10 Episodes 2010 - 2010
"The Wire" creator David Simon pens a love letter to New Orleans in this music-fueled drama that follows its citizens as they attempt to put their lives back together three months after Hurricane Katrina. On hand are "Wire" vets Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters, as, respectively, star-crossed trombonist Antoine Batiste, who revels in the first neighborhood parade since the storm, and Mardi Gras Indian chief Albert Lambreaux, who sets out to repair the local bar where his tribe practices. Meanwhile, college professor Creighton Bernette (John Goodman) fumes at the government's role in the disaster, and his attorney wife, Toni (Melissa Leo), helps tavern owner LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) try to find her missing brother; chef Janette (Kim Dickens) struggles to keep her restaurant open; street musicians Sonny (Michiel Huisman) and Annie (Lucia Micarelli) entertain tourists as they trickle back into town; and DJ Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn) wages a one-man campaign to resurrect the city's soul.
Do You Know What It Means
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 79 mins
In the premiere of a drama that unfolds in New Orleans three months after Hurricane Katrina, residents and musicians, including a hard-luck trombonist (Wendell Pierce), revel in their first neighborhood parade since the storm. Meanwhile, a college professor (John Goodman) fumes at the government's role in the disaster; a chef (Kim Dickens) tries to keep her restaurant up and running; and a bar owner (Khandi Alexander) worries about her missing brother.
Meet De Boys on the Battlefront
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 60 mins
Davis is forced to find new work after making the wrong kind of radio history, but a hotel job allows him to show some tourists from Wisconsin another side of New Orleans. Meanwhile, Antoine swallows his pride to play a gig on Bourbon Street; Albert searches for a tool thief; Creighton considers finishing his novel; and LaDonna finally gets some good news about her brother.
Right Place, Wrong Time
Sun, Apr 25, 2010 60 mins
Sonny makes plans for Annie's birthday but gets jealous when a well-known jazz pianist solicits her to accompany him at a swanky party. Meanwhile, Davis repays Toni for bailing him out of jail with piano lessons for Sofia; Antoine has an unfortunate encounter with the local police; LaDonna asks her brother-in-law for help in finding her brother; and Albert makes a gruesome discovery in the Lower Ninth Ward.
At the Foot of Canal Street
Sun, May 2, 2010 60 mins
Antoine visits his sons in Baton Rouge for the holidays; Albert and his Indians lay their Wild Man to rest; LaDonna and Toni investigate a case of mistaken identity; Sonny goes to a gig in Texas without Annie; Delmond contemplates going on tour; Davis and Creighton air their grievances.
Shame, Shame, Shame
Sun, May 9, 2010 60 mins
A second-line parade welcomes back displaced residents; Janette cooks for a group of celebrity chefs; Albert urges a politician to make housing projects a priority; Davis organizes local musicians for a political cause; Antoine gets a boost from a jazz fan from Japan; Sonny's houseguest doesn't make a good impression on Annie.
Shallow Water, Oh Mama
Sun, May 16, 2010 60 mins
Toni taps a new source for information about Daymo; Janette mulls the future of her restaurant; the Bernettes are prominent figures at the Krewe du Vieux parade; Albert is frustrated by the lack of lodging for the tribe; Davis increases his exposure.
Smoke My Peace Pipe
Sun, May 23, 2010 60 mins
Antoine lands a gig at an airport; Janette takes a road trip to showcase her cooking skills; Annie transitions to Cajun music; LaDonna and Toni are encouraged by a judge's opinion; Davis finds a way around the criminal-justice system.
All on a Mardi Gras Day
Sun, Jun 6, 2010 61 mins
The city prepares for the first Fat Tuesday since Katrina; Albert gets a message from the police; LaDonna keeps her bad news a secret for the time being; Creighton's Mardi Gras spirit isn't what it used to be.
Wish Someone Would Care
Sun, Jun 13, 2010 60 mins
Creighton finds inspiration in a classic New Orleans novel; Janette's latest job hits a snag; Davis comes up with a tonic for the inevitable letdown after Mardi Gras; Albert gets a warning from the police about St. Joseph's night; Sonny reacts selfishly to Annie's latest move.
I'll Fly Away
Sun, Jun 20, 2010 85 mins
In the first-season finale, Toni's frustration with Creighton reaches the boiling point; Antoine's vices get the best of him; Davis tries to persuade Janette to stay in town; Albert goes all out for St. Joseph's night; and Annie mulls her future plans.