The second season of the American television drama series The Wire premiered on June 1, 2003 and concluded on August 24th, 2003. It consisted of twelve episodes, each running approximately 55-60 minutes in length. It follows three primary plotlines: the plight of the blue-collar urban working class as exemplified by stevedores who become involved in smuggling narcotics, prostitutes, and other contraband; a Baltimore Police Department investigation to arrest them; and the efforts of the Barksdale Organization to retain power after the previous season's arrests.
Cast and charactersEdit
- See also: Season two cast
|Dominic West||Jimmy McNulty||Marine Unit Officer|
|Chris Bauer||Frank Sobotka||IBS Union Secretary Treasure|
|Paul Ben-Victor||Spiros Vondas||The Greeks underboss|
|John Doman||William Rawls||Criminal Investigations Division Colonel|
|Idris Elba||Stringer Bell||Acting Barksdale organization boss|
|Frankie Faison||Ervin Burrell||Acting commissioner|
|Larry Gilliard, Jr.||D'Angelo Barksdale||Incarcerated Barksdale organization member|
|Wood Harris||Avon Barksdale||Incarcerated drug kingpin|
|Deirdre Lovejoy||Rhonda Pearlman||Assistant State's Attorney|
|Clarke Peters||Lester Freamon||Homcide Detective|
|Wendell Pierce||Bunk Moreland||Homicide detective|
|Lance Reddick||Cedric Daniels||Evidence control unit / Sobotka detail lieutenant|
|Andre Royo||Bubbles||Drug addict and confidential informant|
|Amy Ryan||Beadie Russell||Port Authority Police Officer|
|Sonja Sohn||Kima Greggs||Narcotics unit detective|
The second season continued to follow characters in the police and those involved with the Barksdale drug-dealing organization. The returning starring cast included Dominic West as Officer Jimmy McNulty, whose insubordinate tendencies and personal problems continued to overshadow his ability. Lance Reddick reprised his role as Lieutenant Cedric Daniels, who was sidelined because of his placement of case over career but used his political acumen to regain some status. Sonja Sohn played Kima Greggs, who had transferred to a desk job but could not resist the lure of a good case. Deirdre Lovejoy starred as assistant state's attorney Rhonda Pearlman, the legal liaison between the detail and the courthouse.
Wood Harris and Larry Gilliard, Jr. reprised their roles as newly incarcerated drug dealers Avon and D'Angelo Barksdale. Idris Elba's character Stringer Bell took over the operations of the Barksdale Organization. Andre Royo returned as Bubbles, who continued to indulge his drug addiction and act as an occasional informant.
The police were overseen by two commanding officers more concerned with politics and their own careers than the case, Major William Rawls (John Doman) and Acting Commissioner Ervin Burrell (Frankie Faison). Wendell Pierce portrayed homicide detective Bunk Moreland, who became more involved with the core case. Previously recurring guest star Clarke Peters joined the starring cast and his character, veteran detective Lester Freamon, joined the homicide unit as Moreland's new partner.
The new season also introduced a further group of characters working in the Baltimore port area, including Spiros Vondas (played by Paul Ben-Victor), Beadie Russell (Amy Ryan), and Frank Sobotka (Chris Bauer). Vondas was the underboss of a global smuggling operation, Russell an inexperienced Port Authority officer and single mother thrown in at the deep end of a multiple homicide investigation, and Sobotka a union leader who turned to crime in order to raise funds to save his union.
Also joining the show in season 2 were recurring characters Nick Sobotka (Pablo Schreiber), Frank's nephew; Ziggy Sobotka (James Ransone), Frank's troubled son; and "The Greek" (Bill Raymond), Vondas' mysterious boss. As the second season ended, the focus shifted away from the ports, leaving the new characters behind.
Returning guest stars included: Seth Gilliam as newly promoted Sergeant Ellis Carver; Domenick Lombardozzi as errant Detective Thomas "Herc" Hauk; J.D. Williams as Barksdale crew chief Bodie Broadus; and Michael K. Williams as renowned stick-up man Omar Little.
McNulty harbors a vendetta against his former commanders for reassigning him to the marine unit. When fourteen young unidentified women are found dead in the port area, he makes a point of proving that they were murdered in his commanders' jurisdiction. Meanwhile, police Major Stan Valchek gets into a feud with stevedore union leader Frank Sobotka over competing donations to their old neighborhood church. Valchek demands a detail to investigate Sobotka. Daniels, having impressed the Major with his work on the Barksdale case, is assigned to lead the detail.
As with the previous season, the targets of the investigations are explored and fully realized as characters. Life for the blue-collar men of the port is increasingly hard and work is scarce. As union leader, Sobotka has taken it on himself to reinvigorate the port by convincing politicians to support much-needed initiatives. Lacking the funds needed for this kind of influence, Sobotka has become involved with a smuggling ring. Around him, his son and nephew also turn to crime, as they have few other opportunities to earn money.
It becomes clear to the Sobotka detail that the dead girls are related to their investigation, as they were in a container that was supposed to be smuggled through the port. They again use wiretaps to infiltrate the crime ring and slowly work their way up the chain towards The Greek, the mysterious man in charge. But Valchek, upset that their focus has moved beyond Sobotka, gets the FBI involved. The Greek has contacts inside the FBI and starts severing his ties to Baltimore when he learns about the investigation.
After a dispute over stolen goods turns violent, Sobotka's son, Ziggy is charged with the murder of one of the Greek's underlings. Sobtoka himself is arrested for smuggling; he agrees to work with the detail to help his son, finally seeing his actions as a mistake. However, the Greek learns about this through the FBI and scuppers the case against himself by having Sobotka killed. The investigation ends with the fourteen homicides solved but the perpetrator already dead. Several drug dealers and mid-level smuggling figures tied to the Greek are arrested, but he and his second-in-command escape uncharged and unidentified. The Major is pleased that Sobotka was arrested; the case is seen as a success by the commanding officers, but is viewed as a failure by the detail.
Across town, the Barksdale organization continues its business under Stringer while Avon and D'Angelo Barksdale serve prison time. D'Angelo decides to cut ties to his family after his uncle organizes the deaths of several inmates and blames it on a corrupt guard to shave time from his sentence. Eventually Stringer covertly orders D'Angelo killed, faking it as a suicide. Avon is unaware of Stringer's duplicity and mourns the loss of his nephew.
Stringer also struggles with the loss of his drug suppliers and bad quality product. He again goes behind Avon's back, giving up half of Avon's most prized territory to a rival named Proposition Joe in exchange for a share of his supply. Avon, unaware of the arrangement, assumes that Joe and other dealers are moving into his territory simply because the Barksdale organization has too few enforcers. He contracts a feared assassin named Brother Mouzone. Stringer deals with this by tricking his old adversary Omar into believing that Mouzone was responsible for the vicious killing of his partner in their feud in season one. Seeking revenge, Omar shoots Mouzone, but realizes Stringer had lied and calls
|Season #||Series #||Title||Story||Teleplay||Director||Original airdate|
|1||14||Ebb Tide||David Simon, Ed Burns||David Simon||Ed Bianchi||June 1, 2003|
|"Ain't never gonna be what it was." - Little Big Roy|
Jimmy McNulty is sidelined to harbor patrol. He discovers a corpse in the harbor and pays back Colonel Rawls by proving City Homicide are responsible for the investigation. Major Valchek feels slighted when the boss of a local stevedore union named Frank Sobotka donates a more impressive gift to a local church. Sobotka meets with other union leaders and learns that a crucial pier is still in a state of disrepair. Sobotka instructs his nephew Nick to see The Greek regarding payment for a clandestine container that he is smuggling through the port. Later, Port Police Officer "Beadie" Russell stumbles across The Greek's container and discovers the bodies of over a dozen young women inside.
|2||15||Collateral Damage||David Simon, Ed Burns||David Simon||Ed Bianchi||June 8, 2003|
|"They can chew you up, but they gotta spit you out." - McNulty|
Officer Russell is assigned the murders of the fourteen women discovered in the cargo container. McNulty offers to help and again ensures that the case goes back to Rawls' homicide department. Valchek strikes a deal with Acting Commissioner Burrell—in return for supporting Burrell in his aspirations for promotion, Valchek demands Burrell set up a detail to investigate Sobotka and his union. Sobotka considers cutting his ties with The Greek for not telling him the contents of the container and demands a meeting. "Horseface" complains of sudden police pressure to Sobotka and the two come up with a plan to further embarrass Valchek. In prison, Avon Barksdale's relationship with his nephew D'Angelo begins to sour. Bodie Broadus finds that the new shipment of drugs for the Barksdale Organization is missing.
|3||16||Hot Shots||David Simon, Ed Burns||David Simon||Elodie Keene||June 15, 2003|
|"What they need is a union." - Russell|
Nick is concerned over how he is to provide for his girlfriend and their daughter. He joins his errant cousin Ziggy and other dock workers to steal containers for Vondas and the Greeks. Avon confers with Stringer Bell about troubles with their drug supply and D'Angelo's growing distance. Frank Sobotka attempts to court political favor in order to fulfill his hopes for the regeneration of the docks. Omar Little signs up some new partners in crime. At the request of Wee-Bey, Avon deals with an abusive prison officer who also deals drugs to inmates. His methods horrify D'Angelo.
|4||17||Hard Cases||David Simon, Joy Lusco||Joy Lusco||Elodie Keene||June 22, 2003|
|"If I hear the music, I'm gonna dance." - Greggs|
D'Angelo confronts Avon about the bad package and washes his hands of the business. Avon brokers a deal to give up the prison officer for a reduction in his sentence. Valchek specifically requests Lieutenant Daniels for the Sobotka investigation. Daniels negotiates with Burrell and secures the promise of his own major crimes unit after the Sobotka investigation ends. Sobotka chastises his son and nephew about their unauthorized smuggling deal with the Greeks; he defends his own illicit deals as a means toward regenerating the ailing dockyard. Ziggy continues to enjoy his new-found wealth. McNulty takes a personal interest in the murdered women and is pressured to find Omar for Bunk Moreland.
|5||18||Undertow||David Simon, Ed Burns||Ed Burns||Steve Shill||June 29, 2003|
|"They used to make steel there, no?" - Spiros Vondas|
Ziggy's inability to move a package of drugs costs him his car and nearly his life as he falls foul of East side dealers. Seeing his cousin in danger, Nick attempts to parlay with one of the dealers but discovers that they have torched Ziggy's car. Daniels sends his detail out for some hand-to-hands as they half-heartedly step up their investigation of the docks. Officer Russell gets information from an old boyfriend who indicates that the union computer may be useful in tracking containers. Sobotka's frustration with the Greeks begins to grow as he is once again denied a meeting with their boss. He puts his umbrage aside once his payment for smuggling their containers is tripled. Donnete visits D'Angelo and tells him that he is being supported; D'Angelo remains cynical. The Barksdale family's drug trade continues to falter because of supply problems.
|6||19||All Prologue||David Simon, Ed Burns||David Simon||Steve Shill||July 6, 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 and begin to monitor container movements. Detective Greggs tracks down a lead on the murdered girls. Stringer, concerned over D'Angelo's distancing from the organization, goes behind Avon's back to deal with the problem once and for all. Nick requests help from the Greeks to solve Ziggy's problems. As Sobotka outlines his plans for the docks, several of his union colleagues express suspicion at the source of his income. Omar emerges from hiding to testify against Bird.
|7||20||Backwash||David Simon, Rafael Alvarez||Rafael Alvarez||Thomas J. Wright||July 13, 2003|
|"Don't worry kid, you're still on the clock." - Horseface|
Rawls attempts to persuade Daniels to take the Jane Doe homicides but is unsuccessful. Lester Freamon and Russell continue to study the docks' traffic using their cloned computer, and suspect irregularities in containers handled by "Horseface". They track a container back to the Greeks' warehouse. They watch the warehouse and see Sergei Malatov meeting with Proposition Joe. Frank and Nick visit the diner to meet with The Greek; The Greek tells him to deliver more disappeared but clean containers to the shut down warehouse as suspicions mount about possible interest from the police. Stringer discusses a business deal with Proposition Joe to revitalize the Barksdale organization, but Avon turns it down flat. D'Angelo's funeral brings together the Barksdale Organization.
|8||21||Duck and Cover||David Simon, George Pelecanos||George Pelecanos||Daniel Attias||July 27, 2003|
|"How come they don't fly away?" - Ziggy|
McNulty deals with the disappointment of his failed reconciliation with his wife by returning to his old drinking and womanizing habits while falling further into depression. The detail closes in on Sergei Malatov when they track his cell phone through his truck rental paperwork. Concerned about the union's finances, Sobotka decides to pay the bills and discovers that his cell phone account was flagged as to not have service disconnected. Becoming paranoid, he smuggles a container without contraband to see the results, and his suspicious solidify when the police pull the container over. With his business faltering Bodie moves his crew into new territory.
|9||22||Stray Rounds||David Simon, Ed Burns||David Simon||Tim Van Patten||August 3, 2003|
|"The world is a smaller place now." - The Greek|
The detail is dismayed at the lack of activity from their subjects and realizes that they must be changing their operating procedure. Nick moves higher in the underworld when Vondas allows him to wholesale drugs on their behalf. On the new drug corner they commandeered from their rivals Bodie and crew are involved in a shootout that kills a child. Rawls greets Major Howard "Bunny" Colvin at the scene of the shooting; Colvin disapproves of Rawls' counter-strategy of large-scale strike operations through the Western District. Stringer meets with Proposition Joe behind Avon's back to discuss turning over some West side territory in exchange for a cut of the Greeks' drugs. Avon complicates Stringer's attempted betrayal by hiring feared hitman Brother Mouzone to drive off rival dealers.
|10||23||Storm Warnings||David Simon, Ed Burns||Ed Burns||Rob Bailey||August 10, 2003|
|"It pays to go with the union card every time." - Ziggy|
Racial tension over the next union secretary continues to build; Sobotka still plans to run contrary to a long-standing gentlemen's agreement. Ziggy steals several cars from the docks and fences them to George "Double G" Glekas. When Glekas double-crosses Ziggy by halving his original cut Ziggy flies into a rage and murders Glekas. He breaks down emotionally right outside the warehouse and is arrested. Nick is the first to learn of his cousin's arrest and after facing the wrath of his uncle, drowns his sorrows in a local park. The detail uses satellite technology to its advantage but meets a setback as Valchek turns over control of the investigation to the FBI. Bodie is pleased with the new supply of drugs, but unhappy that Proposition Joe's nephew Cheese is on his turf. Cheese is wounded by Brother Mouzone, further complicating relations between Stringer and Proposition Joe.
|11||24||Bad Dreams||David Simon, George Pelecanos||George Pelecanos||Ernest Dickerson||August 17, 2003|
|"I need to get clean." - Sobotka|
Stringer manipulates Omar into pursuing Brother Mouzone. Omar shoots Mouzone and then leaves him alive having realized his mistake. The detail serves warrants on the targets of their investigation. A raid of Nick's home turns up large amounts of cash and heroin but Nick himself escapes arrest. Frank Sobotka is arrested when the FBI storms the union offices. Valchek ensures the press is there to see Sobotka embarrassed in a perp walk. Sobotka agress to work with the investigation into the Greeks in exchange for leniency for Nick and Ziggy. In the wake of the arrests The Greeks decide to cut their losses and leave Baltimore. A report detailing Sobotka's plan is passed to Vondas from a contact in the FBI. Vondas lures Sobotka into danger by offering him a meeting with The Greek and a promise to help Nick and Ziggy.
|12||25||Port in a Storm||David Simon, Ed Burns||David Simon||Robert F. Colesberry||August 24, 2003|
|"Business. Always business." - The Greek|
The stevedores gather for work as a floating corpse is pulled from the water. Once ashore, they all recognize the body as Frank Sobotka. The Greek opts to stop pursuing Nick because the police are on his heels, and walks away from Baltimore. The FBI visits the union hall and tells them that they need to change their leadership or face decertification. The union remains loyal and seals the destruction of their future. Urban reform begins to hit Baltimore as the docks undergo construction. Omar vows revenge against Stringer. Stringer cements his deal with Proposition Joe now that Mouzone is out of the way. Bubbles is arrested and alerts Greggs and McNulty to the relationship between Proposition Joe and Stringer Bell in exchange for his release.
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- ↑ Cast & Crew - Paul Ben Victor as Spiros "Vondas" Vondopolous. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
- ↑ Cast & Crew - Amy Ryan as Beatrice "Beadie" Russell. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
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- ↑ Cast & Crew - James Ransone as Ziggy Sobotka. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
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- ↑ Cast & Crew - Bill Raymond as The Greek. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
- ↑ Character profile - The Greek. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
- ↑ Cast & Crew - Seth Gilliam as Ellis Carver. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
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- ↑ Cast & Crew - Domenick Lombardozzi as Thomas "Herc" Hauk. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
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- ↑ Cast & Crew - JD Williams as Preston "Bodie" Broadus. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
- ↑ Character profile - Preston "Bodie" Broadus. HBO (2006). Retrieved on 2007-12-19.
- ↑ Cast & Crew - Michael Kenneth Williams as Omar Little. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
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