Season 3 Episodes

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Mission Accomplished

Season 3, Episode 12 - Air Date: 12/19/2004
"...we fight on the lie." -- Slim CharlesA reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo.
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Middle Ground

Season 3, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/12/2004
"We don't need to dream no more." -- Stringer BellThe wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization, though finding links to the top proves elusive.
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Season 3, Episode 10 - Air Date: 11/28/2004
"Call it a crisis of leadership." -- Proposition JoeBrother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar, who has his own plan for vengeance.
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Season 3, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/21/2004
"...while you're waiting for moments that never come." -- FreamonResponding to a call for an officer's call for help, McNulty and Prez turn up the wrong alley, with unanticipated results.
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Moral Midgetry

Season 3, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/14/2004
"Crawl, walk, and then run." -- Clay DavisWith Amsterdam running full tilt, Carver and Truck discover there really is no honor among thieves.
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Back Burners

Season 3, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/7/2004
"Conscience do cost." -- ButchieHerc discovers a blast from his past which he later reveals to his colleagues.
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Season 3, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/31/2004
"Just a gangster, I suppose." -- Avon BarksdaleStringer Bell gets an education in construction management; Bunk uses shoe-leather to catch up with Omar and deliver a searing message; a frustrated Colvin unleashes the troops on the corner boys ignoring his new edict; Avon sends Cutty and Slim Charles against Marlo; Bubbles refocuses the picture for Greggs; Donette receives Brianna's blessing of her hookup with Stringer and lets slip that McNulty visited about Dee.
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Straight and True

Season 3, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/17/2004
"I had such fuckin' hopes for us." -- McNultyFrustrated in his grass-roots reform efforts, Colvin arms himself with intelligence from Daniels' detail and personally delivers a message to the next level of corner management.
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Season 3, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/10/2004
"Why you got to go and fuck with the program?" -- FruitWest Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk at a community meeting from Major Colvin.
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Dead Soldiers

Season 3, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/3/2004
"The gods will not save you." -- BurrellColvin feels the sting of Burrell and Rawls during a Comstat assessment of his district's felony numbers; a blown wiretap forces Daniels' detail to turn to a new target; Proposition Joe cautions Stringer Bell that the police have been tapping phones, as revealed by Cheese's failed bust.
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All Due Respect

Season 3, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/27/2004
"There's never been a paper bag." -- ColvinOmar continues his bold strikes on Barksdale stash houses, now heavily guarded.
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Time After Time

Season 3, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/19/2004
"Don't matter how many times you get burnt, you just keep doin' the same." -- BodieA wave of urban reform brings down the notorious Franklin Terrace public housing towers, forcing the Barksdale drug crew to find a new home on the streets of West Baltimore.