The Wire - Season 2, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

Collateral Damage


Episode Info

Sobotka (Chris Bauer) goes to see Vondas (Paul Ben-Victor) to express his outrage over the 14 dead prostitutes on his dock. Vondas assures him that they're as upset as he is about the deaths. McNulty (Dominic West) finds out about the girls, and connects them to the murdered girl he dragged out of the water. He goes to Officer Russell (Amy Ryan) for more information, and with the medical examiner (Eric Dellums), determines that the air pipe on the container was intentionally crushed -- the 14 girls were murdered. McNulty then goes far out of his way to make sure that his old homicide unit gets the case, despite Major Rawls' (John Doman) best efforts. Bunk (Wendell Pierce) and Freamon (Clarke Peters) aren't too happy with McNulty when Landsman (Delaney Williams) gives them the case. Valchek (Al Brown) goes to see Sobotka, and threatens to continue harassing him if the union doesn't let the police take the stained glass window in the church nave. Sobotka tells Valchek he should have come and discussed it with them in the first place, and insults the Major. So Valchek offers to support Burrell (Frankie R. Faison) for police commissioner, in exchange for Burrell letting him have a CID unit to investigate Sobotka. Valchek's son-in-law, Prez (Jim True-Frost), ends up heading the unit. Vondas and The Greek (Bill Raymond) begin their own bloody investigation into the murder of the 14 prostitutes. Meanwhile, things aren't going well for Avon's (Wood Harris) crew. Wee-Bey (Hassan Johnson) is being harassed by a guard with a personal beef, and D'Angelo (Larry Gilliard, Jr.) is using drugs and avoiding Avon.


Dominic West
as Det. James McNulty
Chris Bauer
as Frank Sobotka
Sonja Sohn
as Det. Shakima Greggs
Idris Elba
as Stringer Bell
Wendell Pierce
as Det. William `Bunk' Moreland
Paul Ben-Victor
as Spiros `Vonda' Vondopoulos
Amy Ryan
as Off. Beatrice Russell
Lance Reddick
as Lt. Cedric Daniels
Wood Harris
as Avon Barksdale
Clarke Peters
as Det. Lester Freamon
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as D'Angelo Barksdale
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
as D'Angelo Barksdale
Seth Gilliam
as Det. Ellis Carver
John Doman
as Col. William A. Rawls
Delaney Williams
as Sgt. Jay Landsman
Robert F. Colesberry
as Sgt. Ray Cole
Deirdre Lovejoy
as Rhonda Pearlman
Al Brown
as Maj. Stanilaus Valcheck
Frankie Faison
as Det. Comm. Ervin H. Burrell
Jim True-Frost
as Det. Roland `Prez' Pryzblewski
Maria Broom
as Marla Daniels
Jeffrey Fugitt
as Off. Claude Diggins
Luray Cooper
as Nathaniel `Nat' Coxson
Eric Dellums
as Randall `Doc' Frazier
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