04.04 “Refugees” With Freamon and Greggs moved to Homicide, Herc and Dozerman join Marimow in the stripped-down Major Crimes Unit. Cutty gets a “custodial” job at Tilghman school mopping up truants, but can’t make headway in his efforts to mentor Michael. Marlo gets burned in poker. Royce calls a card game together for a game he can’t lose. Omar gets a tip from Proposition Joe.
Complete episode recap is here.
Themes: Marlo’s encounter with the security guard & its results / Detective Greggs treated like a rookie when joining Homicide / Cutty’s relationship with the boys / Old Face Andre asked for a break since being robbed by Omar (Marlo refuses, takes his ring as collateral) / Det Greggs is handed the case of the murdered witness so that no progress will be made / Sherrod tries to go back to school / the kids reaction to violence in their classroom / Bodie decides to take Marlo’s supply / Randy sent to the office and “snitches” on who has been tagging the school walls / Cutty takes a job as the school truant officer / the Professor and Bunny signs agreements to start the school study / Bunk and Lester realize Lex is dead after visiting the family home again / Prop Joe asks Marlo to join the co-op, he refuses / Prop Joe tells Omar he can rob Marlo’s card game / Tommy Carcetti meets with the black ministers / Mayor Royce calls a card game so his big donors can lose money to him (illegal donations) / Omar robbing the card game (and Marlo’s ring) /