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DET. LESTER FREAMON
Hey, hey, hey. A life. A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come.
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DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
How long you been in the pawn shop unit?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Thirteen years and four months.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
Thirteen years?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
And four months.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
I gotta ask you, what exactly does a police officer assigned to the pawn shop unit do?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
You intake reports from registered pawn shops on all items valued over $50. Then you make an index card for that item. Then you file that index card. If someone wants to find out if something stolen has been pawned, we look to see if we have an index card. If we do, we do. If we don't, we don't.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
You did that for thirteen years?
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
Why'd you ask out of homicide?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Wasn't no "ask" about it.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
You got the boot?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Uh-huh.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
What'd you do to piss 'em off?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Police work.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
I think I need to buy you a drink.
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Just one?
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DET. LESTER FREAMON
You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money... and you don't know where the fuck is going to take you.
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DET. LESTER FREAMON
What did he call Cole?
DET. WILLIAM 'BUNK' MORELAND
Collateral damage.
DET. LESTER FREAMON
I'm feelin' pretty damn collateral myself, I gotta say.
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DET. LESTER FREAMON
Shit like this actually goes through your fucking brain?
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LT. CEDRIC DANIELS
The murder warrant's on hold. The deputy gave us another month. Also, whoever that was you brought in here today gave himself up as an eyewitness in the Gant murder.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
Who, Omar?
LT. CEDRIC DANIELS
And Greggs said to tell you she'd write it up in the morning.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
Lieutenant - thanks. [McNulty leaves]
DET. LESTER FREAMON
It cost you? [Daniels says nothing]
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DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
The quicker we bring this in and shut it down, the safer we'll all be. I mean, Landsman wants me over to fucking Quantico, have the FBI do a profile.
DET. LESTER FREAMON
[laughs] You might learn something about yourself.
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DET. LESTER FREAMON
Seems that Stringer Bell is worse than a drug dealer . . .
DET. ROLAND 'PREZ' PRYZBYLEWSKI
He's a developer.
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DET. LESTER FREAMON
You do any accents? English, British, Scottish, something like that?
OFF. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
[trying British accent] Crikey! I was looking to get a little hanky-panky and this one bloke gave me this number to call when I got across the pond.
DET. SHAKIMA 'KIMA' GREGGS
[laughs]
DET. LESTER FREAMON
[laughs] Work on it, son.
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DET. LESTER FREAMON
We could still go to jail. And if not, I'd expect to be back in the pawn shop unit and you, my brother, are gonna ride the boat.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
So what? It was worth it. [pause] Wasn't it?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Depends.