This episode. What can I even say? I mean when it comes to penultimate episodes The Wire just hits the ball out of the damn court. Now because I am in fact speechless about the episode overall I will take a moment to adress just one thing and that one thing is the scene between Bell and Avon on the balcony.
They're standing there reminiscing and talking about the good ol' day, sharing memories. What made that scene so damn beautiful was the fact that each one knew that this was their goodbye. They were both trying to indirectly say goodbye to the other and somehow at the end I think both sort of realized that very thing. It just made it all so beautiful, the mystery behind it all. I also like how in order to make sense of all the bullshit both of them, alike as they are even "brothers" if you will, both used the phrase "it's all just business". I mean if you really break that down and think about it, it's not, but that's what they need to tell themselves to live with what they're about to do to one another and that's why that scene just left me awestruck.
Oh and don't get me started on Omar and Brother Mouzone teaming up, that shit made me squeal like a school girl. Best duo ever.