A comment thread for all you Wire fans: With only two episodes left in the series, who else needs to put in an appearance? (No fair giving away anything from episode nine, On-Demanders.) Here are some of the choices:
Prez, Namond, and Colvin. This is the most essential one. These characters were the emotional core of season four, and Colvin was the show's moral conscience for two seasons straight. I'd like to see how they're doing.
Cheryl. We've already seen Kima's ex this season, but we haven't seen her in her professional capacity as a television news worker. That seems like an obvious connection this season--and I'd like to see television news splayed out on the examination table the way newspapers have been, if there's time.
Claude Diggins. No real need to see the Marine Unit boat pilot again. I just like this character because he has possibly the most Baltimore name (and face) in the entire series.
Caroline Massey. Whatever happened to the Major Crimes Unit's chief westside translator and coupon clipper?
Officer Walker. Presumably he's still out there, shaking down children and homeless people.
Marcia Donnelly. I'd love another look at the toughest and one of the best administrators in the series. Even if she royally screwed up with Dukie.
Wee-Bey and DeLonda Brice. Admit it. You know you want to see DeLonda again. Plus I'm curious to see if she can snag Asshole of the Year for a second year running on a single cameo.
Shardene. Is she still with Lester? I would guess so--as this week's bar scene makes clear, he is still Cool Lester Smooth.
Stan "Super Bastard" Valchek. Because one brief scene just isn't enough.
I don't expect to see all of them--although you can fit a lot of faces into a series-ending montage--but I hope we see most. Prez, Namond, Colvin, and maybe Wee-Bey and Marcia Donnelly strike me as pretty much essential.
Who did I miss? Who do you need to see one more time?