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Farewell to The Wire: Five Seasons of Montages

I still haven't stopped thinking about Sunday's finale of The Wire. It wasn't a fade-to-black talker of an ending, Tony Soprano-style, but I did think it was a fitting conclusion to five years of examining the rise and fall of the police, union workers, drug lords, government officials, school teachers, and newspaper reporters of Baltimore.

Specifically, I've been playing the show's final montage over and over — both in my head and in real life. The Wire is known for ending every season with a montage showing what comes next for various characters and stories, and I'm so glad that tradition continued for the final episode. So, as a final farewell to the show, I've gathered up all five montages from The Wire's five seasons. Note that there's some violence and spicy language (we are talking about hoppers, bangers, and poh-leese, after all), but if you want to check them out, just


Season One:

Season Two:

Season Three:

Season Four:

Season Five:


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Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
This is great! Thanks, Buzz. The Wire will be missed, for sure.
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
awesome I didn't notice at first but the scenes in the last montage of the city and the people in the street were taken from previous seasons. This was such a good show too bad more networks don't make shows that are honest
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
WAAAAHHHH!!!! Sniff sniff...
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
Best show ever. So sad its gone :( Everything else on is crap. Cant believe it didnt get more attention than shows like Desperate Whore-wives does.
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