The Wire - Season 3, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

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Bubbles (Andre Royo) has been working as a CI, and Johnny (Leo Fitzpatrick) is not happy about it. He convinces Bubbles to pull a small-time scam. McNulty (Dominic West) get fed up watching Stringer (Idris Elba) and decides to confront the man directly. Stringer tries to sell him a condo, leading McNulty to lament, "You disappointed me, String. I had such f***ing high hopes for us." Later, Kima (Sonja Sohn), watching Marlo (Jamie Hector), makes a discovery that will bring joy to McNulty. Colvin (Robert Wisdom), having failed to get the corner boys to move of their own volition, decides to go over their heads, and eventually has to go to Daniels' (Lance Reddick) unit to find out who the drug lieutenants are in his district. Colvin explains to them that police will only be in the designated locations to prevent violence, and will not arrest them for dealing. He also threatens to crush those who choose to stay on the corners. The cops even end up rounding up customers for the dealers, but Marlo, for one, refuses to play along. Just before Avon (Wood Harris) is released on parole, Baltimore's drug kingpins meet and agree to Stringer's plan to team up to get a better deal from his New York suppliers. Bunk (Wendell Pierce) is developing leads on the double homicide involving Omar (Michael K. Williams), but his superiors again force him to focus on tracking down the missing police weapon. Carcetti (Aidan Gillen) learns about a state's witness who was murdered, and quietly makes his displeasure known to Royce (Glynn Turman), who promises swift action to prevent further such incidents. McNulty meets D'Agostino (Brandy Burre) at an event for his son's school, and the two hit it off, after a fashion.

Cast

Dominic West
as Det. Jimmy McNulty
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Chris Partlow
Idris Elba
as Stringer Bell
Sonja Sohn
as Det. Shakima Greggs
Wood Harris
as Avon Barksdale
Robert Wisdom
as Maj. Howard `Bunny' Colvin
Chad L. Coleman
as Cutty, Dennis `Cutty' Wise
Wendell Pierce
as Det. William `Bunk' Moreland
Robert F. Chew
as Proposition Joe Stewart
Aidan Gillen
as Councilman Thomas Carcetti
Clarke Peters
as Det. Lester Freamon
Antonio Cordova
as Michael McNulty
Lance Reddick
as Lt. Cedric Daniels
John Doman
as Col. William Rawls
Deirdre Lovejoy
as Rhonda Pearlman
Andre Royo
as Bubbles
Seth Gilliam
as Det. Ellis Carver
Domenick Lombardozzi
as Det. Thomas R. `Herc' Hauk
Christopher Mann
as Councilman Tony Gray
Jim True-Frost
as Det. Roland `Prez' Pryzbylewski
Delaney Williams
as Sgt. Jay Landsman
Callie Thorne
as Elena McNulty
Frankie Faison
as Det. Comm. Ervin Burrell
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as State Senator Clay Davis
Benjamin Busch
as Officer Anthony Colicchio
Lawrence Cameron Steele
as Police Lieutenant
Michael Salconi
as Officer Michael Santangelo
Mayo Best
as Gerard
Richard DeAngelis
as Colonel Ray Foerster
Cleo Reginald Pizana
as Chief of Staff Coleman Parker
Eric Ryan
as Sean McNulty
Jay Landsman
as Lieutenant Dennis Mello
Michael Kostroff
as Maurice Levy
Michael S. Willis
as Andy Krawczyk
Michael Hyatt
as Brianna Barksdale
Mike Anderson
as Drug Dealer
Chester West
as Shift Lieutenant
Tony Cordova
as Michael McNulty
Anwan Glover
as Slim Charles
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