Aired 8 years ago - Mar 09, 2008
"...the life of kings." - H.L. Mencken
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.
We don't have anything scheduled
from you today, I don't think...
But you play it clean from this moment on
- Cedric, you can't.
- Why not?
- It never does.
Like me, Sherrod.
Gettin' high. Not gettin' high.
Hey, if Rawls isn't in, I'm not either.
Because while you may be a shade too white
Dennis Cray, Sid Silverstein.
and past that, you're gonna ask
Mr. Williams for a broom
then I could get my G.E.D.
Without having to go back to Southwestern.
Well, I imagine I'm not gonna see you again,
It is what it is.
Oh shit, Lester.
We gonna be late for it.
- Fuck, fuck, fucking fuck.
- What's the matter?
You just pulled it all through the keyhole.
I expect to be back in the pawn shop unit
and you are gonna ride the boat.
You know what the city
housing commissioner told me
Which means that they broke
the code almost instantly,
You're fucking kidding me.
I mean he's got what you're about.
"you have free permission to do so
Detective, there's a vagrant over here
says he saw something.
Jay, it's horseshit. I'm going home.
on the right street corner in Tel Aviv
when the pizza joint blows up
How did you do it?
How did you get 'em by the medical examiner?
So this is your last case. Work it.
Yeah, but every card has an alibi.
- Is this a title three case?
- You'll find it interesting, I promise.
I'll be out a couple years before you.
Aired 8 years ago - Mar 02, 2008
"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.
before he has a chance to erase
anything that might be on it.
- Jeez. In the department,
you take one in the line
- Capitalization they
on everything under scott
we haven't had
the manpower or the tools.
Or no one
No, he jersey-rolled a stop and
when we tried to pull him over,
going to put this poison on
the streets of this city...
- "From information received."
More of that snitchin' shit.
When we bounce from
this shit here,
- The important thing is
that we build on this
that for too long
has been ignored.
It's the journey,
not the destination...
- Yo, I'm tellin' you,
it was kenard.
There seems to be an agreement
that the money should be spent
- So they was on our
cell phones then...
with your experiment
in the western district.
Now, if carcetti's governor
and you become mayor...
- Bite marks?
- Not that I can see.
- The army's wounded
I'm not looking for
This one time,
I had this fella named bell
And don't think there ain't
no real money in that.
- It's hard to
get out the habit.
Walks a couple of miles
down georgia avenue
Tony lost it.
He was around the bend.
- Oh, my god.
Look at this.
I left a coupla messages,
but nobody called me back.
But not as...
Not so bad like it was.
- What now, motherfucker?
of the missing man.
She expectin' him.
Aired 8 years ago - Feb 24, 2008
"A lie ain't a side of a story. It's just a lie." - Terry Hanning
A shift in the police department sends Carver to a new location. Meanwhile, Carcetti is forced to put his political future in jeopardy, Haynes digs deeper into Templeton's work, and an important case has a breakthrough by Sydnor, while Fletcher continues working with Bubbles.
Look, here's the deal.
Command are throwing more resources at me
Just make sure you send me
people who work.
Speak of the devil.
Major crimes has a drug investigation
that may also need surveillance work.
The kind that worked on
the story about that homeless vet.
Look, I'm just sayin', if Marlo was all that
over June Bug callin' him a name,
New car, O.T.
This fuckin' detail, man.
to get round the Capital
Beltway this time of day.
If you're not going to let me
tell my side of the story...
You told me something else.
I wrote what Mr. Hanning told me.
Boy up on the corner say
he try to rob them Koreans and got killed.
Be my guest.
Marcus, Angela. You're the backup unit
when we need one.
Shit, I thought y'all was gonna tell me.
Greta van Susteren,
Nancy Grace, Chris Matthews,
- and a homicide from the city.
- Ettlin, what do we got room for?
with alcohol being utilized as a trigger
in the commission of these crimes.
and worse rush-hour traffic than Atlanta.
looking for the federal jury of mostly
white faces to remedy the problem?
Hey, can you wait to serve it?
Taking the detail money and doling it around
like a priest passing wafers.
but I'll be going down
to the scales in a hour or two.
- And Omar Little? Stick up boy?
- What about him?
sitting on the female subject.
Maybe that's the other end of your meet.
not tonight can you prey on them.
I'm OK, senator,
thank you very much.
You can keep that copy. Ma'am.
But her story is great.
Look at that quote.
- I am.
- But I thought...
Yeah, but if I don't win, Jen,
I bring back exactly nothing.
and for the latitude,
they go by five-minute intervals.
- He's got the whole goddamn city.
- How do we know it's Cheese?
Family. That's it.
Family, and if you're lucky,
Aired 8 years ago - Feb 17, 2008
"They don't teach it in law school." - Pearlman
After cooking up another scheme for the homeless case, McNulty and Lester become popular figures. Davis is set for his day in court by collecting the best legal assistance money can buy. Plus, Michael
has brushes with the wrong side of the law, while Gus seeks help for an old story by going outside the Sun.
don't fuck me.
Yeah, I guess.
- Why you still
Can you, um,
can I ask you to consider--
Thank you, judge.
in a single morning.
Plain as fuckin' day,
and I note that while there have been
numerous field interviews and canvasses;
will be there for us.
- Man, you ain't even
ever been to no dentist.
These new developments in the case
of the homeless slayings in our city
I mean it.
It's fucked up.
- Can you make out
who that is?
- Let's go with
a wide shot on this.
I'm not interested in what can
be quoted or counted on this one.
- You see what I have
a problem with, right?
In the words of aeschylus,
"no good deed goes unpunished."
Your shit is right, Jimmy.
- On second thought, gonna have Norris
with me on that canvass today, boss.
If you get a number,
I might could find you a seat.
- You have a criminal history;
do you not, Mr. Price?
- I'm sorr--
Oh shit, sorry--
to stake this asshole out.
You didn't tell me that part
of it, did you, motherfucker?
I'm an editor now, so--
Now you musclin'
for Marlo, huh?
Guys are working cases
and getting paid--
Lady ax him like,
"yo, you got a record?"
So, some went to pay
Let me tell you, brother,
I step out the door,
a damned piece a paper
ignored by the federal
- ...as long as I can
to serve the people.
- Lotta guys'll try
to duck a correction.
Aired 8 years ago - Feb 10, 2008
"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.
revitalizing another waterfront area
of our great city. Thank you.
Just remember you're an
ambassador for the paper.
- Strawberry lemonade.
- All right, I'm on it.
- Lester. Fuck.
My news isn't even going to make
the front of the local section.
We open a food bank here, a shelter there.
- What got into you?
Our ability to effectively use resources
We keep on with it until finally
someone decides they've had enough,
And there's nothing to stop him
from changing phones,
How many enemies do you need?
Actually, except for this
she's been a pretty good employee.
Meanin' no disrespect,
but I ain't cut out to be no CEO.
I appealed to Klebanow half hour ago
but he gave me the thumbs down. I'm sorry.
You shoulda heard Phelan this morning.
Just like ol' times for me and you.
- No, it doesn't.
- But you're gonna work it anyway.
I'll be damned.
Sydnor is bringing in a CI.
And if you're here...
Unless, of course, it was over you.
He told me Devar wasn't comin' home,
'fore we even knowed he was dead.
- Look at Monk.
- Yeah. Text message.
they rip the fuckin' rug out from under you.
You're a supervisor's nightmare.
It was all good. Then, bam...
- Hey, Scott. How's it coming?
- Pretty good. You seen the art?
Stuffed it in his jacket.
We send photos of this guy
I want comparisons between known suspects
Aired 8 years ago - Feb 03, 2008
"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.
And the motive now seems sexual.
- They being raped?
- He wouldn't confirm that.
We called Gail Gibson.
Left a message on her voice mail.
After all this shit he's pulled?
all the teachers gonna get fired.
Clay Davis indictment, obviously.
The congressional hearings on Iraq.
When you figure out
what we gonna do with that there,
but they won't explain it
any more than that.
It's not like I want everyone
at your newspaper knowing my name.
Can we say they were molested?
in what he does with the bodies.
'Round here it is.
Deputy's over at city hall right now.
It's one of the--
One of the burdens of command.
remind him again of my fuckin' camera.
that still knows your name.
I'm with the "Baltimore Sun."
Can I talk with you a minute?
I gotta hold my tongue, I know.
Once for your case, remember?
Talking about how he couldn't protect
himself, couldn't protect his kids.
So we don't want anyone
getting near it. Sydnor, maybe.
If that's about your case,
you need to answer it.
You're a patient man.
Beadie, I can't tell you what to do.
just because they have the courage
and the fortitude to stand up for us.
All the works I shared.
I was all over the city yesterday
handing my cards out to homeless men.
Can we talk off-the-record?
- Absolutely not.
- I'm sorry, detective,
Aired 8 years ago - Jan 27, 2008
"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.
He uses it as a down payment on
a property that he buys the same week.
- Who told you that?
- Picked it up on my calls.
They're all dead
and no fixed address?
"Butchie. Woe to them that
call evil good and good evil."
You gonna watch cheese.
The street... doesn't concern us.
Fine. How can I be of assistance
to the good reverend Cason?
- You've been in Baltimore long?
- Two years.
That's the plan: to let him
cut his teeth as deputy for operations,
with one of the police associations--
E-Dot deadline's creeping up.
Where the hell are we at?
- Filly has his day.
- Not much more than a day it shall be.
Well, wish me luck.
Anyone who hangs around that long
can put his hands on a lot of dirt.
If you'll follow me, then.
dated 23 january, same year,
The answer to at, detective,
is out on Calvert street.
- Got convicts fixing up his house.
- You deserve it.
- Sure, I deserve it,
We worked closely together then,
and when I became Mayor,
A collegial atmosphere is essential.
You remember in the good old days
Ask yourself, dog,
Drug legalization fiasco,
the bodies in the vacants,
It's a gift from Marlo.
Yeah, mine, too.
You staying inside the lines.
You and me,
we had something.
Word is, him and Chris
went to the mattresses,
Aired 9 years ago - Jan 20, 2008
"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.
It's my first time out front.
I want to see it.
I'll get a lift over
from one of the central cars.
I wrote a ribbon
into his office reports.
You ain't seen those yet, huh?
we're now faced with hard choices.
I know some of you have questions.
Some of you will migrate
into new positions
even after I cut you guys to the bone.
This is what you're telling me?
with 5013 designation.
What's the problem?
they can hire
For the love of God,
I'm working a serial killer.
- none of that.
- You pay 10 on the dollar.
We ain't had a labor reporter
around here in 3 years.
Down Six Flags.
after they shitcanned Bunny Colvin.
the money you bring me,
I caught a vagrant months back had
a red ribbon tied around his wrist.
- I'd let sleeping dogs lie, son.
- Oh, I know you would, Joe.
Put some backspin on it, or else
it'll bank off the box and not in it.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
He's been critical
of Burrell since the election."
earning 30,000 a year,
is that correct?
That's 400 in your own
account down in the islands.
reading the newspaper
with a cup of coffee,
"and have thought to please my ghost,
If you stack it with the domestic beer,
then I won't know.
it's Jimmy Mcnulty's ripper.
How much could even be in that file?
An assets investigation?
We gonna change up.
OK, monsieur Marlo.
It's got to grip the hearts and minds,
Aired 9 years ago - Jan 13, 2008
"This ain't Aruba, bitch." - Bunk Moreland
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.
where the nine-oh-nine used to be.
Baby, I could die happy.
- Now you talkin'.
Time for y'all
to earn your pay, niggas.
I'm your sponsor, and I'm telling you,
you got to get it out of your head,
Yeah, midnight shift caught one.
Whatever bump in the test scores I get,
I got to run on it.
Too good a story to check out.
What do you got next?
No forced entry.
- to seriously examine anything.
- Worse. Klebanow.
Tonight, you had the usual deadline
nightmare to no actual purpose.
I'm going to go back to dundalk,
Finally they get him out, he comes
down here looking like a strangle job.
You tryin' to get to the Russian
so you can get a line to his people.
Going to the game?
Long-time O's fan?
Chris Partlow, Snoop Pearson?
I tried, but photo said
they were too booked with the game.
It's a new Mayor,
a new state's attorney.
I thought we held ourselves up to a--
I'm that rich uncle been putting
all that money in your canteen account.
He fell out.
Aired 9 years ago - Jan 06, 2008
"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.
You lying motherfucker.
the archdiocese for my kid's tuition,
We've been running
a prolonged investigation...
Boy folded it up.
- He doesn't slip.
- And no one's kicking our O.T.
Couple more weeks
and you get a month's work.
Motherfuckers come to me and say,
- you double your money.
- City's never gonna
Yeah? Well, find me
some news somewhere.
had it this morning,
MTA trial balloon.
So you told me
when I asked you for help
And he told your Republican
ass to go fuck itself, huh?
You, on the other hand,
just slammed the door on the feds,
Pretty soon, East Baltimore
won't be in Essex.
you're a little out of order here.
You don't stay here
when I'm not around. That's our rule.
What the fuck?
Come by my office and get me.
part of the port case a year back?
- You teach them, Spry.
- What are we gonna do
You don't evacuate people.
I was told I could
get a few minutes tonight.
they're not even putting
ops cars in the street.
It's clean and it bites.
No. She's given me her quote.
Yeah. Stay hungry like that.