As a green pimp car awkwardly maneuvers its way around a corner -- and, I mean, it's like watching a semi trying to pull a U-turn on a one-way street -- and as the driver comes into view, it's perfectly appropriate that it's Orlando. Of all the people on the show to drive a pimp car, at least he's the most qualified. He parks and gets out; a guy in a plaid shirt pats him down, and then he gets into a waiting parked car; at the wheel is a character played by Neko Parham, last seen (by me) in Death Of A President, in a red bandanna that he's folded to the width of, like, a maxi-pad. Interesting look. There's an awkward pause, and then Orlando gets down to business: "This first time, I can go four ounces of rock, but hey, if the shit is right, then next time I can step that up." Maxi-Pad warningly replies, "Almost ain't worth it for four." "Just this first go-round!" promises Orlando nervously. "You do right by me, I'll turn around and come back on it." Maxi-Pad sighs impatiently and asks where Orlando's money is. He reaches into his pocket and produces a wad, and then all we can sense of the guy in the back seat is a hand reaching out to snatch it, and his voice telling Maxi-Pad, "We're good." Orlando asks where "the shit" is, and Maxi-Pad pulls out a package in a paper bag. As Orlando starts rifling through the contents, Maxi-Pad starts laughing; Backseat Bob joins in. Wow, that is about the last thing you want to have happen during your first-ever drug deal, right? That, or the sound of a bazooka, I guess.
McNulty has somehow found Wallace's squat and is wandering through it; the camera makes sure we notice the Godzilla toy, the small pile of clean laundry, and the juice boxes in the fridge.
McNulty then heads out to the back yard, where he sees an abandoned toy, and the extension cord stretching up into the window. He gets into the car -- thinking, I hope, about his own kids, and that he needs to hang out with them soon.