After being clean for three days straight, Bubbles gets some strong advice from another former addict.
Meanwhile, when murder attempt on Avon Barksdale fails, Stringer lays down some new laws for the Barksdale crew. As the team goes through their setup of one of Barksdale’s people, one of the officers gets shot.
original airdate--August 11,2002
music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by Tom Waits
Epigraph--" And then he dropped the bracelets..." - Greggs
Greggs uses the quote when describing her experience of a difficult physical arrest where she received nonchalant backup and realized she was meant to be a police officer.
Trivia--Originally, Shakima Greggs was supposed to die from the gunshots. However, HBO had a meeting with Ed Burns and David Simon pleading with them to not kill her off, and so they ultimately decided against it.