- The accumulation of slights and mistakes leading Delegate Watkins away from Royce and towards Carcetti. [And on the verisimilitude front, yes, candidates will be that pissed by being left off an official ballot, and looking at the paid-for-by box is how you confirm it was official. I've been to court on Election Day on efforts to fake these endorsements.]
- The Partlow/Snoop effort to lure Michael onto Team Marlo, not quite as forcefully rejected as Marlo's first efforts with the school cash.
- Prez's quieter, one-on-one efforts to bond with his students, as opposed to his classwide effort to impose more disciple.
- Marlo and Prop Joe.
The bold plays are largely futile ones -- one we've already seen (Marimow's failed raid on Marlo's turf, combined with Herc's poorly-executed surveillance), and one which I can't imagine will end well (the Parenti/Colvin effort to track the corner boys in school). I'm agnostic on Marlo's rather bold move to try to sic the police on Omar, but at least it's not the direct approach which hasn't worked before.
Moment that doesn't fit anywhere else but bears noting because it amused me: Donut's breaking into Prez's car for him to retrieve his keys. M.I.A.: McNulty, Omar, Cutty, Bodie, Daniels' abs.