I watch The Wire.
You may already know that about me.
My house has HBO on Demand.
Which means that I am one week ahead of the episode schedule. Because, like the best reason for doing anything, I can be.
I have just watched episode #58. I will not spill any details here, but I will make one comment before I am able to view the final two hours of the finest achievement in the history of dramatic, scripted television.
Based on what I have seen thus far this season--coupled with the teasers of what is to come in the final episodes--one lesson appears to be revealing itself as the primary moral of the show:
The Game is always faster than everyone who plays it.
Does that mean none of us should play? That depends upon the game. And, naturally, on the player.
(Word to Planet Patrol.)
Post-Script: That still comes from Season 4. Just in case you thought I dropped a spoiler.