List of The Wire episodes

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The Wire, a television drama series created by David Simon, premiered on June 2, 2002 on HBO in the United States and ended on March 9, 2008. 60 episodes aired over the show's five seasons, plus three additional prequel shorts. Each episode has a running time of 55-60 minutes.

The Wire is set in Baltimore, Maryland; each season of the series focuses on a different part of the city. The show features a large ensemble cast; many characters are only featured prominently in a single season. A group of characters, mainly in the Baltimore Police Department, appear in every season.

The show is available on DVD in Region 1, 2 and 4.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release dates
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
113June 2, 2002September 8, 2002October 12, 2004April 18, 2005May 11, 2005
212June 1, 2003August 24, 2003January 25, 2005October 10, 2005May 3, 2006
312September 19, 2004December 19, 2004August 8, 2006February 5, 2007August 13, 2008
413September 10, 2006December 10, 2006December 4, 2007March 10, 2008August 13, 2008
510January 6, 2008March 9, 2008August 12, 2008September 22, 2008February 3, 2010

Seasons[edit]

Season 1 (2002)[edit]

Main article: The Wire (season 1)
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleStory byTeleplay byDirected byOriginal air date
11"The Target"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonClark JohnsonJune 2, 2002 (2002-06-02)
22"The Detail"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonClark JohnsonJune 9, 2002 (2002-06-09)
33"The Buys"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonPeter MedakJune 16, 2002 (2002-06-16)
44"Old Cases"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonClement VirgoJune 23, 2002 (2002-06-23)
55"The Pager"David Simon & Ed BurnsEd BurnsClark JohnsonJune 30, 2002 (2002-06-30)
66"The Wire"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonEd BianchiJuly 7, 2002 (2002-07-07)
77"One Arrest"David Simon & Ed BurnsRafael AlvarezJoe ChappelleJuly 21, 2002 (2002-07-21)
88"Lessons"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonGloria MuzioJuly 28, 2002 (2002-07-28)
99"Game Day"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid H. Melnick & Shamit ChokseyMilčo MančevskiAugust 4, 2002 (2002-08-04)
1010"The Cost"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonBrad AndersonAugust 11, 2002 (2002-08-11)
1111"The Hunt"David Simon & Ed BurnsJoy LuscoSteve ShillAugust 18, 2002 (2002-08-18)
1212"Cleaning Up"David Simon & Ed BurnsGeorge PelecanosClement VirgoSeptember 1, 2002 (2002-09-01)
1313"Sentencing"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid Simon & Ed BurnsTim Van PattenSeptember 8, 2002 (2002-09-08)

Season 2 (2003)[edit]

Main article: The Wire (season 2)
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleStory byTeleplay byDirected byOriginal air date
141"Ebb Tide"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonEd BianchiJune 1, 2003 (2003-06-01)
152"Collateral Damage"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonEd BianchiJune 8, 2003 (2003-06-08)
163"Hot Shots"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonElodie KeeneJune 15, 2003 (2003-06-15)
174"Hard Cases"David Simon & Joy LuscoJoy LuscoElodie KeeneJune 22, 2003 (2003-06-22)
185"Undertow"David Simon & Ed BurnsEd BurnsSteve ShillJune 29, 2003 (2003-06-29)
196"All Prologue"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonSteve ShillJuly 6, 2003 (2003-07-06)
207"Backwash"David Simon & Rafael AlvarezRafael AlvarezThomas J. WrightJuly 13, 2003 (2003-07-13)
218"Duck and Cover"David Simon & George PelecanosGeorge PelecanosDan AttiasJuly 27, 2003 (2003-07-27)
229"Stray Rounds"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonTim Van PattenAugust 3, 2003 (2003-08-03)
2310"Storm Warnings"David Simon & Ed BurnsEd BurnsRob BaileyAugust 10, 2003 (2003-08-10)
2411"Bad Dreams"David Simon & George PelecanosGeorge PelecanosErnest DickersonAugust 17, 2003 (2003-08-17)
2512"Port in a Storm"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonRobert F. ColesberryAugust 24, 2003 (2003-08-24)

Season 3 (2004)[edit]

Main article: The Wire (season 3)
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleStory byTeleplay byDirected byOriginal air date
261"Time After Time"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonEd BianchiSeptember 19, 2004 (2004-09-19)
272"All Due Respect"David Simon & Richard PriceRichard PriceSteve ShillSeptember 26, 2004 (2004-09-26)
283"Dead Soldiers"David Simon & Dennis LehaneDennis LehaneRob BaileyOctober 3, 2004 (2004-10-03)
294"Hamsterdam"David Simon & George PelecanosGeorge PelecanosErnest DickersonOctober 10, 2004 (2004-10-10)
305"Straight and True"David Simon & Ed BurnsEd BurnsDan AttiasOctober 17, 2004 (2004-10-17)
316"Homecoming"David Simon & Rafael AlvarezRafael AlvarezLeslie LibmanOctober 31, 2004 (2004-10-31)
327"Back Burners"David Simon & Joy LuscoJoy LuscoTim Van PattenNovember 7, 2004 (2004-11-07)
338"Moral Midgetry"David Simon & Richard PriceRichard PriceAgnieszka HollandNovember 14, 2004 (2004-11-14)
349"Slapstick"David Simon & George PelecanosDavid SimonAlex ZakrzewskiNovember 21, 2004 (2004-11-21)
3510"Reformation"David Simon & Ed BurnsEd BurnsChristine MooreNovember 28, 2004 (2004-11-28)
3611"Middle Ground"David Simon & George PelecanosGeorge PelecanosJoe ChappelleDecember 12, 2004 (2004-12-12)
3712"Mission Accomplished"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonErnest DickersonDecember 19, 2004 (2004-12-19)

Season 4 (2006)[edit]

Main article: The Wire (season 4)
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleStory byTeleplay byDirected byOriginal air date
381"Boys of Summer"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonJoe ChappelleSeptember 10, 2006 (2006-09-10)
392"Soft Eyes"Ed Burns & David MillsDavid MillsChristine MooreSeptember 17, 2006 (2006-09-17)
403"Home Rooms"Ed Burns & Richard PriceRichard PriceSeith MannSeptember 24, 2006 (2006-09-24)
414"Refugees"Ed Burns & Dennis LehaneDennis LehaneJim McKayOctober 1, 2006 (2006-10-01)
425"Alliances"David Simon & Ed BurnsEd BurnsDavid PlattOctober 8, 2006 (2006-10-08)
436"Margin of Error"Ed Burns & Eric OvermyerEric OvermyerDan AttiasOctober 15, 2006 (2006-10-15)
447"Unto Others"Ed Burns & William F. ZorziWilliam F. ZorziAnthony HemingwayOctober 29, 2006 (2006-10-29)
458"Corner Boys"Ed Burns & Richard PriceRichard PriceAgnieszka HollandNovember 5, 2006 (2006-11-05)
469"Know Your Place"Ed Burns & Kia CorthronKia CorthronAlex ZakrzewskiNovember 12, 2006 (2006-11-12)
4710"Misgivings"Ed Burns & Eric OvermyerEric OvermyerErnest DickersonNovember 19, 2006 (2006-11-19)
4811"A New Day"David Simon & Ed BurnsEd BurnsBrad AndersonNovember 26, 2006 (2006-11-26)
4912"That's Got His Own"Ed Burns & George PelecanosGeorge PelecanosJoe ChappelleDecember 3, 2006 (2006-12-03)
5013"Final Grades"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonErnest DickersonDecember 10, 2006 (2006-12-10)

Season 5 (2008)[edit]

Main article: The Wire (season 5)
No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleStory byTeleplay byDirected byOriginal air date
511"More with Less"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonJoe ChappelleJanuary 6, 2008 (2008-01-06)
522"Unconfirmed Reports"David Simon & William F. ZorziWilliam F. ZorziErnest DickersonJanuary 13, 2008 (2008-01-13)
533"Not for Attribution"David Simon & Chris CollinsChris CollinsScott Kecken & Joy KeckenJanuary 20, 2008 (2008-01-20)
544"Transitions"David Simon & Ed BurnsEd BurnsDan AttiasJanuary 27, 2008 (2008-01-27)
555"React Quotes"David Simon & David MillsDavid MillsAgnieszka HollandFebruary 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)
566"The Dickensian Aspect"David Simon & Ed BurnsEd BurnsSeith MannFebruary 10, 2008 (2008-02-10)
577"Took"David Simon & Richard PriceRichard PriceDominic WestFebruary 17, 2008 (2008-02-17)
588"Clarifications"David Simon & Dennis LehaneDennis LehaneAnthony HemingwayFebruary 24, 2008 (2008-02-24)
599"Late Editions"David Simon & George PelecanosGeorge PelecanosJoe ChappelleMarch 2, 2008 (2008-03-02)
6010"–30–"David Simon & Ed BurnsDavid SimonClark JohnsonMarch 9, 2008 (2008-03-09)

Prequel shorts[edit]

Three short film vignettes set prior to the series events were filmed during the fifth season's production. They were made available via HBO On Demand during broadcast of the final season, and included as extras on the complete series DVD box set.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Episode guide - episode 01 The Target". HBO. 2004. Retrieved July 24, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Episode guide - episode 02 The Detail". HBO. 2004. Retrieved July 26, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Episode guide - episode 03 The Buys". HBO. 2004. Retrieved July 26, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Episode guide - episode 04 Old Cases". HBO. 2004. Retrieved July 26, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Episode guide - episode 05 The Pager". HBO. 2004. Retrieved July 26, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Episode guide - episode 06 The Wire". HBO. 2004. Retrieved July 26, 2006. 
  7. ^ "Episode guide - episode 07 One Arrest". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 2, 2006. 
  8. ^ "Episode guide - episode 08 Lessons". HBO. 2004. Retrieved September 5, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Episode guide - episode 09 Game Day". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 2, 2006. 
  10. ^ "Episode guide - episode 10 The Cost". HBO. 2004. Retrieved April 8, 2006. 
  11. ^ "Episode guide - episode 11 The Hunt". HBO. 2004. Retrieved July 26, 2006. 
  12. ^ "Episode guide - episode 12 Cleaning Up". HBO. 2004. Retrieved July 31, 2006. 
  13. ^ "Episode guide - episode 13 Sentencing". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 4, 2006. 
  14. ^ "Episode guide - episode 14 ebb tide". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 6, 2006. 
  15. ^ "Episode guide - episode 15 collateral damage". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  16. ^ "Episode guide - episode 16 hot shots". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  17. ^ "Episode guide - episode 17 hard cases". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  18. ^ "Episode guide - episode 18 undertow". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  19. ^ "Episode guide - episode 19 all prologue". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  20. ^ "Episode guide - episode 20 backwash". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  21. ^ "Episode guide - episode 21 duck and cover". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  22. ^ "Episode guide - episode 22 stray rounds". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  23. ^ "Episode guide - episode 23 storm warnings". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  24. ^ "Episode guide - episode 24 bad dreams". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  25. ^ "Episode guide - episode 25 Port in a Storm". HBO. 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2006. 
  26. ^ "Episode guide - episode 26 Time After Time". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 7, 2006. 
  27. ^ "Episode guide - episode 27 All Due Respect". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 7, 2006. 
  28. ^ "Episode guide - episode 28 Dead Soldiers". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 7, 2006. 
  29. ^ "Episode guide - episode 29 Amsterdam". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 7, 2006. 
  30. ^ "Episode guide - episode 30 Straight and True". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 9, 2006. 
  31. ^ "Episode guide - episode 31 Homecoming". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 9, 2006. 
  32. ^ "Episode guide - episode 32 Back Burners". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 9, 2006. 
  33. ^ "Episode guide - episode 33 Moral Midgetry". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 9, 2006. 
  34. ^ "Episode guide - episode 34 slapstick". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 9, 2006. 
  35. ^ "Episode guide - episode 35 reformation". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 9, 2006. 
  36. ^ "Episode guide - episode 36 middle ground". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 9, 2006. 
  37. ^ "Episode guide - episode 37 mission accomplished". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 9, 2006. 
  38. ^ "Episode guide - episode 38 boys of summer". HBO. 2004. Retrieved August 9, 2006. 
  39. ^ "Episode guide - episode 39 Soft Eyes". HBO. 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2006. 
  40. ^ "Episode guide - episode 40 Home Rooms". HBO. 2006. Retrieved September 25, 2006. 
  41. ^ "Episode guide - episode 41 Refugees". HBO. 2006. Retrieved October 3, 2006. 
  42. ^ "Episode guide - episode 42 Alliances". HBO. 2006. Retrieved October 9, 2006. 
  43. ^ "Episode guide - episode 43 Margin of Error". HBO. 2006. Retrieved October 9, 2006. 
  44. ^ "Episode guide - episode 44 Unto Others". HBO. 2006. Retrieved November 1, 2006. 
  45. ^ "Episode guide - episode 45 Corner Boys". HBO. 2006. Retrieved November 9, 2006. 
  46. ^ "Episode guide - episode 46 Know Your Place". HBO. 2006. Retrieved November 15, 2006. 
  47. ^ "Episode guide - episode 47 Misgivings". HBO. 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2007. 
  48. ^ "Episode guide - episode 48 A New Day". HBO. 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2007. 
  49. ^ "Episode guide - episode 49 That's Got His Own". HBO. 2006. Retrieved March 30, 2007. 
  50. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 50 Final Grades". HBO. 2006. Retrieved October 17, 2007. 
  51. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 51 More with Less". HBO. 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2008. 
  52. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 52 Unconfirmed Reports". HBO. 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2008. 
  53. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 53 Not for Attribution". HBO. 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2008. 
  54. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 54 Transitions". HBO. 2008. Retrieved February 5, 2008. 
  55. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 55 React Quotes". HBO. 2008. Retrieved February 5, 2008. 
  56. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 56 The Dickensian Aspect". HBO. 2008. Retrieved February 29, 2008. 
  57. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 57 Took". HBO. 2008. Retrieved February 29, 2008. 
  58. ^ Full cast and crew for The Wire: Took, IMDB.com.
  59. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 58 Clarifications". HBO. 2008. Retrieved February 29, 2008. 
  60. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 59 Late Editions". HBO. 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2008. 
  61. ^ "The Wire episode guide - episode 60 –30–". HBO. 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2008. 

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