An unexpected call puts Templeton back in the spotlight--and gets McNulty more attention than he expected. Bunk bucks at Landsman when ordered to help with the force's most recent red ball.

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Norman Wilson
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Acting Commissioner William A. Rawls
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Mayor Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
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City Editor Augustus 'Gus' Haynes
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Scott Templeton
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Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
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Dep. Comm. for Operations Cedric Daniels
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Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
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Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
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Sgt. Ellis Carver
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Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (credit only)
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Omar Little
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McNulty abducts and photographs a homeless man, then fakes a call from the serial killer to Templeton, forwarding him the pictures in order to acquire PC for picture intercepts, and sending both the entire police department and The Sun into meltdown. As such, Carcetti authorizes more resources for the investigation, with McNulty finally getting the funds he had initially hoped for. However, with the city in uproar, the situation soon sprawls far beyond anything he envisioned, as everyone in the homicide unit begins to turn to him for help in their own cases. Matters are made even worse when Freamon proves unable to crack the code Marlo is using in his picture messages. When reporter Mike Fletcher (Brandon Young) visits a soup kitchen to interview the homeless about the serial killer, he makes a connection with Bubbles, who is serving food. Meanwhile, Carcetti begins to gear up for his gubernatorial run, whilst Bunk continues to do leg work on the vacant murders, and Omar begins to ... Written by Bertaut

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Richard Belzer: Sitting at the bar and talking to the bartender at Kavanaugh's. See more »

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Judge Daniel Phelan: [about Carcetti] Gets himself elected on law and order ticket, crime doesn't go down much, and then a couple of weeks before he starts gearing up for Governor, some wing-nut starts killing people, taking photographs, sending them to the newspaper. You know something, you might want to check up on the Governor's alibis.
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References Fear Factor (2001) See more »

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Performed by Ground Loop Music
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