Mission Accomplished - Episode 12

The Wire - s03e12: Mission Accomplished
Episode 12: "Mission Accomplished"
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"...we fight on the lie." -- Slim Charles A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. Meanwhile, as the detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organization, McNulty reassesses his pursuit of Stringer Bell and the path he's chosen for himself. While Royce continues to grapple with Hamsterdam, Burrell offers a deal to minimize the fallout, even as Colvin's idea becomes public knowledge. Carcetti's ambition becomes obvious to his friend and fellow councilman Tony Gray, even as Gray has disclosed his own political plans. Cutty struggles to keep his young boxers off the corners, as he and Fruit cross paths once again. Bubbles offers his view of the world, both as it is and once was.


  • Rating: 8.3 (55 votes)
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Date: 12/19/2004
  • Network: HBO
  • Writers: David Simon
  • Director: Ernest Dickerson

Special Guests

  • Chad L. Coleman (The Wire)
  • Richard DeAngelis (The Wire)
  • Michael Potts (True Detective)
  • Jay Landsman (The Wire)
  • Anwan Glover (The Wire)
  • Cleo Reginald Pizana (The Wire)
  • Glynn Turman (The Wire)
  • Brandy Burre (The Wire)
  • Michael Willis (The Wire)
  • Maria Broom (The Wire)
  • Brian Anthony Wilson (The Wire)
  • Tony D. Head (The Wire)
  • Tray Chaney (The Wire)
  • Megan Anderson (The Wire)
  • Michael Kostroff (The Wire)
  • Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire)
  • Ernest Wadd (The Wire)

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