The Wire

Season 5 Episode 8


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 24, 2008 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • When Alma tells Gus about Omar's shooting, she describes him as a 34-year-old male, but the tag on his body bag at the end of the episode lists his D.O.B. as 8/15/1960, which would make him 47 at the time of this episode.

    • During the crime scene investigation of Omar's murder, Crutchfield says to Bunk "You should've let me give him the years, he would've been better off!"
      This is referring to an incident during season four when Chris attempted to frame Omar for shooting a delivery lady in Old Face Andre's store. Crutchfield was investigating and could have gotten a conviction except Bunk stepped in and pleaded with him not to.

    • On the way to Quantico, McNulty tells Greggs that Bunk once said "I'm no good for people, everyone around me," which is a reference to the end of the season one episode "Lessons."

    • The rapper Jim Jones, of The Diplomats, can be seen standing outside a corner store holding a large soda next to Chris and Snoop as they re being tailed by police from the Western District.

    • Bubbles' full name is finally revealed in this episode as Reginald Cousins.

  • Quotes

    • McNulty: You miss what you had though?
      Kima: I still got too much dog in me to be settled like that.

    • Omar: You workin' a Stanfield corner, which means you workin' for a straight up punk! Ya' feel me? I'm out here in these streets every day, me and my lonesome, and where he at? Huh? A'yo, ya'll put it in his ear, Marlo Stanfield is not a man for this town, ya' digg?

    • Rawls: Bad news gentlemen, as we're actually gonna have to catch this motherfucker. Good news is that our Mayor finally needs a police department more than he needs a school system.

    • Rawls: I mean, I'm all for a little kinky shit every now and then, but chewin' on a homeless fella'?

  • Notes

    • Music: "Stay" by Lady D; "Every Booty (Get On Down)" by Parliament; "Let This As Nothing Happened" by Choi Suk Jun; "You'll Never Find A Love Like Mine" by Lou Rawls; "A Bay Bay" by Hurricane Chris; "I'm Lookin' Over A Four Leaf Clover" by Coleman Hawkins

    • Although credited, Deirdre Lovejoy, Andre Royo, Domenick Lombardozzi and Michael Kostroff do not appear in this episode.

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