Dead Soldiers - Episode 3

The Wire - s03e03: Dead Soldiers
Episode 3: "Dead Soldiers"
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"The gods will not save you." -- Burrell Colvin feels the sting of Burrell and Rawls during a Comstat assessment of his district's felony numbers; a blown wiretap forces Daniels' detail to turn to a new target; Proposition Joe cautions Stringer Bell that the police have been tapping phones, as revealed by Cheese's failed bust. Carcetti continues to curry favor in Mayor Royce's inner circle with a scheme for jump-starting a police academy class for Burrell. Omar and crew get more than they bargained for during a stick-up of a Barksdale stash house; Colvin has a new crime-reduction plan, one that he is not telling to the bosses. Already awash in police work, Bunk is dispatched on a mission impossible. McNulty probes deeper into D'Angelo Barksdale's prison suicide last year, while Marlo suggests Fruit get his slumping sales numbers up with a persuasive visit to Bodie's crew. Cutty struggles to stay on the straight and narrow, still hopeful as he tries to reconnect with his long-ago girlfriend, while a group of colleagues gather to pay tribute and provide a proper send off to a friend at an old-time Irish wake.


  • Rating: 7.6 (56 votes)
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Date: 10/03/2004
  • Network: HBO
  • Writers: Dennis Lehane
  • Director: Rob Bailey

Special Guests

  • Glynn Turman (The Wire)
  • Chad L. Coleman (The Wire)
  • Jamie Hector (The Wire)
  • Al Brown (The Wire)
  • Leo Fitzpatrick (The Wire)
  • Delaney Williams (The Wire)
  • Richard Burton (The Wire)
  • Robert F. Chew (The Wire)
  • Jay Landsman (The Wire)
  • Kelli R. Brown (The Wire)
  • Ernest Waddell (The Wire)
  • Shamyl Brown (The Wire)
  • Richard DeAngelis (The Wire)
  • Brian Anthony Wilson (The Wire)
  • Benjamin Busch (The Wire)
  • Megan Anderson (The Wire)
  • R. Emery Bright (The Wire)


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