The Wire: Season 3


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 19

Time After Time

“Don’t matter how many times you get burnt, you just keep doin’ the same.” — Bodie

A wave of urban reform brings down the notorious Frank…

2 Sep 26

All Due Respect

“There’s never been a paper bag.” — Colvin

Omar continues his bold strikes on Barksdale stash houses, now heavily guarded. Under orders from St…

3 Oct 03

Dead Soldiers

“The gods will not save you.” — Burrell

Colvin feels the sting of Burrell and Rawls during a Comstat assessment of his district’s felony number…

4 Oct 10


“Why you got to go and fuck with the program?” — Fruit

West Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk at a community meeting from Major C…

5 Oct 17

Straight and True

“I had such fuckin’ hopes for us.” — McNulty

Frustrated in his grass-roots reform efforts, Colvin arms himself with intelligence from Daniels&#…

6 Oct 31


“Just a gangster, I suppose.” — Avon Barksdale

Stringer Bell gets an education in construction management; Bunk uses shoe-leather to catch up with Om…

7 Nov 07

Back Burners

“Conscience do cost.” — Butchie

Herc discovers a blast from his past which he later reveals to his colleagues. Daniels becomes enraged when he finds…

8 Nov 14

Moral Midgetry

“Crawl, walk, and then run.” — Clay Davis

With Amsterdam running full tilt, Carver and Truck discover there really is no honor among thieves. Prez im…

9 Nov 21


“…while you’re waiting for moments that never come.” — Freamon

Responding to a call for an officer’s call for help, McNulty and Pre…

10 Nov 28


“Call it a crisis of leadership.” — Proposition Joe

Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search f…

11 Dec 12

Middle Ground

“We don’t need to dream no more.” — Stringer Bell

The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization, though finding links t…

12 Dec 19

Mission Accomplished

“…we fight on the lie.” — Slim Charles

A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. Meanwhile, as the detail w…

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.