While a life of an detective hangs in the balance, the officers deals with the shock in many different ways. Daniels is ordered by the Deputy Commissioner to raid all the locations to appease the Commissioner's desire for "dope on the table."
original airdate--August 18,2002 network--HBO
music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by Tom Waits
Epigraph--"Dope on the damn table." - Daniels
The epigraph refers to the commissioner's desire to seize drug dealers' assets in response to the shooting of a police officer, irrespective of how it will affect larger cases.
Goofs: When Rhonda Perlman and Jimmy Mcnulty are arguing on the street Dominic West's British accent can clearly be heard.
Trivia--The corner that Greggs gets shot at shows the street signs "Longwood St" and "North Warwick Av". Although both Streets exist in West Baltimore, they never intersect. Although the show stays close to facts concerning the scenery in Baltimore, it might be intended to not give a too specific crime scene.