Straight and True
Episode 5 of 12 within Season Three. Item 30 of 60 overall.
Production number 305.
Ed Burns - Story
David Simon - Story
Ed Burns - Teleplay
Daniel Attias - Director
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McNulty Frustrated in his grass-roots reform efforts, Colvin arms himself with intelligence from Daniels' detail and personally delivers a message to the next level of corner management. McNulty sees Stringer Bell's legitimate business dealings as a sign that he is now unreachable as a drug target.

Bubbles shakes the tree for Johnny one more time; Carcetti quietly seeks to fix the program for protecting state's witnesses after another one is killed; Omar struggles with dissention in the ranks; Stringer hard-sells his new business model to an under-whelmed Marlo. Greggs' surveillance gives McNulty reason to smile, and then he takes an interest in politics. Cutty flexes his muscle and continues to slide back into the life; and Avon returns from prison.

original airdate--October 17,2004


music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by The Neville Brothers

  1. "On Fire" by Lloyd Banks
  2. "Me and Baby Brother" by War
  3. "Full Circle" by Hieroglyphics



Epigraph--" I had such fuckin' hopes for us". - McNulty

McNulty makes this statement expressing his disappointment at losing a worthy target after approaching Stringer and finding that he is now mostly straight.


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regional titles

Rechte en waar
Straight and True
Droites et vrai
Geraden und wahr
Díreach agus Fíor
Dritto e vero
Recto y verdadero