"The Wire" Season 5 episode 8 - spoiler and question

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  1. Joeg180

    Joeg180 Burning Daylight

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    RIP Omar.

    What is Lester's game with Clay Davis?

    Another series I'm going to miss.

    I thought McNulty's expressions during the profile meeting were priceless. I thought for sure one of the FBI agents was going to say something.

    Do you think Kima will blow the whistle?
     
  2. JohnB1000

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    Another great show but it was rather unrealistically fortunate that Marlo and Sydner use the exact same map book :)
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    ...except he was pulling faces the whole time he was there. At first it was because he just had obvious contempt for the FBI (especially the supervisor glory hound with the book), and there was no reason for the agents in the briefing to assume that the reason for his expressions had changed.
     
  4. plenzmd1

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    Not really. ADC maps are all that is used here, at least in DC, Maryland and VA. That part was dead on the money, as well as the names Carcetti was using like Steney(for Steney Hoyer) etc. These guys know the area like the back of their hands,
     
  5. jgerry

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    The federal prosecutor refused to take on the federal case after they lost the local case against Clay Davis. I assumed Lester was just trying to shake something loose with Davis out of frustration, asking him for money so that he could use that information against him later, or maybe take that info back to the federal prosecutor. Obviously they're going to need more info before the feds will prosecute him.
     
  6. Mike Farrington

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    I loved the way McNulty put the two FBI guys in their place for worshiping their superior... (paraphrasing):"Didn't that case go on for like 16 years? And wasn't it his brother who turned him in?".
     
  7. Mike Farrington

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    I thought lester basically said that money wasn't his game, he just wanted a sit down Q&A.
     
  8. swinca

    swinca Menace to society

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    Why is that so unrealistic? When I lived in L.A., if someone had a map book it was probably a Thomas Guide. They could have something similar.

    Great episode. I was sorry to see Omar go down like that.
     
  9. Sparty99

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    The whole FBI scene was great. I think I started laughing out loud midway through the profile when I started realizing how dead-on it was.
     
  10. JohnB1000

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    There's a lot of different map books, different sizes, different shapes, for the cop to have the exact same one is a little convenient. I realize people don't like to pick holes in the shows they like but this was another of those moments that stands out for me in such a realistic show. The fact that they had the suburb names all so accurate is what I'm used to with The Wire so little flaws stick out.

    Hard to believe there's only 2 left.
     
  11. tsings31

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    I can't believe Omar is gone. MAN! But this was a good episode. So sad that this series is almost over.
     
  12. cheesesteak

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    Too bad this isn't a soap opera. If it were, then Omar's long forgotten twin brother could suddenly recover from his amnesia, take the bus to Baltimore, read Omar's previously unknown diary and continue hunting down Marlo and his muscle. After he went blind.
     
  13. jradosh

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    I've got that same map book in my car. So while it may be a coincidence, it's not unbelievable IMO.
     
  14. mdsutherland

    mdsutherland Act Accordingly

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    I have no idea how they can wrap this all up in 2 episodes.
     
  15. Sparty99

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    If I remember correctly, Stringer Bell went from legitimate businessman to dead in a span of 2 epsiodes. And the final episode will probably run closer to 1:15, so there's still time. I think the 3 big questions are what happens to McNulty (jail), what happens to Marlo (king of the city), and what happens to the reporter (honestly, who cares?). I think the whole deal with the councilman (sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiit) is going to keep twisting in the wind. Or he's going to have Lester killed (I think I'm kidding on that one...I'm finding that guy to be the most unlikable member on the show).
     
  16. mdsutherland

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    I know they can move quickly when they want to but there are so many characters I have interest in and I hope we are not left hanging on them. I actually want to see the reporter exposed and embarrassed. I'm interested to see what happens with Micheal, Dukie, and Bug. I wonder if Bubbles is in for a life change if that reporter finds the story he things is there. I don't really care about the mayor race but I would be interested to hear about the budget since this serial killer case has to be putting them way into the red.

    I would really like it if the Wire did a where are they now show based 5 years in the future of something like that. That way I could get all of my questions answered. I trust the show so I'm not really worried I just interested to see how it plays out.
     
  17. markymark_ctown

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    So who was the guy Dukie was talking to in the shoe store? he remembered him from when they both used to run the corners...at first, i thought it might be Poot who i don't remember seeing around this year
     
  18. mdsutherland

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    It was Poot.

     
  19. Sparty99

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    I understand wanting to see the stories played out, but I'm not sure the show is set up like that. Or maybe it will be handled in the season-finale montage like they always do.

    Thing is, I really wish they hadn't gone down the path with the plagiarizing journalist. There's enough of a story to be told with the downturn of the newspaper industry - or maybe expand the media angle to have included Internet and TV media - to not have to come up with something we've already seen (i.e., Jason Blair). All we've gotten from that storyline is a couple of funny moments where McNulty realizes the guy is making stuff up.
     
  20. frombhto323

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    I agree with everyone who has said ADC maps are common enough in this area that it isn't far-fetched at all.

    Whenever they turn towards political discussion, the Wire nails it. The storyline about a PG County Dem revolt came from the 06 Midterms. It was covered extensively in the Post and county media throughout the summer leading into the election. I never thought Wynn, Johnson, Curry et. al would actually do it, but they made plenty noise that they would.

    RIP, Omar. The best TV bad man ever.
     

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