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The Wire continues its magnificent rebound from the misguided departure of Season 2's dockworker storyline with this gripping episode. All of the show's best elements are showcased in this one, setting up tremendous anticipation for a dynamite season.
The detail suffers a setback. McNulty is doggedly pursuing an intuitive hunch, as usual. Stringer's slingers from the Terrace branch out into new territories, meeting little resistance- with one notable exception. The top brass hammer mercilessly away at the commanding officers for results, and the misery rolls downhill, especially after Cheese ignites a beef and bodies start turning up. Burrell makes an alliance with an ambitious and unscrupulous Councilman. Daniels and Pearlman end up sleeping together. Omar escalates his capers against Bell's stashes. Kima tires of her new parent role and makes a decision that is sure to impact her relationship. Beautiful pacing and acting in this episode, but it's The Wire- who would expect anything less?moreless