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‘Way Down in the Hole’: “The Pager”

Jemele Hill and Van Lathan break down the fifth episode of ‘The Wire,’ including comparisons between characters and NBA players

Jemele Hill and Van Lathan breakdown the fifth episode of The Wire, including the most powerful “file this away for later” moment of the series (02:00), Pryzbylewski’s major breakthrough (19:30), Lester Freeman’s path to the detail (24:45), a comparison between Wire characters and NBA players (29:45), three pivotal scenes that stood out (45:00), and much more.

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