The Wire S02E05 Undertow
“They used to make steel there, no?” – Spiros Vondas
Ziggy’s inability to move a package of drugs costs him his Camaro and nearly his life as he falls foul of East side dealers. Seeing his cousin in danger, Nick attempts to parley with one of the dealers but discovers that they have torched Ziggy’s car. Daniels sends his detail out for some hand-to-hands as they half-heartedly step up their investigation of the docks. Officer Russell gets information from an old boyfriend who indicates that the union computer may be useful in tracking containers. Sobotka’s frustration with the Greeks begins to grow as he is once again denied a meeting with their boss, remaining defiant even when his payment for smuggling each container is tripled. Donette visits D’Angelo and tells him that he is being supported; D’Angelo remains cynical. The Barksdale family’s drug trade continues to falter because of supply problems.