The Wire

Season 1 Episode 11

The Hunt

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 18, 2002 on HBO
9.4
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"Dope on the damn table." - Daniels

While Greggs' life hangs in the balance, the officers deal with the shock in many different ways: Herc, Carver, and Syndor get back on the case after Freamon puts the incident into perspective; After seeing McNulty close to the breaking point, Rawls instructs him not to have any guilt over Gregg's shooting because he's not the one responsible; Daniels is ordered by the Deputy Commissioner to raid all the locations to appease the Commissioner's desire for "dope on the table."moreless

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  • The fever-pitched pace of the last episode continues in this one, but the action now centers on the cops' furious efforts to find Kima's assailant... if only the brass would let them get on with it, instead of political grandstanding.moreless

    9.3
    The episode picks up at the scene of Kima's shooting, with the force going into frenzied but efficient overdrive, literally beating the bushes for clues. In a standout scene, McNulty breaks down with guilt and is comforted by none other than Rawls. Stringer makes plans to limit the damage by giving up Savino on a lesser charge, sending Wee-Bey off to Philly and getting Little Man in check- permanently. Bubbles tries to page Kima and gets snatched up to the station by the suspicious cops as well as catching a beatdown from one overzealous investigator. McNulty rescues him and enlists him in the search for the shooter. The downtown brass demands a citywide series of raids to save the Department's face in the wake of the shooting- confiscating "dope on the table" that they can parade in front of the media. So the troops reluctantly comply, and Herc and Carver pocket some confiscated cash at one of the busts. All of the elements work in this episode; while it is not action-packed, the ensemble cast meshes beautifully, the writing is sharp and true to life, and the story continues to be totally engrossing.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

Christopher Glenn Wilson

Christopher Glenn Wilson

DEA Agent

Guest Star

Katana Lazet Hall

Katana Lazet Hall

Savino's Mother

Guest Star

Dick Stilwell

Dick Stilwell

Poilce Comm. Warren Frazier

Guest Star

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

Wallace

Recurring Role

Delaney Williams

Delaney Williams

Sgt. Jay Landsman

Recurring Role

Melanie Nicholls-King

Melanie Nicholls-King

Cheryl

Recurring Role

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