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Omar's Motives

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    BenRyan33

    [1]Jun 11, 2009
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    So, I'm almost finished with season 1 and one thing has been on my mind recently. Why did Omar decide to be a CI? Maybe I missed something when I started watching this but I was being introduced to so many new characters that I couldn't keep everyone and their roles straight. Was this explained or, if it wasn't, will it?
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    hmnut7

    [2]Jul 19, 2009
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    I don't want to spoil it anything (I just finished the whole series).

    The Barksdales people killed his boyfriend.

    I agree they do introduce a lot of new characters all the time. You really need to watch and rewatch the Wire a lot to get a full handle on what's going on, but its worth it.

    Edited on 07/22/2009 6:48am
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    BenRyan33

    [3]Jul 29, 2009
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    Thanks. I'm in the middle of season 3 right now and I forgot about that. It also seems like he is just out to do whatever helps to benefit him and Avon's crew taking a hit is good for him.
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