As Colvin enlists The Deacon to help save his program from the budget axe, Carcetti reaches out to the Governor for aid to the budget-crunched school system- and finds that the Governor is all too willing to exploit Carcetti's situation for political gain. Prez faces the prospect of losing Duquan as he is ready for promotion. Freamon's theory about the location of Marlo's bodies holds up, raising the ire of Landsman, who demands that Lester stop finding bodies that add to the unsolved murder stats. Lester goes to Daniels, who gets Rawls to approach Carcetti. The Mayor ok's Lester opening up more vacants to look for bodies. The harassment against Randy turns deadly, and he loses faith in Carver's ability to protect him.
The jig may be up for Herc, as he is pulled in for questioning by IID.
Namond continues to realize that he is not cut out for dealing when Kenard steals his stash and Namond is ineffective in his attempt to intimidate him. Michael, who continues his descent into the darker side of the streets, takes over, brutally beating young Kenard. Later, at the gym, he lashes out at Namond also, causing Cutty to intervene. Cutty seeks Michael out and finds out first-hand just how dangerous he has become. Bubbles comes up with a plan to rid himself of the man who has been tormenting him, but it goes horribly awry.
And Omar makes a huge score at the expense of Marlo.
And with this one The Wire cements its status as head and shoulders above anything that has ever appeared on series television before...and likely ever will again. Beautiful, skilled storytelling at its best.