The Wire

Series Summary
This series looks at the narcotics scene in Baltimore through the eyes of law enforcers as well as the drug dealers and users. Other facets of the city that are explored in the series are the government and bureaucracy, schools and the news media. The show was created by former police reporter David Simon, who also wrote many of the episodes.

Air Dates: 2002 - Present

Genres: Crime drama

Network: HBO

  • Season 5, Ep. 1 : More With LessJan 6, 2008

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    Sgt. Carver faces discontent of unpaid officers; Mayor Carcetti struggles with keeping a campaign promise; Proposition Joe and others meet to discuss dividing drug frontiers across East Baltimore's county line.

  • Season 5, Ep. 2 : Unconfirmed ReportsJan 13, 2008

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    Marlo takes care of some unfinished business and strikes a business deal with Barksdale; Mayor Carcetti's chief of staff searches for good news; frustrated McNulty decides to take matters into his own hands.

  • Season 5, Ep. 3 : Not for AttributionJan 20, 2008

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    The press learns of Carcetti's plan for the police department; Marlo turns to Proposition Joe for help with a problem; McNulty shares some inside information with Gutierrez.

  • Season 5, Ep. 4 : TransitionsJan 27, 2008

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    Campbell tries to facilitate the transitions in the police department; the newspaper scrambles to confirm surprising news from City Hall; Proposition Joe prepares to make himself scarce.

  • Season 5, Ep. 5 : React QuotesFeb 3, 2008

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    Marlo forges an alliance with a drug connect; the newspaper gives McNulty increasing attention; Elena confronts him about his behavior.

  • Season 5, Ep. 6 : The Dickensian AspectFeb 10, 2008

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    Templeton makes headlines; Bunk follows up on old leads; McNulty takes an interest in the homeless.

  • Season 5, Ep. 7 : TookFeb 16, 2008

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    After an unexpected call, Templeton and the newspaper find themselves back in the spotlight; McNulty receives unwanted attention.

  • Season 5, Ep. 8 : ClarificationsFeb 24, 2008

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    Bunk returns a favor; Carcetti must make political deals; Haynes approaches Templeton about his sources.

  • Season 5, Ep. 9 : Late EditionsMar 2, 2008

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    While Freamon's hard work pays off with a promising lead, McNulty is not in the mood to celebrate; Michael is suspicious about his latest assignment; Bubbles recounts a recent temptation.

  • Season 5, Ep. 10 : - 30 -Mar 9, 2008

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    Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario; McNulty asks Landsman to pull police off the homeless case; Haynes' concerns about Templeton fall on deaf ears; Dukie seeks out an old mentor for a loan.

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