The Wire Corner Boys Recap Season 4 Episode 8 – In the last episode, Omar thwarted an attempt to assassinate him in prison and got himself transferred to a safer facility. Prez has become a school teacher, a vastly different role for him than when he was a cop. He has to figure out a way to teach the street kids. New squad leader Marimow is on Herc’s case because the $4200 camera was stolen by Marlo’s crews. Tommy Carcetti won the Baltimore Democratic Party race and now he’s got to figure out how to be a mayor and run a city like Baltimore. That’s assuming he beats the Republican ticket.
The Wire Corner Boys Recap Season 4 Episode 8
Episode 8 begins in the school where the students in Prez’ classroom are giving him a hard time as usual. Some are learning, others are resistant to learning, but Prez is trying everything to get math across. His students are not in the ‘alternative’ classroom for hard-core behavioral problems. Bunny Colvin is there with the Professor, a socially minded academic who wants to develop a strategy that keeps troubled students from bad neighborhoods on the straight and narrow. Ms. Duquette challenges the group by getting them to focus on their life goals and the high probability of ending up dead if they don’t get it right.
The homicide squad gets vexed when Sgt. Landsman tells them that they have an official guest who wants to know how things work in the police department. That guest would be Thomas Carcetti who just won the democratic primary. It’s one of those uncomfortable situations with everyone wrapped up in themselves avoiding scrutiny. Though Carcetti says he’s not there to cause problems, Kima Greggs and the others just sit twiddling their thumbs, filing their nails, or in Sgt. Landsman’s case – reading a porn magazine. Carcetti is bored out of his skull and insists he be put out with a street crew to see what goes on there. He gets his wish, going along with the eastern division cops while they bust street peddlers and small fry drug dealers. Carcetti quickly figures out that this is a waste of money and human resources. He gets the idea that his best hope for future policing in Baltimore lies with Lieutenant Daniels. But the question looms: How is he going to be rid of Burrell who, in spite of his ineptitude, has many supporters among the city’s power players.
Guilty of Something
Bunk Moreland is getting on the wrong side of homicide detectives Crutchfield and Holly by continuing to turn up information that undermines an important case. They’ve got Omar Little down for the murder of an innocent civilian in a bodega. The way they’ve got it figured is that Omar is guilty of plenty even if they have doubts about Omar’s guilt in that particular murder. Bunk goes to the store where the murder took place, talks to the owner, easily figures that Crutchfield’s case has big holes in it. Crutchfield is not only angry – he’s huge, threatening, and intimidating. It eventually becomes clear that Omar Little will beat the murder charge against him.
New York Boys
Snoop Pearson is being her typical charming self when she eulogizes “two New York boys who came too far south for their own ****ing good.” She’s just finished pouring lye over the bodies, covered them with plastic sheeting, boarding them up in a vacant house just like all the others. That nail gun is coming in handy. Marlo has put Snoop and Chris Partlow in charge of getting rid of the encroaching drug dealers from New York City. But Snoop isn’t so swift at telling a Baltimore dealer from a New York thug and nearly nails one Marlo’s own guys. Chris Partlow tells her that he’d better do the sorting out. It’s cold stuff – Chris Partlow later identifies one of the New York crew and shoots him point blank.
Man of the House
Michael Lee has a new problem when he comes home from school to find that his crack addicted mother has sold the groceries in their house to feed her habit. It’s about to get worse when mom Raylene brings back Devar Manigault, little Bug’s father. Michael has been both mom and dad to little Bug , a task made more difficult with the return of Bug’s dad. Michael has been in charge of the welfare debit card the family uses to buy food and shelter, but now Raylene says Devar will manage things. The combination of a teenage boy and the return of an absent parent form the basic circumstances of a train wreck about to happen. Michael’s mom tries to persuade him that Devar’s return from prison is a ‘good thing’ but Michael’s not buying it.
Bunk’s investigation into the murder of an innocent civilian at Andre’s stash house has proved Omar Little didn’t do the murder. Andre’s been caught in too many lies for even the most zealous prosecutor to believe. Under Bunk’s intense questioning, Andre changes his statement, saying his previous identification of Omar Little was coerced by Detective Holley. An additional excuse was that he was groggy from medication and didn’t know what he was saying. Andre’s retraction of his previous statement will free Omar of the murder charge. Bunk is satisfied at having resolved an issue of conscience and justice. But will Marlo and Chris Partlow be happy to hear that Andre changed his statement and now says Omar was not the shooter? It’s highly doubtful because it means Omar Little will once again be out on the street looking for revenge at the people who framed him.
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The Wire Corner Boys Recap Season 4 Episode 8 characters and cast include:
Duquan ‘Dukie’ Weems – Jermaine Crawford (DC Noir, Damsels in Distress, Twelve, An American Affair)
Randy Wagstaff – Maestro Harrell (Bone Tomahawk, Ali, Fear the Walking Dead, Suburgatory)
Namond Brice – Julito McCullum (The Wool Cap, Akeelah and the Bee, Show Me a Hero)
Michael Lee – Tristan Mack Wilds (90210, Half Nelson, Red Tails, Shots Fired)
Jimmy McNulty – Dominic West (Chicago, The Affair, Money Monster, Burton and Taylor, The Hour, John Carter, 28 Days, 300)
Tommy Carcetti – Aidan Gillen (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Game of Thrones, Quantum Break, Calvary, Blitz, The Dark Knight Rises)
Brianna Barksdale – Michael Hyatt (Snowfall, Ray Donovan, True Detective, Two Weeks, Law & Order, The West Wing, The Kill Point)
Rawls – John Doman (Gotham, The Affair, Person of Interest, House of Cards, Damages, Borgia, Blue Valentine)
Norman Wilson – Reg E. Cathey (The Mask, American Psycho, The Machinist, Seven, Outcast, House of Cards, Banshee)
Bunk Moreland – Wendell Pierce (Parker, Ray, The Gift, Suits, Ray Donovan, Treme)
Cedric Daniels – Lance Reddick (Fringe, John Wick, Bosch, White House Down, Lost)
Bodie – J. D. Williams (The Second Line, Saint & Sinners, The Night Of, The Good Wife, Happy New Year)
Kima Greggs – Sonja Sohn (Bringing Out the Dead, Shaft, Slam, Luke Cage, The Originals, Domain)
Herc – Domenick Lombardozzi (Frank and Ava, Rosewood, Bridge of Spies, Boardwalk Empire, God’s Pocket, Breakout Kings, Public Enemies, Phone Booth)
Roland ‘Prez’ Pryzbylewski – Jim True-Frost (The Hudsucker Proxy, Singles, Z: The Beginning of Everything, Treme, Hostages)
Sydnor – Corey Parker Robinson (Unstoppable, The Red Road, The Neighborhood, Orange Is the New Black)
Rhonda Pearlman – Deirdre Lovejoy (The Blacklist, Bones, American Gothic, Beauty Mark)
Cutty – Chad Coleman (Horrible Bosses, The Green Hornet, The Walking Dead, Arrow, The Expanse)
Marlo – Jamie Hector (Bosch, Max Payne, Queen of the South, The Strain, Quarry, Power, Person of Interest)
Lester Freamon – Clarke Peters (Notting Hill, London Spy, John Wick, Chance, The Tunnel, Jessica Jones, Show Me a Hero, Midsomer Murders, Treme, People of Earth)
Sgt. Carver – Seth Gilliam (Starship Troopers, The Walking Dead, Still Alice, Nurse Jackie, Teen Wolf, Change in the Air)
Burrell – Frankie Faison (The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Luke Cage, Banshee, The Thomas Crown Affair, Red Dragon, My Other House, The Good Fight)
Mayor Royce – Glynn Turman (Super 8, Men of Honor, Fly, Queen Sugar, House of Lies, Southland, In Treatment)
Bubbles – Andre Royo (Empire, Hand of God, Fringe, Prime Suspect, In Security, The Spectacular Now)
Proposition Joe – Robert F. Chew (Something the Lord Made, Jamesy Boy, Homicide: Life on the Street)
Omar Little – Michael Kenneth Williams (Hap and Leonard, The Night Of, Ghostbusters, Boardwalk Empire, Inherent Vice, Kill the Messenger, RoboCop, 12 Years a Slave)
Theresa D’Agostino – Brandy Burre
Bunny Colvin – Robert Wisdom (The Dark Knight Rises, The Forgotten, Face/Off, Ray, Ballers, Nashville, Rosewood)
Chris Partlow – Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Taking of Pelham 123, Mercy Home, The Savages, Edge of Darkness, The Deuce, Home, Nurse Jackie)
Snoop – Felicia Pearson
Clay Davis – Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Mist, Cars 3, Atlanta, Chi-Raq, Veep, Rubicon, Cedar Rapids)
Wee-Bey – Hassan Johnson (Brooklyn’s Finest, The Devil’s Own, Ovum, ER, A Talent for Trouble)
Slim Charles – Anwar Glover (Jamesy Boy, 12 Years a Slave, LUV, The Deuce)
Maurice ‘Maury’ Levy – Michael Kostroff (The Blacklist, The Good Wife, The Deuce, Molly’s Game, The Wizard of Lies, Banshee, Show Me A Hero, Damages)
Odell Watkins – Frederick Strother (Twelve Monkeys, Beloved, Law & Order: SVU, All Square)
Donut – Nathan Corbett (Half Nelson, The Tested)
Off. Anthony Colicchio – Benjamin Busch (Bright, Generation Kill, The West Wing)
Tony Gray – Christopher Mann (Loving, Duplicity, Michael Clayton, Mindhunter, House of Cards)