The Wire

Season 1 Episode 10

The Cost

5
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 11, 2002 on HBO
9.5
out of 10
User Rating
222 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
"And then he dropped the bracelets..." - Greggs

After being clean for three days straight, Bubbles gets some strong advice from another rformer addict named Walon. He also gets a promise of extra help from Detective Greggs. When Omar’s murder attempt on Avon Barksdale fails, Stringer lays down some new laws for the Barksdale crew. There will be no phone use, no more money runs, a new pager number and anyone that needs to talk to Avon has to go through Stringer first. They also send a word to Omar that a truce will be offered to him. As the team goes through their setup of one of Barksdale’s people, one of the officers gets shot.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Friday
No results found.
Saturday
No results found.
Sunday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Whoa. Be prepared. After the long and careful buildup of the rest of the season, this episode just explodes into one of the most action-packed, edge-of-your-seat climaxes I have ever witnessed- anywhere.moreless

    9.4
    The character development and weeks of exposition pay off big time in this episode. Bubbles embarks on a shaky path to sobriety. Omar wises up and takes a powder, and we're actually sorry to see him go. Wallace flips. Shardene gives intel to Lester. And Orlando tries to get in the game again, with disastrous results. The Detail continues to put their case together, but one of their own goes down in the line of duty. The climactic scene had me literally on the edge of my seat, yelling at the screen. I really felt the desperation, pain and anguish of those characters. A must-see episode!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

Jeorge Watson

Jeorge Watson

Marvin Browning

Guest Star

Christopher Glenn Wilson

Christopher Glenn Wilson

DEA Agent

Guest Star

Micaiah Jones

Micaiah Jones

Wintell "Little Man" Royce

Guest Star

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

Wallace

Recurring Role

Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Isiah Whitlock Jr.

State Senator R. Clayton "Clay" Davis

Recurring Role

Shamyl Brown

Shamyl Brown

Donette

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More
Less
  • 8:00 pm
    The Amazing Race 25 All or Nothing
    NEW
    CBS
  •  
    Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon Viral
    NEW
    NBC
  • 9:00 pm
    Dateline NBC In the Dead of Night
    NEW
    NBC
  • 10:00 pm
    20/20
    NEW
    ABC