Stringer decides he must spring into action when D'Angelo tells him that he wants to turn over a new leaf while in jail. Nick comes through with the Greek's latest request. Daniels is very skeptical of a new connection in the union probe. McNulty decides that it is time to abandon his quest to identify one of the murder victims.
original airdate--July 6,2003
music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by The Blind Boys of Alabama
Epigraph--"It don't matter that some fool say he different... - D'Angelo
D'Angelo makes this comment when discussing F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby and the theme of the individuals inability to escape their past, a sentiment that D'Angelo shares due to his inability to escape the life of a Barksdale.