The Wire

The Wire

As the vitriolic mayoral race continues, Season Four of the HBO drama series focuses on four boys from West Baltimore who balance attending school with the temptations of crime.
As the vitriolic mayoral race continues, Season Four of the HBO drama series focuses on four boys from West Baltimore who balance attending school with the temptations of crime.

Season 4 (13 episodes)

  • 1. Boys of Summer

    Original air date: 09/04/2006 Runtime: 58:27 min.

    Original air date: 09/04/2006 Runtime: 58:27 min. In the Season Four premiere, four boys from West Baltimore play out their summer vacation in the streets. Meanwhile, Marlo has solved the problem that baffled Stringer Bell: how to maintain discipline--read: murders--without getting police attention.

  • 2. Soft Eyes

    Original air date: 09/11/2006 Runtime: 58:20 min.

    Original air date: 09/11/2006 Runtime: 58:20 min. Herc's soft-duty job with the mayor takes an unexpectedly hard turn. Despite the potential damage to her career, Pearlman provides Freamon and Sydnor with subpoena ammunition for their 'grizzly bear' hunt in City Hall.

  • 3. Home Rooms

    Original air date: 09/18/2006 Runtime: 58:36 min.

    Original air date: 09/18/2006 Runtime: 58:36 min. With his lead dwindling, Royce resorts to extreme measures to stall Carcetti's momentum. At Bodie's corner, Michael proves adept as a runner, with Bodie and Marlo taking notice. A re-up bodega is put under surveillance by Omar and Greggs.

  • 4. Refugees

    Original air date: 09/25/2006 Runtime: 58:35 min.

    Original air date: 09/25/2006 Runtime: 58:35 min. With Freamon and Greggs moved to Homicide, Herc and Dozerman join Marimow in the stripped-down Major Crimes Unit. Cutty gets a 'custodial' job at Tilghman School mopping up truants, but can't make headway in his efforts to mentor Michael.

  • 5. Alliances

    Original air date: 10/02/2006 Runtime: 58:36 min.

    Original air date: 10/02/2006 Runtime: 58:36 min. Valchek leaks details of the Braddock case to Carcetti, who contemplates how to best leak it to the press. The ensuing negative attention turns Royce against Burrell, who takes the heat while Rawls comes to the rescue.

  • 6. Margin of Error

    Original air date: 10/09/2006 Runtime: 58:00 min.

    Original air date: 10/09/2006 Runtime: 58:00 min. With Election Day approaching, the three mayoral candidates make last-minute appeals. Carcetti wrangles for votes as he responds to a potentially devastating smear. Norris and Greggs get a lead on the Braddock case, but end up being detoured.

  • 7. Unto Others

    Original air date: 10/23/2006 Runtime: 58:29 min.

    Original air date: 10/23/2006 Runtime: 58:29 min. With a bounty on him, Omar calls in a favor to Bunk. The election over, Royce and Carcetti make peace and contemplate their futures. At school, Prez tricks his students into learning math. Finally, Greggs uses 'soft eyes' at a crime scene.

  • 8. Corner Boys

    Original air date: 10/30/2006 Runtime: 58:36 min.

    Original air date: 10/30/2006 Runtime: 58:36 min. To monitor the pulse on the street, Carcetti makes the rounds with members of the force. With Marimow on his case, Herc resorts to strong-arm tactics to retrieve his pinched camera, but Marlo isn't impressed.

  • 9. Know Your Place

    Original air date: 11/06/2006 Runtime: 58:36 min.

    Original air date: 11/06/2006 Runtime: 58:36 min. Poot returns to the corner after a stint in prison--and is welcomed back. Carcetti engages in a testy budget battle with City Council President Campbell, promotes Daniels, and hits a snag in his efforts to relieve Burrell of his duties.

  • 10. Misgivings

    Original air date: 11/13/2006 Runtime: 58:26 min.

    Original air date: 11/13/2006 Runtime: 58:26 min. Acting on Clay Davis' advice, Burrell seeks to burnish his reputation by ordering the department to double their street arrests. The mandate does not sit well with McNulty, who sets his sights instead on cracking a string of church robberies.

  • 11. A New Day

    Original air date: 11/20/2006 Runtime: 58:34 min.

    Original air date: 11/20/2006 Runtime: 58:34 min. After flexing his muscles around the city, Carcetti faces his first dilemma when a group protests Herc's mistreatment of one of their own. Later, the mayor reverses Burrell's mass-arrest mandate, but Burrell still has some cards to play.

  • 12. That's Got His Own

    Original air date: 11/27/2006 Runtime: 58:33 min.

    Original air date: 11/27/2006 Runtime: 58:33 min. On the trail of missing bodies, Freamon turns to a higher authority after being rebuked by Landsman. Carcetti finds his promises of prosperity undermined by the school debt, forcing him to contemplate groveling before the Governor in Annapolis.

  • 13. Final Grades

    Original air date: 12/04/2006 Runtime: 78:42 min.

    Original air date: 12/04/2006 Runtime: 78:42 min. In the Season Four finale, the bodies from the vacants pile up while Burrell offers his support to Daniels and admonishes Rawls for crossing him. A distraught Bubbles finds himself at his wit's end after his revenge plan backfires.