Wire Watch 2014, Episode 201, “Ebb Tide”
The final upload of tonight, this I think is the in to figuring out just what the hell is going on with the stained glass plot, how it connects to the rest of the show in a deeper way than just “Catholicism is a thing in Baltimore.” The entire time Pryzbylewski tries to talk about his career hopes, what he wants to do with his life, and the good work he’s done so far, Valchek has completely checked out and is only focused on that goddamn dove. The dove is, of course, important as a symbol of both peace and the Holy Spirit, and Prysbylewski’s whole point is that he’s been inspired to pursue this specific path in life.
When Valcheck finally snaps out of his reverie, it’s to reply that Pryz is going to live Valcheck’s own life— a career policeman, not a policeman who works on actual cases. The Major cares more about that dove than he does the entire Barksdale bust…. and that’s how you become successful in the Baltimore police department.