Prez learns a difficult lesson during his first week at school; Bunny mulls an offer for a crime-research study; Rawls sabotages Freamon's unit; the mayor reacts to Carcetti's debate bombshell.
Proposition Joe suggests reaching out to Marlo; Bunk gets a taste of McNulty's domesticated life.
original airdate--September 24,2006
music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by DoMaJe and Steve Earle
Epigraph--"I love the first day, man. Everybody all friendly an' shit". - Namond Brice
Namond Brice remarking (ironically) how people tend to be more friendly than usual on the first day of school.