One Arrest
Episode 7 of 13 within Season One. Item 7 of 60 overall.
Production number 107.
Ed Burns - Story
David Simon - Story
Rafael Alvarez - Teleplay
Joe Chappelle - Director
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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 

network: HBO

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

  1. "Analyze" by Sharpshooters
  2. "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly" by Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
  3. "Feel Fantabulous" by Aahmean, Beef Wellington, Mallissa Mya & Oddizhe



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.

  • When Bubbles receives his 24 hour sobriety key chain it is obvious that it is black, in the far shot, which represents 2 or more years of sobriety. Narcotics Anonymous distributes white "chips" for 24 hours; however, in the closeup shot the key chain is now the correct white color.


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regional titles

Een arrestatie
One Arrest
Une arrestation
Eine Festnahme
One Gabhála
Un arresto
uno de detención