Boys of Summer
Episode 1 of 13 within Season Four. Item 38 of 60 overall.
Production number 401.
Ed Burns - Story
David Simon - Story
David Simon - Teleplay
Joe Chappelle - Director
54 votes

Four West Baltimore boys wrestle with what to do with the rest of their summer vacation as the new fall school year approaches. Bodie deals with his corner running slower than usual so he decides to take on a runner. Marlo believes he has finally solved the problem that Stringer could never figure out. Freamon, Greggs, and Sydnor go to Pearlman to see if she will issue City Hall subpoenas.

Meanwhile, the mayoral race heats up as Mayor Royce and his primary challenger, Tommy Carcetti each hit campaign trail. Prez begins preparing for his new career in higher education, while McNulty ends up turning down a promotion.

original airdate--September 10,2006


music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by DoMaJe and Steve Earle

  1. "At Her Open Door" by Dead Meadow
  2. "Handle the Vibe" by Bone Thugz-n-Harmony
  3. "Something Wrong" by Kid Kurrupt
  4. "Krazy" by Elephant Man
  5. "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People" by The Chi-Lites
  6. "The Patriot Act" by Blake Leyh
  7. "Back Home" by Black Toast Music
  8. "Survival of the Fittest" by Mobb Deep
  9. "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" by Parliament
  10. "The Fall" by Blake Leyh
  11. "thuggish rughish bone" by bone thugzs shrmony


Epigraph--"Lambs to the slaughter here". - Marcia Donnelly

Assistant principal Donnelly makes this comment regarding her new teachers.


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037 Mission Accomplished (season finale)
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039 Soft Eyes

regional titles

Jongens van de zomer
Boys of Summer
Garçons de l'été
Boys of Summer
Buachaillí tSamhraidh
Ragazzi dell'estate
Boys of Summer