Carcetti, who?

I decided to do my Video Essay on the first episode of Season 4 of The Wire. After watching this episode, I feel like the overall theme of the episode is learning. The street kids are learning who Marlo is and what the game is about. Prez is learning how to be an effective teacher. Carcetti learns that maybe he’s not cut out to be mayor. Herc learns that the mayor is mixing too much pleasure with business. The episode is one big learning-fest.

Hear a more in depth commentary about specific scenes I found interesting in the video below: