HARD TIMES IN A HARD LAND: I don't know when's the last time I laughed as hard as when Stringer confronted Shamrock after the New Day Co-Op meeting regarding his compliance with Robert's Rules of Order. Wow. (Also funny as hell: Bubbles and Johnny's ladder scam; Bunk's Dink procession; Santangelo telling Johnny that "the WMD is the bomb.")
"Straight and True" is the episode where we see the reformers have their go at it -- Bunny gets Hamsterdam up and running, and Stringer is going to make the Corleone Family 90% legitimate within five years (so to speak). Cutty has given up on reforming himself, however, and Bushy-Top is still Bushy-Top, for better and for ... eh, I don't judge. And on all sides there's resistance -- the rank-and-file police don't quite get it, the junkies and many dealers are incredulous, Marlo certainly isn't on board yet, and Avon ... I think it's safe to say that Avon's still trying to figure out what he wants his organization to be.
It's always good to see Maury Levy again. Such a credit to the profession.