The Wire

10 Best Episodes of The Wire - Season 2

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

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The Wire - S2E12

#1 - Port in a Storm (Season 2 - Episode 12)

The Detail suffers a setback, while Russell and Bunk revisit Philly to look for evidence.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 1267 votes.

The Wire - S2E11

#2 - Bad Dreams (Season 2 - Episode 11)

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With the clock ticking, the Detail makes a desperate move. Daniels reams out Landsman for dropping the ball.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 1283 votes.

The Wire - S2E10

#3 - Storm Warnings (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Bodie is unhappy that Proposition Joe's people are slinging on his turf.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 1312 votes.

The Wire - S2E6

#4 - All Prologue (Season 2 - Episode 6)

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Trying to let go of police work and return to his marriage, McNulty gives up on identifying his Jane Doe.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 1353 votes.

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#5 - Stray Rounds (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Bodie's effort to improve sales ends disastrously, forcing Bell to rethink his strategy.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 1307 votes.

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#6 - Duck and Cover (Season 2 - Episode 8)

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McNulty is back to his old self, on a drunken binge of legendary proportions.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 1320 votes.

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#7 - Hot Shots (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Bunk and Freamon chase their crime scene, a container ship, to Philly.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 1404 votes.

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#8 - Backwash (Season 2 - Episode 7)

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Russell tells Sobotka the investigation is over, but a computer is cloned, and when a container goes missing, the cops follow.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 1306 votes.

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#9 - Collateral Damage (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Major Valchek gets back at Sobotka for the church gift fiasco and a feud begins.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 1435 votes.

The Wire - S2E4

#10 - Hard Cases (Season 2 - Episode 4)

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Sobotka reprimands his nephew Nick for stealing the cameras and orders him to bring the cargo back.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 1374 votes.

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    The Wire - S2E5

    #11 - Undertow (Season 2 - Episode 5)

    Ziggy loses his prized Camaro to drug dealers who aren't buying his alibis about not paying up.

    The episode was rated 7.73 from 1377 votes.

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    The Wire - S2E1

    #12 - Ebb Tide (Season 2 - Episode 1)

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    Det. McNulty—exiled to police-boat duty—makes a shocking discovery in the Baltimore harbor.

    The episode was rated 7.64 from 1515 votes.

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    Last updated: feb 04, 2023

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