We’ve been discussing the fate of McNulty. From the path the show is taking, and from the looks of the previews, McNulty hasn’t got much of a future. He’s permanently fucked things up with Rhonda, Beadie, his ex, and his kids. His secret is out within the department and looks like it gets out into City Hall next week too. There are more homeless bodies turning up, meaning maybe, what, a copy-cat killer who got his ideas reading about McNulty’s fiction in the papers?
Get thee over to David Mills’ blog and read “The end of The Wire“. The writer of “Soft Eyes” has kind words to say about the show wrapping, and a pile of links I hadn’t seen before. His pic with the post also reminds me how much I miss Prop Joe.
I’m a day late to catch this post Amanda did on the The Wire, the black hole we call the “the War on Drugs,” and jury nullification. Neither did I see this Time article by Burns, Lehane, Pelecanos, Price and Simon. I’m on my lunch hour without time to flesh any of this out but I wanted to put it up since we usually have some decent discussions on Friday, and jury nullification has come up a couple of times recently.
Goldberg and Plotz know more about The Wire than you do. Don’t believe me? Just ask them.
Better yet, ask Mr. Simon.
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Friday open thread.
Don’t worry, we’ll have one next week to tie up loose ends.
Do not read unless you want to be spoiled.
ALL spoilers go in the spoiler thread.
Below this cut lie spoilers. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.