The Wire – Season 5 The final season or ‘all good things come to an end’.
Over the course of its first four seasons, The Wire turned its eye towards cops, criminals, addicts, blue-collar workers, politicians, teachers, and students. In the show’s final season, The Wire examined itself. Not literally, but creator David Simon used his past profession as a journalist at the Baltimore Sun to explore the tension between depicting Baltimore honestly while still creating a compelling, exquisitely crafted drama filled with interesting characters and rich conflicts.
The Sun is the new element, but it’s the first time a new element was introduced but it didn’t feature a connecting character from a previous season. Valchek (Al Brown) and McNulty connected the docks in season two, Burrell (Frankie Faison) and Rawls (John Doman) connected the politics in season three, and Pryzbylewski (Jim True-Frost) connected the schools in season four. The Sun operates independently until McNulty actively attempts to bring them into the investigation not as an organization that seeks the truth, but one that can be manipulated into selling the big lie.
Source: Matt Reviews THE WIRE – Season 5