The Wire

Season 4 Episode 8

Corner Boys

6
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 05, 2006 on HBO
9.1
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"We got our thing, but it's just part of the big thing." - Zenobia

Prez wants to teach off curriculum. Carcetti visits the Homicide Department and goes on ride-a-longs for drug busts. Colvin and Dr. Parneti's class discuss the Corner Boy rules. Bunk convinces Holley to take another look at the Old Face Andre/Omar Little case. Herc and Dozerman begin shaking down Marlo and his crew as they try to have their surveillance camera returned. Chris Partlow and Snoop look to send the New York crew a message. Marlo asks Proposition Joe to look into Herc. Michael's father comes home, while Namond recruits a lieutenant.moreless

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  • You gotta love the way this series takes its time developing the intricate plots and character interplay that are its hallmark. Another excellent episode.

    9.0
    As the season continues to develop, we gain more insight into the heartbreaking lives of the school children at the heart of the storyline. Prez continues to try hard to reach his middle school class, now with some success. Colvin's special class starts to become engaged when he changes tactics. Delonda continues to pressure Namond to succeed in the drug game, so he hires a subordinate to oversee his stash. And Michael's mother continues to endanger him and his little brother Bug through her drug-addled decisions. Meanwhile, Herc sweats Marlo to find out the location of his video camera, causing Marlo to seek help from Proposition Joe. And Bunk makes a breakthrough that could help free Omar on the bogus charge. I see why everyone is hailing this as possibly the best season of The Wire yet. The story has everything- heartbreaking pathos, heroes, villains... a classic episode in what is shaping up to be a classic season.moreless
Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen

Thomas Carcetti (Episodes 26-)

Clarke Peters

Clarke Peters

Lester Freamon (Episodes 14-, recurring previously)

Deirdre Lovejoy

Deirdre Lovejoy

Asst States Attorney Rhonda Pearlman

Domenick Lombardozzi

Domenick Lombardozzi

Herc Hauk (Episodes 26-, recurring previously)

Dominic West

Dominic West

Jimmy McNulty

Frankie Faison

Frankie Faison

Ervin Burrell

Cyrus Farmer

Cyrus Farmer

Bug's Father

Guest Star

Reg E. Cathey

Reg E. Cathey

Norman Wilson

Guest Star

Shamika Cotton

Shamika Cotton

Michael's Mother

Guest Star

Anwan Glover

Anwan Glover

Slim Charles

Recurring Role

Benjamin Busch

Benjamin Busch

Anthony Colicchio

Recurring Role

Brian Anthony Wilson

Brian Anthony Wilson

Vernon Holley

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The "police wake" for Col. Raymond Foerster seen in this episode followed the real-life death of the actor Richard DeAngelis. This is the second time in the series this has been done, the first being in "Dead Soldiers," with the real-life death of Robert F. Colesberry who played Ray Cole.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Snoop: Let's pray. Here we lay two New York boys who came too far down South for their own fuckin' good. Fuckin' Yankee pride havin' muthafuckas.

    • Norman Wilson: Did you hear that naked ass appeal to racial solidarity? I'd like to kick his pale entitled ass.

    • Marlo (to Herc): But you know cameras. Kinda like pigeons in the storm. You know what I'm saying? Sometimes they come back, sometimes... but I'll keep an ear out on it.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: "Get It Done" and "Hard Time" by Black Toast Music; "Body of An American" by The Pogues; "Thumparella" by Funkadelic; "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" by Outkast; "Won't Love You Back" by Paula Campbell; "Soldierz Story" by Tyree Colion & Darkroom Productions; "Where's The Love" by Angela Johnson; "Another Moon" by Black Toast Jazz

    • Although credited, Seth Gilliam, Andre Royo, Glynn Turman, Chad L. Coleman, J.D. Williams, Michael K. Williams and Corey Parker Robinson do not appear in this episode.

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