The Wire

10 Best Episodes of The Wire - Season 3

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 - S3E11

#1 - Middle Ground (Season 3 - Episode 11)

The wire begins to yield info about the Barksdale organization, though links to the top are elusive.

The episode was rated 8.53 from 1254 votes.

The Wire - S3E12

#2 - Mission Accomplished (Season 3 - Episode 12)


A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 1207 votes.

The Wire - S3E8

#3 - Moral Midgetry (Season 3 - Episode 8)

With Amsterdam running full-tilt, Carver and Truck discover there really is no honor among thieves.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 1233 votes.

The Wire - S3E10

#4 - Reformation (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 1167 votes.

The Wire - S3E7

#5 - Back Burners (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Herc discovers a blast from the past, which he belatedly reveals to his ex-colleagues.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 1213 votes.

The Wire - S3E9

#6 - Slapstick (Season 3 - Episode 9)


Responding to an officer's call for help, McNulty and Prez turn down the wrong alley, with unexpected results.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 1200 votes.

The Wire - S3E5

#7 - Straight and True (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Frustrated in his reform efforts, Colvin delivers a message to the next level of corner management.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 1248 votes.

The Wire - S3E6

#8 - Homecoming (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Stringer Bell gets an education in construction management; Bunk uses shoe-leather to catch up with Omar.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 1208 votes.

The Wire - S3E3

#9 - Dead Soldiers (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Colvin feels the sting of Burrell and Rawls during a Comstat assessment of his district's felony numbers.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 1254 votes.

The Wire - S3E2

#10 - All Due Respect (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Omar continues his bold strikes on Barksdale stash houses, which are now heavily guarded.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 1281 votes.

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    The Wire - S3E4

    #11 - Amsterdam (Season 3 - Episode 4)

    West Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk at a community meeting from Major Colvin.

    The episode was rated 7.77 from 1236 votes.

    The Wire - S3E1

    #12 - Time After Time (Season 3 - Episode 1)


    A wave of urban reform brings down the notorious Franklin Terrace public housing towers.

    The episode was rated 7.68 from 1383 votes.


    Last updated: feb 04, 2023

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