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Season 5

Aired 12 years ago - Mar 09, 2008

McNulty and Freamon face the consequences of their actions, while Carcetti tries to save face.

Aired 12 years ago - Mar 02, 2008

Freamon's hard work pays off with a promising lead, though McNulty isn't in the mood to celebrate.

Aired 12 years ago - Feb 24, 2008

Bunk returns a McNulty favor; Carcetti is forced to make deals; Hayes asks Templeton about his sources.

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Look, here's the deal. Command are throwing more resources at me
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Just make sure you send me people who work.
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Speak of the devil.
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Major crimes has a drug investigation that may also need surveillance work.
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The kind that worked on the story about that homeless vet.
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Look, I'm just sayin', if Marlo was all that over June Bug callin' him a name,
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New car, O.T. This fuckin' detail, man.
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to get round the Capital Beltway this time of day.
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If you're not going to let me tell my side of the story...
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You told me something else. I wrote what Mr. Hanning told me.
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Boy up on the corner say he try to rob them Koreans and got killed.
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Be my guest.
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Marcus, Angela. You're the backup unit when we need one.
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Shit, I thought y'all was gonna tell me.
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Greta van Susteren, Nancy Grace, Chris Matthews,
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- and a homicide from the city. - Ettlin, what do we got room for?
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with alcohol being utilized as a trigger in the commission of these crimes.
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and worse rush-hour traffic than Atlanta.
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Yeah.
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looking for the federal jury of mostly white faces to remedy the problem?
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Hey, can you wait to serve it?
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Taking the detail money and doling it around like a priest passing wafers.
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but I'll be going down to the scales in a hour or two.
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Sheet metal!
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- And Omar Little? Stick up boy? - What about him?
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sitting on the female subject. Maybe that's the other end of your meet.
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not tonight can you prey on them.
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I'm OK, senator, thank you very much.
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You can keep that copy. Ma'am.
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But her story is great. Look at that quote.
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- I am. - But I thought...
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Yeah, but if I don't win, Jen, I bring back exactly nothing.
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and for the latitude, they go by five-minute intervals.
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- He's got the whole goddamn city. - How do we know it's Cheese?
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Family. That's it. Family, and if you're lucky,
Aired 12 years ago - Feb 17, 2008

An unexpected call puts Templeton and the paper back in the spotlight--and gets McNulty unwanted extra attention.

Aired 12 years ago - Feb 10, 2008

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

Aired 12 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. MORE -LESS

Aired 12 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. MORE -LESS

Aired 12 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. MORE -LESS

Aired 12 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. MORE -LESS

Aired 12 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. MORE -LESS