Felicia “Snoop” Pearson:
An Authentic Killer
Tessa Carro
From "Boys of Summer," 4.01 The Wire
elicia “Snoop” Pearson is a very complex
character introduced in Seasons Three and
featured in Season Four and Season Five of
HBO’s hit series The Wire. Up until this point in the
show, viewers don’t see many female characters in
“The Game” until Snoop changes the equation. Snoop
is a cold-blooded killer working for Marlo Stanfield. She
is unlike any of the other female characters featured
thus far because everyone genuinely fears her. She is
a natural born killer who enjoys taking lives. Author
Stephen King, no stranger to scary characters, says
that she is “perhaps the most terrifying female villain to
ever appear in a television series” (Marshall and Potter
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