In Season 4, though, McNulty is the superior officer. I'd say it's a travesty. He is a person who takes his responsibilities seriously. McNulty does things primarily to defy authority and demonstrate his intelligence, and he regularly causes mayhem. He's not law enforcement-he's criminal justice.
But at the end of the day, he knows his job. He's smart enough to know that you can't solve every crime in Baltimore by getting people off of drugs and out of gangs. He realizes that you need cops on the street working cases. His heart is in the right place; he just needs to be given the resources he needs to do his job.
At the beginning of Season 5, McNulty has been promoted to sergeant. But other officers are coming up through the ranks, so his status is about the same as before he was promoted. He continues to get assignments that keep him working the streets, but now they're mostly drug cases. It's clear that he isn't going to be able to move up in the department anymore. In fact, he might even lose his job if he doesn't start putting in for promotions that don't involve being told what to do and when to do it.
So, no, McNulty isn't a good cop. But he's not the worst cop either. He's pretty close to the line between good and bad.
The Series' Top Ten Cops, Ranked
Season 2 begins with Gordon being demoted to patrol officer by a vindictive Loeb following the events of the previous season. After Cobblepot blackmails Loeb into retiring and chooses Captain Sarah Essen to succeed him as Commissioner, he is subsequently reinstated as a detective. However, after seeing how much harm crime has done to people around him, Gordon decides to leave police work once again.
He continues to fight crime in Gotham as an assistant district attorney but eventually decides to return to the force as a detective. At the end of the episode "Epiphany", it is revealed that Gordon has been promoted to Sergeant.
Sergeant Gordon will be played by Sean Penn. The role was originally intended for Paul Benjamin who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with his family film Brick.
Gordon's promotion to sergeant marks the first time in four years that we have seen him without an inspector's badge on his uniform. It is possible that he may lose this rank too if the show goes into another season.
It is also possible that Gordon could remain at the sergeant's level even after Season 3 starts if the show gets renewed for another season.
Jamie remained a beat officer for years, partly because no one was prepared to recommend him for advancement to detective, but largely because he liked his work on the streets. He took on cases and worked them like a detective on occasion because he believed in truth and justice. Also, he didn't want to disappoint his friends and colleagues on the force.
When Jamie first joined the police department, he was given the option of whether he wanted to be a patrolman or a detective. He chose to be a detective because he wanted to work on important cases and help solve problems. As time went by, though, he realized that it was more fun working on the street than in the office, so he kept getting promoted. By the time he reached captain, he had no interest in becoming a lieutenant or a commander. Still, they kept offering him promotions until finally they stopped coming around. By that point, he was happy where he was so he just took a step down at a time.
In real life, Jamie stayed put for quite some time before moving up to sergeant. However, since there's no evidence of this in the TV show, we can assume it wasn't true.
He made its final appearance in the season five finale "Fire". The episode reveals that he has been killed by a car bomb that he set off after learning that his son was being charged with murder.
Jack shifted gears to play a "good guy" lieutenant in the one-season television cop drama Bronk (1975). He was excellent in the role, and it made him more popular than ever before or since.
After Bronk ended its single season, Jack went back to making movies again. However, he did so many high-profile ones that year that he still remains one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood today.
He's often cited as one of the greatest movie villains of all time, not only because of his intense portrayal of a violent man but also because of his work on other levels too. For example, people love him because he's effective in bringing down other characters through sheer intimidation.
Another reason why people love Jack Palance is because he had such a unique voice that it's impossible to imitate. No one can sound like him; if they tried, they'd come across as fake.
Carl begins his career as a cop after being denied entry into the military. Given his background, it's not surprising that he does well in the part. It's also amazing to watch how he keeps his warm heart throughout the procedure. In the end, he decides not to take out any of the drug dealers because they have kids too. However, this just makes him an even bigger target for other criminals.
It's been reported that John Lloyd Townsend will return as showrunner if season six is made. This would mean that he would get to decide what role, if any, Carl takes on next year. No one can say for sure what will happen with him right now since there are no plans for a season seven at this time.