We are back this month with an overview of The Wire’s second season.
After McNulty was reassigned to the Marine Unit, he is not best pleased and when the horrific find of fourteen young women’s bodies is made in the port area, he sets out to prove exactly where they were murdered, in the jurisdiction of his commander!
Major Stan Valcheck (Al Brown) meanwhile ends up in a disagreement with union leader Frank Sobotka (Chris Bauer) when they both want to have donated the most to their old neighbourhood church. Valcheck uses his position on the force to set up a team to investigate Sobotka and assigns Lt. Cedric Daniels (Lace Reddick) the head up the detail.
With employment low and jobs hard to find Sobotka decided that he would revamp the port area, but in such economically challenged times, the union leader finds himself involved in a smuggling ring, one that seems inextricably linked to the fourteen dead girls.
Using all the means at their disposal, including the shoes namesake wire taps, the team set out to uncover the truth behind the murders and the corruption that plagues the port area. The wire taps lead them from the outer ring, all the into the heart of the smuggling ring, The Greek (Bill Raymond).
Meanwhile the Barksdale gang is still continuing their criminal exploits under the leadership of Stringer (Idris Elba), whilst D’Angelo and Avon serve their time in prison, but does Stringer have the gangs best interests at heart? He appears loyal to the Barksdale family on the surface, but secretly he is after taking over permanently and his actions only serve to reinforce his position.
Watch season two unfold and feel like you are actually there, on the streets of Baltimore. A sincere feeling of reality grips you as you watch each episode on the edge of your seat, waiting to find out what happens next.