The judge raises a stink, and soon McNulty, on his boss's bad side, finds himself stuck in a poorly supported investigative unit headed by Lt. Cedric Daniels, looking into the Barksdale ring. Due to his refusal to cooperate, he is sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison. Relating to Wallace's aversion to the violence of their trade, D'Angelo develops a friendship with Wallace. It's about how institutions have an effect on individuals, and how, regardless of what you are committed to, whether you're a cop, a longshoremen, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge, a lawyer, you are ultimately compromised and must contend with whatever institution you've committed to. Williams) We've watched Bodie grow up through the first two seasons of "The Wire," going from an anonymous foot soldier in the Barksdale army -- the kind of kid who, on his first trip out of town, didn't understand why his favorite Baltimore radio station was fading out and some other station was fading in -- to a trusted corner man. When information he provides leads to the brutal death of Brandon Wright, the boyfriend of stick-up artist Omar Little, Wallace feels guilty and tries to leave the drug trade.

 |  Maurice Levy (Michael Kostroff) "I'll probably have my B'nai B'rith membership revoked," over the character of Levy, Simon jokes in his DVD commentary. But Levy, the venal, complicit attorney for the Barksdale clan, is based on several drug lawyers Simon and his frequent writing partner (and former BPD cop) Ed Burns knew in the 1980s and 1990s. Though I heartily recommend the Season 1 DVD set (out Oct. 12), I'm happy to present a guide to HBO's acclaimed, and extremely intricate, series.

D'Angelo can't swing a deal, and cops to a possession charge and 20 years hard time after a talk with his mother. He grows angry and tells Stringer he doesn't want to use Levy, permanently driving a wedge in their already fractured relationship. Despite being responsible for the deaths of many, Stringer escaped prosecution in the initial Barksdale raids when the witness who could tie him to Omar's lover's death, young Wallace, was killed. Stringer Bell comes to talk to him and refuses to answer the question "where's Wallace?" Those synopses should give you enough background to jump into Season 3. In Season 2, Bell made a number of moves without Avon's knowledge: Facing a severe shortage of product, he reached out to Proposition Joe, offering him a few project towers in exchange for access to his high-quality supply. She wants him to move in with her, but her nagging often drives him away. Wallace becomes haunted by his role in the death of Brandon. Contact Us It's compulsively watchable despite those arguments, and because it offers rich, deep characters; believable, funny scenes; and complex, innovative plots. Bunk (Wendell Pierce) Based on a real Baltimore detective, Bunk is a cigar-chomping, affable, hardworking homicide cop who rarely serves as a check on McNulty's worse impulses. When Wallace returns and asks for his old job back, D'Angelo tries to get him to leave, but is unable to save him. He robs drug dealers, not civilians, and sticks to that code of honor. Instead, Daniels oversaw the investigation's growth, incurring the wrath of his superiors and the politicians -- including State Sen. Clay Davis -- whose campaign contributions his staff checked out. Get XML access to fix the meaning of your metadata. Had D'Angelo not taken his uncle's advice he could easily have died himself. Russell "Stringer" Bell (Idris Elba) Charismatic, ruthless, and Six Sigma certified, Stringer Bell runs the Barksdale gang with a combination of murderous rage and MBA theory.

In Season 2, Avon ran his prison, ate KFC whenever he wanted, and got his sentence lowered for cooperation in the investigation of a crime he himself instigated. Aside from Savino and Poot, Bodie is the only character to move from the Barksdale Organization to the Marlo Stanfield crew. But getting a handle on the third season of "The Wire" doesn't necessarily require watching 25 hours of back story. He was confronted by dealer "Pooh" Blanchard in the lobby and, in a panic, shot him in front of civilian witnesses. The season ends with the granary pier, so coveted by Sobotka for the ships it could bring to a revitalized port, converted to condominiums; Daniels allowed to make his investigative unit a permanent fixture; Avon upset with his right-hand man; and Proposition Joe's East Side dealers encroaching on Barksdale territory. Her partner, Cheryl, terrified of losing Kima, insisted on the move to desk work.

His passion for the Barksdale case pushed the investigative unit to greater heights and pushed Daniels to care about what seemed like a career dead-end. Unfortunately, it turned out he was talking about a beloved pit bull he put down for acting cur in a dogfight, and his resultant arrest gave the unit no more than a bunch of dead wiretaps. Prior to the series, D'Angelo controlled the high-rise tower of 221 West Fremont, a major drug market. Cutty (Chad Coleman) Just released after a 14-year stretch in prison, Dennis "Cutty" Wise seems to be a major character in Season 3, though all we've seen him do thus far is drift aimlessly from job to job -- some legit, some not. Stringer Bell grows afraid that D'Angelo may inform on the organization, knowing how close he had previously been. Although he is distant from his uncle, Avon still protects him and gets him a cushy job in the prison library. Do the mostly white, middle-class writers and producers of "The Wire" have the right to tell these inner-city stories? So no, the show isn't specifically about wiretaps, any more than it's specifically about drugs or housing projects or dockworkers. "The Target" is the series premiere of the HBO original series The Wire. Season 1 largely deals with the Baltimore Police Department setting up a Major Crimes Unit to investigate the Barksdale Organization, led by Avon Barksdale who is portrayed as the most powerful drug kingpin in Baltimore. Burrell has a history with Daniels in particular: it was he who gave Daniels the initial mandate to keep the Barksdale investigation small, and he who stuck Daniels in the evidence control room when the probe got unwieldy. Up until then, the soft-spoken Freamon had spent his time sitting at his desk, sanding antique dollhouse miniatures, but it turns out that the man was once a McNulty-like loose cannon -- exiled 13 years ago to the crappiest crap job in the department. He is initially hostile towards all police, but eventually earns the respect of Officer Jimmy McNulty.

His favorite beverage appears to be Ginger Ale, as he is seen asking for and drinking it numerous times throughout the course of season 1.

Within the Barksdale crew, disbelief reigns that the police are on to the crew's modes of communication -- until a major stash house is hit, at which point Avon's second-in-command, Stringer Bell, declares all pagers and pay phones off-limits. Reproduction of material from any Salon pages without written permission is strictly prohibited. So the answer?

"It's a novel," David Simon likes to say about the show he created, HBO's "The Wire." I'm looking at him go in the jail van right now.

You can also try the grid of 16 letters. It originally aired on September 26, 2004. (Season 2, Episode 3 "Hot Shots") Featuring Idris Elba and Shamyl Brown. D'Angelo is very hesitant about discipline (such as the brutal beating of Johnny Weeks, or punishing dealers Cass and Sterling for stealing small amounts). Throughout his term, Barksdale reached out to his nephew D'Angelo, and was heartbroken when D'Angelo apparently hanged himself in the prison library. The season ends with Omar on a bus to Philly; Avon and D'Angelo, plus several others, in jail; Stringer running the drug business, same as ever; and McNulty busted down to a crap gig on a police boat. There are few more poignant moments in The Wire than "The Chess Scene" that takes place in "The Buys," the show's third-ever episode. Relating to Wallace's aversion to the violence of their trade, D'Angelo develops a friendship with Wallace. Likewise, corpses don't make the list. (Their information is slightly outdated, and they raid a now abandoned stash house, but Lester finds D'Angelo's uncoded pager number on a wall.). The deaths of Wallace and D'Angelo will likely affect "The Wire" for some time to come, but on a show whose creator has disavowed flashbacks ever since HBO pushed him to include one in the pilot, it's unlikely you're ever going to need to know what they looked like. However, a visit from his mother convinces him of his duty to his family, and he backs out of the deal. Here's a character-by-character breakdown of "The Wire," getting you up to speed on who's who to help you make the connections as you start on Season 3.

Due to his refusal to cooperate, he is sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison. He attempts to legitimize the Barksdale Organization and insulates himself from direct criminality through money laundering and investments in housing development, aided through his buying of influence from politicians. D'Angelo isn't too pleased when he hears Avon has given Stinkum a new territory. English Encyclopedia is licensed by Wikipedia (GNU). English thesaurus is mainly derived from The Integral Dictionary (TID). He stumbles from the car, maps out the turn he knew he made with his hand, gets back in the car, backs up, and, radio blaring, careens through the turn again, this time ripping up the car's entire right side. The episode was written by David Simon and Ed Burns and was directed by Tim Van Patten. Wallace is a fictional character on the HBO drama The Wire, played by actor Michael B. Jordan. Give contextual explanation and translation from your sites ! THE POLSCommissioner Burrell (Frankie Faison) Just ascended to the Commissioner's desk, Burrell functions as one of the heavies of the story, though, he isn't a particularly evil man -- he just looks out for himself, at the expense of, at times, the department he's meant to head. (Their information is slightly outdated, and they raid a now abandoned stash house, but Detective Lester Freamon finds D'Angelo's pager number on a wall. Though one witness, William Gant, willingly testifies, the organization has scared and/or bribed the other witness, Nakeesha Lyles, to recant her testimony. Maybe they don't have that right. It originally aired on September 1, 2002.

A windows (pop-into) of information (full-content of Sensagent) triggered by double-clicking any word on your webpage. D'Angelo refuses to take part in the plan and, disgusted by his uncle's immorality, declares that he wants nothing more to do with his family. Tips: browse the semantic fields (see From ideas to words) in two languages to learn more. And, most damning of all, when he believed that D'Angelo was drawing away from the family and the organization, Stringer had D'Angelo killed -- and had the death made to look like a suicide.

Dan Kois is a writer and a fiction editor of At Length magazine. Joe agreed to let Stringer in on his good shit -- some of which, incidentally, came from the Sobotka-led connection at the docks -- in exchange for four of the high-rise towers. D'Angelo is also unwittingly involved in a second murder, that of Avon's girlfriend Deirdre Kresson. Asst. Community All rights reserved. Though he has his devilish side, Bunk, unlike McNulty, has managed to stay on the brass's good side -- in no small part by steering clear, whenever possible, of Daniels' investigative units. Working for Barksdale and Bell is a large organization of drug dealers and enforcers. It originally aired on September 8, 2002. He has the distinction, along with Wee-Bey Brice, Omar Little, Bubbles, and Proposition Joe, of being the only characters in the drug trade to appear in every season. That seems boring. Stringer begins asking after Wallace; D'Angelo senses that Wallace is in trouble and asks Avon to leave him alone, reassuring him that Wallace is no danger to the organization. "Lessons" is the eighth episode of the first season of the HBO original series The Wire. After all, you wouldn't start reading a novel on page 201, would you?