I had the idea for a project to re-edit together, in continuity, all of the separate scenes from the Season 4 episodes showing when Omar was in jail, which includes a failed assassination attempt by a another prisoner hoping to collect a bounty. Originally of course these scenes were shown interwoven with many other stories. So I pulled all of Omar's scenes together to show them in continuity, as its a fascinating story line. What can I say? Omar was my favorite character on THE WIRE - same as Obama.
What struck me about the first scenes is its about the only time in THE WIRE that Omar is shown even a tiny bit afraid or less than 100% sure of himself. In the lockup Omar is seeing some of those who had looked down the end of his shotgun, dealers or others who he had ripped off. Omar knows that he's a walking target and that theres a large price on his head.
Two huge scary guys who he thinks for a second are there to get him (great casting!) fortunately turn out to be two "bodyguards" arranged by Omar's friend Butchie. A very nice touch is that home-made body armor, strapping those maps and books onto Omar's body - and they worked too! And yes, in case you're wondering where Omar sunk his knife into the guy who tried to kill him, you guessed right, where the sun don't shine. "Omar sending a message y'all". Brilliant acting as always from Michael K. Williams as Omar. You are tops, MKW! Omar was my always my favorite character on this great great show.
PS *One of the bodyguards is actually one of the real-life Baltimore stickup guys who the character of Omar was based on (Donnie Andrews, "in on a 5-22").
PPS = Leave feedback if you are interested in more like this and perhaps I will upload some other projects.