All Due Respect - Episode 2

The Wire - s03e02: All Due Respect
Episode 2: "All Due Respect"
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"There's never been a paper bag." -- Colvin Omar continues his bold strikes on Barksdale stash houses, now heavily guarded. Under orders from Stringer Bell, Bodie faces a critical test against Marlo, a fierce young dealer with lucrative corners near the now-toppled Franklin Terrace towers. As the wire on East Baltimore's Proposition Joe continues to yield little, a restless McNulty launches his own reinvestigation of last year's prison suicide of D'Angelo Barksdale. Greggs is also restless at work, but on the home front, she's chaffing at the domesticity that a partner and infant demands. On the street, bodies continue to drop, prompting Burrell and Rawls to jack up the heat on their district commanders. Burrell himself is feeling heat from Councilman Carcetti and reaches an uneasy peace with the legislator. The street violence also presents Daniels with the difficult decision of whether to help end a drug war in the Eastern -- at the cost of giving up a months-long wiretap. Cheese loses more than a little on his bet at a bloody dogfight and later is hauled downtown for questioning as a murder suspect by Bunk and McNulty. A beleaguered Cutty, once a fierce power in the life, attempts to get on track, seeking employment outside the drug world. Carver, Herc and the Western drug unit take to the street undercover, but a hand-to-hand drug-buy goes sour, prompting Major ""Bunny"" Colvin, the district commander, to question his thirty years on the force and the legacy of his career.


  • Rating: 7.6 (54 votes)
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Date: 09/26/2004
  • Network: HBO
  • Writers: Richard Price
  • Director: Steve Shill

Special Guests

  • Chad L. Coleman (The Wire)
  • Jamie Hector (The Wire)
  • Al Brown (The Wire)
  • Melanie Nicholls-King (Rookie Blue)
  • Richard Burton (Rookie Blue)
  • Tray Chaney (The Wire)
  • Anwan Glover (The Wire)
  • Kelli R. Brown (The Wire)
  • Ernest Waddell (The Wire)
  • Brandon Fobbs (The Wire)
  • Shamyl Brown (The Wire)
  • Erik Todd Dellums (The Wire)
  • Jay Landsman (The Wire)
  • Richard DeAngelis (The Wire)
  • Melvin Williams (The Wire)
  • Method Man (The Wire)
  • Edwina Findley (The Wire)
  • De'Rod (The Wire)


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