Preview for tonight’s episode of The Wire.

Episode #56: “The Dickensian Aspect”
Debut: SUNDAY, FEB. 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Feb. 10 (10:30 p.m.), 12 (2:40 a.m.), 13 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.) and 15 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Feb. 11 (10:00 p.m.) and 18 (8:00 p.m.)

Mystified by Omar’s disappearance, Marlo and Chris (Gbenga Akinnagbe) ramp up their efforts to locate their nemesis.

After attending a sparsely attended waterfront ceremony, Carcetti (Aidan Gillen) fires away at a larger press event – and recasts himself as a champion for the homeless.

Bunk (Wendell Pierce) revisits some old leads in the rowhouse cases, but is frustrated in his attempts to get bloodwork from the crime lab.

Templeton looks for a perfect follow-up to his latest, nationally covered story, which has replaced the city’s educational crisis on the paper’s priority list.

After the detail gets more manpower, Freamon (Clarke Peters) presses McNulty to get new surveillance equipment, but the resources aren’t as deep as both hoped.

Pearlman (Deirdre Lovejoy) discovers new clues pointing to corruption in City Hall.

Marlo makes new appointments at the latest co-op meeting.

McNulty takes a peculiar interest in a homeless man.

Teleplay by Ed Burns; story by David Simon & Ed Burns; directed by Seith Mann.