Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Omar (Michael K. Williams) and his crew continue to plague Avon's (Wood Harris) crew, robbing another stash, prompting Stringer (Idris Elba) to double the muscle at all his stash houses. Stringer's lieutenants make their sales pitch to the other gangs, but Bodie (J.D. Williams) has a difficult time convincing one strong-minded independent dealer, Marlo (Jamie Hector) of their common cause. Carcetti (Aidan Gillen) gets Stan Valchek (Al Brown) to help him pressure Burrell (Frankie Faison) to cooperate with him. Burrell is loath to go behind the mayor's back, but reaches what seems to be a mutually beneficial agreement with Carcetti. McNulty (Dominic West) investigates D'Angelo Barksdale's apparent suicide in prison, and visits Donette (Shamyl Brown) to tell her that D'Angelo might have been murdered. Cutty (Chad L. Coleman) gives straight life a try, getting day work as a landscaper, and finds it difficult. Cheese's (Method Man) loss at a dogfight leads to murder. It also causes confusion among Daniels' (Lance Reddick) team about what they're hearing on the wire. Ronnie (Deirdre Lovejoy) realizes that Daniels is no longer living with his wife, and pursues him. Kima (Sonja Sohn) is having a difficult time adjusting to domestic life with a new baby. During an undercover hand-to-hand buy and bust in the Western District, one of the officers under Bunny's (Robert Wisdom) command is shot, leading him to further question the good he's done over the course of his long law enforcement career.