The Wire

Season 4 Episode 8

Corner Boys

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 05, 2006 on HBO

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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.

    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.