This is such a well written show. This was one of the finest written episodes. The parallels are perfect.
The Comissioner is put out to pasture. Carcetti has decided it's time for a change and the council has gone along with him. At the Baltimore Sun, Twigg the City Editor is put out to pasture, budget cuts. Clay Davis faces the Grand Jury and he knows he's done. And in the crime side of things, Marlo unilaterlly puts Prop Joe out to pasture. Thankfully Omar is back and I hope against hope that he gets Marlo. He never kills just for the killing as evidenced in this episode. He sees no need to kill Marlos henchman...and doesn't. Marlo does have some ethical standards.
Of course Lester and McNulty continue to turn ethics on it's head as they try to conjur up dead men as serial killings.
It's going to be so sad when this show goes off. It will be one of the few to go out at the top of it's game.