From the creators of The Wire(R) comes Season One of this HBO drama series that follows the residents--musicians, teachers, restauranteurs, radio deejays, community leaders--of one of New Orleans' oldest neighborhoods in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
A New Orleans neighborhood celebrates its first second-line “parade” since Katrina, reuniting many of its musicians and residents, though many more have yet to return.
Albert (Clarke Peters) takes the law into his own hands; LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) gets news about her missing brother.
Albert makes a shocking discovery; Davis (Steve Zahn) barters freedom for piano lessons; Antoine (Wendell Pierce) hits rock bottom; Annie (Lucia Micarelli) gets a birthday gig.
While Antoine (Wendell Pierce) heads to Baton Rouge for a holiday visit with his sons, LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) and Toni (Melissa Leo) probe a case of mistaken identity in New Orleans; Sonny (Michael Huisman) takes a gig in Texas, leaving Annie (Lucia Micarelli) behind; Albert (Clarke Peters) accepts a dinner invitation from Darius’ (Marc John Jeffries) aunt Lula (Tarra M. Riggs); Delmond (Rob Brown) considers a tour offer; Davis (Steve Zahn) and Creighton (John Goodman) decide to take their angst to the masses; Albert’s Indians bury their Wild Man.
Albert presses Councilman Ron Singleton (Kerrell Antonio) to reopen housing projects; Davis enlists some top local musicians to cut a campaign CD; a Japanese jazz fan does a good turn for Antoine; Janette (Kim Dickens) cooks for four celebrity chefs; Annie fails to embrace Sonny’s house guest; the city celebrates the return of displaced residents with a second-line parade.
Toni tracks down a former cop in search of clues about Daymo; Davis raises his profile on the streets and on TV; Delmond tours while Antoine toils; Janette considers suspending operations; Albert vents about the lack of tribe lodging; Sonny crosses a line with Annie; the Bernettes make a splash at the Krewe du Vieux parade.
A judge’s ultimatum gives hope to LaDonna and Toni; Albert makes a stand and pays the price; Antoine gets an airport gig but loses a mentor; Davis scores a get-out-of-jail pass; Janette takes her cooking skills on the road; Annie auditions for a Cajun gig.
As New Orleans gears up for its first Fat Tuesday since Katrina, Albert (Clarke Peters) is sent a less-than-celebratory message by the NOPD. Sonny (Michael Huisman) leaves Annie (Lucia Micarelli) to her own devices; LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) puts her bad news on hold; the Bernettes make a Mardi Gras appearance, though Creighton’s (John Goodman) heart isn’t really in it.
Davis (Steve Zahn) concocts a remedy for the post-Mardi Gras blues; Annie makes a decision that Sonny takes personally; Janette’s (Kim Dickens) latest chef’s gig gets bogged down; Antoine (Wendell Pierce) becomes LaDonna’s unexpected benefactor; Colson (David Morse) warns Albert to avoid trouble on St. Joseph’s night; Creighton is inspired by a classic novel set in old New Orleans.
Toni’s (Melissa Leo) concerns about Creighton turn to anger; Albert and the Indians suit up for St. Joseph’s night; Antoine gambles away a big payday; Davis tries to convince Janette to stay put; Annie weighs her future options. A funeral procession offers its mourners a chance to reflect on the events of the last year in New Orleans.