9:30pm – Tuesday, March 2 on ABC2
Focusing on the workings of law enforcement amid the attrition of a city plagued by rampant crime, The Wire captures the routine world of the criminal underground and it’s parallel bureaucracy that is in some ways more functional, if more brutal, than the civil system arrayed against it.
Tonight, West Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk from Major Colvin at a community meeting, but he has little success convincing area drug dealers to relocate to his tolerant zones.
Councilman Carcetti reveals his mayoral political ambitions and pursues a campaign manager.
Meanwhile, Detectives Greggs and McNulty recruit Bubbles to gather street intelligence on the Barksdale gang; while Cutty loses his taste for the straight life and joins Barksdale’s crew.
Detective Bunk feels the pressure to find Police Officer Dozerman’s gun; while Lieutenant Daniels worries that Avon Barksdale, having cut a prison deal, will be paroled despite the Major Case Unit’s previous work against him.
Stringer Bell continues to invest in property development and tries to make amends with Donette.