Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Stringer (Idris Elba) repeats his advice to Avon (Wood Harris), telling him to call a truce with Omar (Michael K. Williams) until things settle down. But Avon is worried about what people will say if they see Omar walking around. D'Angelo (Larry Gilliard Jr.) talks to Wallace (Michael B. Jordan) who admits that he wants to give up the life and maybe go back to school. D'Angelo encourages him, saying he's got brains and a good heart. Bubbles (Andre Royo) and Johnny (Leo Fitzpatrick) are surprised to see a speaker from NA, Waylon (country-rocker Steve Earle) at the towers awaiting a new drug shipment. Waylon explains that he's there trying to help his nephew get clean. After another drug-stealing scam goes wrong for Bubbles, he decides to try to kick again. Herc (Dominick Lombardozzi) and Carver (Seth Gilliam) confiscate about 20 grand from Wee-Bey (Hassan Johnson), but it seems like small change to Avon's operation. Daniels (Lance Reddick) calls the detectives on the carpet when it appears that some of the money is missing. Freamon (Clarke Peters), Prez (Jim True-Frost), and Sydnor (Corey Parker Robinson) go on an exhaustive search to see where Avon hides his money. The unit spots Avon at a local basketball tournament, but he quickly evades them when they try to follow him home. Freamon and Greggs (Sonja Sohn) bring in Shardene (Wendy Grantham), who's distraught to learn that the body of her stripper girlfriend was found in a dumpster after Stinkum's party. She tearfully confronts D'Angelo -- who lied to her about the girl's whereabouts -- before walking out on him. Omar gets Avon's cell number, and Wee-Bey's code, from a rival drug dealer, and makes his move on Avon.