Bunk Greggs, Herc, Carver, and Syndor grab the runner who is holding the re-up stash for the pit. Now that the cops have the stash, a furious Avon begins to question D'Angelo about a possible snitch in the pit.
Meanwhile, D'Angelo says it can't be possible and he knows nothing of a snitch. Stringer tells D'Angelo and his crew they are to now use pay phones a block away and to not use the same phone twice. This in turn disconnects all the detective's wiretaps they fought so long to get.
original airdate--July 21,2002
music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by Tom Waits
Epigraph--"A man must have a code."
Bunk uses this phrase when Omar discusses his rules for life on the street.
Goofs: The suspect requests a tea in a tin and a candy bar. Lt Daniels gives Det Carver a few dollars and tells him to go 'down' to the machine. However they are in the basement of an external rented building.