

    • December 21, 2007
    • HBO

    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.

  • S05E01 More with Less

    • January 6, 2008
    • HBO

    Budget cuts hit the police hard; corporate downsizing frustrates the staff of a local newspaper.

  • S05E02 Unconfirmed Reports

    • January 13, 2008
    • HBO

    McNulty decides to take matters into his own hands; Marlo takes care of unfinished business.

  • S05E03 Not for Attribution

    • January 20, 2008
    • HBO

    Carcetti's police plans are leaked to the press; Marlo cleans up his cash.

  • S05E04 Transitions

    • January 27, 2008
    • HBO

    The police brass changes; McNulty and Freamon look for bodies; Prop Joe pays his last respects.

  • S05E05 React Quotes

    • February 3, 2008
    • HBO

    Marlo's new alliance gives Freamon and McNulty a fresh lead; the press turns to a breaking story.

  • S05E06 The Dickensian Aspect

    • February 10, 2008
    • HBO

    Templeton makes headlines; Bunk follows up on old leads; McNulty takes an interest in the homeless.

  • S05E07 Took

    • February 17, 2008
    • HBO

    An unexpected call puts Templeton and the paper back in the spotlight--and gets McNulty unwanted extra attention.

  • S05E08 Clarifications

    • February 24, 2008
    • HBO

    Bunk returns a McNulty favor; Carcetti is forced to make deals; Hayes asks Templeton about his sources.

  • S05E09 Late Editions

    • March 2, 2008
    • HBO

    Freamon's hard work pays off with a promising lead, though McNulty isn't in the mood to celebrate.

  • S05E10 -30-

    • March 9, 2008
    • HBO

    McNulty and Freamon face the consequences of their actions, while Carcetti tries to save face.