This is it, say goodbye to the greatest drama in television history! A preview for the final episode of The Wire


Episode #60: ” – 30 – ”
Carcetti (Aidan Gillen) maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choices: clean up the mess, or hide the dirt.

With his leads predictably drying up, McNulty asks Landsman (Delaney Williams) to pull police off the homeless case – until a fresh homicide ramps up the investigation.

A frustrated Haynes finds his concerns about Templeton (Tom McCarthmcnultyby) falling on increasingly deaf ears.

Convinced he has the upper hand, but caught in a legal quandary, Levy plays a cat-and-mouse game with Pearlman.

Bubbles debates whether to greenlight a newspaper story about his life.

Dukie (Jermaine Crawford) seeks out an old mentor for a loan; and Marlo (Jamie Hector) oversees a new co-op order as he maps out his next move.

As the officers stage an Irish wake for another dearly departed officer, the seeds of the future are sown throughout Baltimore.

Teleplay by David Simon; story by David Simon & Ed Burns; directed by Clark Johnson.

Tonight has been one I have both been dreading and looking forward to. We get to see the series finale of the show that is, quite simply,
The Greatest Drama in the history of television.

David Simon, Ed Burns and crew have given us five amazing seasons that have entertained us, but also made us think.

When I look at how Omar left the show, I was shocked. But, when I thought about it, it made so much sense. They could have done it differently, but that would not have been their way.

This fall, I shall head to Baltimore to attend the 2008 Bouchercon (If you are a fan of crime fiction, you should go.), I will be thinking of McNaulty, Bunk, Bubbles, Omar, Avon, Stringer and the rest every moment I am there.
To the entire cast and crew, I thank you for some of the finest hours I have ever spent in front of my television.

Well done guys, well done!

Jeremy Lynch