Backwash
Episode 7 of 12 within Season Two. Item 20 of 60 overall.
Production number 207.
Rafael Alvarez - Story
David Simon - Story
Rafael Alvarez - Teleplay
Thomas J. Wright - Director
8.57
55 votes

Horseface Russell goes back in the bag for a day to con Sobotka's crew into thinking that the heat is off; Nick and Frog work out a deal that hinges on an upfront and making good on the money Frog owes Ziggy; as Stringer makes the back end payment to his out-source, it appears that this arrangement may have been all on Stringer.

Avon and Brianna are inconsolable, but Donette seems to be taking things in stride; the latest in surveillance technology is no match for the modern urban crime environment and the idiocy of Herc and Carver; Landsman and Rawls are unsuccessful in getting Daniels to take the murders, but Lester finally makes the persuasive argument.

Meanwhile, after getting a horrifying glimpse of the future during a presentation about robotically-run docks, Sobotka gives DiBiago grease to get some speed under the wheels of union-friendly legislation; depressed that Nick has taken away the package business and made it a success, Ziggy is further demoralized when he becomes the butt of Maui's practical joke; the cloned computer hands the detail the information they need to stake out and follow a stolen can, and thereby connect Sobotka's crew to Proposition Joe; Greggs and Prez continue to follow the pross connection.

original airdate--July 13,2003      

network--HBO

music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by The Blind Boys of Alabama

  1. "Love Child" by Diana Ross & The Supremes

 

 

Epigraph--"Don't worry kid, you're still on the clock." - Horseface 

Horseface makes this statement as recent amputee New Charles is loaded into an ambulance.

 

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regional titles

Dutch
Backwash
English
Backwash
French
Lavage à contre-courant
German
Rückspülung
Irish
backwash
Italian
risucchio
Spanish
Resaca