The Wire

Season 1 Episode 4

Old Cases

8
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 23, 2002 on HBO
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"It's a thin line 'tween heaven and here." - Bubbles

Bodie manages to slip through security and escape from lockup. Meanwhile Herc and Carver continue their renegade ways by travelling to Marlboro to find Bodie and beat him into giving up information on the case. Once they get there, Herc has a change of attitude after meeting Bodie's grandmother. Furious at being robbed of his product during the "re-up", Avon Barksdale instructs Stinkum, Wee-Bey and Stringer to double the existing reward to anyone who eliminates Omar and his crew. When Bodie returns to the pit, he explains how no jail can hold him because he's too tough. He further challenges D'Angelo's mettle by implying that D'Angelo's weak. D'Angelo responds by telling how he killed one of Avon Barksdale's ex-girlfriends after she threatened to give Avon up to the police. AFter hearing this, Bodie becomes cautiously impressed. Sgt. Landsman tells Major Rawls that despite all the screw ups, McNulty's tenacity and obsession with getting the job done usually results in closed cases and that the Major should probably cut McNulty some slack. Detective Freamon discovers D'Angelo's pager number just when Greggs and McNulty figure out a cloned pager could be the advantage they need.moreless

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Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce

Det. William "Bunk" Moreland

Wood Harris

Wood Harris

Avon Barksdale

John Doman

John Doman

Maj. William A. Rawls

Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick

Lt. Cedric Daniels

Andre Royo

Andre Royo

Bubbles

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Russell "Stringer" Bell

Michael Kevin Darnall

Michael Kevin Darnall

Brandon Wright

Guest Star

Lance Williams

Lance Williams

John Bailey

Guest Star

Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn

Det. Patrick Mahone

Guest Star

Brandon Price

Brandon Price

Anton "Stinkum" Artis

Recurring Role

Nat Benchley

Nat Benchley

Det. Augustus "Augie" Polk

Recurring Role

Peter Gerety

Peter Gerety

Judge Daniel Phelan

Recurring Role

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