Middle Ground
Episode 11 of 12 within Season Three. Item 36 of 60 overall.
Production number 311.
George P. Pelecanos - Story
David Simon - Story
George P. Pelecanos - Teleplay
Joe Chappelle - Director
62 votes

Stringer Bell The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization, though finding links to the top proves elusive. Stringer and Avon reminisce on how far they've come, with each harboring plans for the future.

Tipped by Burrell, Carcetti sees Hamsterdam for himself and weighs the benefits against the political reality--an assessment that mirrors Mayor Royce's own struggle with his advisers. Cutty hits upon an unusual benefactor for his boxing gym and continues to reach out to the corner boys. McNulty and D'Agostino find each other again, while at work, McNulty finds the way to a key piece of the puzzle in an unlikely place.

Awaiting his fate, Colvin works behind the scenes to shape the outcome of Hamsterdam, while protecting his men from possible repercussions. With Johnny in the wind, Bubbles considers a new partner, while Omar and Brother Mouzone encounter each other suddenly.

original airdate--December 12,2004


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

  1. "White Tee "by Dem Franchize Boyz
  2. "Little Bit O'Soul" by The Music Explosion
  3. "Locked Up" by Akon
  4. "When We Ride" by 2Pac & Outlaw Immortalz
  5. "A Place Nobody Can Find" by Sam & Dave
  6. "Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)" by The Gap Band


Epigraph--"We ain't gotta dream no more". - Stringer Bell  

As told to Avon Barksdale in regards to how much they have accomplished in their endeavors.


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037 Mission Accomplished (season finale)

regional titles

Middle Ground
Terrain d'entente
Ground Meán
Middle Ground
terreno neutral