The Wire

Season 1 Episode 7

One Arrest

6
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 21, 2002 on HBO
9.2
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"A man must have a code." - Bunk

Greggs, Herc, Carver, and Syndor grab the runner who is holding the re-up stash for the pit. Now that the cops have the stash, a furious Avon begins to question D'Angelo about a possible snitch in the pit. D'Angelo says it can't be possible and he knows nothing of a snitch. Stringer tells D'Angelo and his crew they are to now use pay phones a block away and to not use the same phone twice. This in turn disconnects all the detective's wiretaps they fought so long to get.moreless

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  • Madame LaRue transcends the rational

    10
    Madame LaRue transcends the rational



    And this episode transcends luminal to become subliminal. The comedy was wonderous – nay – delirious. And all the better for it, for we also plunged downwards – further downwards to the bottom of a pit so deep we question whether it is endless or still being dug.



    First the hilarity:



    When a poor detective is stuck on a case given to him in order to punish his covering McNulty, the sadistic boss recommends the services of Madame LaRue:



    "Better men than you have turned to this lucky lady in their dark night of dead ends"

    "You are no serious!"

    "I don't joke when it comes to Madame LaRue. The woman – she has a gift in matters of death investigation. She transcends the rational... Give her a call."



    And Madame LaRue recommends he place a statue of a saint in the grave of the murder victim for an hour, dig it back up and then listen to it at night.



    McNulty-Bunk are delicious. Both are fatally drunk off their rocking horses at a bar:



    McN: "You know why I respect you Bunk?"

    B: "mmm?"

    McN:"When it came time to f- me... you were very gentle."

    B:"I knew it was your first time. I wanted to make that sh!t special."

    McN:"It *was* man. I f-ing was."



    Darkness: when Bubbles takes the keyring to demonstrate his "sincere desire to live". And then gets high right after. Where are they going with this man?



    This series gets better with each episode.moreless
  • The wiretap nets a bust- but Avon changes tactics, endangering the entire investigation.

    8.9
    Another solid episode. The team busts a shipment, and continues to gather evidence. Omar's intel leads to Stink's arrest on an old murder charges. Bubbles helps an old friend out by springing him from jail, and has a moment of enlightenment while attending an NA meeting with him. Wallace starts using to deal with everything that's gone down lately- this can only end badly for him. McNulty finds out about Rawl's plot against him. Avon, continuing to suspect a snitch in The Pit, sends Stringer down to change the game plan, tearing out the payphones and thereby cutting off the flow of intel to the cops. Lots of great stuff in this episode. The payoff for all of the subplots set into motion so far is going to be monstrous.moreless
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

Deirdre Lovejoy

Deirdre Lovejoy

Asst. States Attorney Rhonda Pearlman

Andre Royo

Andre Royo

Bubbles

Robin Skye

Robin Skye

Madame LaRue

Guest Star

Lizan Mitchell

Lizan Mitchell

Shooting Witness

Guest Star

Jimmie Jelani Manners

Jimmie Jelani Manners

Kevin Johnston

Guest Star

Corey Parker Robinson

Corey Parker Robinson

Det. Leander Sydnor

Recurring Role

Hassan Johnson

Hassan Johnson

Roland "Wee-Bey" Brice

Recurring Role

J.D. Williams

J.D. Williams

Preston "Bodie" Broadus

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the prior episode "The Wire", a notecard was featured with the words "Stringer Bell" with a number. In this episode the information on the card is expanded. It now reads: Russell Bell AKA = "Stringer". Coded = 1899658
      Pager = 410-921-1402

      ID = 05

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Omar sits in the back of a police car in front of the towers)
      Kima: You worried about being seen?
      Omar: Well if anybody got a problem with me spending time with y'all, I'd be much obliged to stick my gun straight in they mouth.

    • McNulty: (to Pearlman) They're gonna do me, Ronnie. I love this fucking job, and they're gonna do me.

    • Bunk: So, you're my eyeball witness, huh? (Omar nods) So, why'd you step up on this?
      Omar: Bird triflin', basically. Kill an everyday workin' man and all. I mean, I do some dirt, too, but I ain't never put my gun on nobody that wasn't in the game.
      Bunk: A man must have a code.
      Omar: Oh, most definitely.

    • Rawls: (to Daniels) You're not wrong, Lieutenant. In this state, there's a thin line between campaign posters and photo arrays.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When Bunk asks for Omar's help in clearing old murders, he comments that 'Murder stay murder', alluding to the fact that there is no statute of limitations on murder charges.

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