Fuck. Not Omar. Not already. Not having come out of retirement with so many names left to go on his Stanfield Organization kill sheet, and not with that punk Kenard (who apparently couldn't be more different in real life) popping him for no immediate reason. No final showdown, no dramatic confrontation, and the final indignity of being mis-tagged at the M.E's office.
McNulty's and Templeton's schemes are starting to fall apart, thank goodness, but in each case (and obviously unintentionally, for Templeton) solid work is being done as a result. Bunk's got a murder to put on Partlow. Syndor cracks Marlo's code. Mike Fletcher wants to write more about this Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins fellow. And in the meantime, Dukie lands at least some job, albeit not as glamorous as Poot's, and we get to enjoy McNulty being profiled by the FBI:
The suspect is most likely a white male in his late twenties to late thirties, who is not a college graduate, but feels superior to those with advanced education, and is likely employed in a bureaucratic entity, possibly civil or public service. He has a problem with authority and a deep-seated resentment for those that have impeded his progress professionally. The sexual nature of the killings is thought to be a secondary motivation and the lack of DNA or saliva in the bite marks suggests possible postmortem staging. He may be struggling with lasting relationships and potentially a high functioning alcoholic with alcohol being used as a trigger in the crimes. The suspect’s apparent resentment of the homeless may indicate a previous personal relationship with a homeless person or the targeting may simply be an opportunity for the killer to assert his superiority and intellectual prowess.Only two episodes to go. Damn.