I don't know, I would have guessed Flynn would at least bump into Jesse, a dude that has actually been to his house a few times, before meeting both Gus and Saul.
The Wire - Season 4
Now this is what I'm talking about. THIS is the show I've been hearing so many good things about.
The writers must have been firing on all cylinders here, because this was a pretty damn awesome season. Whereas previous Seasons have the issue of too many characters, here the cast is pretty evenly woven into the story. There's nothing to be trimmed; they all have something to contribute.
What helps particularly is the fact that all the plot points connect back to the school in someway directly. Compared to something like Season 2 where the Shipyard docks plot and the Barksdale plot were only loosely, everything nicely converges together here in Season 4. The relationship between politics, the school system, the drug trade, and the police is very well put together and intertwined.
Characters also change and develop here as well! From old characters like Bodie and Prez (Thank god they made him a teacher, even if he ends up with the position under questionable circumstances) to the newer kids like Michael and his friends. Hell even Marlow and his crew actually seem like defined characters to some extent now, as opposed to whatever it was they were back in Season 3.
And thank god for McNulty being written out of most of the Season. His character hadn't really gone anywhere since Season 1, so it was nice to see him take a more passive role in the story. When he finally does become relevant toward the end again, it feels more natural, and like his character s doing something again for once.
I don't really have much energy to do a longer write-up, but I'll just summarize by saying that Season 4 really does make it seem like all the pieces matter. If all five seasons of The Wire were at least this good (Sadly this is not the case), then the show might really deserve all of its accolades.