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Below is a complete The Wire episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual The Wire episodes are listed along with the The Wire episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. The Wire episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. Items featured on this list include everything from “Unconfirmed Reports” to “Moral Midgetry.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the The Wire episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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The Wire: Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Wire: Odyssey Dec 20 2007 - Creator David Simon and members of the cast take you on a retrospective journey through the streets of Baltimore, and the first four seasons of "The Wire."

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The Wire: Young Omar (1985) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Wire: Young Omar (1985) Dec 15 2007 - One of three short prequel films shot during production of the Wire's fifth season and offered via HBO On Demand. Omar's first stick-up.

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The Wire: Young Proposition Jo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Wire: Young Proposition Joe (1962) Dec 15 2007 - One of three short prequel films shot during production of the Wire's fifth season and offered via HBO On Demand. An elementary school-aged Prop Joe shows his entrepreneurial tendencies

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The Wire: The Last Word is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Wire: The Last Word Dec 21 2007 - The role of the media is explored in this special that focuses on the upcoming fifth season of HBO's acclaimed drama series The Wire.

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The Wire: Tapping The Wire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Wire: Tapping The Wire Jul 17 2007 - Long-time Wire fan Charlie Brooker takes a journey to the mean streets of Baltimore to meet the cast and crew of the series, and undertakes a mission to explain what makes The Wire the best cop ...more

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The Wire: When Bunk Met McNult... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Wire: When Bunk Met McNulty (2000) Dec 15 2007 - One of three short prequel films shot during production of the Wire's fifth season and offered via HBO On Demand. McNulty shows up for his first day as Bunk's partner.

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Cleaning Up is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Cleaning Up Sep 01 2002 - "This is me, yo, right here." -- Wallace After the Barksdale's supply gets confiscated in another bust, Stringer gives more new rules to the crew. Avon and Stringer meet with Levy to ...more

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Game Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Game Day Aug 04 2002 - "Maybe we won." - Herc Freamon gets Syndor and Prez started on the Barksdale money trail. They discover the usual ties to dummy companies, but they also find large sums of political ...more

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Old Cases is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Old Cases Jun 23 2002 - "Old Cases" is the fourth episode of the first season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was ...more

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One Arrest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
One Arrest Jul 21 2002 - "A man must have a code." - Bunk Greggs, Herc, Carver, and Syndor grab the runner who is holding the re-up stash for the pit. Now that the cops have the stash, a furious Avon begins to ...more

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Sentencing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Sentencing Sep 08 2002 - "all in the game..." -- Traditional West Baltimore In the season finale, Greggs finds the strength to finger "Little Man" as one of the men who shot her. Daniels and McNulty ...more

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The Buys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Buys Jun 16 2002 - "The king stay the king." - D'Angelo After early morning "field interviews" conducted by Herc, Carver and Prez lead to a minor riot and bad publicity for the police, Daniels ...more

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The Detail is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Detail Jun 09 2002 - "You cannot lose if you do not play." - Marla Daniels The witness who testified against D'Angelo winds up being a murder case for "Bunk" Moreland. However, McNulty tells Bunk ...more

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The Pager is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Pager Jun 30 2002 - "The Pager" is the fifth episode of the first season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by Ed Burns from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was ...more

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The Target is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Target Jun 02 2002 - "The Target" is the pilot episode of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was directed by Clark ...more

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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Wire Jul 07 2002 - "..and all the pieces matter." - Freamon Brandon's bloodied body is discovered in a lot that coincidentally is located next to Poot and Wallace's home. Wallace in turn, reports this to ...more

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Lessons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Lessons Jul 28 2002 - "Come at the king, you best not miss." - Omar McNulty has his sons play the game of "front and follow" with Stringer Bell as the target at a local market, and the two get ...more

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The Cost is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Cost Aug 11 2002 - "The Cost" is the tenth episode of the first season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was ...more

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The Hunt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
The Hunt Aug 18 2002 - "Dope on the damn table." -- Daniels While Greggs' life hangs in the balance, the officers deals with the shock in many different ways. Herc, Carver, and Syndor get back on the case ...more

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All Prologue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
All Prologue Jul 06 2003 - "It don't matter that some fool say he different..." -- D'Angelo The detail continues to look for the source of the union's money; Omar hands Levy his hat and Nathan a win when he gets ...more

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Backwash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Backwash Jul 13 2003 - "Don't worry, kid. You're still on the clock." -- Horseface Russell goes back in the bag for a day to con Sobotka's crew into thinking that the heat is off; Nick and Frog work out a ...more

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Hard Cases is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Hard Cases Jun 22 2003 - "If I hear the music, I'm gonna dance." -- Greggs The medical examiner determines that the bad package which killed five inmates and hospitalized eight others was cut with strychnine, ...more

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Port in a Storm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Port in a Storm Aug 24 2003 - "Business. Always business." -- The Greek The detail has a setback. Russell and Bunk revisit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their ...more

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Storm Warnings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Storm Warnings Aug 10 2003 - "Storm Warnings" is the tenth episode of the second season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by Ed Burns from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was ...more

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Stray Rounds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Stray Rounds Aug 03 2003 - "The world is a smaller place now." -- The Greek On the new drug corner they commandeered from their rivals, Bodie and crew sell their repackaged dope, newly named WMD. In an apartment ...more

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Ebb Tide is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Ebb Tide Jun 01 2003 - "Ebb Tide" is the first episode of the second season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon, from a story by Simon and Ed Burns, and was directed ...more

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Collateral Damage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Collateral Damage Jun 08 2003 - "They can chew you up, but they gotta spit you out." -- McNulty After the case gets dumped back in Russell's lap, McNulty offers to help, ensuring that it boomerangs back to Rawls; ...more

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Hot Shots is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Hot Shots Jun 15 2003 - "What they need is a union." -- Russell The non-English-speaking crew of the Atlantic Light proves no help in the investigation, but the first mate unwittingly provides a clue that ...more

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Undertow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Undertow Jun 29 2003 - "They used to make steel there, no?" -- Spiros Vondas Ziggy's inability to move a package costs him the Camaro and nearly his life, until Nick intercedes for him; Daniels reaches an ...more

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Duck and Cover is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Duck and Cover Jul 27 2003 - "How come they don't fly away?" -- Ziggy Sobotka and Nick visit the diner to meet with The Greek. Vondas tries to persuade them to meet with him, but Sobotka is angry and adamant, and ...more

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Bad Dreams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Bad Dreams Aug 17 2003 - "I need to get clean" -- Sobotka FBI agent Fitzhugh's report detailing Sobotka's plan to flip the next morning in exchange for leniency for Ziggy and Nick reaches FBI agent Koutris, ...more

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Back Burners is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Back Burners Nov 07 2004 - "Back Burners" is the seventh episode of the third season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by Joy Lusco from a story by David Simon & Joy Lusco and was ...more

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Dead Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Dead Soldiers Oct 03 2004 - "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' ...more

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Moral Midgetry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Moral Midgetry Nov 14 2004 - "Crawl, walk, and then run." -- Clay Davis With Amsterdam running full tilt, Carver and Truck discover there really is no honor among thieves. Prez impresses the detail with what he's ...more

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Reformation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Reformation Nov 28 2004 - "Call it a crisis of leadership." -- Proposition Joe Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar, who has his own plan for ...more

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Straight and True is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Straight and True Oct 17 2004 - "Straight and True" is the fifth episode of the third season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by Ed Burns from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and ...more

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Time After Time is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Time After Time Sep 19 2004 - "Don't matter how many times you get burnt, you just keep doin' the same." -- Bodie A wave of urban reform brings down the notorious Franklin Terrace public housing towers, forcing the ...more

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All Due Respect is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
All Due Respect Sep 26 2004 - "All Due Respect" is the second episode of the third season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by Richard Price from a story by David Simon & Richard ...more

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Hamsterdam is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Hamsterdam Oct 10 2004 - "Why you got to go and fuck with the program?" -- Fruit West Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk at a community meeting from Major Colvin. Bubbles finds gainful ...more

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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Homecoming Oct 31 2004 - "Just a gangster, I suppose." -- Avon Barksdale Stringer Bell gets an education in construction management; Bunk uses shoe-leather to catch up with Omar and deliver a searing message; ...more

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Slapstick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Slapstick Nov 21 2004 - "...while you're waiting for moments that never come." -- Freamon Responding to a call for an officer's call for help, McNulty and Prez turn up the wrong alley, with unanticipated ...more

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Middle Ground is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Middle Ground Dec 12 2004 - "We don't need to dream no more." -- Stringer Bell The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization, though finding links to the top proves elusive. Stringer and ...more

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Mission Accomplished is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Mission Accomplished Dec 19 2004 - "Mission Accomplished" is the 12th and final episode of the third season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon from a story by David Simon & ...more

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Boys of Summer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Boys of Summer Sep 10 2006 - "Lambs to the slaughter here." - Marcia Donnelly Four West Baltimore boys wrestle with what to do with the rest of their summer vacation as the new fall school year approaches. Bodie ...more

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Corner Boys is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Corner Boys Nov 05 2006 - "Corner Boys" is the eighth episode of the fourth season of the HBO original series The Wire. Written by Richard Price from a story by Ed Burns & Richard Price, and directed by ...more

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Final Grades is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Final Grades Dec 10 2006 - "If animal trapped call 410-844-6286" - Baltimore, traditional Burrell tries to help Daniels. Bubbles' big plan backfires and leaves him in big trouble. Colvin tries to find a solution ...more

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Know Your Place is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Know Your Place Nov 12 2006 - "Might as well dump 'em, get another." - Proposition Joe Herc and Dozerman search for Little Kevin; Omar gets out of jail; Carcetti has his first meeting with the City Council; Prez ...more

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Misgivings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Misgivings Nov 19 2006 - "World goin' one way, people another." -Poot Walker catches Donut boosting cars and teaches him a lesson; Commissioner Burrell gets advice from Senator Davis; Little Kevin has a talk ...more

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Refugees is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Refugees Oct 01 2006 - "No one wins. One side just loses more slowly." - Prez Freamon and Greggs move to Homicide, while Herc and Dozerman join Marimow in the lackluster Major Crimes Unit. Cutty gets a ...more

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Soft Eyes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Full List of The Wire Episodes
Soft Eyes Sep 17 2006 - "I still wake up white in a city that ain't." - Carcetti In the hopes of possibly saving her job, Pearlman and Freamon continue arguing over the subpoenas, as the election draws ...more