The Wire Episodes

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The Wire Season 1 episodes

Sentencing Season 1, Episode 13

Avon welcomes his sister (Michael Hyatt) to his new office; D'Angelo ponders a change in plans; Freamon and Bunk trace an important call; McNulty and Daniels face another obstacle. Avon: Wood Harris. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Bunk: Wendell Pierce. Written by David Simon and Ed Burns. Directed by Tim Van Patten. read more

Cleaning Up Season 1, Episode 12

The detail looks to pierce Avon Barksdale's inner sanctum; Daniels goes head-to-head with Burrell (Frankie R. Faison); D'Angelo takes a business trip to New York City; Wallace comes home. Avon: Wood Harris. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Daniels: Lance Reddick. read more

The Hunt Season 1, Episode 11

In search of favorable press, Burrell calls for drug raids all over the city; Avon notices his numbers are shrinking; Freamon smells a rat. Savino: Christopher J. Clanton. Little Man: Micaiah Jones. Wee-Bey: Hassan Johnson. Freamon: Clarke Peters. Burrell: Frankie R. Faison. read more

The Cost Season 1, Episode 10

An outsider sets up a meeting between Omar and Stringer; McNulty and Daniels worry about the safety of a witness in a murder trial; Orlando makes his move; Carver and Sydnor find one of Barksdale's stash houses; Prez displays another hidden talent. Orlando: Clayton Le Boeuf. Sydnor: Corey Parker-Robinson. Stringer: Idris Elba. Daniels: Lance Reddick. read more

Game Day Season 1, Episode 9

Avon tries to stay one step ahead of a crosstown rival; Herc and Carver lighten Wee-Bey's wallet; Freamon, Prez and Sydnor trace Barksdale's business interests; Omar makes his presence known again. Omar: Michael K. Williams. Shardene: Wendy Grantham. Wee-Bey: Hassan Johnson. Bubbles: Andre Royo. read more

Lessons Season 1, Episode 8

Omar's reputation for violence is well-earned in a showdown with Barksdale's crew; Greggs and Carver feel the sting of bureaucracy after a significant bust; McNulty gets lucky with information about Stringer. Burrell: Frankie R. Faison. Wee-Bey: Hassan Johnson. Stinkum: Brandon Price. Carver: Seth Gilliam. Omar: Michael K. Williams. read more

One Arrest Season 1, Episode 7

Avon and Stringer (Idris Elba) shut down operations in the Pit when Greggs (Sonja Sohn) acts on a tip to bust a new supply of drugs. Herc: Domenick Lombardozzi. Carver: Seth Gilliam. Avon: Wood Harris. Bird: Fredro Starr. Avon: Wood Harris. Bunk: Wendell Pierce. read more

The Wire Season 1, Episode 6

Rawls (John Doman) gets mad at McNulty all over again after a flap regarding arrest warrants; D'Angelo and Wallace (Michael B. Jordan) receive a gift from Avon; Omar's world starts to cave in around him. Omar: Michael K. Williams. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Avon: Wood Harris. read more

The Pager Season 1, Episode 5

Carver and Herc take Bodie (JD Williams) back into custody; Omar's crew is beginning to disappear; McNulty and Greggs get legal approval to “clone” D'Angelo's pager; Bubbles visits Johnny in rehab. Freamon: Clarke Peters. Wee-Bey: Hassan Johnson. Johnny: Leo Fitzpatrick. Orlando: Clayton LeBouef. Landsman: Delaney Williams. Carver: Seth Gilliam. Herc: Domenick Lombardozzi. read more

Old Cases Season 1, Episode 4

Bodie (JD Williams) temporarily lands in a juvenile facility after the raid; Avon plots revenge on Omar (Michael K. Williams) and his stickup crew; McNulty learns all will be forgiven if he works quickly. Rawls: John Doman. Avon: Wood Harris. Landsman: Delaney Williams. McNulty: Dominic West. read more

The Buys Season 1, Episode 3

With fashion tips from Bubbles (Andre Royo), Sydnor (Corey Parker-Robinson) goes undercover to score drugs in the projects. Also: the department plans an ill-advised raid; D'Angelo's business acumen impresses Stringer; McNulty and Greggs ask an FBI agent for surveillance equipment. Carver: Seth Gilliam. Stringer: Idris Elba. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Fitzhugh: Doug Olear. read more

The Detail Season 1, Episode 2

Carver, Herc and Pryzblewski abuse their authority in the Terrace; D'Angelo gets an earful from his uncle (Wood Harris) after talking to the police; Bubbles provides Greggs with vital information. Bubbles: Andre Royo. Phelan: Peter Gerety. Carver: Seth Gilliam. Herc: Domenick Lombardozzi. Pryzblewski: Jim True-Frost. Levy: Michael Kostroff. read more

The Target Season 1, Episode 1

After making comments to a judge about police procedure, McNulty (Dominic West) is assigned to a new detail created to bring down a known drug dealer (Wood Harris). Greggs: Sonja Sohn. Bunk: Wendell Pierce. Daniels: Lance Reddick. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Stringer: Idris Elba. read more

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Premiered: June 02, 2002, on HBO
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Premise: A complex, impeccably acted crime drama set in Baltimore that follows the thread of a single police investigation, from the perspectives of both law-enforcement officials and the criminals they're pursuing. The Peabody-winning series was created by David Simon (`The Corner'), whose richly layered plotlines focused on the city's illegal drug trade in the first season before expanding in scope for the second to include corruption on the waterfront.

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