Carcetti's sermon thus concluded with a vow to do everything in his power to put a stop to the killings, he turns the podium over to Rawls, who is markedly less inspiring. Rawls assures everyone that the police are doing all they can to catch the perpetrator (except for convincing McNulty to stop pretending that he exists). "Homicide detectives are working around the clock," Rawls insists, which earns a sideways glance from Daniels. Then he opens the floor to questions. First question: any connection between these killings and the bodies found in the vacants last year? No connection, Rawls says firmly, and he couldn't be more wrong if he answered using a language that he invented three minutes before the press conference. Another reporter wants to know if the police will solicit any help from the FBI. Oh, a tricky question -- let's let Daniels field that one. The newly minted deputy commissioner of operations gives a forthright, just-the-facts answer, and as he deftly fields more questions, sounding reassuring and in charge of the investigation, we're treated to a shot of Carcetti staring at the future police commissioner with an "Oh, Cedric, after this is done, let's you and me get an apartment together" look of pure man-love. "As the mayor made very clear a moment ago," Daniels concludes, "this is now a priority for the department." If I had a McNulty-in-picture feature for my TV, right about now, I'd expect to see him grinning stupidly at this latest turn of events.
Episode Report CardMr. Sobell: A- | 1178 USERS: C+
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