The Wire: Duck and Cover (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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McNulty (Dominic West) has a wild, drunken night and wrecks his car. The cops on the detail show Rhonda Pearlman (Deirdre Lovejoy) the connection between the docks and a warehouse used by local drug dealers, and she approves a wiretap on the warehouse phone and on Sergei's (Chris Ashworth) cell phone. Bunk (Wendell Pierce) and Freamon (Clarke Peters) convince Daniels (Lance Reddick) to go back to Rawls (John Doman) and insist that McNulty be added to the detail. Rawls reluctantly agrees. McNulty gets to work, preparing to pose as a john and use the service that provides the smuggled Eastern European girls. He also takes Russell (Amy Ryan) out for a drink, but it doesn't go much further. Sobotka (Chris Bauer) learns that his cell phone account has been flagged, and is not to be disconnected for nonpayment. He grows more suspicious when he finds out that Russell has been assigned to a city detail. Sobotka has Horseface (Charley Scalies) check through The Greek's (Bill Raymond) current container of contraband and stack it on the docks while sending a clean container to The Greek in case Sergei gets stopped by the police. He arranges a meeting with Vondas (Paul Ben-Victor) and The Greek to tell them of his suspicions. The Greek suggests they lose a few more clean cans to throw off the cops. Meanwhile, the detail, through the tap on Sergei's phone, get Vondas' phone number. Ziggy (James Ransone) gets upset with Nick (Pablo Schreiber) over Nick's refusal to involve him more in the drug business. Meanwhile, Bodie (J.D. Williams) and Poot (Tray Chaney) have to use muscle to hold onto their turf, despite the fact that they have no decent product.