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‘Way Down in the Hole’: “The Detail”

Rewatching Season 1, Episode 2 of ‘The Wire’ with Jemele Hill and Van Lathan

Jemele Hill and Van Lathan look at the second episode of The Wire and discuss the assembly of the detail (03:00), what makes Jimmy McNulty tick (11:00), the McNugget scene (25:30), the interrogation of D’Angelo Barksdale (34:15), the “We Love This Show … But” moment of the episode (40:30), Stringer Bell’s flirtatious actions (48:30), the late-night visit from Herc, Carver, and Pryzbylewski (55:15), a shocking fact (59:30), and more.