The Wire: Season 5


# Air Date Title
1 Jan 06

More With Less

“The bigger the lie, the more they believe.” – Bunk Moreland

As McNulty and the detail continue to stake out Marlo’s crew, recently promoted Sg…

2 Jan 13

Unconfirmed Reports

“This ain’t Aruba, bitch.” – Bunk Moreland

Although he tells Sydnor that the Davis investigation could be a “career case,” Freamon…

3 Jan 20

Not For Attribution

“They’re dead where it doesn’t count.” – Fletcher

Mayor Carcetti’s master plan for the police department is leaked to the press, se…

4 Jan 27


“Buyer’s market out there.” – Templeton

Campbell tries to smooth out the transitions in the police department; The Baltimore Sun scrambles to c…

5 Feb 03

React Quotes

“Just because they’re in the street doesn’t mean they lack opinions.” – Haynes

Marlo forges an alliance with a drug connect, who shows hi…

6 Feb 10

The Dickensian Aspect

“If you have a problem with this. I understand completely.” – Freamon

Mystified by Omar’s disappearance, Marlo and Chris ramp up their efforts…

7 Feb 17


“They don’t teach it in law school.” – Pearlman

After cooking up another scheme for the homeless case, McNulty and Lester become popular figure…

8 Feb 24


“A lie ain’t a side of a story. It’s just a lie.” – Terry Hanning

A shift in the police department sends Carver to a new location. Meanwh…

9 Mar 02

Late Editions

“Deserve got nuthin’ to do with it.” – Snoop

With Carcetti’s Chief of Staff Michael Steintorf ordering Rawls to initiate “creative&…

10 Mar 09


“…the life of kings.” – H.L. Mencken

Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation fr…

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.