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

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  1. mdsutherland

    mdsutherland Act Accordingly

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    I agree the show isn't setup like and I it is one of the things I like about it. Life is messy and sometimes things are not heard from again which is why I said I trust the show but I know I will be dissappoint when it ends.

    The only thing I like about the reporter storyline is the editor.
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I just saw in the Guide Data that the title of the season finalé is "-30-". :D
     
  3. markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Well-Known Member

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    i don't get it... :confused:
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

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    That's the code put at the end of a newspaper article manuscript to signal the end.
     
  5. markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Well-Known Member

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    ahhhh...thanks!
     
  6. Marco

    Marco Loyal Little

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    You clearly don't live in the Washington-Baltimore area, 'cause if you did this wouldn't bother you. Everybody's got the ADC maps.
     
  7. spikedavis

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    Poor Omar...
     
  8. Ace Deprave

    Ace Deprave Tivo and Crawfish!

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    I seriously doubt the show will wrap things up neatly, or have a little 6 Feet Under montage at the end. People die, go to jail, get promoted, or find new careers, but Baltimore lives on.
     
  9. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    As does its drug trade...
     
  10. dolfer

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    Re: Omar's Death

    I haven't seen anyone bring this up so I thought I would toss it out...

    It seems like the writers were going *way* out of their way to make Omar's death as mundane as possible. Absolutely NO GLORY!

    One of the biggest, baddest guys on the street gets popped by a little kid? Then the newspaper decides he's not even worth a mention. And to cap it all off, the morgue puts his body tag on some old white dude!

    The only thing they didn't do was cut to a scene of his tombstone with his name misspelled! ;)

    Someone else said it, Poor Omar...

    I was hoping for a showdown with Marlo. But much like The Sopranos, The Wire isn't going to sell out! ;) They wanted Omar to go down with no glory, not in a hail of bullets taking down Marlo and his crew.
     
  11. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    You need to ninja edit that last sentence before someone quotes you. ;)
     
  12. dolfer

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    Got it! ;) BTW... I love "ninja edit"... I have never heard that term before, but I do it all the time!
     
  13. TAsunder

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    Omar getting popped by a kid apparently seeking fame was a classic storyline since the days of the wild west and before. The creators had originally intended to kill off omar in the first season, but found his character too likable for it I guess.

    I think Templeton's story is critical to the overall story being told. We've basically seen one failure after another and what causes it and how little hope there is. "Progress" is basically impossible without the sort of serious cooking we are seeing here. Doing a good job is no longer rewarded. In the book about the wire, simon talks about the lie in our culture that says something like, even if you aren't the best at what you do, if you work hard and honestly, you will succeed. I think this storyline directly addresses that lie, and shows us that you only succeed if you are dishonest.

    That truth has been shown in every season I guess.
     
  14. qdoggg

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    The only thing that's bugs me about the whole map and clock thing is that no one see's Marlo's crew with the maps. Not any of the surveillance teams or even us as viewers.
     
  15. spikedavis

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    Regardless it's brilliant. When Sydnor figured it out I had this giant "OH!" moment.
     
  16. Mike Farrington

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    They only had the surveillance up for a very short time. The crew probably have a good number of the numbers memorized by now.
     
  17. mitchb2

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    I watched episode 9 last night.
     
  18. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Ditto. I can't believe it is only a few more days before The Wire is over.
     
  19. mitchb2

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    Guess I'll start a new thread for ep 9.
     

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