The Wire

Season 1 Episode 5

The Pager

6
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 30, 2002 on HBO
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"..a little slow, a little late." - Avon Barksdale

When Avon becomes more and more suspicious, he orders Wee-Bey to change phone lines in his apartment. He also promotes Stinkum to manage a new territory and he gets word that one of Omar's crew members has been "got". Stringer Bell warns D'Angelo that a snitch may be in his camp and D'Angelo should tighten up his crew by withholding their pay. While talking with Orlando, D'Angelo learns of Stinkum's promotion. The detectives get their affadavit approved for a cloned pager but they are puzzled when the numbers they receive are not regular Baltimore phone numbers. The detectives are then more stunned when seemingly inept Detective "Prez" figures out the code and has to show them how it works. McNulty and Greggs get a lead on Omar's van and shadow it to a cemetery where there, Omar makes an offer. McNulty prepares his house for his kids' weekend visit only when he goes to pick the kids up no one's home. Bunk gets the file on an old murder case that could be connected to D'Angelo. Herc and Carver catch up with Bodie and attempt to interrogate him only it backfires when Bodie rebukes them. When Wallace and Poot alert D'Angelo that they've found Brandon, D'Angelo pages Stringer, who in turn orders Brandon's execution.moreless

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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

Andre Royo

Andre Royo

Bubbles

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Russell "Stringer" Bell

Michael Kevin Darnall

Michael Kevin Darnall

Brandon Wright

Guest Star

Curtis Montez

Curtis Montez

Sterling

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Lance Williams

Lance Williams

John Bailey

Guest Star

Shamyl Brown

Shamyl Brown

Donette

Recurring Role

Clayton LeBouef

Clayton LeBouef

Wendell "Orlando" Blocker

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Leo Fitzpatrick

Leo Fitzpatrick

Johnny

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