I'M A MURDER POLICE. I WORK MURDERS: Remember when we weren't sure if Bunk was Good Police, given the conflict between the "fuck" scene and the drunk guy who has to burn his clothing to hide evidence of infidelity? This week's episode, "The Dickensian Aspect," (Sepinwall, THND, AV Club, Dickens) confirms yet again that The Bunk is on the side of the righteous, and he may be the last person left (well, Carver and Greggs have been quiet) working his cases completely right.
And that led him back to Randy, Poor Randy, who we see months later in his foster home hardened even further, victimizing others lest he be on the bottom of the pile again. Between that and the Nicky Sobotka shout-out (literally: he shouted out), it's sad yet unsurprising to see where these former featured characters have ended up.
Meanwhile: Omar limpin', but Omar comin'; Templeton does actual reporting; Marlo looks out for Marlo; McNulty and Carcetti continue to suck, even if they're doing it for the right reasons.