Timeline Edit

Pre-Show Edit

Date Event
May 4, 2001 D'Angelo Barksdale shoots and kills "Pooh" Blanchard.
May 13, 2001 Nakeesha Lyles allegedly calls Frank Barlow twice to identify another shooter.
June 3, 2001 William Gant identifies D'Angelo Barksdale in a photo array.
Summer 2001 Roland "Wee-Bey" Brice shoots Maurice Scroggins twice in the back of the head.

Season 1 Edit

Date Event
February 14, 2002 D'Angelo Barksdale is acquitted for Pooh Blanchard's murder; Homicide Unit Detective James "Jimmy" McNulty approaches Judge Phelan to discuss the Barksdale Organization; McNulty and Narcotics Detective Shakima "Kima" Greggs type up reports on Barksdale for their unit commanders; Avon Barksdale reprimands D'Angelo
February 15, 2002 D'Angelo is transferred to "The Pit"; Narcotics Commander Raymond Foerster and Homicide Commander Rawls submit their reports to Deputy Commissioner of Operations Ervin Burrell, who instructs Narcotics Lieutenant Cedric Daniels to assemble a detail to conduct a quick investigation of Avon Barksdale to appease Phelan
February 16, 2002 McNulty discusses the FBI's shift to counterterrorism with Special Agent Terrance "Fitz" Fitzhugh; the Barksdale Detail assembles for the first time; "The Pit" crew assaults Johnny Weeks; Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins meets with Kima to provide information on Johnny's assailants; D'Angelo and Stringer debate the necessity of Johnny's beating
February 17, 2002[1] William Gant is found murdered by Bunk; Frazier performs Gant's autopsy; the Barksdale Detail arrives at their basement office; Daniels complains to Assistant State's Attorney Rhonda Pearlman about the incompetent Barksdale Detail; Greggs, Herc, and Carver begin taking photographs of Barksdale Organization members; Bunk and McNulty arrest D'Angelo; Daniels meets with Lieutenant Walter Cantrell to request Detective Leander Sydnor; Burrell, Rawls, Foerster, and Daniels discuss Gant's murder; Daniels confronts McNulty; D'Angelo writes an apology letter to Gant's "family" and Maurice Levy retrieves D'Angelo
February 18, 2002[2] Sydnor joins the Barksdale Detail; Daniels outlines the detail's organization and goals; Greggs and McNulty show Daniels D'Angelo's letter; Bubbles identifies key Barksdale Organization members for Greggs and McNulty; Avon hosts a community church gathering
March 9, 2002 Prez assaults a fourteen-year-old in an early morning altercation at 771 Franklin; the Sun releases an article about Gant's identity as a state's witness; Daniels provides Prez with a cover story; McNulty confronts Phelan; Marla and Daniels discuss the incident; Daniels discover Prez blinded the boy
March 10, 2002 Burrell, Foerster, Daniels, Southeastern Commander Stanislaus Valchek, and IID Commander and Major Robert "Bobby" Reed discuss the boy's blinding; Bodie, Wallace, and D'Angelo play chess; Santangelo asks Rawls to be transferred back to Homicide; Polk and Mahon pick up a photo of another Avon Barksdale; Freamon stops by Golden Gloves
March 11, 2002 Greggs and McNulty visit Fitzhugh; Omar stakes out the Pit; D'Angelo talks to Shardene;
March 12, 2002 Freamon delivers the Barksdale photo; Bubbles assesses Sydnor's attire and takes him to the low-rises; Daniels informs the detail they're conducting a raid on Wednesday; McNulty asks Pearlman how to clone a pager beeper; Omar robs "The Pit"
March 13, 2002 The Barksdale Detail does search and seizures; Freamon notices a number on the wall; Mahon is injured; Fitzhugh tells McNulty that BPD brought concerns to the FBI concerning Daniels
March 14, 2002 Bodie breaks out of a youth detention center; Landsman gives McNulty the Deidre Kresen case; Bubbles tells Greggs Omar robbed the Barksdales; Omar redistributes heroin to the community; Avon orders a hit on Omar; McNulty takes Bubbles to his son's soccer game
March 15, 2002 Bodie returns home and D'Angelo details Kressen's murder to Bodie, Poot, and Wallace; Phelan informs Burrell that the search and seizures are not sufficient; Herc and Carver look for Bodie at his mother's; Landsman advocates for McNulty to Rawls; Greggs notices Cheryl's cellphone bill (dated Wednesday, March 13, 2002); Burrell mentions Phelan's qualms to Daniels
March 16, 2002 Freamon pages D'Angelo with the number found on the wall in the raid; McNulty and Greggs discuss cloning pagers, cellphone calls, and Omar; Freamon explains the pager system and Daniels agrees to a wiretap affidavit; Bunk and McNulty review Kressen's crime scene; Freamon explains how he ended up in the pawnshop unit and McNulty drunkenly thanks Greggs
September 17, 2002 D'Angelo Barksdale is arrested for transporting drugs in Essex County, New Jersey

Season 2 Edit

January 23, 2003 - The Atlantic Light arrives in Baltimore, Maryland.

February 5, 2003 - The Atlantic Light arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

June 12, 2003 - Lester looks up cars. ("Storm Warnings")

June 2x, 2003 - Frank Sobotka arrives at the union hall to pick up work.

Season 3 Edit

September 24, 2004 - Avon Barksdale is released from Maryland State Penitentiary in Jessup. Shortly after November 2, 2004 - 3.09 Slapstick. Presidential election is discussed. December 19, 2004 - Russell Bell is shot and the Barksdale Crew is arrested.

Season 4 Edit

Season 4 begins in the summer of 2006.

November 20, 2006 - Little Kevin's missing persons report is filed.

December 12, 2006 - Preston "Bodie" Broadus is killed.

Season 5 Edit

Sunday, May 25, 2008 - Bubble's story is published.[3]

November 4, 2008 - Thomas Carcetti is elected governor of Maryland.


  1. "The Detail" During Pearlman and Daniels' meeting, there is a bulletin board pin-up that reads "Happy Birthday, Michael Jordan! February 17, 2002."
  2. "The Detail" At Avon's church gathering, a February 2002 calendar is visible in the background.
  3. "-30-" His story is published in Issue 146 of The Baltimore Sun (the 146th day of 2008) which is Sunday, May 25, 2008.
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