After early morning "field interviews" conducted by Herc, Carver and Prez lead to a minor riot and bad publicity for the police, Daniels gets called in by the Deputy Commissioner. McNulty sends Mahone and Polk to the terrace to get a photo of Avon Barksdale. D'Angelo delivers the daily count to Stringer Bell who in turn, gives D'Angelo a bonus.
original airdate--June 16,2002
music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by Tom Waits
Epigraph--"The King stay the King". - D'Angelo
D'Angelo uses this phrase when describing the rules of chess using the analogy of the drug trade when explaining to Bodie that pawns can only become queens, never kings. In the analogy Avon Barksdale is the king.