Because no failure on the The Wire is complete unless it's a total failure, we go outside the interrogation room where the top brass are exulting in Cheese's capture and apparent confession. "Looks like they broke him," Daniel says confidently. Yes, it certainly looks that way. Or, in another, more accurate way, it looks like this particular investigation just went tits up. "You really showed me something on this," a back-slapping Rawls says to Daniels prior to striding off before he really gets shown something. Col. Foerster adds a furtive thumbs up, and even poor Marvin offers his hearty congratulations. Yes, absolutely nothing can go wrong now. Except if the murder they heard Cheese talking about involved a dog and not a person. But that's just crazy defeatist talk. "You ever have one of those 'have your cake and eat it, too' days?" Daniels asks Pearlman after everyone else departs in a cloud of deluded enthusiasm. "I believe this could be my first." I have always hated that metaphor. If you have cake, what's to stop you from eating it, other than dietary restrictions or the fact that you prefer pie to cake? Perhaps, a better metaphor is in order, Daniels -- something like "Did you ever have one of those days where you thought something was going great right up until the moment the universe kicked you square in the nuts?" And why is that relevant to this situation, you ask? Oh, bear with me...
Episode Report CardMr. Sobell: B+ | 1299 USERS: B
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