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Season Runtime: 14 hours 00 minutes
Season Runtime: 14 hours 00 minutes
Baltimore homicide detective Jimmy McNulty gets into hot water and winds up assigned to a detail of narcotics outcasts charged with investigating drug lord Avon Barksdale and his powerful operation.
Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date: 6/2/2002
In the Season Three premiere, a wave of urban reform brings down the notorious Franklin Terrace public housing towers, forcing the Barksdale drug crew to find a new home.
Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date: 6/23/2002
McNulty feels the heat when a witness who testified against D'Angelo is found murdered. Meanwhile, Greggs is given the lay of the land regarding Avon Barksdale's key players.
Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date: 6/9/2002
Wendell Pierce, Andre Royo, Lance Reddick, Dominic West, Wood Harris, Deirdre Lovejoy. . Critically acclaimed drama series about drug dealers in West Baltimore and the police investigating them. While the police deal with the fallout of a near-riot in the projects, D'Angelo impresses Stringer with his business skills in the low-rise projects. Bubbles brings undercover officer Sydnor to the Terrace to make hand-to-hand buys of drugs, while McNulty and Greggs get surveillance gear from an FBI agent.
Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date: 6/16/2002
Omar returns from his self-imposed exile and begins to plot revenge for the murder of a former associate; Gus bemoans the lack of a city-court reporter when the Sun misses out on a grand-jury probe; Carcetti's desire to get rid of Burrell comes with strings attached; Freamon contacts an old partner for help with McNulty's investigation of the deaths of homeless men; Marlo has an eye on the future in his dealings with the Greeks.
Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date: 1/27/2008
Wendell Pierce, Andre Royo, Lance Reddick, Dominic West, Wood Harris, Deirdre Lovejoy. . Critically acclaimed drama series about drug dealers in West Baltimore and the police investigating them. The detail gets cloned pagers to get a jump on the Barksdale crew's plans, but has trouble cracking a code used by the gang. Stringer teaches D'Angelo how to run his crew with cold, cynical efficiency. Carver and Herc track down Bodie while Omar, the leader of the stickup crew, finds his confederates disappearing with alarming frequency.
Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date: 6/30/2002
Omar's (Michael K. Williams) boyfriend, Brandon (Michael Kevin Darnall), is found dead and on display, having been beaten, tortured, and maimed. When Wallace (Michael B. Jordan) sees the mangled body, the direct result of his actions, he's traumatized. When McNulty (Dominic West) and Greggs (Sonja Sohn) find out about the murder, they go looking for Omar, hoping to turn him in. Wallace expresses his feelings about the killing to D'Angelo (Larry Gilliard Jr.), who tells the boy to "let it go." McNulty's boss in homicide, Major Rawls, wants him back in the unit, and gives him a week to wrap up the Barksdale case. The narcotics team finally puts a wiretap on the low-rise pay phones, and they start to gather info about Avon Barksdale's (Wood Harris) crew. Bodie (J.D. Williams) has a fast-talking lawyer, who manages to get him sent home. Herc (Dominick Lombardozzi) and Carver (Seth Gilliam) spot him on the street and fly off the handle. But when they find out he was released, they give him a ride home. Johnny (Leo Fitzpatrick) gets out of the hospital, and immediately involves Bubbles (Andre Royo) in a robbery scam. D'Angelo finds out which members of his crew are stealing from him. He demotes them, but he doesn't tell Avon about it, because he wants to avoid "drama." McNulty demonstrates questionable parenting skills when he brings his kids with him to meet with Omar, who tells the cops he'll testify against the Barksdale crew. Rawls decides the homicide unit will bring shaky murder charges against D'Angelo, even if it ruins the narcotics investigation. When Daniels (Lance Reddick) is pressured by McNulty to go over Rawls' head to save their case, Rawls sets out to destroy McNulty. Baltimore police commissioner Ed Norris has a cameo as a disgruntled cop.
Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date: 7/7/2002
Tipped off by the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust, but the incident makes Avon and Stringer suspicious, leading them to close shop in the Pit.
Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date: 7/21/2002
McNulty (Dominic West) again demonstrates his questionable parenting skills. Out shopping with his two boys, he unexpectedly spots Stringer Bell (Idris Elba), and sends the kids on a "front and follow" to get the dealer's license plate number. Avon (Wood Harris) torches Omar's (Michael K. Williams) van, but they can't find the man, and later, he strikes back at them. Wallace (Michael B. Jordan) has stopped working in the pit, arousing the concern of Poot (Tray Chaney), who talks to D'Angelo (Larry Gilliard Jr.) about it. The unit busts a man leaving the projects with 20,000 dollars in cash, but when he turns out to be an aide to a state senator, Deputy Burrell (Frankie R. Faison) orders Daniels (Lance Reddick) to let the man go, and angrily decides to shut down the operation. Judge Phelan (Peter Gerety) gets wind of this and asks McNulty and Greggs (Sonja Sohn) about it. He pressures Burrell to keep the case going. D'Angelo is convinced to tell Avon about Orlando's (Clayton LeBouef) coke deal, which gets Omar into a lot of trouble. D'Angelo goes to a party, where one of the dancers from Orlando's meets an unhappy fate. He doesn't tell Sharmaine (Wendy Grantham), the dancer he's been seeing, what happened, but he does express his unhappiness with his business. "Nothing good to it but the money," he complains. When Omar's "loose cannon" behavior jeopardizes the operation, McNulty, Greggs, and Freamon (Clarke Peters) call him in and politely ask him to back off. Stringer makes a similar suggestion to Avon regarding the dangerous Omar. McNulty asks Bunk (Wendell Pierce) to lie to another detective for him in order to keep Omar out of trouble, which Bunk reluctantly does. A drunken Bunk later tells McNulty, "You're no good for people, man."
Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date: 7/28/2002
Stringer (Idris Elba) repeats his advice to Avon (Wood Harris), telling him to call a truce with Omar (Michael K. Williams) until things settle down. But Avon is worried about what people will say if they see Omar walking around. D'Angelo (Larry Gilliard Jr.) talks to Wallace (Michael B. Jordan) who admits that he wants to give up the life and maybe go back to school. D'Angelo encourages him, saying he's got brains and a good heart. Bubbles (Andre Royo) and Johnny (Leo Fitzpatrick) are surprised to see a speaker from NA, Waylon (country-rocker Steve Earle) at the towers awaiting a new drug shipment. Waylon explains that he's there trying to help his nephew get clean. After another drug-stealing scam goes wrong for Bubbles, he decides to try to kick again. Herc (Dominick Lombardozzi) and Carver (Seth Gilliam) confiscate about 20 grand from Wee-Bey (Hassan Johnson), but it seems like small change to Avon's operation. Daniels (Lance Reddick) calls the detectives on the carpet when it appears that some of the money is missing. Freamon (Clarke Peters), Prez (Jim True-Frost), and Sydnor (Corey Parker Robinson) go on an exhaustive search to see where Avon hides his money. The unit spots Avon at a local basketball tournament, but he quickly evades them when they try to follow him home. Freamon and Greggs (Sonja Sohn) bring in Shardene (Wendy Grantham), who's distraught to learn that the body of her stripper girlfriend was found in a dumpster after Stinkum's party. She tearfully confronts D'Angelo -- who lied to her about the girl's whereabouts -- before walking out on him. Omar gets Avon's cell number, and Wee-Bey's code, from a rival drug dealer, and makes his move on Avon.
Runtime: 60 minutes Rating: Original Air Date: 8/4/2002