The Wire

Season 3 Episode 7

Back Burners

5
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2004 on HBO
9.1
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"Conscience do cost." - Butchie

Herc discovers a blast from his past which he later reveals to his colleagues. Daniels becomes enraged when he finds out that why his detail was reassigned. Stringer Bell finds out from old girlfriend Donette that Brianna might contact McNulty about details into her son D'Angelo's death. Greggs and Cheryl are forced to confront their relationship. Colvin is forced to explain Amsterdam to members of Daniel's detail after an incident occurs in the area. Freamon finds a way to use a cell phone to find out more about Barksdale's corporation.moreless

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  • Not a very compelling episode, unless you're a die-hard fan-but I am, so I found lots to like.

    9.3
    Slowly, methodically- that's how this series builds a story; kinda like a police case. All of the characters and subplots matter, and they are pieced together with the utmost care to build a coherent whole; it's like nothing else on television. Take this episode: the burner phones, a seemingly minor storyline, are taking center stage as the way the resourceful detail plans to get inside the dealers' operation; Dee's murder is coming back to haunt Stringer; the Hamsterdam plot has been fleshed out into a realistic and poignant social commentary; Carcetti is starting to figure prominently into the story. The Wire is storytelling of the highest caliber; I'm willing to wait while they spin the story in their own way- it's worth the wait...moreless
Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce

Bunk Moreland

Wood Harris

Wood Harris

Avon Barksdale

John Doman

John Doman

Bill Rawls

Robert Wisdom

Robert Wisdom

Bunny Colvin (Episodes 26-, recurring previously)

Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick

Cedric Daniels

Deirdre Lovejoy

Deirdre Lovejoy

Ronnie Pearlman

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