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I knew Bodie wasn't going to crack during the good cop/bad cop game; it was funny that he actually got Carver to act out instead. "You're supposed to be the GOOD cop, dumb mother!##$" Things took a weird tonal shift when they let Bodie play pool with him and got him a sandwich. Bodie always tries to be tough all the time so it was nice to see him being a kid. I also thought it was interesting that he backed down when Herc got in his face at the end. Instead of standing up to Herc he put his tail between his legs and thanked him for the sandwich. Bodie fears/respects Herc but we haven't ever seen him act this way to D'.
Yep, and consider how Herc reciprocates with a degree of grudging respect as well, and then consider how he regards some of his colleagues in the detail.
Herc and Bodie are enemies but they both take The Game pretty much at face value and embrace their respective roles in it. They're both soldiers and so there's at least some bond of respect and understanding between them.
In contrast, people like D'Angelo, Wallace, McNulty and Daniels have enough intelligence and humanity to see and care about how fucked up the game is, and try in at least limited ways to try to play by somewhat different rules.
And then there's Omar... who in one breath tells McNulty and Greggs that he doesn't think snitching is how the game ought to be played (echoing the standard ethos among criminals) but then just a moment later casually puts the police on Bird. For someone in Omar's position to give up info like that basically on a whim is not exactly playing the game by the standard rules.
Bubbles visits his friend in the hospital (or was it rehab? I thought I saw Johnny later when Avon/D' were visiting Avon's dad in rehab). Was heartbreaking to see Bubbles care for his friend and feel responsible. The whole reason he is helping the cops is because of this.
"They gonna give me a badge, I keep doing what I do."
Within minute Johnny wants to know about the best place to get drugs. Poor kid hasn't learned anything.
"It's all in the game though, right? You taught me that!"
Johnny more readily accepts a life-threatening beating over a $40 scam than he does his friend's snitching.
I think you could argue that if anything, Johnny has learned his lessons too well.
purple_hayes wrote:How is that 'SPOIELRS!!!'? whatever that means... if you are talking about spoilers, this is a blog about stuffs... you've stated that spoilers are to be expected. yet, I gave you zero information about anything.
There's no way to interpret your comment other than a suggestion that something unpleasant with happen to Brandon in the next episode. That's definitely information, even if it's super detailed info. I'd definitely consider it a spoiler, but then I'm the sort of person who doesn't watch promos or trailers for shows or movies that I know I'm going to watch because I prefer to go in as fresh as possible.