Welcome to the Inanimate Blog watchalong for The Wire. Every week all summer we’ll be watching two episodes and posting our thoughts. We’re not recapping each episode in detail; that’s what Wikipedia is for. This week is Season 2, Episodes 9 and 10.
Sam: That stupid duck. I told them last write-up that the duck shouldn’t be drinking alcohol. I hate that The Wire is so realistic. No fairytale endings for ducks in this show.
Emily: In a lesser show, we wouldn’t have even seen the duck ever again, nevermind showing that actions have consequences.
Sam: That’s exactly it. The duck died because of course the duck died. Ducks die if you give them alcohol. And in this show, we have to deal with it.
Emily: This episode was all about things reaching their most logical conclusion. You put McNulty in a room with two prostitutes and people are going to get naked. Continue reading