The Wire Season 5 Episode 2 Review

Whereas episode 1 set the scene for the final season, episode 2 really kicked things off.

The common theme seem to be to ‘stretch things’. The up and coming journo who’s trying to hard, stretching the truth for a good story. The unlikely joint venture between westside gangsters Marlo and Avon. And what about the ending – McNulty really stretching the limits. How is Bunk gonna handle this? Will McNulty himself be able to cope with it?

I can’t wait for episode 3. What’s your verdict?

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25 responses to “The Wire Season 5 Episode 2 Review

  1. It’s actually “Fuck chain of command” for the The Wire quote.

  2. b-dog

    for some reason i think michael is gonna take out marlo

  3. They aren’t “stretching” things, they’re flat out cheating, as you will see. McNulty’s already telegraphed his punch by taking a big drink. Bunk might snitch, even though his own record is spotty. He’s generally had his own moral code, so it will be interesting to see where it lies in this instance.

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  5. slow train coming

    i’m not buying avon & marlo partnership…”bygones be bygones” is a business decision a la stringer not avon…avon is playing marlo, and marlo has to go along ’cause he wants the connect which sets up interesting conflict to serve the narrative.
    bunk has always been a man of certain character so i can’t really see him snitching…but who knows?!
    the conflict i really want to see is between “ambitious” boy and gus, his editor…gus is way too smart and experienced to not figure out when this guy starts cooking shit with mcnulty…’cause it is soooo obvious that this season mcnulty is gonna leak stories like a broken hydrant

  6. *THE BEAR*

    Damn, what an episode.

    McNulty has always shown some character and guts, but this thing… Damn! 😀 I think in the end he’s goin’ to take the bullet for all of this and be thrown out of police just like Herc did.

    Just think, it all started with McNulty the detective questioning ‘snotboogies’ and may just end with McNulty – the crazy lunatic drunkard prodigal son – kicked out of police. Would be tragic of course.

    Now, it’s like anticipating the end for “The Sopranos” whether Tony will die.

    Will McNulty be busted for real at the end of “THE WIRE”?

    Plus, Michael really for the first time showed discontent with Marlo’s methods. I mean, even though he was enlisted by the Stanfield crew we could see him taking care of Bug, standing by Dukie in the last season. Michael still has good heart in him.It’ll be damn interesting to see what comes out of this.

    Snoop with yet another murder, damn! 😀

    But where the hell’s Omar? Let me hear ‘Omar comin’!’ next time!

    Aaaaand, the characters I still hope and want to see, but haven’t been shown yet are: Bunny, Cutty and Poot. Especially Poot, he’s the only one left of the original ‘pit’ crew. He should be slingin’ for Marlo now and have a grudge for him for killin’ Bodie.
    Poot, baby, damn!

  7. Mr.Scaramanga

    “avon is playing marlo”

    I think you’re off here. “The game is he game”. Avon understands that his downfall was all part of it. Avon never wanted to deal with Prop Joe and the rest of the co-op. That was Stringers decision and while it was a shrewd business decision, it was one that tried to change “the game”, which obviously can’t be done.

    If that makes sense…

  8. slow train coming

    i totally agree with you about the game and the whole co-op thing but my problem is that i can’t see what avon is gaining by doing this with marlo? 100 large for his sister and a priceless pleasure of watching marlo fidget and lose speech? and fucking with prop joe while he’s at it? valid reasons, i guess, but if that is the case than avon’s role this season will not be as strong as i originally thought..
    or maybe i just want marlo to suffer so bad that i’m attaching validity to stuff that does not grant it…

  9. Dan

    Guys, please, anyone got subtitles of season 5 ? Im a huge fan, i know the another 4 seasons by heart, but im not english native and half of the delicious dialogue slips out.
    I already got the 2 episodes of season 5 on my computer, but i don’t want to watch them without subtitles, and its pretty damn hard to resist. 🙂
    If anyone knows where i can find the subtitles before the season ends and DVD will come up, pls let me know (e-mail)

  10. Curtis

    I agree that it doesn’t make a lot of sense for Avon to become so suddenly reasonable with Marlo. Maybe it was his rising power and influence that could become an inconvenience even inside, or maybe his pride for where he comes from. But Marlo killed some of Barksdale’s people, he was gonna go to war!… But another important variable that might prompt strategy is how long Avon’s sentence is. I might have missed it, I know its at least another 4, but if Avon wants to get out and reestablish, he’ll have to deal with Marlo. Either way, Joe’s done, but Avon has a nature too, and is protected in prison. It’s not certain what the motives are yet, but Marlo might be getting set up. in the long run.

  11. Fredrik

    I´m interested in getting subtitles too. Holler if get hold of any!

  12. Rod

    I, too, have got 2 episodes of TW5 and don’t dare watching them without the subtitles!

  13. Joe

    The wire is sick, wait until you see how far mcnulty drags this thing along. Kidnapping a bum and taking pictures to get Freeman to get a wiretap on Marlo. Michael getting stuck up by Omar, Finding out michael got raped by bugs daddy. Bump keeping quiet but not taking nothing from no superior. Marlo killing prop joe. Stay tune to for further spoilers of The Wire.

  14. All the pieces matter

    Joe, why post spoilers? pointless!
    The Michael/Father thing was established in season 4 and it’s ‘bunk’ not bump. Just shows your intelligence.
    My Uncle is one of the lucky critics to receive the 7 episode screener DVD for review and I’ve watched all of them with him. No spoilers from me but you guys are in for one hell of a ride!!

  15. * THE BEAR *

    Joe, you sick son of a bitch, you spoiled me!

    Fuck you, lamer, go get a lollypop!

  16. Rizzle

    Yo! real talk from watchn TW5 from season 1 – 5… I wont spoil it for the TW fans but from what ive seen so far, its evident Marlo got his coming and my favorite playa Omar… gone get that ass just like he been doing with the rest of them clowns. That was real f@%k’d up how they did Butchie, but thats the game feelme. As far as Mc Nutty he 4real gutta police, nuff said. I dont think Bunk is gonna tell it but, he coming real close, if not, Bunk so smooth 9 times outta 10 he’ll make it clear it was all Mc Nutty. Im predicting Kema and he ex get back or at least bump pussie again lol. I cant wait to see the outcome for the senator Clay Davis that dude is hillarious SHHHHHHHHHIIITT!

  17. prop joe

    where is the whole season 5 i can wach on the net

  18. punk joe

    Why are people surprised at Avon making a play? He’s on the inside and doing what he can to make a buck. The muscle piece and war between the Barksdale crew and Marlow was just business. Both Marlow and Avon understand the importance of the corners and both have respect for each other. Neither of them would let anything personal get in the way of things.

    Avon might run things on the inside, but he’s not getting out soon and this is a way to make a buck. Marlow wanted to talk to the Russian and really could care less about Avon. Even if he got out, he couldn’t put together anything that would rival Marlow at this point and he’s not a threat to Marlow. $100k to a Barksdale for the connect is pennies compared to what he’ll make being the wholesaler for parts of the city he doesn’t have.

  19. KENARD

    PACKAGE UP MY ASS GUMP….

    WHERE CAN A NIGGA CATCH EPISODES 7 THROUGH TEN ON THIS MUVVA FUCKA IM FEININ FO DAT SHIT MY NIGGERS KEEP IT WREAL WIFF A BRUVVA AND I KEEPS IT REEL WICH YALL YAHEAARRDDDME LIL WOADY FINNA GET HIS WATCH ON SOME WIRE TIP FOR I COULD SELL SOME BLUETOPS 410 SOILDER R.I.P WALLACE STRINGER OMARS BITCH PROP JOE ALL OF MCNULTYS BUMS BUBBLES WHITE HOMEY JOHNNIE FRANK SOBOTKA FRUIT…NAAA FUCK DAT NIGGA CUZ HE PUNKED OUT OLD MAN CUTTY FO HIS SHIT AND THATS MY NIGS HE DICK MY MOMS DOWN HARD SO I CAN DIP OUT AND DUMP A COUPLE RED TOPS WHILE MOMMA GETTIN HER FAT ASS WAXED BY CUTTY….. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY R.I.P THAT NIGGA BODIE ……FUCK MARLO AND OMAR AND NAYMOND…..BUT HIS POPS COOL FREE WEBEY

  20. OMAR

    WHERE IT AT MAIN……

    WELL I DO NEED TO KNOW WHERE MARLO IS TELL HIM HE A STRAIGHT BITCH AND HE AINT MAN ENOUGH TO COME DOWN TO THE STREET WITH OMAR THIS AIN ABOUT YA MONEY BRUHH BUT WHERE IS EPISODES 7-10 FO REAL AS SOON AS YOU GIVE ME THAT OL WEBSITE OR LINK TE WHERE I COULD GET THAT…ME AND MY SHOT GUN ARE GONNA TYPE UP THIS BLOG WITH ALL KINDS OF NONSENSE YA FEEL ME

  21. PERV

    WHO WOULD YOU RATHER FUCK KIMA OR SNOOP(YOU DID SEE SNOOP ON THE BACK OF THAAT BIKE IN SEASON 3 RIGHT) KIMAS EX TACO BUMPER HAD ALL KINDS OF TITTY IN HER SHIRT ….ASS IN HER PANTS TYOOO…???

  22. KENARD

    I ALSO FORGOT TO GIVE A BIG R.I.P TO MY MAN D……STRINGER WAS A BITCH FO DAT ONE MAIN

  23. POOT

    THEY SHOULD NOT STOP IT AT SEASON 5

  24. camille

    WHY ,WHY,WHY DID THEY KILL MY GIRL SNOOP?? I LOVED THE WIRE BUT REALLY BECAME INTRESTED WHEN SNOOP BECAME PART OF THE SERIES. DAMN I WAS PISSED OFF WHEN SHE GOT SHOT. SNOOP IS SMARTER THAN THAT SHE WOULD’VE KNOWN. TOO BAD THE SEASON IS OVER FOR GOOD. YA’LL SHOULD DO AN ENCORE EPISODE TO SHOW US VEIWERS HOW EVERYONES LIFE TURNED OUT. I THINK YOU ALEAST OWE US THAT MUCH.

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