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4th Jun '15 9:23:02 AM C0mraid
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* Daniels can handpick his own team but is only given a limited number of slots. He shows favouritism for his old narcotics team, Prez is already there, and Freamon is obviously a better choice than Sydnor.

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* ** Daniels can handpick his own team but is only given a limited number of slots. He shows favouritism for his old narcotics team, Prez is already there, and Freamon is obviously a better choice than Sydnor.
4th Jun '15 9:22:04 AM C0mraid
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* Daniels can handpick his own team but is only given a limited number of slots. He shows favouritism for his old narcotics team, Prez is already there, and Freamon is obviously a better choice than Sydnor.
3rd Apr '15 4:56:52 AM TrollBrutal
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** They try to get a wiretap on Templeton's phone, which Judge Phelan doesn't approve, but Lester says they don't need that one. They apparently are monitoring the payphones; before Templeton makes up he's been contacted, Jimmy and Lester were already cooking up one call, and at the paper Jimmy mentions the "serial killer" made another call to Homicide. These two calls give them the wiretap on the payphones. During the meeting, Jimmy and Rhonda (who can really sway the judge) also sell that they are "on the killer's cellphone" because "he's using a burner", Phelan apparently bought that lie. It's implicit in the dialogue (5x06, "The Dickensian Aspect"). As to why they never call the serial killer, [=McNulty=] is the one calling the shots in the case and is trusted completely until he's busted, and he states that the guy takes the battery off between calls.

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** They try to get a wiretap on Templeton's phone, which Judge Phelan doesn't approve, but Lester says they don't need that one. They apparently are monitoring the payphones; before Templeton makes up he's been contacted, Jimmy and Lester were already cooking up one call, and at the paper Jimmy mentions the "serial killer" made another call to Homicide. These two calls give them the wiretap on the payphones. During the meeting, Jimmy and Rhonda (who can really sway the judge) also sell that they are "on the killer's cellphone" because "he's using a burner", Phelan apparently bought that lie. It's implicit in the dialogue (5x06, "The Dickensian Aspect"). As to why they never call the serial killer, [=McNulty=] is the one calling the shots in the ''his'' case and is trusted completely until he's busted, and he states that the guy takes the battery off between calls.calls. Make–believe is the theme of the season.
3rd Apr '15 4:52:05 AM TrollBrutal
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** They try to get a wiretap on Templeton's phone, which Judge Phelan doesn't approve, but Lester says they don't need that one. They apparently are monitoring the payphones; before Templeton makes up he's been contacted, Jimmy and Lester were already cooking up one call, and at the paper Jimmy mentions the "serial killer" made another call to Homicide. These two calls give them the wiretap on the payphones. During the meeting, Jimmy and Rhonda (who can really sway the judge) also sell that they are "on the killer's cellphone" because "he's using a burner", Phelan apparently bought that lie. It's implicit in the dialogue (5x06, "The Dickensian Aspect"). As to why they never call the serial killer, [=McNulty=] is the one calling the shots in the case and is trusted completely until he's busted, so he probably invented something about that too.

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** They try to get a wiretap on Templeton's phone, which Judge Phelan doesn't approve, but Lester says they don't need that one. They apparently are monitoring the payphones; before Templeton makes up he's been contacted, Jimmy and Lester were already cooking up one call, and at the paper Jimmy mentions the "serial killer" made another call to Homicide. These two calls give them the wiretap on the payphones. During the meeting, Jimmy and Rhonda (who can really sway the judge) also sell that they are "on the killer's cellphone" because "he's using a burner", Phelan apparently bought that lie. It's implicit in the dialogue (5x06, "The Dickensian Aspect"). As to why they never call the serial killer, [=McNulty=] is the one calling the shots in the case and is trusted completely until he's busted, so and he probably invented something about states that too.the guy takes the battery off between calls.
3rd Apr '15 4:50:01 AM TrollBrutal
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** They try to get a wiretap on Templeton's phone, which Judge Phelan doesn't approve, but Lester says they don't need that one. They apparently are monitoring the payphones; before Templeton makes up he's been contacted, Jimmy and Lester were already cooking up one call, and at the paper Jimmy mentions the "serial killer" made another call to Homicide. These two calls give them the wiretap on the payphones. During the meeting, Jimmy (and Rhonde) also sell that they are "on the killer's cellphone" because "he's using a burner", Phelan apparently bought that one. It's implicit in the dialogue (5x06, "The Dickensian Aspect")

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** They try to get a wiretap on Templeton's phone, which Judge Phelan doesn't approve, but Lester says they don't need that one. They apparently are monitoring the payphones; before Templeton makes up he's been contacted, Jimmy and Lester were already cooking up one call, and at the paper Jimmy mentions the "serial killer" made another call to Homicide. These two calls give them the wiretap on the payphones. During the meeting, Jimmy (and Rhonde) and Rhonda (who can really sway the judge) also sell that they are "on the killer's cellphone" because "he's using a burner", Phelan apparently bought that one. lie. It's implicit in the dialogue (5x06, "The Dickensian Aspect")Aspect"). As to why they never call the serial killer, [=McNulty=] is the one calling the shots in the case and is trusted completely until he's busted, so he probably invented something about that too.
2nd Apr '15 5:17:34 PM TrollBrutal
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** They try to get a wiretap on Templeton's phone, which Judge Phelan doesn't approve, but Lester says they don't need that one. They apparently are monitoring the payphones; before Templeton makes up he's been contacted, Jimmy and Lester were already cooking up one call, and at the paper Jimmy mentions the "serial killer" made another call to Homicide. These two calls give them the wiretap on the payphones. During the meeting, Jimmy (and Rhonde) also sell that they are "on the killer's cellphone" because "he's using a burner", Phelan apparently bought that one. It's implicit in the dialogue (5x06, "The Dickensian Aspect")
2nd Apr '15 4:16:41 PM gsc
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** I suspect it's logistics. Most crews are going to be operating on the Avon model of Territory, Territory, Territory and aren't going to risk the muscle and time trying to control another town. They likely only have the manpower to keep up their own ground and any connects with people in Baltimore would be risky for the purpose of establishing oneself. So that takes out Philly. DC is closer, but still an hour away and problematic for gangsters who barely know anything outside of their own neighborhoods. Plus, they're two different games - Balitomre is a heroin town and DC a crack town. DC would have to likely get new supplier connects - connects already familiar to Barksdale, Prop Joe, and Marlo, and word gets around. It's easier to just play the game and not worry with territory that doesn't concern you. As for New York, however, yes, they'll be more powerful, and closer to the source. They've got a robust heroin trade among other things but are more likely to be on the Stringer Bell model than Philly or DC. This allows them leverage over product which then frees up manpower to enforce in Baltimore while they get established. Just this troper's understanding of the drug trade.

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** I suspect it's logistics. Most crews are going to be operating on the Avon model of Territory, Territory, Territory and aren't going to risk the muscle and time trying to control another town. They likely only have the manpower to keep up their own ground and any connects with people in Baltimore would be risky for the purpose of establishing oneself. So that takes out Philly. DC is closer, but still an hour away and problematic for gangsters who barely know anything outside of their own neighborhoods. Plus, they're two different games - Balitomre Baltimore is a heroin town and DC a crack town. DC would have to likely get new supplier connects - connects already familiar to Barksdale, Prop Joe, and Marlo, and word gets around. It's easier to just play the game and not worry with territory that doesn't concern you. As for New York, however, yes, they'll be more powerful, and closer to the source. They've got a robust heroin trade among other things but are more likely to be on the Stringer Bell model than Philly or DC. This allows them leverage over product which then frees up manpower to enforce in Baltimore while they get established. Just this troper's understanding of the drug trade.
30th Mar '15 10:43:23 AM ovalseven
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!Season 5 Wire Tap
* The investigation in Season 5 involves a wire tap on a serial killer's cell phone. However, the "serial killer" never used a cell phone before they started tapping one. He called Templeton only once and it was from the pay phone Templeton used. How did they get a judge to sign a wire tap warrant without knowing where the cell number came from? And furthermore, if they had a serial killer's cell phone number, why wouldn't anyone try calling it?
28th Mar '15 9:23:55 AM BanjoTCat
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** In one of the New Day Co-op meetings, the leaders discuss that it would be better for all of the Baltimore dealers to put up a united front: Baltimore vs New York. Marlo was always an independently-minded drug lord. His soldiers are fiercely loyal and way more violent than the other gangs and he has a sizable amount of territory under his rule. Given the trouble he caused the Barksdales, it's not unreasonable for the New Day Co-op to fear Marlo accepting a package from New York and undermining the other Baltimore dealers. Plus, in general, competent muscle like Snoop and Chris are hard to come by, given the turnover rate for Baltimore gunmen. They are methodical and patient whereas every other hitter seems content with drive-bys and spray-and-pray tactics that result in collateral damage as seen in Season 2.

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** In one of the New Day Co-op meetings, the leaders discuss that it would be better for all of the Baltimore dealers to put up a united front: Baltimore vs New York. Marlo was always an independently-minded drug lord. His soldiers are fiercely loyal and way more violent than the other gangs and he has Marlo owns a sizable amount of territory under his rule. territory. Given the trouble havoc he caused the Barksdales, it's not unreasonable for the New Day Co-op to fear Marlo accepting a package from New York and undermining the other Baltimore dealers. Plus, in general, competent muscle like Snoop and Chris are hard to come by, given the high turnover rate for Baltimore gunmen. They are methodical and patient whereas every other hitter seems content with drive-bys and spray-and-pray tactics that result in collateral damage as seen in Season 2.
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20th Mar '15 2:17:02 PM T8Billings
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**Nevermind, I answered my own question. Prison records we see in season three would seem to indicate that D'Angelo is in his early 20's, making him almost a decade younger than Larry Gilliard. Updating page accordingly.
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