The Wire

The Wire

Season Two of the gritty HBO police drama takes on a new case set against the backdrop of the Baltimore waterfront, where the longshoremen's union struggles to survive in a changing economy.
Season Two of the gritty HBO police drama takes on a new case set against the backdrop of the Baltimore waterfront, where the longshoremen's union struggles to survive in a changing economy.

Season 2 (12 episodes)

  • 1. Ebb Tide

    Original air date: 06/01/2003 Runtime: 58:36 min.

    Original air date: 06/01/2003 Runtime: 58:36 min. In the Season Two premiere, Det. Jimmy McNulty--exiled to police-boat duty--finds the body of a woman floating in the Baltimore harbor. Meanwhile, Bodie drives to Philly to make a connection for the Barksdale crew.

  • 2. Collateral Damage

    Original air date: 06/08/2003 Runtime: 58:36 min.

    Original air date: 06/08/2003 Runtime: 58:36 min. Major Valchek gets back at Sobotka for the church gift fiasco and a feud begins; Avon Barksdale continues to run his empire from a prison cell; On the waterfront, port cop Beatrice Russell investigates the contraband found in The Greek's container.

  • 3. Hot Shots

    Original air date: 06/15/2003 Runtime: 58:24 min.

    Original air date: 06/15/2003 Runtime: 58:24 min. Bunk and Freamon chase their crime scene, a container ship, to Philly, where none of the crew finds it useful to speak English. Lt. Cedric Daniels--disgusted with his exile to the evidence control unit--lets it be known he's going to leave.

  • 4. Hard Cases

    Original air date: 06/22/2003 Runtime: 58:34 min.

    Original air date: 06/22/2003 Runtime: 58:34 min. Sobotka reprimands his nephew Nick for stealing the cameras and orders him to bring the cargo back--too late. McNulty is on a self-assigned moral mission to identify his floater, but his old partner, Bunk, says they have a more pressing matter.

  • 5. Undertow

    Original air date: 06/29/2003 Runtime: 57:10 min.

    Original air date: 06/29/2003 Runtime: 57:10 min. Ziggy loses his prized Camaro to drug dealers who aren't buying his alibis about not paying up. Unable to dump the homicide investigation on other police agencies, Col. Rawls measures Bunk for the blame, if the cases go unsolved.

  • 6. All Prologue

    Original air date: 07/06/2003 Runtime: 58:09 min.

    Original air date: 07/06/2003 Runtime: 58:09 min. Trying to let go of work and return to his marriage, McNulty gives up on identifying his Jane Doe. In their investigation of Sobotka, the detectives discover a pattern and explain the connection to Daniels, but he still won't take the murders.

  • 7. Backwash

    Original air date: 07/13/2003 Runtime: 58:27 min.

    Original air date: 07/13/2003 Runtime: 58:27 min. Sobotka gives his lobbyist grief over the status of port legislation. Russell tells Sobotka the investigation is over, but a port computer is cloned, and when a container goes missing, the detectives follow.

  • 8. Duck and Cover

    Original air date: 07/27/2003 Runtime: 57:40 min.

    Original air date: 07/27/2003 Runtime: 57:40 min. McNulty is back to his old self, on a drunken binge. Urged by fellow stevedores to fight Maui, Ziggy is again humiliated, but has a moment later at the bar. Worried about McNulty, Bunk tries to get Daniels, and Rawls, to take him on.

  • 9. Stray Rounds

    Original air date: 08/03/2003 Runtime: 58:20 min.

    Original air date: 08/03/2003 Runtime: 58:20 min. Bodie's effort to improve sales ends disastrously, forcing Bell to rethink his strategy. Ziggy, duck in tow, pulls Johnny Fifty into a new caper that should have the Greeks paying off big. McNulty, undercover and outnumbered, awaits 'rescue.'

  • 10. Storm Warnings

    Original air date: 08/10/2003 Runtime: 58:37 min.

    Original air date: 08/10/2003 Runtime: 58:37 min. The Detail uses satellite technology to its advantage. Bodie is unhappy that Proposition Joe's people are slinging on his turf, but business flows--until a new face from New York arrives. Stringer Bell looks to an unlikely solution to the problem.

  • 11. Bad Dreams

    Original air date: 08/17/2003 Runtime: 58:19 min.

    Original air date: 08/17/2003 Runtime: 58:19 min. With the clock ticking, the Detail makes a desperate move, and Daniels reams out Landsman for dropping the ball. Nick's deceit is in the open as Sobotka is overwhelmed by bad news.

  • 12. Port in a Storm

    Original air date: 08/24/2003 Runtime: 62:56 min.

    Original air date: 08/24/2003 Runtime: 62:56 min. In the Season Two finale, the Detail has a setback, and needs a new cooperator, while Russell and Bunk visit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their agreement, leaving Bell to deal with Avon Barksdale.