Treme (2010–2013): Season 3, Episode 5 - I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say - full transcript

Antoine Batiste does the 'Cupid Shuffle,' as Desiree's mother's house collapses. Annie T's visiting parents learn about her record deal. Albert Lambreaux's kids learn about his lymphoma. ...

Girl, is it me or is that clock
moving extremely slow today?

- A couple more hours.

-- Your phone ringing.

Hey, Neecee.

What is it?


Tell 'em not to touch anything.
I'm on my way. Tell 'em that.

Tell 'em to stop, God damn it.

Hold on. Hold on.

- Wrong way.
- This way, this way.

I'm so sorry, baby.
I told them, but they wouldn't listen.


Desiree, I'm gonna
call you back after class, all right?

They did it, Antoine. They fuckin' did it.

What? What are you talking about?

Mama's house, they tore it down.


-- Yeah!

-- Yeah.

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

That was an original piece
by Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown

called Little Big Chief.

This next one's by New Orleans' own
Jon Batiste, home for the holidays.

Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for him.

Yeah, you're right.


Always a pleasure
to be playing with these fellas again.

This next one is called
Calm Before the Storm.


- She's asleep?
- Uh-huh.

I got a gig at the Hall tomorrow.

- You wanna come?
- I don't know.

We'll see.

Take your mind off your troubles.

I doubt it.

You find out what happened?

Must have talked to five
different officers.

Nobody could tell me
how it could be on the NOAH list to be...

- What you call it?
- Remediated.


And on the "to-be-demolished" list
at the same time.

Well, you still own the lot.

For what that's worth.
Who's gonna buy it, anyway?

All that vacant land down there
look like the country.

Well, true that.

You tell your mama yet?

- All right?
- You all right?

- Delmond.
- Hey, good to see you again.

- Great set. Beautiful.
- Thank you.

Let me introduce you.

- Yates Healey.
- How are you doing?

- C.J. Liguori.
- I don't think we've met.

- Great set.
- Thank you, thank you. Appreciate it.

I thought I detected
a little Lee Morgan in there.

Yeah, I basically grew up
with The Sidewinder.

My tastes are a little previous to that.

Jabbo Smith, "Muggsy" Spanier.

- Ain't nothing wrong with that.
- I'm more Torn Browne myself.

We keep him around for his architectural
skills, not his musical tastes.

You all are involved
with the National Jazz Center thing.

Yeah. Any chance
we can get together after the holidays?

- I don't see why not.
- Great.

it takes a Dominicker hen to enjoy the sun

it takes a Dominicker hen to enjoy the sun

Take a Shanghai rooster

Put the Dominicker on the run


Same message I left yesterday.

I need to talk to Dr. Cataldi
about the Henry Glover case.

Glover, Henry.

Right. I'm also trying to get a roster

of all the forensic pathologists
who were at DMORT after the storm,

especially the ones who were out of state.


I've already had multiple conversations
with Dr. Minyard's office,

and they told me to call the State,
which is why I've been calling you.

All right.

Thank you.

This is some life legacy here.

Tootie made 52 suits.

Man, I'm just trying to
get it together for one.

It's a lot to live up to.

Tell me about it.

This is his last suit.

- He was the prettiest, no doubt.
- The family home

of Allison "Tootie" Montana,
Big Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas.

What's going on out there?

downtown Mardi Gras Indian suits.

Now, he had a...

What? Ladies and gentlemen,

we are witnessing the rare confluence
of two seminal New Orleans traditions.

The quiet power behind
the Yellow Pocahontas, Miss Joyce Montana,

her son, Big Chief Darryl Montana.

Also, Delmond Lambreaux,

modern jazz trumpeter par excellence,
also, son of Big Chief Albert Lambreaux.

Guardians of the Flame.

DJ Davis.


Love the new album with your dad.

- Thanks, brah.
-It's great.

What's going on?

McAlary's Musical Heritage Tours.

We're doing a whole spin
around the 7th Ward.

Don't get many tourists around here.

- Exact...

What did I say? Exactly.

Yeah, we'd just swing by,
pay our respects to your family,

wander across to Perseverance Hall,

and then check out Sidney Bechet's house
while it's still standing.

Sidney Bechet's house is around here?

Around the "cornder," Marais Street.

Do you care to join us?

Sidney Bechet's house? Desitively.


- So, how was Cochon?

Okay. Like, crazy busy all the time.

Well, we hope to be
crazy busy here, too.


Excuse me.

Aren't you worried? Because we can't...

I mean, you're not
even considering the

possibility of opening
without liquor, right?

- That'd be lethal.
- Lethal. I agree.

Now, don't sweat the small stuff, Chef.

I told you. That's what I'm here for.

- Liquor license is not small stuff, Tim.
-It'll be there.

I spoke to the lawyer this morning.

You worry about the kitchen, Chef.
I'll take care of this out here.

I think you'd be a great fit
if you're interested.



Okay, so, between 1900 and 1907,

Charles "Buddy" Bolden
basically invented jazz.

Before Jelly Roll Morton or after?

- You know...

All right...

This building here, Perseverance Hall,
built in the 1880s,

is one of two places left where we
actually know that Buddy Bolden played.

I'm confused.
Is this the same as Preservation Hall?

Nope. That's in the Quarter.

Told you.

- How much of this was due to Katrina?
- This place was a wreck before the storm.

In Chicago, Lincoln Gardens,

The Arcadia, pretty much
all of the buildings on the Stroll,

I mean, they met the
wrecking ball years ago.

Well, you know, Chicago, New York,
it's all about the future, you know?

Tear down, rebuild. Tear down, rebuild.

This is New Orleans.

We just let it go to hell.

Preservation through neglect.

They said he'd get back to me tomorrow.


Mafiana doesn't really mean tomorrow.
It just means not today.

I'm starting to understand that.

Cataldi might not have
the answers you're looking for anyway.

Why not?

The State didn't keep
very good records after the storm.

People came down here to help.

There were thousands of volunteers
from every corner of the country.

It was chaos.

Yeah, but not thousands
of forensic pathologists.

No. Dozens maybe.

That's the size list we could cold-call,
if we had it.

Is there a way to compile one,
you know, state by state?

Maybe their public health people
kept records.


Local papers.

If some forensic pathologist in Scranton
volunteered at DMORT for a few days,

it might not be a big deal down here,
but in Scranton...

Front page news.

Page three of the Living section anyway.

-- Oh, my God, thank you so much.

I mean, really? It's definite?
I can tell the boys?

I don't even know what to say. I don't...

Okay, all right. Well,
Merry Christmas, Marvin.

Okay. All right.

- Great tour today! You will not believe...
- Okay, I will.

-...who I ran into.
- I will. Okay, bye.

-"Yeah, I will." "I will," what?
Who was that? -It was Marvin.

- He had some good news.

Who did you run into?

Joyce and Darryl Montana,
and Delmond Lambreaux.

- Davis, what the fuck?
- Sess 4-5.

Dropped it off last night at 'OZ.
It's brand-new.

-It's a rallying cry to stop...
- No. Shoes.

- What?
- Shoes, off.

- What? I gotta pee.
- Shoes!

It's a rallying cry to stop the demolition.

- What demolition?
- The projects, the big four.

There's 4,500 units of low-income housing.

The city's gonna vote on it tomorrow.

- Right, right. Okay. So, Davis...
- No, Annie.

It has been my experience that
parents respond more to cool indifference

than desperate attempts to please.

Yeah, well, you would know.

They're not staying here, are they?

Relax. They're at The Columns.

Fuck. Perfect. They'll
really like that place.

Yeah, but you don't know my mother.

I mean, she'll find some
excuse to drop by and

go over every surface
with a white glove.


Never mind.

What did Marvin want?

I'll tell you later.

-- Shit.

License and registration, please.

You know why I pulled you over, miss?
You didn't use your turn signal back there.

- But I did.

What's that smell? Is that marijuana?

- What?
- Step out of the vehicle, please.

Me and Davina
are doing the cooking this year.

You think we don't know how?

Well, if Cheri was coming...

What you mean "if Cheri was coming"?

They're taking the kids
to Brian's folks this year.

I thought they was definitely coming.

Well, they ain't. I talked
to her this morning.

- You gonna eat something, Daddy?
- When I'm hungry.

No, leave that. I'll get it. I'll get it.

You get to your gig-

Don't forget
you're my ride tomorrow morning.

You're serious about that?

Folks still wanting to come home
and all them buildings standing empty.

Damn right I'm gonna be there.

They've been wanting
to tear them projects down for years.

Yeah, well, even a fool
can see what's happening.

Public housing, Charity Hospital.

Yeah, they've been
wanting to get rid of all of them.

'Cause who's it benefit?

Poor folks, black folks.

You think I'd be running around town now,

hat in hand, jumping through hoops, trying
to find a doctor if Charity was open?

- Probably not.
- Well, then...

They're trying to wash us away, son.

What the storm and them broken levees
didn't finish...

This is their golden opportunity.

- You gonna get yourself arrested again?
- Nope.

But I will make myself heard.

No doubt.

Cleanest car I've seen in a while.

Who does your detailing?

I guess I was mistaken
about the smell, huh?

You really should be more careful driving,
Miss Bernette.

You have a good night, you hear?

Hey, my bucket got a hole in it

Yeah, my bucket's got a hole in it

Can't buy no beer

Yeah, my bucket's got a hole in it

I said my bucket's got a hole in it

My bucket's got a hole in it

I can't buy no beer

I hear you knockin', but you can't come in

I hear you knockin', but you can't come in

I hear you knockin', but you can't come in

You ain't got no beer

Tell them something. Tell them something.

Yeah, that's right.


That's over the line, even for you.

If Wilson hasn't left a
trail of fire behind

him, he's got nothing
to worry about.

Nobody will come forward.

And if he has,
wouldn't you want to know about it?

- Has anyone come forward?
- What do you think?

Either way,
this has nothing to do with my daughter.

I came to you,

instead of going to PIB and filing
a formal complaint against your officers.

Thought you might want to
handle it in-house.

Harassing my daughter.
That's not crossing a line for you?

You'll look into it?

I'll look into it.

- Hey, Daddy.


Got a call from Cheri.

Suddenly, Brian's people all right
with them not being there Christmas day.

If I wanted them to know,
I'd have told them.

Your problems are our problems, Daddy.

Davina know, too?

Damn, boy.

She's just like her mother.
I'm not gonna get a minute's peace.

- They needed to know.
- We're gonna be late.

- There she is.
- Hi.

- Hi.
- Sweetheart, it's so wonderful to see you.

- Hi. Dad.
- Hi, baby.

Come, sit. Sit, sit, sit.

- I'm sorry that I'm late.
- Not at all, sweetheart.

- We just checked in.
- Yeah.

- Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.

- So how was your flight?
- No complaints.


So, where's the boyfriend?

- Davis will be joining us this evening.
-We're looking forward to meeting him.

- And to hearing you play.
- Great.

Tonight is your band?

No, tonight is the private party.
It's just gonna be violin and piano.

What is the repertoire?

Great American Songbook, some originals.

Nothing classical?

What about that Elgar piece you
used to play, "Salut d'amour"?


You know, we might do some Scott Joplin.
And there's a Gottschalk piece.

Gottschalk? I'm not familiar with...

He is the first important
early Louisiana composer.

- I'm looking forward to hearing your band.

So we are Annie T. and Her Bayou Cadillac.

It's kind of like
a roots swamp-rock/Cajun thing.

Bayou Cadillac.

I love it.

You know, the guys,
they all play multiple instruments.

It's very cool.
The piano, accordion, guitar, fiddle...

Sometime, you have to explain to me the
difference between a fiddle and a violin.

Well, fiddle is vernacular music,
and violin is...

- ls not vernacular?

- So I've been writing songs. Yeah.
- Oh.

And I've been singing.



- I didn't know you could sing.
- I didn't either.

It's just something
I've been working on down here.

It has been quite an adventure, hasn't it?

Yeah, yeah, it has.

- Ready for a refill?
- No, thank you.

You know, if you need
something stronger,

it's never too early to
start in New Orleans.

- Well, when in Rome...

Brandy milk punch, please.


Why not?

You know what? Make it three.

- Chief.
- Hey, Suber.

- Glad to see you here.
- Yeah, baby.

You, too.

Hey, just trying to
keep the old man out of trouble.

Why's everybody out here?

They say the chambers are full.
They're not letting anyone else in.

Not even press.

The meeting was supposed to start at 10:00.

They decided to
swear Jackie Clarkson in at 9:00.

By the time our people got here,
the whole chamber was packed.

Fix is in. I knew it.

You got a feeling for how it's gonna fall?

Four-three, everybody's saying,
in favor of demolition.

- Four white, three black.
- Afraid so.

Here's another one from St. Louis.

Medical facilities.

Could I speak with Dr. Evans, please?

- Who's calling?
- My name is Toni Bernette.

I'm calling from New Orleans.
I'm an attorney.

And I would like to talk to Dr. Evans
about the work he did here post-Katrina.

So why did you come
here today? What's your message?

- Well, we came just to say that

people can't come home
unless they have a place to live.

And these buildings were not damaged
and they should not be torn down.

But what about the council members

who say you'll have
better housing, new housing?

We don't believe that.
We're pleased with what we have.

- From the projects to the streets!
- No justice, no peace!

Another applicant in front.

- Brunette, perky, petite?
- No. This one's for you.


- Paul, what are you doing in New Orleans?
- Well, I heard you were hiring.

- No, don't tease me. God!

Come on, what brings you down here?

- How's things with Brulard?
- Not so good. Not good at all.

Really? Has he been
listening to your fish?

If only.

That fuckin' maniac
threw a plate of risotto at me.

- No.
- Yeah.

But he didn't throw it, actually.
He pressed.

He pressed a plate of risotto up against
what I would call my nether regions.

- Did that hurt?
- Well, it was warm, but not in a good way.

So, you know, being a gentleman of leisure,
I thought I'd come down here

and see what the big noise was
about this place you're opening up.

Are you serious?

Yeah, maybe start
a sweet segue into southern living.

Would you really wanna work here?

Come on, New Orleans is a little off the
grid for a big New York rising-star chef.

I just wanna cook, and I think
this would be an awesome place to do it.

Plus, you and I, a couple of Brulard
terror survivors, we understand each other.

- If you want a job, I got one for you.
- Great.

- When do I start?
- How about now?

- I can't. Yeah, okay.
- Come on, you're late.

-- I'll show you the kitchen.

Let us in! Let us in!
Let us in! Let us in! Let us in!

You, back up. Get back from the gate.

Let us in! Let us in! Let us in!

Back up!

You're causing trouble again.
Put your hands behind your head.

You all right?

Get him some water!
Get him some water!

-- Dad, you all right? Thank you, thank you.

-- Dad, Dad.

-- Hey, hey, hey.

Wipe your eyes. Wipe your eyes.
Here, here, here, here.

Looks like your ass is going back to jail,

This ain't gonna be
another Indian fuckin' photo op.

Don't arrest his ass. Him either.

Let's get outta here. Let's go.

- You all right?
- Back up!

-- Get out of here, man!

-- You all right?


Thank you.

So lovely.

So, do you wanna do
All That and Then Some?

Yeah, we can sneak some Fessnicity in
while no one's listening.

- Exactly.

Two, three, four.

The mambo
figures prominently in New Orleans piano.

- Professor Longhair...
- I don't know him.

It's the Cuba connection.

Jelly Roll Morton called
it the Spanish Tinge.

There actually used to
be an overnight ferry

between New Orleans
and Havana, so...

They say that a lot here.

- What? Spanish Tinge?
- No. "There used to be."

"There used to be this.
There used to be that."

So how's your Vietnamese, son?

-- And I don't mean pillow talk.

Right back at you, motherfucker.

- So you're loving it.
- Yeah, I am.

The work, too?

Well, you know, I don't wanna
do it for the rest of my life, but...

Damn, you got it bad.

So you doing
Christmas dinner with the family?

L got a gig-

- She's not too happy about that.
- They never are.

I was supposed to meet her grandmother.

Son, that's an honor.
No wonder she's pissed.

- What's the gig?
- With Lightnin' at Mimi's.

If I was you, I'd reconsider.

I see you Iookin'

Yeah, baby.
That's what I'm talking about.

Dig what you see

I know what you're thinkin'

There ain't much to
me I'm no Beyoncé

But to my man, I am stacked

'Cause nature supplied me, baby

Not the T.J. Maxx

I've got everything you need

Said I'm gonna keep my man satisfied

Tell 'em, baby.

Merry fuckin' Christmas to me.

Sounds good. Always liked Sharon.

You just happened to be
in the neighborhood?

In this neighborhood? Of course not.
Here to talk to you.

- What are you drinking?
- Courvoisier.

Let me see.

There must be
a dirty glass around here somewhere.

You know how to hold a grudge.

I admire that.

What do you want, Bernard?

What I want is for my
brother and his family

to break bread with me
and mine at Christmas.

We're dining out.

For Christmas?

Come to our house.

You know what?

You're right.

- Family and all that.
- Good.

Y'all come here.


The bar?

The bar will be closed. I'll cook.

That's an interesting idea,
but Victorine's cooking.

She don't cook. Might be catering it.

What I thought.

Well, I damn sure ain't going out there.


See, I done made my last trip
to English Turn in this lifetime.

Officers tasered two people
and arrested several more.

As the violence spilled outside, council
members were determined to push on.

Well, Lucy and Dennis, after
hours of debates and months of protests,

the city council did decide unanimously

to tear down
the big four housing projects in the city.

- Unanimous, huh?
- ...after a morning of violence.

Late this afternoon, Mayor Nagin
praised council members for their vote

and what he called behind-the-scenes work
in the days leading up to the vote.

Are you kidding me?

There's only one way you can get to
seven-zero out of something like that,

and it ain't by holding hands
and singing Kumbaya.

What's Kumbaya?

...and worked their differences out,
came to a great place.

And we stand here unified
as the entire council, the administration,

and everybody's saying,
"This is a new day in New Orleans."

I'm just saying, when everybody agrees,
there's something in it for everybody.

REPORTER Zim outside of City Hall.

That's where our Bill Capo
spent the day. Bill, what can you tell us?

People who witnessed the scene outside

the city council chambers
said it reminded them of the 1960s.

- Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.

They're almost ready. Come on in.

I got my mama waiting in the car.

- Hey, where's Larry?
- Hey.

The flu. Flat on his
back in English Turn.

Man, that's rough.

- Come on. I love you.
- I love you, too.


- Thank you.
- You, too, darling.

- Bye.
- Bye.

- Merry Christmas.
- Thank you. Merry Christmas.

- Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.

-- That's not a rabbit. it was a squirrel.


I would like to propose a toast
to Lost Highway's newest recording star.

Hear, hear.

Thank you.

- We're proud of you, darling.
- Thank you.

Well, it isn't the Deutsche
Grammophon, but...

-- You're joining us tonight, right?

- Yeah.
- I wouldn't miss it.

It's so nice here this time of the year.
I had no idea.

Camellias in bloom, 50 degrees.

- We took the trolley.
- Yes.

It's a streetcar, Daddy.

You know, we haven't done that in years.

When you live here,
you take certain things for granted.


This is a charming
city, no doubt about it.

We are worrying about the crime.

Well, crime is a huge problem.

- But there are reasons for optimism.
- Such as?

Well, the city council just voted
to tear down the public housing projects.

Mother, the projects have been closed
since the storm and we still have crime.

In fact, it's worse. So tearing
down the projects isn't the answer.

Well, the lberville is open,
and they're not tearing that down.


I can't help if they can't pronounce
the name of where they live.

I love it.

The uptown matron telling the folks in
the hood how to pronounce where they live.

I am not a matron.

What is this Uberville?

- It's a public housing project in Tremé.
- Yeah?

Near where Davis and Annie live.

You live next to a housing project?

No, it's way on the other side
of Armstrong Park.

You know, it's another great example of
this city at war with its cultural essence.

Davis, I would hardly
call the demolition of

the projects a war on
our cultural essence.

What? It's nothing less.

All the great musicians
to come out of the projects...

Germaine Bazzle, Willie
Tee, Earl Turbinton,

The Neville Brothers,
Mr. Google Eyes.

- I love Mr. Google Eyes!

I know you do, Dad.

What about all the criminals
that come out of the projects?

Yeah, what about all the criminals
that come out of your alma mater LSU?

Davis has a point there, Roger.

- Mimi.
- MIMII Well, what?

There's Edwin Edwards,
Billy Cannon, Gil Dozier, David Duke.

But the question
is whether where Annie lives is safe now.

- Yes.
- No.

-- Could somebody pass the oyster dressing?

That's some spread.
Gumbo and crab soup.

Stuffed mirlitons and stuffed peppers.

- Turkey and roast pork.
- Thank you.

Now sweet potato pie and pecan pie, too.

-- Well, we all get together so seldom,

we just wanted to be sure
you had all your favorites.

- All my favorites?
- All your holiday favorites.

In one meal?

This is not my last Christmas dinner.

- Next year, I'll cook. Understood?
- We got it.

Well, I'm just grateful that neither of
you two got seriously hurt the other day.

You think pepper spray is not serious?

- My eyes still sting.
- Daddy, you know what I mean.

- Or arrested.
- Yeah, you're right.

That was foolish.
I shouldn't have gone down there.

It was a done deal, that vote.

That was just for show.
Sorry I was part of it.

You stood up for what you believed in.

You fought the good fight.

Yeah, well, somebody else
can fight that fight.

I'm tired.

I says, "Could,
you know, you do a holiday tie?"

And I says to Martin, "Colson's tie
looks like a nine-volt battery."

Silent night.

Let's hope.

- Who else is on?
- Silby and Cappell.

Well, I see Cappell. Where's Silby?

Hey. Cappell.

- Where's Silby?
- Errand.

You read the 24s yet?

Halliday caught a doozy last night.

A man shot
on the corner of Liberty and Valence.

You don't get it, do you?

I get it.

"Hey, pilgrim. Here's your popgun."

Kay. It's me.

Thanks. Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas, kiddo.

You and your brother having a good day?


You get the present I sent you?

In fact, I'm wearing it right now.

- Everything okay?
- Fine, thank you.

- Well, Jen, everything good for you?
- Lovely, Steve.

Nice consommé.

- What's wrong?
- Nothing.

I was just thinking since Daddy...

Maybe we need a change
from our old traditions, you know?

Like what? This?

Let's have dinner at home next Christmas.

Sure, if I'm home from school.

Why wouldn't you be?

I don't know.

Well, is there anything else
you'd like to do differently?

I don't know.

Maybe we could
go look at the Christmas lights.

Al Copeland's?

Dad used to say that house
was a garish display of new wealth.

He was right.

It doesn't make it any less...

- Awesome.
- Awesome.

So, next year, Al Copeland's
Christmas lights.


We can go tomorrow night if you want.

No date?

I was supposed to hang out with
Scottie and some friends, but whatever.

Or you could invite them to come along.


Seriously. Why not?

You brought the wind, you brought the rain

Katrina, you've caused me pain

I need water and I need bread

I need Katrina out of my bed

Katrina, get out of my bed

Thank you.

Thank you so much.

So I was supposed to be
in Vienna by now, or Philadelphia.

Yeah, playing with a high-class "sympathy"
orchestra, as Professor Longhair would say.

But instead, I took a
big detour in my life.

And this Christmas,
I convinced my mom and dad... come down to New Orleans,
see what I've been up to.

So I hope this next song helps to explain.

I'm a family girl

I wasn't born to roam

But seems like every Christmas
finds me farther from my home

I love singin' my song
But it gets me down

To hang my stocking in some hotel

When the fat man comes to town

But it's all right
It's gonna be okay

'Cause this year I'll be home

Come Louisiana Christmas
day Oh, now, Mama

I'm gonna find a way

Your little girl's coming on home

For Louisiana Christmas day



I thought we had another 10 minutes.

A little Christmas cheer?

Nah, I'm cool.

We'll make it snow.

Nah, I'm good.

All right.

- All right
All right

- Gonna be okay
- Gonna be okay

- Yeah, I'll be home
- I'll be home

On Louisiana Christmas day

- Oh, now, Mama
- Mama

- I'm gonna find a way
- We're gonna find a way

- Yeah, I'll be home
- I'll be home

For Louisiana Christmas day

- Oh, it's gonna be all right
- Gonna be all right

- Gonna be okay
- Gonna be okay

I'm not saying it's right,
but what did she expect?

Families are out of bounds.

I'm just saying, you stick your hand
in the beehive, you're gonna get stung.

Wilson's off the reservation.

Must be.

He had to know, right? That she'd react.

She went straight to Grayson.

- Grayson hates her.
- She's got balls.



- Thanks for joining us.
-Yeah, fuck you.

Silby, where the hell have you been?


Had to pick up
a couple of prescriptions for my wife.


this is the first time I've seen your face
since your shift started.

Where the fuck is your pharmacy?
Baton Rouge?

Didn't you get my message?

I was following up with an eyewitness.

On Christmas day?

She doesn't live in town anymore.

Only came back for the holiday.

- Said, "Now or never."
- Silby.

We'll finish this later.

Out of the darkness
and into the light.

Get home safe, boys.

Thanks, Miss JoAnn.

- You coming?
- Nah, I'm done.

That was epic, man.

Glad to have you back.

- Watch out, crackhead.
- Fuck.

Coming in hot.

- Looking good.
- Scallops are happy.

Getting there. Getting there.

We got a state-of-the-art
recording studio,

classroom and exhibition space,

maybe a cafe, art gallery.

- What about the fence?
- The fence?

The fence around Armstrong Park.

That cuts it off from
the rest of the Tremé.

- The neighborhood hates it.
- Why?

It's an insult.

Keeps the kids out,
the little Louis Armstrongs.

Tells them they're not wanted.

We'll look into what's involved
in taking it down.

Some of us were involved
in the Jazz Center project

that would have been constructed
where city hall is now.

Why did that fall through?

The mayor and some of the partners
didn't see eye to eye.

But the silver lining is we're better off.

The municipal auditorium
is an historic building.

The financing is there
and we're in Louis Armstrong Park.

Congo Square, the root of it all.

Bringing back Congo Square would be huge.

Look, we want an artist at the table,

someone who knows the community.

We'd like your father
to be on board as well.

We want the whole spectrum
of authentic New Orleans culture.

The real deal,
that's the experience people want.

- Big Chiefs where Rex and Comus meet?

It's a new day, Delmond.

Why not?

I don't know.

- I can't make up my mind.

I'll tell you what,
Chief, take it all home.

- Bring back what you don't want.
- Thank you. That'll work.

It don't matter what
color you choose anyway.

I'm gonna be the prettiest.

You mean you're gonna be
the prettiest downtown, huh?

Alan, Taylor, I want you to meet Miss Ana.

- Hello.
- Miss Helen, and Chief Howard.

Hey, how y'all doing, baby?

- Good.
- Let me get up out of here.

Miss Helen, I'm gonna
bring back what I don't use

so you can sell it to this fella here.

Chief, what can I do for you?

You know what I need?

I need some of those
teardrop sew-on acrylics you carry,

light green, you know.

Both sides, now.

And I ordered some plumes.

- I wanna check on them, too.


- Chief Doucette.
- What's up, brother?

- Happy holidays.
- That was fast.

This is it?

Playing without a permit,
public intoxication,

speeding ticket.

Pretty law-abiding for a street musician.

Is he really 27?

Shrimp Clemenceau with
roasted new potatoes, mushrooms,

sugar snap peas,
and Becnel's Meyer lemon butter.

Thank you, Chef.

- This is good.
- What did I tell you?

It's delicious, Tim.

I couldn't believe it was seven-zero,
even with all that protest.

We're maturing as a community.

The protestors you saw
were the last gasp of a dying mentality.

We finally have the Philistines on the run.

Well, thanks for coming out.

- Cheers.
- Cheers.

Here's to a healthy and
prosperous new year.

This public housing thing,
the redevelopment,

obviously it's gonna be huge.

It has the potential to transform the city.

That thing we were worried about,

there hasn't been any repercussions.

I feel I've put in my time,

learned the lay of the land, so to speak.

I like you, Nelson, and you seemed
to have weathered that storm, but...

It's not clear to me what you as an
outsider can bring to this venture.

Bacon-wrapped Louisiana pork loin
with smothered greens,

roasted butternut squash,
and Steen's Cane Syrup jus.


You know what makes this dish really great?

Steen's Cane Syrup.

Costs half as much as Vermont Maple Syrup.

But you put those words
on a menu in this town and people go crazy,

tourists and locals alike.

This dish is a moneymaker.

- Are you ready?
- Ready.

-- The hell was that?

--it's a cop.

- Officer.
- Evening, ma'am.

Is that your car?

I was just driving by and noticed
someone smashed your windshield.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Enjoy your evening.