The Wire

Season 4 Episode 10


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 19, 2006 on HBO

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  • A particularly brutal and hard-hitting episode, perfectly directed by Wire veteran Ernest R. Dickerson

    "World goin' one way, people another, yo", says Poot. And so goes the theme of this episode: as the globe grows warmer, people's hearts have grown colder, and no one trusts anyone- often with good reason, as double and triple-crosses abound. There is the opportunistic Clay Davis, hedging his bets by playing Burrell and Carcetti against each other; the vicious Officer Walker, who breaks young Donut's fingers because he caused him extra paperwork; Herc, who uses Bubbles as a CI based on the promise that Herc will help him out, then leaves him in the lurch a second time; the school administrators, who insist on prioritizing test preparedness above the best interests of the students; Michael, whose affection for his little brother and resentment of his mother and her boyfriend turns deadly; and Omar, who circles Marlo like a hungry shark. Another beautifully executed entry in a standout season of a standout show.