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Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choice: clean up the mess...or hide the dirt.

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After Marlo tells Levy the only people who knew their code were himself, Chris, Cheese and Monk Metcalf, all of whom are in jail, Levy begins to dig as to who exactly the police's CI is. Greggs tells Daniels that McNulty and Freamon made up the serial killer, and Daniels in turn tells Carcetti. However, fearing for his campaign for governor, Carcetti orders a cover-up, much to Daniels' disgust. As McNulty tries to talk the homicide department out of throwing more man-hours into the serial killer case, an unanticipated problem presents itself. Elsewhere, Freamon learns who the leak is at the courthouse, and Levy realizes the Marlo investigation used an illegal wire, forcing Pearlman to negotiate. At The Sun, when Templeton tries to sneak his biggest fabrication yet into the paper, Haynes decides to make a move against him. Meanwhile, Bubbles debates whether to let Fletcher publish his story, the hierarchies at the police department, City Hall and The Sun receive a shake-up, Michael ... Written by Bertaut

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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9 March 2008 (USA)  »

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The song playing in the bar while McNulty and Freamon talk was originally going to be "One" by U2. But during post-production, it was replaced by "The Green Mountain" by Liz Carrol. See more »

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City Editor Augustus 'Gus' Haynes: Whiting, Klebanow, Templeton... They snatch a Pulitzer or two, and they are up and gone from this place. For them, that's what this is all about. Me? I'm too fuckin' simple-minded for that.
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References The Absent Minded Professor (1961) See more »

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Way Down in the Hole
Performed by The Blind Boys of Alabama
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