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He's at the bar in the final episode when the Co-op members meet with Vondas to arrange their deal.
Here's the scene: I understood this as two very drunk friends basically talking rubbish to each other. Bunk explains how screwed McNulty is (professionally) and rather than say 'yeah thanks for the advice' or 'you are right', he just starts talking rubbish at him, winding him up. And Bunk takes the lead and runs with it -...
Summary Answer: Idea of America being land of the free and people being allowed to do what they want. Idea of never-ending "game" that everyone on the street must play, regardless of if they like it/want to. Idea of "us" v "them" mentality between the streets (sticking together) and others. Detailed Answer: Firstly, for the benefit of others, I'll ...
I agree that the character does not have a well defined stance or feel like many of the other cast. I see him as a comrade to the crew, helping and digging in with the rest. Near the end he becomes more and more stronger on his views of justice. I also think that at the end of the series the analogy is made between the beginning of the Wire with McNulty+...
From the script: Burrell: You want to talk about dirt? Have at it. Talk some shit about your Eastern district days. Talk about what was going on back when you was running wild in the DEU. Daniels: That's just talk. Burrell: Just talk? FBI field reports. You came into a lot of money, quick.... Daniels: You wanna put my shit in the street? Feel free. ...
I really liked looking at Sydnor so I am perhaps a bit biased but to me, and I am sure Simon David confirmed this, Sydnor represented the few hardworking and talented and dedicated members of the force, he was an actual good guy, and in ordinary circumstances, i.e. without a self involved, glory seeking, corrupt group of individuals more concerned about ...
Sydnor, as you see in the final episode, turns into McNulty. Sydnor was meant to be seen as Jimmy McNulty. Remember the final episode showed the "origin". Michael - The new Omar Dukwon - The new Bubbles Sydnor - The new McNulty Carver - Any middle management (Burell etc...) Kima - the new Daniels (I'm not totally sure about this, but that's how I see it)
Nothing happens to the Greek or to Vondas, which exemplifies one of the major themes of the series: True change is impossible to enact. You can replace the moving parts or force them to hide for a while, but the game is always the game.
I think Sydnor is, in a way, supposed to represent the viewer. Over the course of five seasons, we learn nothing about his past, his personal life, or his ambitions. He is both figuratively and often times literally a passenger in the vehicle driven by Lester, McNulty and the rest of the police crew, just as we, the audience, are. What's interesting is ...
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