6
MCNULTY
I'm late for soccer practice.
BUBBLES
Suck what?
5
LESTER
Tell me something, Jimmy. How exactly do you think it all ends?
MCNULTY
What do you mean?
LESTER
A parade? A gold watch? A shining Jimmy-McNulty-day moment, when you bring in a case sooooo sweet everybody gets together and says, "Aw, shit! He was right all along. Should've listened to the man." The job will not save you, Jimmy. It won't make you whole, it won't fill your ass up.
MCNULTY
I dunno, a good case—
LESTER
Ends. They all end. The handcuffs go click and it's over. The next morning, it's just you in your room with yourself.
MCNULTY
Until the next case.
LESTER
Boooooy, you need something else outside of this here.
MCNULTY
Like what, dollhouse miniatures?
LESTER
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.
4
MCNULTY
Lester, are we still cops?
FREAMON
Technically, I suppose so.
MCNULTY
Ok, I was just checking.
3
MCNULTY
You lying motherfucker, you're as full of shit as I am. And you've got to live with it and play it out as far as it goes, right? Trapped in the same lie. Only difference is, I know why I did it. But fuck if I can figure out what it gets you in the end. But, hey, I'm not part of your tribe.
TEMPLETON
You're not serious?
MCNULTY
No, no, I'm a fucking joke. And so are you.
3
BUNK MORELAND
You're going to jail behind this shit. Yes, you are. You know what they do to police in jail? Pretty police like yourself? Motherfucker, we have kids. Houses. Car payments. Furniture--Jimmy, I just bought brand new lawn chairs and a glass patio table. Now you don't buy no shit like that if you planning to lose your job and go to prison. You won't even get past the ME.
MCNULTY
Watch me.
BUNK MORELAND
You're dumpin' murders on us that we can't solve, you're fucking the squad's clearance rate.
MCNULTY
Fuck the fucking numbers already! The fucking numbers destroyed this fucking department. Landsman and his clearance rate can suck a hairy asshole.
BUNK MORELAND
Marlo ain't worth it, man. Nobody is.
MCNULTY
Marlo's an asshole. He does not get to win. WE get to win!
2
DANIELS
Motherfucker, why didn't you call in sick?
MCNULTY
I'm not sick.
DANIELS
Yeah, you are. Write me up a 95 on why you are physically unable to participate in today's activities.
MCNULTY
You want me to lie so you can save face?
DANIELS
Go on. "I can't jump off with the rest of my unit because my tummy hurts."
1
MCNULTY
[to Stringer] I had such fuckin' hopes for us.
0
MCNULTY
All I did was answer the guy's questions, he's a fucking judge.
LANDSMAN
And the Deputy's the fucking Deputy, and he, not the judge, has what's left of your be-shitted career in his hot little hands.
0
MCNULTY
[after Sydnor comes out in disguise] Where's ya' mic?
SYDNOR
Down at my dick man. I figured they ain't gonna go down there anyway right?
CARVER
I don't know Sydnor, the way you twirlin' around, it might be the first place they look.
0
PEARLMAN
Let me understand. You're married and a date is a room at the Best Western with the blinds closed. Now you're single, and a date is you coming over unannounced to learn the legal requisites for a pager intercept.
MCNULTY
Pretty much.