Prez gets an education. Omar gets breakfast — but not the one he wanted. (“No Honey Nut?”) The Major Crimes unit gets the next best thing to finished and Carcetti gets reacquainted with his conscience. It’s “The Wire” discussion thread — episode “Home Rooms.”
I’ll go first: Even if I weren’t inclined to love this show, I don’t know how I could quit watching after that last scene. In Prez’ classroom, a girl has been slashed across the face by another girl. The attacker rages for a bit, then is swiftly disarmed by another teacher, after which she resigns herself to her fate, and curls in an angry ball against the radiators. Dukie edges close and offers her a little hand-held fan he’s been messing with. She ignores him. He puts it down next to her, a small offering. She continues to ignore him. He sits quietly next to her. He understands. They’re two wounded little animals together.
It just occurred to me, watching that, that all four of these boys are not going to make it. I think Dukie’s not going to make it.