Orlando and Kima, buying drugs from who?
January 31, 2010 8:58 AM Subscribe
In season 1, episode 10 of The Wire ("The Cost
"), who is Orlando supposed to be buying the drugs from? (Probable spoilers within.)
posted by afx237vi to media & arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
OK, I'm on my second viewing of The Wire and I still don't fully understand what is going with Orlando, Kima and the botched buy-bust that goes so horribly wrong. A recap of what I know:-
* Orlando was arrested by the undercover DEA guy and offers up information on Avon.
* Levy gets Orlando out of jail, but makes him take his name off the liquor license, essentially firing him from the Barksdale crew.
* Burrell puts more pressure on the detail, asking them to wrap up the investigation using more buy-busts to bring in mid-level dealers.
But then all of a sudden Orlando and Kima have $30,000 from the DEA and are en-route to buy drugs from... who? Barksdale? Why would Barksdale sell drugs to Orlando (obviously he ends up killing him, but still)?
There's an off-hand comment from (I think) Jimmy, saying that the deal could be explained by the fact Orlando needs to pay the bondsman and the lawyers, but why would he need to buy drugs when he already has $30,000?
It just feels like something is missing here. If the whole sting is being put on because of pressure from Burrell, why is there no concern from Jimmy or Daniels about sending Kima into such a dodgy situation.