The Pager
Episode 5 of 13 within Season One. Item 5 of 60 overall.
Production number 105.
Ed Burns - Story
David Simon - Story
David Simon - Teleplay
Peter Medak - Director
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When Avon becomes more and more suspicious, he orders Wee-Bey to change phone lines in his apartment. Stringer Bell warns D'Angelo that a snitch may be in his camp. The detectives get their affadavit approved.

Meanwhile; McNulty and Greggs get a lead on Omar's van and McNulty prepares his house for his kids' weekend visit only when he goes to pick the kids up no one's home. Bunk gets the file on an old murder case that could be connected to D'Angelo.

original airdate--June 30,2002

network: HBO

music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by Tom Waits

  1. "Oh My God" by Michael Franti & Spearhead
  2. "Hey Pretty" by Poe


Epigraph--"...a little slow, a little late". 

Avon uses this phrase in a speech he makes to D'Angelo about the random nature of their business and the constant danger involved.


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regional titles

De Pager
The Pager
Le téléavertisseur
Der Pager
An Glaoire
il Pager
el Pager