Spiros Vondas Ziggy's inability to move a package costs him the Camaro and nearly his life, until Nick intercedes for him; Daniels reaches an understanding with Carver before placing him on the detail; with the help of Bubbles, McNulty delivers Omar to Nathan, who's less than thrilled with her star witness.
Meanwhile, with Lester transferred to the detail, Daniels gets things moving by sending Herc, Carver, and Greggs out for some hand-to-hands; saddled with Cole, Bunk and Russell end up empty-handed after they haul Sobotka's crew before the grand jury; Russell reaches out to her checker ex-boyfriend and gets information that Sobotka manages to explain away; Nick's dream of home ownership is dashed when Elena, the listing agent for his aunt's house.
original airdate--June 29,2003
music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by The Blind Boys of Alabama
Epigraph--"They used to make steel there, no?
Vondas makes this comment in reference to a shut down steel works reflecting the seasons theme of the death of work in American cities.