The Wire

Season 3 Episode 3

Dead Soldiers

6
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 03, 2004 on HBO
9.0
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"The gods will not save you." - Burrell

Colvin feels the sting of Burrell and Rawls during a Comstat assessment of his district's felony numbers; a blown wiretap forces Daniels' detail to turn to a new target; Proposition Joe cautions Stringer Bell that the police have been tapping phones. Carcetti continues to curry favor in Mayor Royce's inner circle with a scheme for jump-starting a police academy class for Burrell. Omar and crew get more than they bargained for during a stick-up of a Barksdale stash house; Colvin has a new crime-reduction plan, one that he is not telling to the bosses. Already awash in police work, Bunk is dispatched on a mission impossible. McNulty probes deeper into D'Angelo Barksdale's death. Cutty struggles to stay on the straight while a group of colleagues gather to pay tribute and provide a proper send off to a friend at an old-time Irish wake.moreless

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  • I gotta say, I'm right back to loving this show since it has moved back to the streets where it started. This very solid episode showcases once again the elements that make The Wire unique.moreless

    9.4
    Once again, The Wire offers up an episode which distills the best features of the entire show run into a compact, 58-minute package of excellent entertainment. The downtown brass are riding the district hard for a reduction in the murder rate, and the strreet-level commanders are buckling under the strain. Colvin reacts to the pressure with a bold new plan. Carcetti continues his political games, but his cheating on his wife is sure to come back to haunt him. Omar tries to take down another Barksdale stash with disastrous results, in one of the most harrowing and true-to-life gunfights ever committed to film. Exciting stuff!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

Edwina Findley

Edwina Findley

Tosha

Guest Star

Joilet Harris

Joilet Harris

Caroline Massey

Guest Star

Barnett Lloyd

Barnett Lloyd

 

Guest Star

Glynn Turman

Glynn Turman

Clarence Royce

Recurring Role

Chad L. Coleman

Chad L. Coleman

Cutty Wise

Recurring Role

Jamie Hector

Jamie Hector

Marlo Stanfield

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • According to David Simon's commentary on the DVD for this episode, the blinds in the room where the Comstat meeting is held, are open when someone is trying to bring some truth into the room. During this episode, Maj. Colvin is honest about his district's increasing crime stats and the blinds are shown to be partially open.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Greggs: How come hey know you're police when they hook up with you. And they know you're police when they move in. And they know you're police when they decide to start a family with you. And all that shit is just fine until one day it ain't no more. One day, it's 'You should have a regular job.' and 'You need to be home at five o'clock'.

    • Landsman: (to Bunk) Rawls and Foerster have crawled up my backside and they're gonna stay there until you find Dozerman's gun. Now, I would like it very much if I could unclench my ample ass cheeks, if you don't mind, and rid myself of that discomfort.

    • Bunk: (types in "Peanut" in database) 89? And that's just the ones with Westside addresses.
      Vernon: Man, you got to narrow that shit down. Find some way to work with all them "Peanuts."
      Bunk: Motherfucker, do I look like George Washington Carver?

    • (Bunk looking at pictures of D'Angelo's "suicide")
      McNulty: So, what do you think?
      Bunk: (sarcastically) I think this is a tragic motherfucking miscarriage of justice.

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