His co-worker Freamon is the man who found a balance between his work life and his private self, an equilibrium that came at a price. Freamon languished for 13 years-and four months- in the Kafkaesque hell of the department's pawn-shop unit before he finally transferred in Lt. Cedric Daniels' investigative unit. And it's Freamon who tries to slap some verbal sense into McNulty whenever the young detective lets his impatient heart get in front of his head
"A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come."
-Lester Freamon on The Wire
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