The Wire - Season 2, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

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Omar (Michael K. Williams) is back in Baltimore, and plotting to rip off another drug dealer. His plans are thwarted by two resourceful young women who get the same idea and act sooner. Omar and his partner team up with the girls. Bunk (Wendell Pierce) and Freamon (Clarke Peters) go to Philly and interview the crew of the ship that brought in the dead women, but the multiethnic crewmembers all claim they don't speak English, so the frustrated cops let the ship go. McNulty (Dominic West) drops by the station to share his thoughts on the case, but Bunk, Freamon, and Russell (Amy Ryan) have already figured out that the women were prostitutes, that one of them was murdered, and that the others were witnesses, so they were suffocated in the shipping container. Avon (Wood Harris) and Stringer (Idris Elba) plot against a drug-dealing prison guard, Tilghman (Antonio D. Charity), who has a beef with their crew. Avon makes D'Angelo (Larry Gilliard Jr.) promise to give up drugs for a few days. Nick (Pablo Schreiber) isn't getting much work, so he and Ziggy (James Ransone) decide to steal a shipment of digital cameras off the docks and sell them to an associate of Vondas (Paul Ben-Victor). Prez (Jim True-Frost) tells Valchek (Al Brown) that the CID unit Burrell (Frankie R. Faison) set up to nail Sobotka (Chris Bauer) is getting nowhere. Valchek checks out the team himself and gets angry. He tells Burrell he wants results, or he'll start talking about how Burrell quashed the Barksdale case. Having heard about Daniels' (Lance Reddick) work from Prez, Valchek tells Burrell he wants Daniels to head the unit, but the lieutenant has recently put in for retirement.

Cast

Dominic West
as Det. James McNulty
Wendell Pierce
as Det. William `Bunk' Moreland
Clarke Peters
as Det. Lester Freamon
Wood Harris
as Avon Barksdale
Chris Bauer
as Frank Sobotka
Idris Elba
as Stringer Bell
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as D'Angelo Barksdale
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
as D'Angelo Barksdale
Lance Reddick
as Lt. Cedric Daniels
Jim True-Frost
as Det. Roland `Prez' Pryzblewski
Paul Ben-Victor
as Spiros `Vondas' Vondopolous
Al Brown
as Maj. Stanislaus Valcheck
Frankie Faison
as Det. Comm. Ervin H. Burrell
Amy Ryan
as Off. Beatrice Russell
Delaney Williams
as Sgt. Jay Landsman
Callie Thorne
as Elena McNulty
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as Sen. R. Clayton Davis
Eric Dellums
as Randall `Doc' Frazier
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