Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.
#2 – Middle Ground
Season 3 – Episode 11
The wire begins to yield info about the Barksdale organization, though links to the top are elusive.
The episode was rated from 1254 votes.
#3 – Mission Accomplished
Season 3 – Episode 12
A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo.
The episode was rated from 1207 votes.
#4 – Final Grades
Season 4 – Episode 13
Namond, Randy and Dukie adjust to new realities; Michael is promoted; Omar makes Prop Joe an offer.
The episode was rated from 1109 votes.
#5 – Sentencing
Season 1 – Episode 13
Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority to crack the case.
The episode was rated from 1547 votes.
#6 – Late Editions
Season 5 – Episode 9
Freamon’s hard work pays off with a promising lead, though McNulty isn’t in the mood to celebrate.
The episode was rated from 1030 votes.
#7 – The Cost
Season 1 – Episode 10
With Wallace in custody, McNulty and Daniels must figure out what to do with him in the time before he testifies.
The episode was rated from 1595 votes.
#8 – Port in a Storm
Season 2 – Episode 12
The Detail suffers a setback, while Russell and Bunk revisit Philly to look for evidence.
The episode was rated from 1267 votes.
#9 – That’s Got His Own
Season 4 – Episode 12
Freamon seeks help in City Hall; Bubbles gets desperate; Michael rejects his past; Omar strikes again.
The episode was rated from 1116 votes.
#10 – A New Day
Season 4 – Episode 11
Carcetti faces a dilemma; Randy gets the cold shoulder; Omar makes a power play; Freamon has a revelation.
The episode was rated from 1099 votes.