The Wire

Season 4 Episode 4

Refugees

5
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 01, 2006 on HBO
9.0
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"No one wins. One side just loses more slowly." - Prez

Freamon and Greggs move to Homicide, whilst Herc and Dozerman join Marimow in the lackluster Major Crimes Unit; Cutty gets a "custodial" job at Tilghman School picking up truants, but struggles to make progress when trying to mentor Michael; Bubbles works to get Sherrod back in school as an 8th grader; Burrell finds a way to sabotage the state-witness murder investigation before the election, impacting Greggs; Prez's struggles as a teacher continue; Bodie finds himself working for a new "company"; Colvin pitches his pilot program to the middle school; Carcetti meets with a constituency when he knows that they won't support him regardless of what he says; Randy is faced with a dilemma after being busted for his candy scam; Proposition Joe plays Marlo in a high-stakes heist.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Intrically plotted, this episode ups the stakes in the war between Marlo and Barksdale's organization; between Royce and Carcetti; between the school and the students; and between Omar and everyone else. No wonder this one is called "Refugees".moreless

    9.3
    Again, this reviewer marvels at the plate-balancing act that the writers of this series are able to pull off with each and every installment of The Wire.

    With such a dauntingly large cast to devote time to, they nevertheless manage to involve most of them meaningfully in the story line of each episode. And they never seem to drop a subplot; in fact many of them re-weave their way back into the narrative in surprising ways. Who would have ever thought that Beadie from Season 2 would reappear in a significant role? Or that Prez would be heard from again after the tragic accidental shooting last season? These folks really know what they're doing.moreless
Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen

Thomas Carcetti (Episodes 26-)

Andre Royo

Andre Royo

Bubbles

Clarke Peters

Clarke Peters

Lester Freamon (Episodes 14-, recurring previously)

Corey Parker Robinson

Corey Parker Robinson

Leander Sydnor (Episodes 26-, recurring previously)

Deirdre Lovejoy

Deirdre Lovejoy

Asst States Attorney Rhonda Pearlman

Domenick Lombardozzi

Domenick Lombardozzi

Herc Hauk (Episodes 26-, recurring previously)

Clarke Peters

Clarke Peters

Lester Freamon

Recurring Role

Corey Parker Robinson

Corey Parker Robinson

Leander Sydnor

Recurring Role

J.D. Williams

J.D. Williams

Bodie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Chris: "Why" ain't in your repertoire no more, nigga.

    • Marlo: Omar ain't no terrorist. He just another nigga with a gun. And you ain't no Delta Airlines, neither. You just a nigga got your shit took. So bring me what you owe, and talk that global economy mess somewhere else. Feel me?

    • (whilst sticking up the card game)
      Omar: (to Marlo) I like that ring too. (pause) Boy, you got me confused with a man who repeat themself.

    • Security Guard: You think I dream of comin' to work up in this shit on a Sunday mornin'. Tell all my friends what a good job I got. I'm workin' to support a family man. Pretend I ain't talking to you. Pretend like I ain't even on this Earth. I know what you are, and I ain't steppin' to, but I am a man, and you just clip that shit and act like you don't even know I'm there.
      Marlo: I don't.

    • Omar: Man, money ain't got no owners. Only spenders.

    • Proposition Joe: Business man, such as myself, does not believe in bad blood with a man such as yourself. Disturbs the sleep.
      Omar: Oh, I bet it do.

    • Deacon: A good church man is always up in everybody's shit. It's how we do.

    • (to the Deacon, preparing to spar with Michael)
      Cutty Wise: You hang around and you can see me preach on some young-uns. Solemn left and sanctified right.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Although credited, Lance Reddick and Deidre Lovejoy do not appear in this episode.

    • Music: "Git A Move On" and "This Is War" by Black Toast Music; "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)" by The Isley Brothers; "Smoke My Peace Pipe" by The Wild Magnolias; "Oh Nuel Man Eun" by Super Junior; "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire; "Jumpin' Like Rope" by Damian Champ; "Pumpkin" by DJ Technics; "La Marelle" by Jerome Sedeyn; "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" by Deacon John; "Cissy Strut" by The Meters

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