Treme (2010–2013): Season 3, Episode 3 - Me Donkey Want Water - full transcript

- ( Music playing )
- Vincent: Hey, brothers,

don't sit there with
your head hanging down.

Hey, brothers, I know
the ghetto's got you down.

But there's something
I want to say to you.

Man: What?

Hey, you brother over there,
get up out of that chair.

Bring that fine sister
with you, too.

Get out on the floor
and show me what you can do.

My bad, man. My bad.
It's all good.

It's all good.

( Crowd gasps )

- ( Bottle breaks )
- ( Crowd clamoring )

( Music stops )

Oh, shit.

What happened?
What's going on?

No, girl, don't do that.

- Oh, shit.
- Man.

Wilson: Walk, motherfucker.
Get to walking.

Baby girl, stay out of this.

I won't have to carry
your ass to OPP.

Get your friend
and get out of here.

Baby girl, what got into you?

It wasn't like I had a plan.

Delmond: Say, bro,
who the fuck is that?

His name's Wilson.
Real bad news, man.

( Engine starts )

Man: That's the crime
problem right there.

Cornell: Stepping out like that,
this ain't your business.

Come on, baby girl, liable to
get my ass kicked behind you.

Man, fuck the police, yo.

( Music playing )

♪ Hanging in the Treme ♪

♪ watching people sashay ♪

♪ past my steps ♪

♪ by my porch ♪

♪ in front of my door ♪

♪ church bells are ringing ♪

♪ choirs are singing ♪

♪ while the preachers groan ♪

♪ and the sisters moan
in a blessed tone ♪

♪ mm-hmm, yeah ♪

♪ down in the Treme,
just me and my baby ♪

♪ we're all going crazy ♪

♪ while jamming
and having fun ♪

♪ trumpet bells ringing ♪

♪ bass drum is swinging ♪

♪ as the trombone groans ♪

♪ and the big horn moans
and there's a saxophone ♪

♪ down in the Treme ♪

♪ it's me and my baby ♪

♪ we're all going crazy ♪

♪ while jamming
and having fun ♪

♪ down in the Treme ♪

♪ it's me and my baby ♪

♪ we're all going crazy ♪

- ♪ while jamming and having fun. ♪
- Man: Whoo!

( Music playing on radio )

She taking us
to school every day?

Your mother wants to.

Mom drives like a mess.

- For how long?
- What do you mean?

When we moved back
from Baton Rouge,

I thought we were
gonna be together.

There's-- well, there's
just too many personalities

in this house for it to work.

We were supposed
to get our own house.

Yeah, I'm working on that.

That's a promise.
Come on, let's go.

Get in, fellas.

I want to speak
to your mother for a minute.

Come on, I don't want
the boys to be late.

Hold up.

- When do I see you?
- Come past Gigi's if you want.

That's not what I had in mind.

Well, I'm working late
the next two nights.

What about the night after?

You know where I stay.

- ( Saw buzzing )
- ( Hammering )

You almost finished, amigo?

I'll be finished
when it's right.

Don't want to have
to do it again.

- Que, hoy es el dia del zorro?
- ( Men laugh )

Hey, they cutting on me?

Your mask.
Why are you wearing it?

You never wear it before.

I'm just looking
after myself is all.

I plan to outlive
all you taco benders.

Me llaman dobla tacos.

He's got something
for you to bend.

El puede doblar esto si
tiene fuerza el cabron.

( Chuckles ) I'll bend
it around his neck.

- Que lo dobla alrededor de su cuello.
- ( Men laugh )

♪ But, girl, now I've cried
and cried for you ♪

♪ yes, no matter what you do ♪

♪ the tears I shed ♪

♪ were tears in vain ♪

♪ I want my baby back again ♪

♪ you gave me love
when there was none ♪

♪ you know
you're the only one ♪

♪ tears that's in
my heart will stay ♪

♪ I want my baby
back again. ♪

For once, words fail me, sir.

What is it, you wanted
that for your opera?

No, for that, I'm gonna come
up with something original.

But you do "Mathilda"
proud, man.

Cookie and the Cupcakes, 1959.

- Yeah, yeah.
- Cookie sung the hell out of that thing.

They recorded that
with George Khoury, right?

Well, yes.

Khoury claimed that
he cowrote the song.

So Cookie didn't receive
all the money from his sweat.

Is that what happened to
you with "Carnival Time"?

Well, yes, I recorded "Carnival
Time" for Joe Ruffino.

And when I got out of the service,
Joe Ruffino had passed.

And my royalties
was all tied up.

And they didn't get
untied until 1999.

But that's the way it was
for all of us back then.

I'm not gonna cry about it.

- Hey, now, stranger.
- Neecee, how you been?

I'm all right.
Ain't you working?

On my lunch break,
just checking on this here.

You still thinking on
selling to road home?

My family would
if we could prove title,

but now...

- What's this?
- I don't know.

But I've been seeing those
signs around more and more.

Figured somebody talked to you
about it before they put it there.

- Ain't nobody contacted me.
- You lying.

You see any strangers
on my property,

hit me on my cell here.

- Same number you been had?
- Same.

Say hi to your mom and them.

We could just clean out
some of the debris inside.

Put some boards
in the windows, maybe.

Nelson: No, I want it
completely gutted.

Full remediation,
that's what we do.

Shotgun's on the wrong
side of the I-10.

Why we trying
to make it pretty?

Danny, can you
get a cup of coffee?

Okay, what's the problem?

Noah giving us what,

2,000, 3,000 a house?

After we pay the overhead
on this office,

after we pay our crew,
gas for the trucks,

shit, man, ain't no reason for us to
even get up out of bed in the morning.

( Sighs )
Short con and long con.

You know the difference?

Excuse me?

Short con people
like Mortensen,

they grab a few thousand
a unit on work they never do

or on houses that
don't even exist, right?

End of the day, she's clearing,
what, 50 grand if she's lucky?

That means she's risking
her ass for pocket change.

And when this whole
Noah fraud comes to light,

she's trashed her name
for next to nothing.

Who said it'll ever
come to light?

Let me tell you something.

People are already
complaining to the city

about demolitions
of people's houses.

Already people
are paying attention.

So why get involved at all?

Right now this is
money on the table.

So we'll take what we can
get, clean up some vacants,

and we keep our name
intact for...?

The long con.

We're not running a con.

But the principle is the same.

When the serious
federal money comes in,

not this bullshit
loose change stuff,

when the spigot opens full on,

we'll be back
at the front of the line.

( Chuckles )

Boy, you could sell
a sandbox to Saddam.

- Don't I know it.
- Hi.

- Hello.
- Hi.

Excuse me for just walking in, but
I noticed the sign on the window.

You guys must be new
to the block, right?

What can I do for you, darling?

Well, I'm looking for work,
any kind of work.

I can do sales,
secretarial, reception.

We're all staffed up
at this time.

Yes, we are.
Excuse me.

Hold on.
This lady might have skills.

No doubt, but we ain't adding
to our overhead around here.

Maybe I could offer you
some direction.

I've got a few contacts
around town.

Nelson Hidalgo.

Came in, got a case of beer,

didn't look like
he paid for it, either.

Well, the first district
is his post.

And a case of beer is what
he'd call a tribute.

That young dude
wasn't bothering anyone.

Wilson beat him
with a closed fist

and then just threw him out
like he was a bag of nothing.

Are you sure it was Wilson?

'Cause he's still the one
I think shot Abreu.

Caught his name on his uniform.

Got his badge number, too.

That's our man.

You know, I've been
dancing around this guy

when all along I should
have gone right at him.

Tim: People waiting for their table
can have a cocktail at the bar

or sit over there.
Not everyone drinks,

it's nice to have the choice.

Quite the setting, isn't it?

It's a big space.

As in scary big, you know?

It'll seat about 80
by my count.

- And we'll fill it.
- I admire your confidence.

Let's look at the kitchen.

Down in the basement,
we have locker rooms,

employee restrooms,
and delivery bays.

Dumbwaiter on both floors in case we
contract with the hotel upstairs.

Service area for the waitstaff.

( Phone buzzes )

Got enough room to move?

It'll do.

Whoever built this
had big dreams.

What happened?

They opened it a couple weeks before the flood.
That killed it.

They were undercapitalized,

and they sunk all their money
into opening the doors.

Old story.

That slicer
came with the place?

It could.

I brought that over.
Thought it might appeal.

The walk-in's
in great shape, too.

Until it isn't.
You know they always go down.

We have refrigeration
people on staff.

You wouldn't have to call the
usual suspects, wait all night.

Walk-in fails, you call, they come.
Plumbing same.

Call this guy middle of the night, he
gets out of bed, comes right over.

It's an advantage of owning
a lot of restaurants.

Unless of course you don't like
the walk-in or anything else.

I'll buy what you want or need.

If somebody's gonna be cooking
in this kitchen, chef,

I'd greatly prefer it's you.

You say you never
had any indication

that Mr. Cardella
was using drugs?

He didn't. I've had the chair
beside Jay's for a long time.

There were no secrets
between us.

Paraphernalia and drug residue

were found in
Mr. Cardella's apartment.

Jay had a housemate.

I'm sure they both
had visitors.

So he had, like,
multiple partners?

No more than most of us

and less than many.

What about this housemate?

He have many visitors
in and out of the place?

There was this one guy,
a hustler.

He'd been staying there lately.

Sort of like an unwanted guest.

- You've met him?
- He came here once or twice.

Asked Jay for a loan, said he'd
pay it back in a few days.

Jay gave him cash
just to get rid of him.

- So he and Jay...?
- No.

No way.

Describe him.

White, 20s,

covered in tattoos,

always wearing
a hornets ball cap.

He looked like a tweaker.

He had that smell
they get, too.


Jay called him Bobby.

And I've seen him
from time to time

in those joints up the
street sitting at the bar.

You tell any other
detectives about this guy?

Till y'all,
nobody talked to me.

I've got to go.
My client.

- Thank you.
- Thanks.

♪ When the moon comes up ♪

♪ the rabbit's running again ♪

♪ when the night is done ♪

♪ the turtle always wins ♪

♪ my baby's got the fire ♪

- ♪ and I got the roux ♪
- ♪ I got the roux ♪

♪ my baby's got the fire,
and I got the roux ♪

♪ we make a good gumbo,
yes, we do ♪

♪ we make a good gumbo
on the ol' bayou ♪

- ♪ she stirred me up ♪
- ♪ She stirred me up ♪

- ♪ and I throw her down ♪
- ♪ I throw her down ♪

♪ she stirred me up,
and I throw her down ♪

- ♪ she knocked me out ♪
- ♪ She knocked me out ♪

- ♪ way down to the ground ♪
- ♪ Way down to the ground ♪

- ♪ then she picked me up ♪
- ♪ Then she picked me up ♪

- ♪ and turned me around ♪
- ♪ Turned me around ♪

- ♪ where I come from ♪
- ♪ Where I come from ♪

- ♪ there ain't no rush ♪
- ♪ There ain't no rush ♪

- ♪ where we come from ♪
- ♪ Where we come from ♪

- ♪ there ain't no rush ♪
- ♪ There ain't no rush ♪

♪ we make a good gumbo
with a loving touch ♪

- ♪ from New Orleans ♪
- ♪ From New Orleans ♪

♪ way down to the Gulf. ♪

( Chatter )

Annie: Before this goes
to my head, I want to--

You want to talk business.

I just want to get everything
up front from the beginning.

Including the degree of control

that I'll have over my music.

Your music, it's yours, Annie.

Tim: You come in with 35%.
Me and my partners, the rest.

We put up what you need,
buy whatever you like,

whatever you feel you
need to make it yours.

What about crew?


Food cost percent?
What are you looking for?

We'll work out a budget.
I like the food.

I'm not gonna be a hard-on
about percentages.

I'm prepared to lose
money for a year.

You want to run a 40%
food cost, fine.

Eventually we'll have to sit down and figure
out what works and what doesn't work.

We both want to make money
at the end of the day, right?

But for now,
I don't give a shit.

I have a definite direction
that I want to take.

It's a little more electric.

Like the sound on
Shannon McNally's live CD.

If we could marry that
to something like

Wilco's first album,
that would be great.

I love that record.

Yeah? I'm tight
with their management.

Tweedy loves to introduce
up-and-coming artists that he's into.

Maybe we can get you
a spot opening for him.

( Laughs )


I want people to like us.
I want people to love us.

I want them to
come in great numbers.

We'll figure out how much to
charge for a beer down the road.

Chang would say
it's too good to be true.

Chang's not from
New Orleans, chef.

What about our terms?


Industry standard.

Check it against
any contract out there.

We can go over it
right now if you want to.

Better yet, why don't
you take it home,

look it over carefully?

I will, but not tonight.

Well, if we agree on principle,

then let's enjoy ourselves.

So, we gonna do
something together?

Hey, that was fun, bro.

Hey, man, yeah,
it's good playing with you.

Been doing a lot of R&B
gigs lately, ain't you?

It's more of what I can find down here.
Modern jazz, not so much.

Oh, yeah, true.

You know, I had my boys
out on Claiborne

when your father came
through Mardi Gras past.

Guardians were looking
real pretty, boy.

Yeah. Oh, yeah.
Every year.

We a little behind on
practice right now, though.

Used to happen over by poke's
bar, but that fell out.

So, now we looking
for a new space.

You know, there's this little
spot off St. Bernard.

My ex-wife runs it.
And, you know,

she's up and down
like Mercury, but, hey.

Um, maybe you can make
an introduction for me.

I'll run it up the flagpole,

see if Ladonna salute.

- All right.
- You know it.

( Radio chatter )

Jesus, my bladder.

Patience, grasshopper.

So Bobby gets paid
for sex, huh?

That come with dental?

What you want to bet
we pull him up,

he'll claim
he's only gay for pay?

Could be a hate crime.

Or a straight up robbery
from rough trade.

Easier for the department
to go with the drug rumor.

Takes the heat off
another murder

we're in no big hurry to solve.

What if this is our guy?

Well, shit, he's gonna bounce anyway
before it ever goes to trial.

You're like the horse
that walks into the bar.

- Bartender says...
- "Why the long face?"

About to start
calling you eeyore.

I'm just sick of
the bullshit is all.

I'm thinking of
putting in my papers.

That again?

It's just that the boys
are getting to that age.

Needing a father around.


I wouldn't live there
if I did live there.

You got any empty pockets?

I got to piss like a racehorse.

Use the bottle under the seat.

- I can't with you watching.
- I won't peek.


Here we go.

Here's our boy.

Come on, Bobby.

Here we go.

( Faint music playing )

( Laughs )

I figured you'd be early for work.
You always were.

I have just done
something very foolish.

- Yeah, Susan told me.
- What?

I didn't know.
How does she know?

I just shook hands
with the guy last night.

It's a small town, Janette.

You look happy.

I think I'm happy.
( Laughs )

I think I'm ecstatic.

( Both laugh )

I have a partner.

He has a space
with super potential.

I mean, it could be
a dream restaurant.

And do you trust this partner?

Well, I'm not going into
this wide-eyed, Jacques.

I mean, I know who this guy is.

He's in business to make money.

But I think it can work.

So you're coming home.

I have to go to Brooklyn
to get my stuff,

but, yes, I'm home.

I'm very happy.

So, Jacques,

you think Susan will be
pissed when I ask you

back as my sous-chef?

She's already teasing me.

The second she heard you
were talking to this man,

she said, "I guess you'll
be leaving me, Jacques."

Of course, chef.
Of course I will come.

I am with you.

Oh, Jacques, this place
is gonna be so fucking awesome.

I'll talk to Susan today.

Okay, well, tell her
I'll owe her a big one.

- ( Police radio chatter )
- ( Crowd murmuring )

You don't have
any sharp objects

in your pockets, do you, Bobby?

- We didn't hear you.
- No.

( Thunder rumbling )


Here we go.

All right.

Bobby, we're gonna take
you for a little ride.

You're not doing anything
else today, are you?

They playing, like,
a mini Gulf tour

and they need a fill-in.
I played with 'em last night.

That don't give you license
to leave town with 'em, too.

Besides, you got teaching
responsibilities now.

Uh-uh, Darren gave me
the rest of the week off.

And I'm gonna drill them
kids hard when I get back.

You know, get 'em ready
for Mardi Gras.

Besides, it's only gonna
be like a few nights.

Well, five nights.
For real.

One or five,
it makes no difference.

Dog gets chained in the yard,

you know how he acts
soon as he gets loose.

What, you comparing me
to a dog now?

Look, you know these guys.

It's Tab Benoit, Anders,

Monk Boudreaux and them.

Some of these guys
are, you know,

involved with the voices
of The Wetlands thing.

- So? - So that shows you where
their hearts are at.

They all about
The Wetlands, baby.

The Wetlands, huh?

You know I'm talking
about the delta.

So am I.

I want to know where
you at end of every night.

We gonna speak by phone, hear?


You know, some of them motels,

they're kinda sketchy
on that cell phone thing.

All right, I promise.
I'll call you.

I'll call you.

Alison: Toni, are you
sure about this?

Why wouldn't I be?

You know if you pull the trigger
here, it's gonna make a big noise.

That's the idea.

I know they've come
at you before.

For 20 years.

Not just talking about
the silent treatment I get

or the hard stares.

I've gotten calls
in the middle of the night.

Someone screaming on
the other line.

Worse yet, laughing
like a maniac.

Called me a nigger lover, cunt.

Threatened to cut
my throat or worse.

But it don't worry me.

If it did, I'd be in
the wrong line of work.

( Talk radio playing )

That's my Wilson right there.

Is that who beat
the man in the bar?

- Sure is.
- ( Camera clicking )

You going to "Times-Pic"?

"Louisiana Weekly."

All these years, black folks have
taken the lion's share of the abuse.

I put this ad in the "Weekly"?

- More response.
- ( Engine starts )

Quiero determinar exactamente
que tipo de papel...

- Here you go.
- ...puedo tener en esto,

pero tengo que hablar con mis
amigos en Washington primero.

- Bueno, llamame.
- Gracias.

De nada.

Mr. Keller's office.

Hey, it's Nelson Hidalgo again.

Could I have another
quick word with Mr. Keller?

- Can you hold a second?
- Yes, I'll hold.

But tell him I'm also on hold
with Mexico City right now.

Future business for us.

They got hammered with
floods in southern Mexico.

20,000 homeless
in Tabasco alone.

My man in D.C. will know
what their recovery plan is.

Or if the yanquis
are gonna get involved.

- If the call goes out to contractors--
- Mr. Keller.

Dennis, this won't take
a minute.

What I need to know now
is how bad is it

and is there any kind of
American involvement plan?

Our company is working
in New Orleans,

but if it's a go in Mexico, we'll
be on the first flight down there.

- ( Dogs barking )
- ( Spanish music playing )

I'm sorry I'm so late.

I was running some
errands for my father.

It's okay.

You still want to eat?

To tell you the truth, I'm kind
of pho'd out at this point.

- ( Laughs )
- Let's just take a drive.

Lleva su pueblo en mi pensamiento
y en mis oraciones. Adios.

No American relief package.

All the work's coming
out of Mexico City.

And you just know
they'll fuck that up.

Shit, 80% of the state
is underwater.

- Missed opportunity, huh?
- It's a tragedy.

Someone other than us is gonna
make a shitload of gelt

off demolition
and rehab down there.

Ah, hell.

I didn't want to go to Mexico anyway.
It's not worth it.

You got to be related to El Presidente
or Carlos Slim to get a taste.

There's no tit for us.

Robinette: Plenty of
work right here, boss.

Planting some new flags
in mid-city tomorrow.

Let's see what you got.

My cousin had his house
over there

near Lee playground
in the lower nine.

Army corp of engineers kicked his
door in while he was in Houston

saying they had to tear his house
down 'cause of the asbestos.

Obviously his home
was on a list.

Washington gave the city funds to
demolish homes that were irreparable.

My cousin didn't know
anything about no list.

I'm concerned that my mother's
house is on that same kind of list

and when she gets off
of work one day,

somebody's gonna put
a wrecking ball to her home.

As of now, the policy is to
notify homeowners in advance.

Wasn't till the "Picayune"
printed those addresses

that I seen my own house
was gonna get tore down.

That's how I got notified.

Then I met this lady right here

at one of these meetings.
She told me what was going on.

Why does she know
more than you?

( Crowd muttering )

Excuse me. I've been seeing
these signs in yards.

Matter of fact, there was one
in front of my family home.

Is there a question?

For starters,
what the hell is Noah?

But, darling, the very
people who did the screwin'

are, in the words of
the immortal Chuck Berry,

"gone like
a cool breeze."

Yeah, but there's plenty
of musicians still around.

So here's what I'm thinking.

I already have the artists
lined up for the opera.

Oh, God.
That again.

So, we go in, record
some tracks for the opera,

put out an advance CD

containing those same tracks
as a tribute piece.

It'll whet the public's
appetite for the opera.

And it'll put some walking-around
money in the pockets

of these guys who never
saw a royalty check.

It's noble.
Very noble, Davis.

But after our expenses and royalties,
they wouldn't see a dime.


Okay, well, I would ask,

that you forgot your percentage

on this particular project.

And the label's expenses.


Of course I'd be willing
to sacrifice as well.

Well, do tell.

I'll sign over to you my
percentage on two other projects.

For starters, my points
on the Goatwhore release.

Which one is Goatwhore?

Metal band.
New Orleans' answer to slayer.

Well, whatever
was the question?

And you can have my percentage
of Morning 40 Federation.

Oh, honey, they're just
a bunch of drunks.

- Man: Yes, ma'am.
- It's punk-funk. I mean--

Look, the point is...

I really think we can
pull this thing off.

Davis, darling,

when do you think
you would find the time?

Honey, do you even realize

how thin you've got
yourself spread already?

Davis, please, God.

Mimi, dearest...

This has now become
a passion project for me.

I am...

I'm fully committed.

As I shall be as well,

no doubt.

I'm so happy you came
and for standing up.

I'm proud of you.
You, too. Bye-bye.

- Pamela, right?
- Yes.

You look like you know
what's going on around here.

Girl, you got me confused
with someone else

'cause I definitely do not
understand this shit.

No one from Noah asked my family if
they could remediate my mama's house.

- At least it's an actual house.
- What's that mean?

Some money's been going to
houses that don't even exist.

You wanna get a cup of coffee?

Can't tonight.
We could talk on the way to my car.

- Let's talk.
- Okay.

- ( Music playing )
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ me donkey want water ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ that coconut water ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ but he don't want it now ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ it was early that morning ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ me flag went to howlin' ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ said my boy ♪
- ♪ My boy ♪

- ♪ what you howlin' about? ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ me donkey want water ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ that coconut water ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ but he don't want it now ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ it was early that morning ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ me flag went to wailin' ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

- ♪ said flag boy ♪
- ♪ Flag boy ♪

- ♪ what you wailin' about? ♪
- ♪ Hold 'em, Joe ♪

♪ me donkey want water... ♪

- ( Ringing )
- ( Laughing, moaning )

( Bed squeaking )

You like that, huh?

( Phone continues ringing )

- You're hard at it.
- Trying to get a jump this year.

- What's going on, George?
- Holding it down.

That's our man there.

I'm gonna put some brooches
around him, pretty him up.

- Tried and true.
- Uh-huh.




What you working on over there?

It's one of the ideas
I'm tossing for a patch.

When I'm satisfied,
I'll put bead to canvas.

They gonna win
a war with two men?

It ain't about that war.

It's about how you stand.

Jannette: Thank you, guys.
I don't know what I'm gonna do without y'all.

Chas: You sure about this?
We can hold your room

for a week or two
if you're not sure.

Janette: I feel like
if I'm gonna do this,

I have to burn
the bridge behind me.

What was the first rule
of the restaurant business?

- Don't fuck the floor.
- The other first rule.

Oh, don't open a restaurant.

It's the surest way
to go bankrupt.

It's a terrible habit,
isn't it?

Yeah, heroin would be cheaper.

This time it's gonna work.
This time I'm not flying solo.

Well, if you do
find yourself needing

some motherfucking
professional line dogs...

Oh, wouldn't that be something?

The two of you down
in the city that care forgot.

This isn't right.
We should have done something last night.

Had an epic last meal
or something.

Really expensive sushi.

Endless sea of beer and sake.

- Bye.
- Bye.


Oh, really?
This is the epic last meal?

- Street meat?
- Yes, yes! Just a sec.

What says New York more
than a dirty water dog?

Chef, three of your finest
Saucisson de Strasbourg,

all with mustard
and Sauerkraut.

- Is that cool with you? - What, you think
I'm gonna put ketchup on my hot dog?

Get the fuck out of here.

All right, put mustard
and Kraut on all of them.

We should be high for this.

( Laughs )

They cut all these great records
and never got paid for it.

Money men took it all.

And you're gonna
make that right?

Yeah, I'm gonna make a record
that honors and compensates them.

You don't know how lucky you
are to be in the game today.

Back then there were
no industry standards.

I got to go.

Morgan City again?

It's a gig.

- When are you coming home?
- Tomorrow morning.

Be safe.

( Door opens, closes )

I see you've brought
it camera-ready.

- We really like that.
- I laid it out myself.

It's a bit inflammatory.

Perfectly legal.
I'd like to place it right away.

All right.
Want to run it one week?

- Make it two?
- You got it.


Edna: There's Henry in
his evening clothes.

My sympathies,
Mrs. Glover.

I really appreciate
you seeing me.

Well, Mr. Tanner said
you were all right.

Truth is, you're the only
one that seems interested.

NOPD never contacted
you about Henry's death?

We never heard
anything from them.

Even after you reached out?

I filed a report at the
station, so did Mr. Tanner.

No response.

To your knowledge, have they
interviewed anyone else?

Not my brother Edward.
He was there.

Mr. Tanner neither.

Can't get answers from the police
about his car being burned.

Edna: My son was not a
thug or a criminal.

He went to that Chuck E. Cheese
mall to get supplies.

We still don't know
who shot him or burned him up.

I'm sorry.

My family needs to get to
some kind of peace with this.

Hey, what's going on here?

Howdy, ma'am.

Nelson Hidalgo.

Are y'all from Noah?

We've been contracted by Noah

to clean up these lots,
secure these vacant houses.

- For real?
- Neighborhood improvement.

Wouldn't you like it if your
property value increased?

I'm in a rental at this time.

Renter's just a name
for a future homeowner.

So you have permission from the
owners to work on these houses?

The city gave me permission.

Keep an eye on this space.

I'm going to.
You can believe that.


It's like I told you.

People are already
asking questions.

This program's so
fucked up, it can't last.

I see what you mean, bro.

Make sure we do
the work on these.

( Groaning )

Goddamn, boy!

Man, that must have been
a skunk back there.

Don't be blaming
your stink on roadkill.

You went to bud's broiler
last night, didn't you?

I got the two
number twos with onions.

I couldn't resist, D.
I couldn't resist.

Let's get checked in.
Come on.

- I ain't rooming with him.
- Yeah, neither am I.

( Music playing )

Hey, Lt. Colson,

- Mm.
- Sofia Bernette.

Toni's daughter.

Oh, right.

Nice to see you again.

Mom told me that you caught the
guy that killed Jay Cardella.

Well, we arrested someone.


Mom said if anyone could
catch him, it'd be you.

Well, I had help.

She said that?

What can I get you two?

A large regular for me and an
americano for my father here.

Leave a little room
in mine, darlin'.

Oh, they're on the house.

We're allowed to do
that for police.

Next thing you know, dogs and
squirrels will be shaking hands.

Toni Bernette actually said something
nice about a police officer.

( Music playing )

You'd be Miss Ladonna?

I am.

I'm Delmond Lambreaux.

Antoine Batiste might have
told you I'd be stopping by.

My father Albert
is a big chief.

With the guardians.
Yeah, I know.

Look, I know you heard some bad
things about Indians and practice.

- Mmm.
- And things do pop off from time to time.

Sometimes things
can get a little crazy.


You all get
your drink on, right?

Yes, we do.

And you pay your tab?

Well, I'd see to it.

Oh, I would, too.

And if your people busted
up some shit in here,

I'd see to it that you'd
pay damages as well.


I'm in business
to fill this place.

It sounds like you about to
bring me paying customers.

So if you don't think I can handle
a little Sunday night throwdown,

then you don't know
who the fuck I am.

Now sit down, son.

I don't want to look up at you
while we're working this out.

( Chuckles )

What are you drinking?

A bud is fine, Miss Ladonna.

- Cindy: Did you see the hostess, though?
- Nope.

Hello, where do you even get your
hair done like that anymore?

Do you have to get into a
time machine or something?

Plus, she had on
that white dress.

And Labor Day
was like four months ago.

- But the service was excellent,
didn't you think? - Yup.

They cooked your steak
just right.

They brought it out
just how I wanted it-- bloody.

One of these days I'm gonna get adventurous,
though, and try something new.

Have you ever had foie gras?
I think I'd like to try it.

I think whatever you think.

Nelson, do you mind if we go
into Canal Place for a minute?

There's a pair of shoes
I want to try on.

I'm game.

♪ Did you walk ♪

♪ about as far
as you could go? ♪

♪ down the Louisiana highway ♪

♪ across Lake Pontchartrain ♪

♪ now your soul
is in Lake Charles ♪

♪ no matter what they say ♪

♪ did an angel ♪

♪ whisper in your ear? ♪

♪ hold you close ♪

♪ and take away your fear ♪

♪ in those long ♪

♪ last moments? ♪

♪ he had a reason to get back ♪

♪ to Lake Charles ♪

♪ he used to talk about it ♪

♪ he'd just go on and on ♪

♪ he always said Louisiana ♪

♪ was where
he felt at home. ♪

( Applause, cheering )

Thank you so much.
Thank you.

Let me introduce these guys.

We've got Eric Frey
on bass and vocals...

Blake Miller on accordion,

Glenn Fields on drums...

Chas Justus on guitar,

Linzay Young
on fiddle and vocals,

and Daniel Coolik on guitar.

Thank you so much,
you guys, thank you.


What did I do now?

Nothing that I'm aware of.

I did something
that's gonna stir up the pot.

Some police officers
might be...

Well, they might be
a little angry with me.

They're always
a little angry with you.

I want you to be
extra diligent.

If there is marijuana in the
glove box, don't get in the car.

Same if the driver's
been drinking.

- You are still on probation.
- I know.

Don't make yourself a target.

Mom, I know.


Actually, I saw
Lt. Colson today.

He came in for coffee.

- Hmm.
- He didn't recognize me at first.

But then I told him I'd heard about him
arresting the man that killed Jay.


He was pretty cool
about it, actually.

Didn't brag or anything.

Terry is the quiet type.

Tall, too.

♪ Well, I got no minks
and no diamond ring ♪

♪ my baby finds out
I don't have a thing ♪

♪ but I'm a real good lover ♪

♪ yes, I'm a natural
born lover ♪

♪ well, now tell me, babe ♪

♪ which one of us
would you rather? ♪

Dinner was lovely, Larry.

I'm trying to understand what
you're doing out here, Ladonna.

Look, just come back

till I get us a new house.
It won't be long.

One day in your brother's
house is too long for me.

Thanksgiving, then.

Of course I will.

They have a bar inside?

They got one.

I don't want another drink.

So now I got to ask you in?

I'm trying to be a gentleman.

All these years

and you still
can't read my eyes?

- ( Music playing )
- ( People chatting )

So what do you think?

He's no BB King.

Not "Live at the Regal."

You know blues?

My father has some old records.

You know "Natural Born Lover"
by Charlie Musselwhite?

But I don't understand.

He say, "You make me crazy.

Poppin' out my clutch."

( Laughs )
Poppin' out my clutch.

What is this clutch?


- It's a metaphor.
- Oh.

It just means something else.

- What does it mean?
- Daddy!

Early day tomorrow.

Don't be too late.

( Bass strumming )

Think I detect some
Ron Carter in there.

( Laughs )


You hear that?

I don't hear a thing.


And you know what I remember most
about right after the storm?

How quiet it was.

No cars.

No buzz from those power lines.

No birds.

Not even crickets.

I'm telling you, it was quiet.

As death.

So now when I hear them bugs

rubbing their legs
together like they do,

I feel fortunate, Delmond.

( Playing )

What do you think
of these, Nelson?


And these?

Very nice.

( Breathing heavily )

You say there's
different kinds.

There's an abnormality in the
B cells of your lymph nodes.

You have the variety
of lymphoma

known as non-hodgkin,
or NHL.

Is that the bad kind?

Fortunately for you,
your lymphoma is localized.

That is, it's in only one part
of your body right now.

By lymphoma,

you mean cancer.

Let me talk plain to you, doc.

I know I got to die
one day, same as you.

Is this what's gonna get me?

It's very serious.

But you're in good shape
relative to your age.

First thing, I'm going to refer
you to a good oncologist I know.

And with treatment, it's roughly a 50%
survival rate, this type of illness.

And here I was stressing over
this cough I can't shake.

Your cough is environmental.

It's because of your job.

It's not connected
to the lymphoma.

Silver linings.


You live alone now, Albert?

Since Lorraine passed.

- But you--
- Three children, yes.


( Chuckles )

( Bird squawking )

We're, what, two blocks

from the fourth
district station?

That's right.

There's my baby,
what's left of her.

Thought she was gone for good

until the Homeland Security
guys told me they found her.

It looks like somebody
tried to hide the car

after they torched it,
you know?

They didn't do too good
a job of it.

Kids be playing down
here regular.

They probably the ones
who turned it over.

Or the city moved it when
they trimmed those trees.

Are there tags?

I took 'em off and turned
'em in to the DMV.

But you can prove
it's your car?

You can still read
the vin number on the dash.

Matches the number on my title.

You gonna leave it here?

Can't do nothing with it.

Insurance company thinks
I burned the car myself

to collect from the loss.

Why would I do that?

Shoot, I still got a loan
out on that car.

Paying a 250-a-month note on a
vehicle I ain't never gonna drive.

- No good deed, man.
- That's what I know.

( Music playing )

♪ I need an omen ♪

♪ I need a sign ♪

♪ I need to get
my peace of mind ♪

♪ honey, at night ♪

♪ I'll get down ♪

♪ oh, but I love you
on sacred ground ♪

♪ now, I've been guilty ♪

♪ I've been framed ♪

♪ woke up in the mornin' ♪

♪ another link in my chain ♪

♪ now, at night ♪

♪ I'll get down ♪

♪ oh, but I love you
on sacred ground. ♪