While Eph and Nora make contact with Zach's grandparents, Lyle threatens Justine with indictment... and turns up dead. Meanwhile, Dutch goes back to Nikki, and Eichhorst tells Eldritch about the true nature of their relationship.moreless
Eichhorst relieves his past in pre-war Germany as he prepares to feed on Dutch. While Vasily, Nora, and Eph search for their missing friend, Abraham meets Rudyard and warns him about the Lumen.moreless
Eph makes plans to take the virus to the military in Washington, but Nora insists on staying behind with Zach. Meanwhile, Kowalski asks Vasiliy and Dutch for help, and Eldritch takes Coco out for dinner.moreless
The Machine sends the team two new Numbers: Elias and Dominic. Meanwhile, Finch and Root get a clue to Sam's whereabouts, and Control tries to learn the truth about Samaritan.
Reese and Finch receive a new Number: Elias, who Dominic wants dead. Meanwhile, Root rescues Sam from Martine but Sam doesn't want to be rescued, and threatens to go public if they don't let her help save Elias.moreless
The Brotherhood goes after two children who stole drug money from them, and Reese has to team up with a DEA agent to stop them. Meanwhile, Finch turns to Elias for help.
While Dutch returns to help Eph get on the air and broadcast a warning about the vampires, Eldritch waits for the Master to bring him his payment. in the past, Abraham goes questing for the Master only to discover that he's stumbled into a trap.moreless
After several months of silence, the Machine sends a new Number to Reese and Sam... and Finch, who ignores the call. Meanwhile, Fusco gets a new partner and Elias receives an unexpected visitor.moreless
As his friends conduct an autopsy on Redfern's transformed body, Jim makes a startling confession. Meanwhile, Gus gets a new job and Ansel takes desperate measures to protect his family.
Wes tells Travis about dreams he's had involving Dr. Ryan, which turns out to be a mistake. Dr. Ryan's fiancé doesn't release information about a body found at his construction site.
Claire decides to take on one of the villains herself, but she may not be as invulnerable as she believes. Nathan and Tracy search for the truth about their origins. Maya makes a shocking discovery. Hiro and Ando look for help in the most unlikely places.moreless
Jake and Hawkins have one chance to expose the conspiracy behind the September attacks and the Cheyenne cover up to the independent Texas administration. However, getting there proves to be the most difficult part of their plan.moreless
"A lie ain't a side of a story. It's just a lie." - Terry Hanning
Baltimore's renewed police commitment brings fresh recruits to Daniels and McNulty, starting with Carver; facing a new political challenge, Carcetti is forced to make dangerous political deals. As the Pulitzer season winds down, Haynes approaches Templeton about his sources; Bunk returns a McNulty favor; little Kenard makes a big score; Dukie finds work; Fletcher continues his interview with Bubbles; Freamon presents his latest plan to a prosecutor; Sydnor uncovers the missing piece to a puzzle; and McNulty finally comes clean.
"They don't teach it in law school." - Pearlman
An unexpected call puts Templeton back in the spotlight, whilst also getting McNulty more attention than he expected; Bunk bucks at Landsman when ordered to help with the force's most recent red ball; Omar sends Marlo a message through a number of associates; Carcetti proves he's still an adept fund-raiser; Carver gift-wraps a special witness for Bunk; Bubbles shows a reporter the ropes; Freamon tries to crack a clock code; Greggs prepares for a visit from her son; Michael has a close call; Haynes can't shake his suspicions about Templeton; Assisted by the top-drawer lawyer Billy Murphy, "cash and carry" Davis makes his day in court a memorable one.
"If you have a problem with this. I understand completely." - Freamon
Mystified by Omar's disappearance, Marlo and Chris ramp up their efforts to locate their nemesis; After attending a sparsely attended waterfront ceremony, Carcetti fires away at a larger press event, and recasts himself as a champion for the homeless; Bunk revisits some old leads in the rowhouse cases, but is frustrated in his attempts to get bloodwork from the crime lab; Templeton looks for a perfect follow-up to his latest, nationally covered story, which has replaced the city's educational crisis on the paper's priority list; After the detail gets more manpower, Freamon presses McNulty to get new surveillance equipment, but the resources aren't as deep as both hoped; Pearlman discovers new clues pointing to corruption in City Hall; Marlo makes new appointments at the latest Co-Op meeting; McNulty takes a peculiar interest in a homeless man.