George S. Patton once said, “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” Well Stringer Bell was of course surprised when he was killed by Omar and Brother Mouzone in Season 3 Episode 11. I would have listened to the commentary that night but I was really busy those two days so I listened to the DVD from the library and I actually liked it. Here’s what I thought from the commentary and watching the episode:
It was quite interesting for me for the one scene where Rawls and Burrell were in the room and the lights made everything shining. I mean like every color in the room were showing. It was quite surprising for me to watch that scene. Another scene I found surprising and thought was a good idea as a bad guy point of view was the graveyard scene, like if you look at the scene it showed how dark it was and it goes with them planning murders. I was just like:
The color schemes throughout the season of The Wire had been really interesting and good so far. To compare it, you could see how the colors when the crew of Lester, McNulty, Daniels, and others were on surveillance you could see a lot of red, blue, and yellow. It was just quite interesting to see it.
Another scene that caught my attention was Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale hugging each other, remembering when they grew up with each other. Even though there were tensions between them. It was nice to see those two hugging because they are best friends and brothers. It was sad though later on when you could see Omar and Brother Mouzone are reading to kill Stringer.
The chase scene was quite interesting but haunting. You could see Omar coming which represented the death of Stringer Bell coming. It was interesting to see the birds fly away when Stringer went straight at them, it was like they were leaving him. I liked how where Omar and Brother Mouzone was when they confronted Stringer. Then the shooting, man it was sad to see Stringer die but the way it was set up was just too good to be portrayed.