The Wire: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jun 02
2002

The Target

“…when it’s not your turn.” – McNulty

During the trial of D’Angelo Barksdale, a mid-level dealer accused of murder, the prosecution…

2 Jun 09
2002

The Detail

“You cannot lose if you do not play.” – Marla Daniels

The witness who testified against D’Angelo winds up being a murder case for “Bunk&#…

3 Jun 16
2002

The Buys

“The king stay the king.” – D’Angelo

After early morning “field interviews” conducted by Herc, Carver and Prez lead to a minor riot…

4 Jun 23
2002

Old Cases

“It’s a thin line ‘tween heaven and here.” – Bubbles

Bodie manages to slip through security and escape from lockup. Meanwhile Herc and Ca…

5 Jun 30
2002

The Pager

“..a little slow, a little late.” – Avon Barksdale

When Avon becomes more and more suspicious, he orders Wee-Bey to change phone lines in his apartme…

6 Jul 07
2002

The Wire

“..and all the pieces matter.” – Freamon

Brandon’s bloodied body is discovered in a lot that coincidentally is located next to Poot and Wallace…

7 Jul 21
2002

One Arrest

“A man must have a code.” – Bunk

Greggs, Herc, Carver, and Syndor grab the runner who is holding the re-up stash for the pit. Now that the cops have…

8 Jul 28
2002

Lessons

“Come at the king, you best not miss.” – Omar

McNulty has his sons play the game of “front and follow” with Stringer Bell as the target a…

9 Aug 04
2002

Game Day

“Maybe we won.” – Herc

Freamon gets Syndor and Prez started on the Barksdale money trail. They discover the usual ties to dummy companies, but they a…

10 Aug 11
2002

The Cost

“And then he dropped the bracelets…” — Greggs

After being clean for three days straight, Bubbles gets some strong advice from another rformer a…

11 Aug 18
2002

The Hunt

“Dope on the damn table.” — Daniels

While Greggs’ life hangs in the balance, the officers deals with the shock in many different ways. Herc, Ca…

12 Sep 01
2002

Cleaning Up

“This is me, yo, right here.” — Wallace

After the Barksdale’s supply gets confiscated in another bust, Stringer gives more new rules to the cre…

13 Sep 08
2002

Sentencing

“all in the game…” — Traditional West Baltimore

In the season finale, Greggs finds the strength to finger “Little Man” as one of th…

About The Wire

Unlike most television crime dramas, which neatly introduce and then solve a case all in the space of one hour, HBO’s THE WIRE follows one single drug and homicide investigation throughout the length of an entire season. Centered on the drug culture of inner-city Baltimore, the series’ storyline unfolds from the points of view of both the criminals lording the streets and the police officers determined to bring them down.

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