Where the heck is Jimmy McNulty?
by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 29th 2006 1:04PM
This is a quick rant, but it's something that's been bugging me this entire season of The Wire. How come McNulty has barely been in season four?!? He was the glue for this show during the first three seasons and ever since he decided to downgrade himself and take a regular old patrol officer position in the Western District, it's like he doesn't exist. Which I suppose is saying something. The city of Baltimore keeps on ticking with or without Jimmy McNulty. I don't know, I just miss his character. I miss his Jameson-induced drunken dialogue and I miss seeing him dedicated to the job. Unfortunately, it seems the only job he was ever dedicated to was bringing down Stringer and Avon. They're gone and now so is McNulty's drive. Bottom line? While I'm happy that he's settled down with Bea and tried to start over, the show (while still excellent) isn't the same without him.