As the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire comes to an end, we reminisce about the addictive series' greatest moments.
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Bunk and McNulty's "F--k" Investigation: In a Season 1 investigation, Bunk (Wendell Pierce) and McNulty (Dominic West) did their best silent-film impressions when they puzzled through a murder scene using only one very powerful word.
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Det. Greggs Is Shot: In Season 1, Kima (Sonja Sohn) was shot while working undercover in a buy-and-bust operation. Later, a distraught McNulty blamed himself.
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Death of Frank Sobotka: Season 2's focus on the plight of Baltimore's dock laborers was made all the more tragic when the endearing union leader Frank Sobotka (Chris Bauer) was murdered by Russian kingpins.
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Death of D'Angelo:The Season 3 murder of young D'Angelo Barksdale (Larry Gilliard Jr.) only highlighted the heartlessness of kingpin Stringer Bell (Idris Elba).
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Death of Stringer Bell: Even Stringer's big-business buddies couldn't save him from the crafty Omar (Michael K. Williams), who caught up with Bell in one of his own real-estate developments in Season 3.
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Hamsterdam: Major Bunny Colvin's (Robert Wisdom) desperate plan to control the drug scene in his district resulted in what the corner kids called Hamsterdam, a free zone where dealing was tolerated.
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Carcetti Wins Mayor: In a dirty, underdog race, idealistic councilman Tommy Carcetti (Aidan Gillen) came from behind to steal the mayor's seat from incumbent Royce (Glynn Turman).
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Bubbles Hits Bottom: In a tragic drug-related accident, the goodhearted Bubbles (Andre Royo) caused the death of his surrogate son Sherrod in Season 4.
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McNulty's Fake Serial-killer: In a controversial plan to garner funding from the city government, McNulty staged a string of phony serial killings in Season 5.
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Death of Prop Joe: In a ruthless bid for power, Marlo Stanfield (Jamie Hector) killed his mentor Prop Joe (Robert Chew).
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Death of Omar: Back for revenge after the death of his friend Butchie(S. Robert Morgan), a roughed-up, renegade Omar was shot in an anonymous and random corner-store stickup. - Michelle Heller