Bunk begins worrying about McNulty after he reverts to his old, dangerous drunken ways. Sobotka sits down with Vondas and the Greek. Bodie and Poot notice there is a marked decline in their business. Ziggy decides that it is time to back down from Maui.
original airdate--July 27,2003 network--HBO
music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by The Blind Boys of Alabama
Epigraph--"How come they don't fly away? - Ziggy
Ziggy's question as to why ducks don't leave their cages when they are free to do so.