The Wire 5 Seasons 2002
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1. The Target In the pilot episode of this drama series, Baltimore homicide detective Jimmy McNulty gets into hot water and winds up assigned to a detail of narcotics outcasts charged with investigating drug lord Avon Barksdale and his powerful operation.
2. The Detail McNulty feels the heat when a witness who testified against D'Angelo is found murdered. Meanwhile, Greggs is given the lay of the land regarding Avon Barksdale's key players, and Herc, Carver and Prez find big-time trouble at the towers.
3. The Buys The early-morning 'field interviews' by Herc, Carver and Prez result in a minor riot, a boy losing an eye and some bad publicity. On the other side of the law, D'Angelo teaches Wallace and Bodie how to play the game (chess) and later impresses Bell.
4. Old Cases Greggs and McNulty try to get Hardcase to turn informant as arraignment begins for those caught in the raid. Barksdale places a bounty on the head of rival gang leader Omar. Meanwhile, McNulty takes Bubbles on a cultural field trip.
5. The Pager McNulty's detail finally gets 'clone' pagers to track Barksdale and his gang, but nobody can crack the codes used by the callers. Meanwhile, Bell instructs D'Angelo on how to school his lookouts while simultaneously flushing out a possible snitch.
6. The Wire When Rawls looks to make a premature arrest for three murders that are linked to D'Angelo and Avon Barksdale, McNulty and Greggs must argue for a delay in order to preserve the valuable wiretap gains they have made.
7. One Arrest Tipped off by the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust, but the incident makes Avon and Stringer suspicious, leading them to close shop in the Pit. Meanwhile, Bunk and McNulty look for another witness in the Gant slaying.
8. Lessons An unlikely source gives McNulty the tag of a car driven by Stringer Bell. Meanwhile, Greggs and Carver bust a congressional aide carrying dirty cash, but are forced to let him go. Later, Omar earns his 'loose cannon' moniker.
9. Game Day Barksdale plays an expensive game of one-upmanship with an east-side rival. Meanwhile, Herc and Carver take some cash off of Wee-Bey's hands, and Omar resurfaces with a bang.
10. The Cost With Wallace in custody, McNulty and Daniels try to figure out what to do with him in the months before he testifies. Sydnor and Carver track down one of Barksdale's stash houses, and Prez shows off his 'gift for the paper trail.'
11. The Hunt The police turn up the heat on tracking down Savino, Wee-Bey and Little Man. Burrell orders Daniels to hit drug dealers for results that will impress the press. Barksdale sees his ranks thinning after the hit on Orlando.
12. Cleaning Up The low-rise pay phones are out of service, so McNulty and Daniels keep pace by tapping Barksdale's office. Bodie gets some new responsibilities from Stringer; Freamon gives Shardene a 'new look'; and D'Angelo goes to NYC on an errand for his uncle.
13. Sentencing Season One finale. Every crew has weak links--including Avon Barksdale's. With the heat turned up in the high-rises, Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority in an effort to crack the case wide open.
|Starring||Idris Elba, Frankie Faison|
|Supporting actors||Idris Elba, Frankie Faison, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Wood Harris, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Andre Royo, Sonja Sohn, Peter Gerety, Seth Gilliam, Domenick Lombardozzi, Leo Fitzpatrick, J.D. Williams, Hassan Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Clayton LeBouef, Melanie Nicholls-King|
|Executive Producer||Robert F. Colesberry|
|Rental rights||24 hour viewing period. Details|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
I started watching this series when Breaking Bad ended because I was told that The Wire and The Shield were almost as good as Breaking Bad which I loved. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Pattie Smith
This really was an incredible first season. The acting and the content are first rate. I recommend it often to friends.Published 2 days ago by Mari
Takes a bit to get onto the show , so give it a chance , you won't be sorry .Published 3 days ago by michelle lee
I don't know where to begin-the plot, the acting, everything about The Wire is beyond amazing. I kept having to remind myself these were just actors and not real people. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jeanne
This is easily one of the best written police dramas of the modern era. Groundbreaking writing combined with stellar performances from the cast come together to give us a modern... Read morePublished 6 days ago by M Keith Presley
I bought this season as a gift for my husband and he loves it. He found the second season used here in town and went ahead and bought it and he never does that so I know it's a... Read morePublished 6 days ago by mary short
Binge watched this for 3-4 days. GREAT SHOW. Missed it when it was on HBO so this was a real treat.Published 7 days ago by suzdav
A great show with complex characters and an interesting plot. It's not just about hero cops and villain dealers. Glad I bought it.Published 9 days ago by Lindsey Schultz
This is by far the best cop series ever seen on TV. Excellent writing, directing and actors. There's not a weak episode, character or plot line. this is a must see, period.Published 11 days ago by Katie Mullins