The Wire

Season 4 Episode 11

A New Day

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 26, 2006 on HBO
9.2
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"You play in dirt, you get dirty." - McNulty

Randy has trouble with his friends at school, while Carcetti faces a huge dilemma. Meanwhile, Omar visits Proposition Joe, while Freamon reveals a secret.

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  • Plotlines converge as the season steams toward its close...

    9.4
    Nobody, but nobody does intersecting plotlines and story arcs as believably and efficiently as The Wire. Never ones to let a stray detail dangle, the writers resurrect plot threads from as far back as Season 1 and weave them efficiently into the current narrative. Carcetti is proving as good as his word at cleaning up the city and shaking up the business-as-usual mindset. Herc's fate is on the line as a result of his roughing up a civilian, but the political stakes are so high that various factions are playing "hot potato" with him. Bubbles' troubles continue. Randy's reputation as a snitch has placed him in danger. Prez tries to protect him from the streets- and the police. Michael makes a fateful decision to stand with Randy, placing him in jeopardy also. The boys rough up Officer Walker to teach him a lesson- but the payback can't be far off. Omar sets up a plan to make a major move on marlo's operation. Freamon gets the go-ahead from Daniels to inititate another Major Crimes Task Force. Bunk finally catches a break in the Lex murder case. Beautifully done episode.moreless
Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen

Councilman Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti

Andre Royo

Andre Royo

Bubbles

Clarke Peters

Clarke Peters

Det. Lester Freamon

Deirdre Lovejoy

Deirdre Lovejoy

Asst. States Attorney Rhonda Pearlman

Domenick Lombardozzi

Domenick Lombardozzi

Sgt, Thomas R. "Herc" Hauk

Dominic West

Dominic West

Off. James "Jimmy" McNulty

Marlyne Afflack

Marlyne Afflack

Nerese Campbell

Guest Star

Jeffrey Lorenzo

Jeffrey Lorenzo

Karim Williams

Guest Star

Jonnie Brown

Jonnie Brown

Officer Eddie Walker

Guest Star

Al Brown (I)

Al Brown (I)

Stan Valchek

Recurring Role

Anwan Glover

Anwan Glover

Slim Charles

Recurring Role

Delaney Williams

Delaney Williams

Sgt. Jay Landsman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The diamond ring Michael steals from Officer Walker has changed hands four times this season; firstly Marlo took the ring from Old Face Andre, then Omar stole the ring from Marlo at the poker game. Thirdly, Officer Walker stole the ring from Omar, and lastly, Michael stole the ring from Officer Walker.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Omar: I need you to resist your natural inclination to do anything twisted up in this here play. You feel me?

    • Omar: Now Joe, you been so busy being devious, you done messed around and got yourself caught up in a web.

    • Bunk: The Bunk is strictly a suit-and-tie motherfucker.

    • Daniels: Detective Freamon, you have carte blanche in picking your squad. In fact, you can pick your supervisor, for all I care. Motherfucker, as far as I'm concerned, you are the Major Crimes Unit. It's morning in Baltimore, Lester. Wake up and smell the coffee.

    • (after making a deal with Omar)
      Proposition Joe: Omar on the one side holding a spade. And maybe Marlo to the other holding a shovel. And just at this moment... I managed to crawl out my own damn grave. No way do I crawl back in.

    • Norman Wilson: A wise man does not burn his bridges until he first knows he can part the waters.

    • Bunk: Lester do love listening to other people's phone calls, don't you? A bit of a pervert that way.

    • (about Colonel Daniels possibly being the next Commissioner)
      Valchek: Any cocksucker that goes from Lieutenant to full bird, in little more than a year is getting groomed.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: "What You Lookin' At" by Black Toast Music; "Carta Del Hijo Preso" by K'Luba; "Come and Get These Memories" by Martha and The Vandellas; "Land Downunder" by Men At Work; "Comin' From Where I'm From" by Anthony Hamilton; "Music Maker" by Opus1; "Pocky Way" by The Meters; "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It" by Dem Franchize Boys

    • Although credited, Glynn Turman and Chad L. Coleman do not appear in this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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