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I got to his death the other day and it near jerked a tear.....
By:  Paul (Moderators; 66078)
Posted on: 07-08-2019 15:14.
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...even though I knew it was coming. His code, Omar’s, Wee-Bey’s et al were really endearing and really well rendered. I think the idea that these guys are devoid of morality or ethics because they operate in that world was brilliantly put to bed by the writers.

If there can be crooked cops, there can sure be ethical dealers and robbers of same. “What you do is not who are” is a central theme of that show, and ultimately something McNulty only briefly grasps.

I got to the Freamon’s exhortation to him about having a life a few nights ago. It’s something Jimmy is told repeatedly, and as fierce as his dedication is, it’s exposed as hollow and fundamentally dishonest—like the systems he serves—in the final season, because his only real goal is empty self aggrandizement.

Nearly everybody in that show was expertly drawn though. Brother Mouzone, Prop Joe, Bunny, Naymond, et al. Won’t ever be equaled on the small screen.

Edited by Paul at 7/8/2019 3:15:43 PM

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