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Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

I have to say, as a cryptography nerd, Marlo's code is a lot better than the code used by the Barksdale organization in Season 1. I don't know if the police would have broken it in any reasonable amount of time without the incredibly lucky coincidence that ended up happening. The idea of using a widely available and inconspicuous document as a key is a good one, especially in a situation where the people using the code can be caught and searched at any time. The misdirection caused by using photographs of clocks as ciphertext is an additional nice touch. Of course, anyone with any knowledge of cryptography could come up with a much better code that couldn't be broken by luck, even given the constraints Marlo had to work with. Still, Marlo is extremely smart to come up with a decent system without any knowledge of cryptography at all.

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Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

The interesting thing about Snoop is the fact that The Game is extremely male dominated, so she has to be even more brutal to overcome that prejudice. I can't be the only one who thought she was a teenage boy whose voice hadn't changed when she first appeared. Brings up an interesting question, why are criminal organizations in general so patriarchal?

Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

freebooter posted:

Who was Stringer actually arranging to have hit?

Clay Davis. He wasn't going to just take getting played without retaliating, regardless of what Avon said.

Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Levy masterminded that whole thing though, he didn't just happen to mention a wiretap to his ex-cop employee, file a written copy of the number where the employee could easily get it, then leave the room. He wanted there to be an illegal wiretap so he could use it to generate business and build his reputation.

Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

I think this scene is funnier, all you need to know is Cheese shot an actual dog:

https://youtu.be/LfsQaeIYWoY

Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

If nothing else, that big a stockpile of guns would attract the ATF's attention, and those guys don't gently caress around. Somebody is doing some serious Federal time for that, and it wouldn't be some random kid taking the fall.

Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

exmachina posted:

Just Bodie, man. He deserved a happy ending.

No, he deserved to be tried and convicted for murder. The fact that he tries to stop a psychopath doesn't make him a good person, and he never expresses regret for his crimes.

Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Marlo basically forced Joe to set up a meeting after Omar robbed Joe during the resupply, since the reliability of the supply was in question. Joe correctly assumed that the connect would stay loyal to him, but didn't think Marlo would dare to kill him for it.

Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Ginette Reno posted:


They didn't realize that Marlo was actually every bit as cunning and intelligent as them, but was just utilizing that intelligence towards a different goal.

Marlo wasn't that smart. He was incredibly ruthless and knew the game like the back of his hand, but that's the only area he knows. When it comes to making long term plans, he usually relies on Chris or other advisors, although they are careful to defer to him as the unquestioned leader. There are also scenes like his flight to the Caribbean to check on his money, when he asks Joe for "clean money" to give to the Greeks, or when he is unable to keep up with Avon when they meet in prison.

Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Plus, you're forgetting the part where shortly after Hamsterdam went public, the federal government sent a high level official to tell them to shut it down if they didn't want their funding pulled. The power of local officials to enact real change is limited, if they do anything too radical then the people who hold real power have the tools to shut them down.

Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

I remember there was a deleted scene in Season 5 where it's implied Steintorf gives Rawls a blowjob in order to make sure he stays quiet about the serial killer being a hoax. I think the scene should have been deleted, but it does show the writers clearly saw Rawls's orientation as an important part of his character.

Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

escape artist posted:

I have never heard of anything like this and it sounds too preposterous too be true. Source?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFXj2zpAL1U

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Konstantin
Jun 20, 2005
And the Lord said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

I doubt it, everything in the drug game is about connections, and Poot worked under a known snitch who was killed by the king. Maybe once Marlo was out of the game, he might have gotten a job under Slim Charles, assuming Slim knew who he was and felt like doing him a favor.

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