Aired 20 years ago - Aug 24, 2003
"Business. Always business." -- The Greek
The detail has a setback. Russell and Bunk revisit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their agreement, leaving Bell to contend with Avon Barksdale. McNulty and
Greggs return to the Westside, where they discover new connections. Herc and Carver feel disrespected by fellow officers. Nick tries come to terms with the Greeks, and himself.
If you wanna go nationwide,
you'll be up over four dozen.
and they cut his throat to be sure.
What about you?
And they've all got Prez
throwing the punch, no question.
-One hundred and fifty kilograms.
-And no one to pick it up.
In all likelihood, Frank Sobotka
was going to speak to that.
That wasn't shit.
Boy got hit with a rat shot, that all.
And maybe got your cousin
to a better lock-up than Eager Street.
But I also got the feeling
that if somebody had to get hurt...
The man in the suit...
Either your son surrenders within the hour...
It's Tuesday. Walt's off on Tuesdays.
I know, but we gotta hit right back,
make a statement.
Yeah, you need to go to Prop Joe.
Word around the customs shed,
it's full of dope.
Is that the security guard?
The shepherd was supposed
to watch over the women.
When I called around
looking for info on your targets...
Aired 20 years ago - Aug 17, 2003
"I need to get clean" -- Sobotka
FBI agent Fitzhugh's report detailing Sobotka's plan to flip the next morning in exchange for leniency for Ziggy and Nick reaches FBI agent Koutris, who again tips The Greek to the imminent danger. As Sobotka makes
his way to the lonely spot under the Key Bridge for his meeting with Vondas, the FBI agent Koutris sends a message to The Greek and warns him of Sobotka's intention to tell the police what he knows. With Sobotka in sight, The Greek tells Vondas that the union leader must not leave their meeting alive.
The text message that told him to clean up,
it came from someone higher up.
Go get the interviews started.
-That's the only time?
-Visiting hours, yeah.
The same Homicide unit that can't put
two and two together and pick up a phone...
But eventually, a grand jury indictment
will expose you to a lot more.
Yes? Then it wasn't us.
-And what about the guy they call Sergei?
-Sergei's straight muscle.
Stinkum? I mean, you closed the book
on that nigger your damn self.
-Why'd they chill him?
-He was welshing on the Jew.
We should stay on him, see who he really is.
They made me sign the search warrant.
That's a receipt-like for what they found.
This is the hiring hall, Frank.
Working stevedores only.
Note the number
then get down to the lobby.
Ieaving the front door of the hotel.
They'rejust behind me. Copy?
-You about done?
-These nine here still got to be stripped.
You find a way
of putting this FBI thing to bed...
-There it is.
-Car will be running.
I'm at peace with my God.
She asked me straight-up to come in,
so I'm here.
You need to have a lawyer
present in the room.
I think I got a pretty clear picture
of what they're about.
that kid that he shot,
the one that was there in the store.
-Uncle Frank, me and Spiros--
-I don't fucking want you with me, Nick!
Aired 20 years ago - Aug 10, 2003
"It pays to go with the union card every time." -- Ziggy
The detail uses satellite technology to its advantage. Bodie is unhappy that Proposition Joe's people are slinging on his turf, but business flows anyway. Valchek visits the FBI in an
attempt on getting real results on the docks. Ziggy's deal goes bad with Double G in a big way, Greggs considers motherhood and Prez makes a major blunder.
With this little toy here,
there's something else we can do.
That is exactly what I wanted to hear.
This case needs closure, boys.
to maybe get the van back
without no big dustup.
who knows how to sell shit
without sticking a pistol in a fiend's face?
When you got a steady supply,
you run shit like a business.
When do we get to the part
where you do all kind of shit for me?
You need to take your black ass
across Charles Street to where it belong.
I'm in agreement
with the agents' assessment.
Shoulder do hurt.
There is one boy
who might could just pull this off.
-You know, you typed "said" here, see?
You know how it is with kids.
You gotta be there.
That's a lot of cans.
-He went in.
-Why was he there?
Eat the fries, you fat fuck.
See if I fucking care.
-He shoots both?
-He kills George, right there in the store.
wearing a tan shirt and a gray tam.
Spiros. Where is he?
When you use a cell phone and
press "send," where does the call go to?
There must be Verizon, MCl, AT&T, Sprint....
What are we gonna do
when we start running out of good product?
They sent that Greek mess over as email.
Aired 20 years ago - Aug 03, 2003
"The world is a smaller place now." -- The Greek
On the new drug corner they commandeered from their rivals, Bodie and crew sell their repackaged dope, newly named WMD. In an apartment overlooking the scene, a young mother readies her children for
school, but soon hits the floor when the rival gang shows up and shooting begins. Both gangs fire wildly, dispersing only when police sirens are heard. Upstairs, the mother discovers that one of her kids has been killed getting ready for school.
Get in, damn it!
They dumped that can as a misdelivery.
You'll feel better when you do.
the corner you hold.
I went to Southern High School
with the guy.
Where you guys going?
Come on, you know the deal.
Young boy killed over bullshit.
No profile, no street rep.
Just buy for $1, sell for $2.
Fuck if I wouldn't give my right leg
for a shot and a beer.
-Do you work with the police?
-No. Christ, no.
-No halves, quarters, eight-balls?
waiting to see
if the warehouse traffic picks back up.
are without honor, Spiros.
Tell the mayor we're still working
without an eyeball witness.
who is going to pay even $10,000 for it?
I'm bothered that a Russian immigrant
this deep in dirt...
-It's him. Do we try to follow?
-We know where it's going, right?
-Still, I was out of line, Fitz.
Not much to it.
Where that lawyer at, man?
Our friend in Washington
does not know why.
The world is a smaller place now.
Whatever you need, chief.
and y'all are leaving me
very little to work with right now.
Lock that door.
Did he have hands? Did he have a face?
Detective Freamon with Baltimore Homicide.
So I'll talk to him.
Likely, they're the people
who were bringing in the girls...
What about Frank Sobotka?
Coming down to work on retainer,
for as long as we need.
and if the money's right,
then that is what it is.
Aired 20 years ago - Jul 27, 2003
"How come they don't fly away?" -- Ziggy
Sobotka and Nick visit the diner to meet with The Greek. Vondas tries to persuade them to meet with him, but Sobotka is angry and adamant, and only when he begins to leave does The Greek appear. Sobotka
explains the reasons for his paranoia and advises that The Greek shut down the warehouse. Instead, The Greek tells him to deliver more disappeared but clean containers there, "to show them there is nothing to hide." When Sobotka demands that he be paid the regular rate for disappearing the clean cans, The Greek is at first reluctant, but then agrees to pay after Nick is insistent.
that we've already
made controlled buys from.
-we got a couple of hits.
-Sobotka's your stated target, right?
He's all pussy, Zig. Cold cock him.
-Are these the affiants, Miss Pearlman?
-Yes, Your Honor.
Come on, Jimmy. Lighten up.
If I'm no good for....
You know that labor position
on the port advisory board I told you about?
That's real noble, big brother.
He set her loose in the middle of the ocean.
The thing of it is, Lieutenant...
We brought back
very significant information...
Zero percent interest. Money's cheap.
-I don't want it. You pick it up.
These motherfuckers. Separation pay.
Give me a couple beers, Dolores.
Look at this.
Put it on my tab, Dolores.
-My ticket to the dance.
Copy that, too. We're up.
I'm out. You have the eyeball.
-This is sweet.
-The boss man.
Boy and a girl.
-Be right back. I just gotta make a call.
Aired 20 years ago - Jul 13, 2003
"Don't worry, kid. You're still on the clock." -- Horseface
Russell goes back in the bag for a day to con Sobotka's crew into thinking that the heat is off; Nick and Frog work out a deal that hinges on an upfront and making good on the money Frog
owes Ziggy; as Stringer makes the back end payment to his out-source, it appears that this arrangement may have been all on Stringer; Avon and Brianna are inconsolable, but Donette seems to be taking things in stride; the latest in surveillance technology is no match for the modern urban crime environment and the idiocy of Herc and Carver; Landsman and Rawls are unsuccessful in getting Daniels to take the murders, but Lester finally makes the persuasive argument; after getting a horrifying glimpse of the future during a presentation about robotically-run docks, Sobotka gives DiBiago grease to get some speed under the wheels of union-friendly legislation; depressed that Nick has taken away the package business and made it a success, Ziggy is further demoralized when he becomes the butt of Maui's practical joke; the cloned computer hands the detail the information they need to stake out and follow a stolen can, and thereby connect Sobotka's crew to Proposition Joe; Greggs and Prez continue to follow the pross connection; Daniels tries unsuccessfully to convince Marla that the detail is good for his career; Sobotka asks Nat for another year as union president, as Nat wonders about the source of the contributions Sobotka makes on behalf on the union; Herc and Carver get Nick on surveillance and discuss the merits of creating a phony C.I. to recoup their losses on the bug; taking a break from consoling the bereaved, Stringer discusses a business deal with Proposition Joe, but Avon turns the arrangement down flat; Elena continues to rebuff McNulty's charms.
Aired 20 years ago - Jul 06, 2003
"It don't matter that some fool say he different..." -- D'Angelo
The detail continues to look for the source of the union's money; Omar hands Levy his hat and Nathan a win when he gets on the stand; Nick seeks Vondas's juice in resolving Ziggy's
problem with Cheese; abandoning the search for his floater's I.D., McNulty courts Elena, hoping for a reconciliation; Greggs gets a direction on the Russian pross ring from Shardene, and a jealous Cheryl accompanies her and Prez on a field trip to the clubs to follow up Shardene's lead; after spending hours poring over the port's database, Russell finds the pattern they're looking for, but Daniels is still reluctant to pick up those fourteen names in red; Nick gets Vondas his chemicals and agrees to accept half his payment in cash and half in heroin; Stringer's out-sourcing a highly clandestine solution to the problem of Dee's distancing himself from the family and its business has tragic consequences.
House in Glen Burnie,
paid-off truck, modest savings.
That's just what was in the names
of the union officers we cross-referenced.
If they're coming into Baltimore,
who's working them?
but I was afraid she'd take it the wrong way.
You're a lying cocksucker, man.
I'll rip your heart out your goddamn chest!
-My cousin Ziggy.
putting gas in his car on Central Avenue,
no questions, puts a cap in his ass.
robbery, deadly weapon,
possession of a handgun again...
Why should we believe
your testimony then?
I know you don't think I'm going down
to that club just to look at pussy.
on the main shipping channel.
Those guys are looking at that location, too.
by an RTG at 10:37 hours.
has records for every ship
that berthed at Patapsco...
-So how long ago did they came through?
-Six months back was the last batch.
for going down the block
to get some dinner.
They had about a third of that space
hidden behind the fake wall.
the pre-sentencing report
is a mere formality.
that shit caught up to him.
And it ain't like I can pop a cap in their ass
and not hear about it Thanksgiving time.
Them twins came by,
started picking on me, messing with me.
-Been here long?
-Since my hair was brown.
Dolo. One for the bar, hon.
We just parked the computer down there.
We're orphaned, man.
-I fell down.
-How many times?
-It's the only way to keep it halfway honest.
-I know, I ain't complaining.
in the middle of that whole goddamn mess.
They stay out of the computer for good.
is supposed to be Sobotka, right?
What, so we talk about
everything in my life...
Aired 20 years ago - Jun 29, 2003
"They used to make steel there, no?" -- Spiros Vondas
Ziggy's inability to move a package costs him the Camaro and nearly his life, until Nick intercedes for him; Daniels reaches an understanding with Carver before placing him on the detail; with
the help of Bubbles, McNulty delivers Omar to Nathan, who's less than thrilled with her star witness; with Lester transferred to the detail, Daniels gets things moving by sending Herc, Carver, and Greggs out for some hand-to-hands; saddled with Cole, Bunk and Russell end up empty-handed after they haul Sobotka's crew before the grand jury; Russell reaches out to her checker ex-boyfriend and gets information that Sobotka manages to explain away; Nick's dream of home ownership is dashed when Elena, the listing agent for his aunt's house, makes it clear he's priced out of the market; Dee gets a visit from Terrell and Donette, warning her that it's just about business and not to be too impressed with the family love line she's being handed, news that doesn't sit well with Stringer; Bodie has personnel problems in the pit; Valchek lifts a print from the latest picture of the van, which has made its way to San Diego; Stringer gets some advice from his business professor on his supply problem which he passes along to the crew; after The Greek refuses to meet with Sobotka, he calls their deal off, but changes his mind when they triple his fee for each can; McNulty goes to the feds for information on the pross operation but comes away empty-handed when the women refuse to give up what they know without a deal on the table; Ziggy and Nick go surfing and discover that chemicals the Greeks have ordered are used to process coca leaves into cocaine; Daniels agrees to share information with Bunk and Russell, but won't take the bodies without a suspect.
Not even a black man could style that shit.
"who already proved himself disloyal?"
McNulty, the sailor man? Watch the front.
For your pains.
The deck has a harbor view?
to go down to some of these
southeastern corners, right?
In this fucking town,
what other crime is there?
It's just about business, Donette.
If I had a gun, I swear to God...
I need $2,700.
What the fuck is that?
You want us to dance
with a grand jury, we will!
Bird committed more than one murder?
been pulling in any women who've
been over here on the circuit.
Another dead end.
Any of them still in your custody?
I'm in the tower now, working the lanes.
Anyway, I'm saying I'll
get down there next weekend...
Came to see a man about a car.
You did good. Who knows?
That don't happen today, right?
They're trying to scare
the men on the docks.
Frank, he sent me to tell you
that we're doubling your fee...
Every time a can goes on or off,
the computer creates a record...
You still want it,
I got it on the Fairfield piers.
She wants to know,
if she knows a girl, does she get to stay?
I'm not bringing your open murders...
Aired 20 years ago - Jun 22, 2003
"If I hear the music, I'm gonna dance." -- Greggs
The medical examiner determines that the bad package which killed five inmates and hospitalized eight others was cut with strychnine, so the heat is on to close the case quickly; as the pressure
mounts to deliver Omar's testimony in the Gant case, McNulty enlists Bubbles in the search, but an unhappy Omar finds Bubbles first; Dee confronts Avon about the bad package and washes his hands of the business; Daniels and Burrell strike a deal on the detail, but Rawls refuses to reassign McNulty while okaying Greggs, Hauk and Lester; Stringer continues to struggle with poor quality product from his suppliers; Avon brokers a deal to give up Tilghman for a reduction in his sentence; McNulty continues his efforts to identify his floater; pleased with the outcome of their prior deal, the Greeks come to Nick and Ziggy with a request for bulk chemicals; after Sobotka chews Nick out for stealing the container and tells him to keep a low profile, Nick passes the word to his cousin, which falls on deaf ears; Daniels and Greggs get the silent treatment in their respective homes after they break the news of the new detail to their wives; McNulty signs the separation papers as he asks Elena for another chance; Bunk, Lester and Russell terrify Sobotka when they drop by the bar for a little quality face time.
Toxicology's coming back positive
-No problem, I got you covered.
-You found Omar?
I'm taking the bar exam in a month.
How long has Horse been tight
with your pop? Of course he told.
No chance for breakfast?
-What did you do before that?
And not just for me, for you, too.
Came in at 25.
Sir, the witnesses--
And I remember being upset about that,
not only because the officer got shot...
Saw that the Cape Spruance
is over at Point West.
Burrell wants you on this detail,
so I want you, too.
Ott's brother-in-law works there.
You might try and touch him.
I don't know, Bubs. I mean...
-Yeah, I need Omar.
-Father Vasyl, it says.
-There's no names or places or....
Nothing too big, just....
They marked us the moment
we stepped out of the car.
Maybe make a drug case or two
down by the port.
by the tainted narcotics
and the correctional officer...
Aired 20 years ago - Jun 15, 2003
"What they need is a union." -- Russell
The non-English-speaking crew of the Atlantic Light proves no help in the investigation, but the first mate unwittingly provides a clue that gets the ball rolling; Nick wonders how he's going to provide for
Aimee and their daughter when there's no work on the docks, but rejects Ziggy's idea to make a quick buck by dealing drugs; Omar signs up some new partners in crime; after Stringer discovers that Tilghman is buying from Butchie, Stringer convinces Butchie to give the C.O. a bad package the next time they do business; Sobotka lobbies a state senator whose hands are out; Stringer and Donette reach an understanding of sorts; after Prez spills the beans about the do-nothing task force, Valchek strong-arms Burrell into giving him a real task force headed by Daniels; Avon tries to get Dee's head right with a promise that he won't have to do the whole bit; Ziggy and Nick steal a container and fence the goods to the Greeks; Elena sends Jimmy separation papers.
Usually after a pay,
which we made in Norfolk.
Got you good, huh?
A year or two,
you'll be back in their favor, right?
We got them motherfuckers good.
Sailing up the coast right now,
laughing at us.
the fact remains
we work plainclothes in Homicide.
assigned to the southeastern district
cannot be located?
I saw that kid
we got running things down there, Poot.
Junk better get in closer
if he want a shot at him.
Look, I done told you before, man.
Those two babies don't move me that way.
Not saying I do.
It makes no sense to bring the girls
all this way and then kill them.
There's no one in the game
who can stand in your light, Dr. Frazier, sir.
-Working the tier today?
-Yeah, on J.
then they sure don't have the money
for a plastic surgeon.
Bobby's District 7, which is middle river...
The name and ID of the driver
who signed the bill of lading...
Why? What are you doing?
I ain't forget him.
-Your round, Jimmy.
What the fuck I got to feel guilty about?
You're late, yeah.
Just like I'm only gonna do
a year or two on this seven.
Eight percent. $16,000.
Up until our people
tried to chase the cash, maybe.
Shot and a beer, Dolores.
Aired 20 years ago - Jun 08, 2003
"They can chew you up, but they gotta spit you out." -- McNulty
After the case gets dumped back in Russell's lap, McNulty offers to help, ensuring that it boomerangs back to Rawls; after Sobotka chews the Greeks out about the bodies in the
containers, the Greeks do a little investigating of their own and discover that McNulty's floater was killed by a ship's crewman in front of the other girls, who were then killed to ensure their silence; Brianna urges her brother to take care of business, especially D'Angelo; Valchek strikes a deal with Burrell in exchange for his help in waging war on Sobotka, and Sobotka strikes back by handing the BPD a major embarrassment; Daniels decides to put in his papers; Wee-Bey complains to Avon about his treatment at the hands of C.O. Tilghman; Bunk and Lester are ready to kill McNulty after Landsman puts the fourteen whodunits under their names on the Board.
I understand how you feel...
They saying they have to be sure
before they get back with us.
Yeah, I'm gonna put Stringer on that, too.
You're not the run-of-the-mill
kind of asshole, are you?
Port police has jurisdiction over Patapsco.
-A couple of cases?
-Yeah, it was four.
we're to ride past your union hall
twice a day and paper cars.
No, you see, they plastic,
they got little motors and all, man.
I had people working on a window
for the nave up St. Casmir's since Easter...
And sure enough, you've been
an official asshole every day since.
Can't figure the name or the address...
I called the morgue this morning...
That's what the medical examiner
You know what I think?
That's for the mayor to decide.
I'd have to clear the council, too.
-Frank Sobotka, you heard the name?
If they buried you any deeper,
you'd be under the damn building.
No, came down here to have breakfast
with you duper-faced fucks.
-So why the fuck you coming to me?
-I want you to come in on it with me.
It's 8:00 in the goddamn morning.
I gotta get him back to maximum security
by 6:00, all right?
I'm gonna set it straight. All right?
Okay, we got 13 adult females,
breathing at a normal to elevated rate...
and if they're further down the bay, then you
fellows with the Coast Guard can take it.
I mean, he gonna do
what need to be done, man.
Rawls, I swear to God,
the man stayed in his office all day.
-He did it.
Beatrice Russell. She pretty at least?
Am I your girlfriend? No. Your wife? No.
Your soul mate? No.
-This is where our taxes go.
-I do good work, don't l?
This area's restricted. Yes, sir, no problem.
-What up, man?
-Yeah, he left that in here.
-Anybody speak English?
-What you're asking them about...
Why you run from ship?
Aired 20 years ago - Jun 01, 2003
"Ain't never gonna be what it was." -- Little Big Roy
McNulty makes sure to pay back Rawls for reassigning him to the marine unit by sticking City Homicide with the stone cold whodunit floater he fishes out of the harbor; it's the stevedores versus
the police when Sobotka beats out Valchek for the honor of providing a donor-themed stained glass window for the local church; Bodie and Bell take separate business trips; Ziggy makes a fool of himself as Nick negotiates a deal with the Greeks to steal a container from the docks; the Greeks renege on the deal, leaving Russell to discover that the abandoned and broken-sealed container contains the bodies of thirteen women.
I think that was why
I shot up my car like I did.
And because I have Andy Krawczyk's ear...
-This radio ain't working that well.
-We're losing it.
I leave, I gotta tell my Sergeant.
if the grain pier don't get fixed up soon...
-Is Ott around?
-On his ass as usual.
Case goes to trial in a month.
Got to start prepping it this week.
We got nothing but problems, Father.
All he's gonna hear
is that this shit is fucking missing.
You got titles, deeds, registrations?
What do you have for me?
Boys, you know, when I was your age,
I unloaded ten ships a goddamn day.
'Cause them old fucks
done unloaded so much bullshit...
-Bring her in the boat?
Found this craftsman down in Glen Burnie
that you would not believe.
How you fixed in here otherwise, B?
Come on. Let's go.
Why am I Boris? I don't understand this.
Everywhere I am Boris.
-Out on a call with Crutchfield.
Something you never learned.
This, I'm afraid, was in Monday's papers.
Nonetheless, we have a legitimate concern.
-What's he waiting for?
-I got no fucking idea.
Let me give your little boo-boo a kiss.
Mace carrying 10 down here.
So, Moe Man holding about 38 up top.