The Wire
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Season 1
Ep 1 - The Target Toggle seen
Baltimore detective Jimmy McNulty gets assigned to a new task force.
Ep 2 - The Detail Toggle seen
McNulty feels the heat when a witness who testified against D'Angelo is killed.
Ep 3 - The Buys Toggle seen
The early-morning "field interviews" by Herc, Carver and Prez result in a minor riot.
Ep 4 - Old Cases Toggle seen
Greggs and McNulty try to get Hardcase to turn informant.
Ep 5 - The Pager Toggle seen
McNulty's detail finally gets "clone" pagers to track Barksdale and his gang.
Ep 6 - The Wire Toggle seen
McNulty and Greggs ask for a delay in a murder bust in order to preserve the wiretap.
Ep 7 - One Arrest Toggle seen
Tipped off by the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust.
Ep 8 - Lessons Toggle seen
An unlikely source gives McNulty the tag of Stringer Bell's car. Later, Omar earns his 'loose cannon' reputation.
Ep 9 - Game Day Toggle seen
Barksdale plays an expensive game of one-upmanship with an east-side rival.
Ep 10 - The Cost Toggle seen
With Wallace in custody, McNulty and Daniels must figure out what to do with him in the time before he testifies.
Ep 11 - The Hunt Toggle seen
Burrell orders Daniels to hit dealers for results that will impress the media. Meanwhile, Greggs is in the ICU.
Ep 12 - Cleaning Up Toggle seen
With the detail's future hanging in the balance, Daniels faces off against Burrell and his political allies.
Ep 13 - Sentencing Toggle seen
Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority to crack the case.
Season 2
Ep 1 - Ebb Tide Toggle seen
Det. McNulty—exiled to police-boat duty—makes a shocking discovery in the Baltimore harbor.
Ep 2 - Collateral Damage Toggle seen
Major Valchek gets back at Sobotka for the church gift fiasco and a feud begins.
Ep 3 - Hot Shots Toggle seen
Bunk and Freamon chase their crime scene, a container ship, to Philly.
Ep 4 - Hard Cases Toggle seen
Sobotka reprimands his nephew Nick for stealing the cameras and orders him to bring the cargo back.
Ep 5 - Undertow Toggle seen
Ziggy loses his prized Camaro to drug dealers who aren't buying his alibis about not paying up.
Ep 6 - All Prologue Toggle seen
Trying to let go of police work and return to his marriage, McNulty gives up on identifying his Jane Doe.
Ep 7 - Backwash Toggle seen
Russell tells Sobotka the investigation is over, but a computer is cloned, and when a container goes missing, the cops follow.
Ep 8 - Duck and Cover Toggle seen
McNulty is back to his old self, on a drunken binge of legendary proportions.
Ep 9 - Stray Rounds Toggle seen
Bodie's effort to improve sales ends disastrously, forcing Bell to rethink his strategy.
Ep 10 - Storm Warnings Toggle seen
Bodie is unhappy that Proposition Joe's people are slinging on his turf.
Ep 11 - Bad Dreams Toggle seen
With the clock ticking, the Detail makes a desperate move. Daniels reams out Landsman for dropping the ball.
Ep 12 - Port in a Storm Toggle seen
The Detail suffers a setback, while Russell and Bunk revisit Philly to look for evidence.
Season 3
Ep 1 - Time After Time Toggle seen
A wave of urban reform brings down the notorious Franklin Terrace public housing towers.
Ep 2 - All Due Respect Toggle seen
Omar continues his bold strikes on Barksdale stash houses, which are now heavily guarded.
Ep 3 - Dead Soldiers Toggle seen
Colvin feels the sting of Burrell and Rawls during a Comstat assessment of his district's felony numbers.
Ep 4 - Amsterdam Toggle seen
West Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk at a community meeting from Major Colvin.
Ep 5 - Straight and True Toggle seen
Frustrated in his reform efforts, Colvin delivers a message to the next level of corner management.
Ep 6 - Homecoming Toggle seen
Stringer Bell gets an education in construction management; Bunk uses shoe-leather to catch up with Omar.
Ep 7 - Back Burners Toggle seen
Herc discovers a blast from the past, which he belatedly reveals to his ex-colleagues.
Ep 8 - Moral Midgetry Toggle seen
With Amsterdam running full-tilt, Carver and Truck discover there really is no honor among thieves.
Ep 9 - Slapstick Toggle seen
Responding to an officer's call for help, McNulty and Prez turn down the wrong alley, with unexpected results.
Ep 10 - Reformation Toggle seen
Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar.
Ep 11 - Middle Ground Toggle seen
The wire begins to yield info about the Barksdale organization, though links to the top are elusive.
Ep 12 - Mission Accomplished Toggle seen
A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo.
Season 4
Ep 1 - Boys of Summer Toggle seen
Four boys play out their summer; Royce and Carcetti hit the campaign trail.
Ep 2 - Soft Eyes Toggle seen
Pearlman is on thin ice; Marlo plays Robin Hood; Prez preps for school; Carcetti drops a bombshell on Royce.
Ep 3 - Home Rooms Toggle seen
Royce takes extreme measures; the detail gets a new boss and agenda; Prez survives his first day at school.
Ep 4 - Refugees Toggle seen
A major case gets a new detective; Marlo is burned in poker; Colvin and Cutty get new jobs in the school system.
Ep 5 - Alliances Toggle seen
Burrell feels the heat from Royce; Marlo tries to enlist Michael; Dukie debunks Randy's 'special dead' theory.
Ep 6 - Margin of Error Toggle seen
Carcetti responds to a campaign smear; Randy makes a startling revelation; Marlo proves elusive.
Ep 7 - Unto Others Toggle seen
Royce and Carcetti make their peace; Prez has a good day; Greggs uses 'soft eyes' at a crime scene.
Ep 8 - Corner Boys Toggle seen
Carcetti makes the rounds; Colvin uses corner logic in class; Daniels sees his stock rising.
Ep 9 - Know Your Place Toggle seen
Bubbles fingers a witness for Herc; Colvin offers an incentive; Andre turns to Proposition Joe for help.
Ep 10 - Misgivings Toggle seen
Burrell sends out a mandate; Kevin comes clean to Marlo; Bubbles gets payback; Chris takes care of a problem.
Ep 11 - A New Day Toggle seen
Carcetti faces a dilemma; Randy gets the cold shoulder; Omar makes a power play; Freamon has a revelation.
Ep 12 - That's Got His Own Toggle seen
Freamon seeks help in City Hall; Bubbles gets desperate; Michael rejects his past; Omar strikes again.
Ep 13 - Final Grades Toggle seen
Namond, Randy and Dukie adjust to new realities; Michael is promoted; Omar makes Prop Joe an offer.
Season 5
Ep 1 - More with Less Toggle seen
Budget cuts hit the police hard; corporate downsizing frustrates the staff of a local newspaper.
Ep 2 - Unconfirmed Reports Toggle seen
McNulty decides to take matters into his own hands; Marlo takes care of unfinished business.
Ep 3 - Not for Attribution Toggle seen
Carcetti's police plans are leaked to the press; Marlo cleans up his cash.
Ep 4 - Transitions Toggle seen
The police brass changes; McNulty and Freamon look for bodies; Prop Joe pays his last respects.
Ep 5 - React Quotes Toggle seen
Marlo's new alliance gives Freamon and McNulty a fresh lead; the press turns to a breaking story.
Ep 6 - The Dickensian Aspect Toggle seen
Templeton makes headlines; Bunk follows up on old leads; McNulty takes an interest in the homeless.
Ep 7 - Took Toggle seen
An unexpected call puts Templeton and the paper back in the spotlight--and gets McNulty unwanted extra attention.
Ep 8 - Clarifications Toggle seen
Bunk returns a McNulty favor; Carcetti is forced to make deals; Hayes asks Templeton about his sources.
Ep 9 - Late Editions Toggle seen
Freamon's hard work pays off with a promising lead, though McNulty isn't in the mood to celebrate.
Ep 10 - -30- Toggle seen
McNulty and Freamon face the consequences of their actions, while Carcetti tries to save face.
Unlike most television crime dramas, which neatly introduce and then solve a case all in the space of one hour, HBO's THE WIRE follows one single drug and homicide investigation throughout the length of an entire season. Centered on the drug culture of inner-city Baltimore, the series' storyline unfolds from the points of view of both the criminals lording the streets and the police officers determined to bring them down.
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McNulty and Freamon face the consequences of their actions, while Carcetti tries to save face.
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