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    S 5 : Ep 10 - 3/9/08

    Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels, their choices are either to clean up the mess, or hide the dirt; McNulty, with his leads predictably drying up, asks Landsman to pull police off the homeless case, until a fresh homicide ramps up the investigation; a frustrated Haynes finds his concerns about Templeton falling on increasingly deaf ears; Levy, convinced he has the upper hand, but caught in a legal quandary, plays a cat-and-mouse game with Pearlman; Bubbles debates whether to greenlight a newspaper story about his life; Dukie seeks out an old mentor for a loan; Marlo oversees a new Co-Op order as he maps out his next move; as the officers stage an Irish wake for another dearly departed officer, the seeds of the future are sown throughout Baltimore.

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  • Late Editions

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    S 5 : Ep 9 - 3/2/08

    "Deserve got nuthin' to do with it." - Snoop

    With Carcetti's Chief of Staff Michael Steintorf ordering Rawls to initiate "creative" remedies for the rising crime rate, Freamon's vigilance pays off with a promising lead, sending Sydnor and the department into overdrive; although Daniels is originally delighted, a further probe with Pearlman reveals some troubling source information; McNulty, feeling betrayed, doesn't feel like sharing in Freamon's celebration; Michael is suspicious about his latest assignment; Haynes gets fresh eyes to help with fact-checking; Namond's debating skills make Colvin proud; Davis points a finger at Levy and the courts; and Bubbles recounts a recent temptation overcome.

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  • Clarifications

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    S 5 : Ep 8 - 2/24/08

    "A lie ain't a side of a story. It's just a lie." - Terry Hanning

    Baltimore's renewed police commitment brings fresh recruits to Daniels and McNulty, starting with Carver; facing a new political challenge, Carcetti is forced to make dangerous political deals. As the Pulitzer season winds down, Haynes approaches Templeton about his sources; Bunk returns a McNulty favor; little Kenard makes a big score; Dukie finds work; Fletcher continues his interview with Bubbles; Freamon presents his latest plan to a prosecutor; Sydnor uncovers the missing piece to a puzzle; and McNulty finally comes clean.

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  • Took

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    S 5 : Ep 7 - 2/17/08

    "They don't teach it in law school." - Pearlman

    An unexpected call puts Templeton back in the spotlight, whilst also getting McNulty more attention than he expected; Bunk bucks at Landsman when ordered to help with the force's most recent red ball; Omar sends Marlo a message through a number of associates; Carcetti proves he's still an adept fund-raiser; Carver gift-wraps a special witness for Bunk; Bubbles shows a reporter the ropes; Freamon tries to crack a clock code; Greggs prepares for a visit from her son; Michael has a close call; Haynes can't shake his suspicions about Templeton; Assisted by the top-drawer lawyer Billy Murphy, "cash and carry" Davis makes his day in court a memorable one.

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  • The Dickensian Aspect

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    S 5 : Ep 6 - 2/10/08

    "If you have a problem with this. I understand completely." - Freamon

    Mystified by Omar's disappearance, Marlo and Chris ramp up their efforts to locate their nemesis; After attending a sparsely attended waterfront ceremony, Carcetti fires away at a larger press event, and recasts himself as a champion for the homeless; Bunk revisits some old leads in the rowhouse cases, but is frustrated in his attempts to get bloodwork from the crime lab; Templeton looks for a perfect follow-up to his latest, nationally covered story, which has replaced the city's educational crisis on the paper's priority list; After the detail gets more manpower, Freamon presses McNulty to get new surveillance equipment, but the resources aren't as deep as both hoped; Pearlman discovers new clues pointing to corruption in City Hall; Marlo makes new appointments at the latest Co-Op meeting; McNulty takes a peculiar interest in a homeless man.

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  • React Quotes

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    S 5 : Ep 5 - 2/3/08

    "Just because they're in the street doesn't mean they lack opinions." - Haynes

    Marlo forges an alliance with a drug connect, who shows him a new communications trick; McNulty's case gets increased attention from the newspaper, in large part thanks to the addition of Templeton to the reporting team; Dukie turns to Dennis "Cutty" Wise and Michael to hone his pitiful self-defense skills; Clay Davis finds a new ally; State's Attorney Rupert Bond raises his public profile; Maurice Levy and Herc prepare for litigation; Elena confronts her ex-husband about his behavior; Bubbles has fears about new opportunities; Greggs gets some overtime work; Omar shows patience as Marlo throws out his bait.

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  • Transitions

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    S 5 : Ep 4 - 1/27/08

    "Buyer's market out there." - Templeton

    Campbell tries to smooth out the transitions in the police department; The Baltimore Sun scrambles to confirm surprising news from City Hall, but lose out to the TV media in scooping a high-profile grand jury appearance; Marlo tries to win favor with the Greeks, whilst Proposition Joe pays his last respects to a fallen colleague and prepares to make himself scarce in anticipation of a showdown; Freamon enlists the help of a past partner to help with the investigation.

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  • Not for Attribution

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    S 5 : Ep 3 - 1/20/08

    "They're dead where it doesn't count." - Fletcher

    Mayor Carcetti's master plan for the police department is leaked to the press, sending the brass into a panic; Marlo turns to Proposition Joe for help with an enviable problem; executive editor Whiting and managing editor Thomas Klebanow drop a bombshell on the newspaper staff; Michael finds temporary respite from his life on the corner by taking Dukie and Bug on a trip; McNulty shares some inside info with Gutierrez, but her subsequent story doesn't cause the splash either envisioned; McNulty, undaunted, looks for a new ally in Freamon.

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  • Unconfirmed Reports

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    S 5 : Ep 2 - 1/13/08

    "This ain't Aruba, bitch." - Bunk

    Although he tells Sydnor that the Davis investigation could be a "career case," Freamon keeps a wary eye out for Marlo, who takes care of some unfinished business and strikes a business deal with Avon Barksdale; Carcetti throws the police a bone by removing the cap on secondary employment, which sends the detectives into fantasy-job reveries; With an eye on the state house, Mayor Carcetti's chief of staff, Michael Steintorf, tries to find good news for the mayor whilst blaming the Royce administration for the Campbell revelation; Davis turns to Burrell for help with his problem, but the commissioner's hands are tied; At the newspaper, executive editor James Whiting outlines a Pulitzer-worthy series in broad strokes, trumping Haynes while liberating the ambitious Templeton; Fed up with broken-down cars and unsolved serial murders, McNulty decides to take matters into his own hands.

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  • More with Less

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    S 5 : Ep 1 - 1/6/08

    "The bigger the lie, the more they believe." - Bunk Moreland
    As McNulty and the detail continue to stake out Marlo's crew, recently promoted Sgt. Carver is welcomed by a cauldron of discontent from officers coping with unpaid overtime; Though he wants to keep his campaign promise to lower crime, Mayor Carcetti is strapped by his commitment to schools, and faces some tough choices; Col. Daniels is forced to reallocate his resources, retaining Freamon and Sydnor for the Clay Davis probe; Meanwhile, city editor Augustus "Gus" Haynes and the staff of The Baltimore Sun are reeling from corporate cutbacks, losing key personnel from both the metro and international divisions; Still, with the help of reporters Alma Gutierrez, Jeff Price and Scott Templeton, Haynes is able to break a front-page story that links a politician to a co-op drug dealer; Proposition Joe, Marlo, Fatface Rick and other New Day Co-Op members meet in a hotel conference room to discuss divvying up drug frontiers across East Baltimore's county line.

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  • Final Grades

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    S 4 : Ep 13 - 12/10/06

    "If animal trapped call 410-844-6286" - Baltimore, traditional

    Burrell tries to help Daniels. Bubbles' big plan backfires and leaves him in big trouble. Colvin tries to find a solution for Namond while Omar makes new plans. McNulty tries to pay back his debt.moreless
  • That's Got His Own

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    S 4 : Ep 12 - 12/3/06

    "That all there is to it?" - Bubbles

    While searching for the missing bodies, Freamon goes around the chain of command after being rebuked by Landsman. Carcetti finds that his promises of raises could be undermined by the school debt, forcing him to consider groveling before the Governor for money to pay it off. Colvin tries to keep his experimental class funded. Bubbles considers taking extreme measures to get rid of the man who continues to steal from him. Prez is concerned about Dukie's academic promotion. Omar orchestrates another big sting while Namond and Cutty get a first-hand taste of the "new" Michael. Carver's promise to look out for Randy ends up looking empty.moreless
  • A New Day

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    S 4 : Ep 11 - 11/26/06

    "You play in dirt, you get dirty." - McNulty

    Randy has trouble with his friends at school, while Carcetti faces a huge dilemma. Meanwhile, Omar visits Proposition Joe, while Freamon reveals a secret.
  • Misgivings

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    S 4 : Ep 10 - 11/19/06

    "World goin' one way, people another." -Poot

    Walker catches Donut boosting cars and teaches him a lesson; Police Commissioner Burrell gets some timely advice from Senator Clay Davis; Little Kevin has a talk with Marlo and soon regrets it; Herc ignores Bubbles call and also regrets it; the Area Superintendent questions the success of Colvin and Parenti's project class; Senator Davis attempts to con Carcetti once again; Carver arrests Namond but keeps him out of "baby bookings"; Burrell has the police force "juke the stats" with street sweeps; Marlo puts the word out that Randy is a snitch; Elena views her ex-husband McNulty in a new light; Chris Partlow and Snoop target Bug's father on Michael's request.moreless
  • Know Your Place

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    S 4 : Ep 9 - 11/12/06

    "Might as well dump 'em, get another." - Proposition Joe

    Herc and Dozerman search for Little Kevin; Omar gets out of jail; Carcetti has his first meeting with the City Council; Prez and the teachers begin "teaching the test"; Proposition Joe lets Marlo know Major Crimes is after him; Bubbles looks to Kima and Herc to help him out, and later delivers Little Kevin to him; Old Face Andre goes into hiding but Proposition Joe sells him out; Bug's father gets in Michael's face, causing him to takes his problems to Marlo; Daniels and Valchek get promoted; Omar and Renaldo monitor Marlo's activities.moreless
  • Corner Boys

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    S 4 : Ep 8 - 11/5/06

    "We got our thing, but it's just part of the big thing." - Zenobia

    Prez wants to teach off curriculum. Carcetti visits the Homicide Department and goes on ride-a-longs for drug busts. Colvin and Dr. Parneti's class discuss the Corner Boy rules. Bunk convinces Holley to take another look at the Old Face Andre/Omar Little case. Herc and Dozerman begin shaking down Marlo and his crew as they try to have their surveillance camera returned. Chris Partlow and Snoop look to send the New York crew a message. Marlo asks Proposition Joe to look into Herc. Michael's father comes home, while Namond recruits a lieutenant.moreless
  • Unto Others

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    S 4 : Ep 7 - 10/29/06

    "Aw yeah. That golden rule." - The Bunk

    Omar calls in a favor to the police; Carcetti gets advice from the ex-mayor and then Mayor Royce and his team; Cutty finds out why Spider has been avoiding him and explains to the rest of his boxers that it won't happen again; Prez makes a break through with his students; Herc loses his camera; Greggs solves the Braddock case with soft eyes; Bubbles gets robbed repeatedly and searches for Sherrod; Namond begins to work a package and finds it hard to get suspended from school; Daniels catches Carcetti's eye.moreless
  • Margin Of Error

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    S 4 : Ep 6 - 10/15/06

    "Don't try this shit at home." - Norman Wilson

    Carcetti responds to a campaign smear. Randy is accused of a serious transgression. Colvin's special class gets its first enlistees.
  • Alliances

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    S 4 : Ep 5 - 10/8/06

    "If you with us, you with us." - Chris Partlow

    Commissioner Burrell loses Royce's support; Chris Partlow tries to recruit Michael to become a soldier in Marlo's unit; Dukie shows Randy and the boys that the missing are really dead; Odell Watkins drops his support for Royce and considers an offer from Councilman Carcetti.moreless
  • Refugees

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    S 4 : Ep 4 - 10/1/06

    "No one wins. One side just loses more slowly." - Prez

    Freamon and Greggs move to Homicide, whilst Herc and Dozerman join Marimow in the lackluster Major Crimes Unit; Cutty gets a "custodial" job at Tilghman School picking up truants, but struggles to make progress when trying to mentor Michael; Bubbles works to get Sherrod back in school as an 8th grader; Burrell finds a way to sabotage the state-witness murder investigation before the election, impacting Greggs; Prez's struggles as a teacher continue; Bodie finds himself working for a new "company"; Colvin pitches his pilot program to the middle school; Carcetti meets with a constituency when he knows that they won't support him regardless of what he says; Randy is faced with a dilemma after being busted for his candy scam; Proposition Joe plays Marlo in a high-stakes heist.moreless
  • Home Rooms

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 9/24/06

    "I love the first day, man. Everybody all friendly an' shit." - Namond Brice Prez is shocked by his students; Royce strikes back against Carcetti; Rawls begins to gut the major case unit from the inside; Colvin embarks on a new career.moreless
  • Soft Eyes

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    S 4 : Ep 2 - 9/17/06

    "I still wake up white in a city that ain't." - Carcetti

    In the hopes of possibly saving her job, Pearlman and Freamon continue arguing over the subpoenas; as the election draws closer. Carcetti drops a bombshell on Royce during their televised debate; Herc makes a shocking discovery about the Mayor; Marlo decides to help the young kids in their preparation for school; Namond gets some advice from Wee-bey, his father; Bubbles decides to bring in an apprentice to help out his business; Cutty continues his two jobs: landscaping and boxing mentor.moreless
  • Boys of Summer

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 9/10/06

    "Lambs to the slaughter here." - Marcia Donnelly

    Four West Baltimore boys wrestle with what to do with the rest of their summer vacation as the new fall school year approaches. Bodie deals with his corner running slower than usual so he decides to take on a runner. Marlo believes he has finally solved the problem that Stringer could never figure out. Freamon, Greggs, and Sydnor go to Pearlman to see if she will issue City Hall subpoenas. Meanwhile, the mayoral race heats up as Mayor Royce and his primary challenger, Tommy Carcetti each hit campaign trail. Prez begins preparing for his new career in higher education, while McNulty ends up turning down a promotion.moreless
  • Mission Accomplished

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 12/19/04

    "We fight on that lie." - Slim Charles

    A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. Meanwhile, as the detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organization, McNulty reassesses his pursuit of Stringer Bell and the path he's chosen for himself. While Royce continues to grapple with Amsterdam, Burrell offers a deal to minimize the fallout, even as Colvin's idea becomes public knowledge. Carcetti's ambition becomes obvious to his friend and fellow councilman Tony Gray, even as Gray has disclosed his own political plans. Cutty struggles to keep his young boxers off the corners, as he and Fruit cross paths once again. Bubbles offers his view of the world, both as it is and once was.moreless
  • Middle Ground

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 12/12/04

    "We ain't gotta dream no more, man." - Stringer Bell

    The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization, though finding links to the top proves elusive. Stringer and Avon reminisce on how far they've come, with each harboring plans for the future. Tipped by Burrell, Carcetti sees Amsterdam for himself and weighs the benefits against the political reality--an assessment that mirrors Mayor Royce's own struggle with his advisers. Cutty hits upon an unusual benefactor for his boxing gym and continues to reach out to the corner boys. McNulty and D'Agostino find each other again, while at work, McNulty finds the way to a key piece of the puzzle in an unlikely place. Awaiting his fate, Colvin works behind the scenes to shape the outcome of Amsterdam, while protecting his men from possible repercussions. With Johnny in the wind, Bubbles considers a new partner, while Omar and Brother Mouzone encounter each other suddenly.moreless
  • Reformation

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 11/28/04

    "Call it a crisis of leadership." - Proposition Joe

    Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar, who has his own plan for vengeance. Colvin manages, for now, to put off a Sun reporter inquiring about Amsterdam, while Burrell delivers news to City Hall, and the reaction is surprisingly mixed. Carver learns how much he doesn't know about good policing, while Pearlman and Daniels plead their case for a new kind of wiretap to Judge Daniel Phelan. Carcetti is about to launch his campaign, but struggles with its effect on his friendship with Council colleague Tony Gray. Stringer falls out of the loop with Avon and is given an ultimatum by Prop Joe and New Day Co-op crews. Cutty's initial approach to teaching boxing ends up alienating the corner boys, while Marlo raises the stakes against the Barksdale gang. Bubbles provides entree to Freamon in an undercover cell-phone hustle.moreless
  • Slapstick

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 11/21/04

    "...while you're waiting for moments that never come." - Freamon

    Responding to a call for an officer's call for help, McNulty and Prez turn up the wrong alley, with unanticipated results. Under orders, a Barksdale crew violates the long-standing, but unspoken, Sunday truce with gunplay, increasing discontent among the New Day Co-op members. Stymied by the bureaucracy in his effort to open a gym, Cutty is surprised to find help from within Baltimore's power structure. Omar decides to go it alone against Avon and Stringer Bell, who are pressed by Brianna for some answers. Bubbles is wired up and sent into Amsterdam to help make the case against the Barksdale organization, while Pearlman and Daniels confront a cell phone company over its foot-dragging on wiretap orders. Proposition Joe goes to Vinson in an effort to broker peace between Marlo and Avon, while a murder in Amsterdam presents new challenges and further divides the Western District troops and their allegiance to Colvin. Councilman Gray tells Carcetti he's running for mayor and offers him the council president's slot on his ticket.moreless
  • Moral Midgetry

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 11/14/04

    "Crawl, walk, and then run." - Clay Davis

    With Amsterdam running full tilt, Carver and Truck discover there really is no honor among thieves. Prez impresses the detail with what he's found out from Bodie's cell phone, information that sends McNulty and Greggs on a road trip. Colvin sees the benefits of his plan working, but has overlooked the human toll, until the Deacon points out the deficiencies. Stringer Bell fumes over the cost of being a developer, as state Senator Clay Davis attempts to cool him off with some easy money, and then, delivers on his promise of a federal housing connect. Carcetti confronts a hurdle he must clear if he wants to run for higher office, while Marlo appears to take the bait set by the Barksdale crew. Cutty is shown the possibilities for the future with a tour of a working gym, while the Western District cops tip a few, and weigh the merits of Amsterdam and their loyalty to their commander. Brianna and McNulty sit down for a heart-to-heart, while Avon dispatches the troops to track Omar and wrestles with a revelation by Stringer.moreless
  • Back Burners

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 11/7/04

    "Conscience do cost." - Butchie

    Herc discovers a blast from his past which he later reveals to his colleagues. Daniels becomes enraged when he finds out that why his detail was reassigned. Stringer Bell finds out from old girlfriend Donette that Brianna might contact McNulty about details into her son D'Angelo's death. Greggs and Cheryl are forced to confront their relationship. Colvin is forced to explain Amsterdam to members of Daniel's detail after an incident occurs in the area. Freamon finds a way to use a cell phone to find out more about Barksdale's corporation.moreless
  • Homecoming

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 10/31/04

    "Just a gangster, I suppose." - Avon Barksdale

    Stringer Bell gets an education in construction management; Bunk uses shoe-leather to catch up with Omar and deliver a searing message; a frustrated Colvin unleashes the troops on the corner boys ignoring his new edict; Avon sends Cutty and Slim Charles against Marlo; Bubbles refocuses the picture for Greggs; Donette receives Brianna's blessing of her hookup with Stringer and lets slip that McNulty visited about Dee. Daniels keeps up the front of marriage to Marla, as she pursues a new career at City Hall; McNulty backdoors Daniels with a visit to Colvin; and Burrell hears from the mayor that he should take Baltimore's rising body count very personallymoreless
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