Treme s03e05 Episode Script

I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say

- ( Chatter ) - ( Machine whirring ) Girl, is it me or is that clock moving extremely slow today? - Desiree: A couple more hours.
- ( Chuckles ) - ( Cell phone buzzing ) - Your phone ringing.
Hey, Neecee.
What is it? Oh, shit.
Tell 'em not to touch anything.
I'm on my way.
Tell 'em that.
( Phone ringing ) Tell 'em stop, God damn it.
Now kick, now kick, now kick, now kick now walk it by yourself, now walk it by yourself to the right, to the right, to the right, to the right to the left, to the left, to the left, to the left now kick, now kick, now kick, now kick - now walk it by yourself - ( Cell phone ringing ) Now walk it by yourself - Hold on.
Hold on.
- Now you see what I'm talkin' about oh, I represent for the dirty south where we're known for swingin' out I'm gonna show you what I'm talkin' about down, down, do your dance do your dance, shake it right down, down, do your dance, do your dance - Wrong way.
- This way, this way.
I'm so sorry, baby.
I told them, but they wouldn't listen.
( Metal creaking ) Motherfuckers.
Antoine: 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.
What?! ( Wood crunching ) ( 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! ( Band playing ) - ( Cheering, applause ) - Ha ha ha ha, yeah! ( Laughing ) 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's own Jon Batiste, home for the holidays, ladies and gentlemen.
- Give it up for him.
- Yeah, you're right.
Yeah! Always a pleasure to be playing with these fellas again.
This next one is called "Calm Before the Storm.
" Enjoy.
( Band playing ) ( Fridge door opens, closes ) ( Antoine grunts ) - 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.
- Uh-huh.
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? ( Sighs ) ( Chatter ) - All right? - You all right? - Delmond.
- Hey, good to see you again.
- Great set.
- Thank you.
Let me introduce you.
- Yates Healey.
- How are you doing? - C.
- 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.
Oh, 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 Tom Browne myself.
We keep him around for his architectural skills, not his musical tastes.
Oh, oh, you all are involved with the national jazz center thing.
Any chance we can get together after the holidays? - I don't see why not.
- C.
: 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 ( Yodeling ) Thanks.
: Same message I left yesterday-- I need to talk to Dr.
Cataldie about the Henry Glover case.
Glover, Henry.
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.
Whew, 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.
- Davis: The family home of Allison "Tootie" Montana, big chief of the yellow Pocahontas.
Woman: What's going on out there? Davis: Three-dimensional 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.
Davis, W.
Love the new album with your dad.
- Thanks, bro.
- It's great.
What's going on? Mcalary's musical heritage tours.
We're doing a whole spin around the seventh ward.
Don't get many tourists around here.
- Exact-- - ( Crowd chuckles ) 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.
Whoa, Sidney Bechet's house is around here? Around the "cornder.
" Marais Street.
Do-- you care to join us? Sidney Bechet's house? "Desitively.
" Great! - ( Clattering ) - Tim: So, how was cochon? Woman: Okay.
Like, crazy busy all the time.
Tim: Well, we hope to be crazy busy here, too.
Tim? Excuse me.
Aren't you worried? Because we can't-- I mean, you're not even considering the possibility of opening without liquor, right? - ( Laughs ) 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, um, take care of this out here.
Tim: I think you'd be a great fit if you're interested.
Tim: Terrific.
Okay, so between 1900 and 1907, Charles "Buddy" Bolden basically invented jazz.
Before jelly roll Morton or after? - You know ( Sighs ) - ( Laughing ) 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.
Uh, 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? Oh, 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-- this is New Orleans.
( Rooster crows ) We just, uh, let it go to hell.
Preservation through neglect.
They said he'd get back to me tomorrow.
Manana doesn't really mean tomorrow.
It just means not today.
I'm starting to understand that.
Cataldie 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.
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.
( Both laugh ) - ( Music playing over stereo ) - Oh, my God, thank you so much.
I-- I mean, really? It's definite? I can tell the boys? I-- I-- I don't even know what to say.
I-- 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.
- ( Music stops ) Mm.
- Who did you run into? - Joyce and Darryl Montana and Delmond Lambreaux.
( Music blaring ) Davis, what the fuck? Sess four-five.
Dropped it off last night at O.
It's brand-new.
- It's a rallying cry to stop-- - No.
- 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.
Oh, right, right.
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.
- Oh, fuck.
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.
What?! Never mind.
What did Marvin want? ( Loud music continues ) I'll-- I'll tell you later.
- ( Blinker ticking ) - I keep it burned up but I don't use it on my people I know my enemy, I'm at war with a true evil I'm up early every morning to show discipline and I use bait and hooks just like the fishermen I see snakes evolve and shed his skin in test subjects I know that they was in a experiment just like the project, it's just there to project and I object to us being used as objects and I don't wanna be a slave no more so I need a white man's bank his bitches and hos, yeah - ( Siren chirps ) - Shit.
( Chirping ) - ( Blinker ticking ) - My people know how to ride you can ride with me my people know how to die, stay alive with me - no surrender, no retreat - ( Radio turns off ) ( Sighs ) License and registration, please.
You know why I pulled you over, miss? You didn't use your turn signal back there.
- But I did.
- ( Sniffs ) What's that smell? Is that marijuana? - What? - Step out of the vehicle, please.
( Sighs ) ( Music playing over stereo ) Delmond: Me and Davina are doing the cooking this year.
( Chuckling ) 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-- 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? ( Band playing ) Hey, my bucket got a hole in it yeah, my bucket's 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.
( Drawer closes ) 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'll 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 P.
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.
( Men chattering ) - ( Grunts ) - Hey, daddy.
What? 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? ( Sighs ) 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.
Man: There she is.
- Hi.
- Oh, sweetheart, it's so wonderful to see you.
- Hi.
- 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.
- Good.
So where's the boyfriend? Davis will be joining us this evening.
Well, we're looking forward to meeting him.
- And to hearing you play.
- Mario: Mm-hmm.
- 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? ( Laughs ) What about that Elgar piece you used to play, "Salut d'Amour"? Huh? No? You know, we might do some Scott Joplin.
- Mm-hmm.
- 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.
( Women laugh ) So we are Annie tee and her bayou Cadillac.
( All laugh ) It's kind of like a roots swamp-rock slash cajun thing.
Bayou Cadillac.
I love it.
( Chuckles ) 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-- - Is not vernacular? - ( Laughs ) So I've-- I've been writing songs.
- Mario: Oh.
- Yeah.
And I've-- I've been singing.
- Parents: Singing? - Annie: Yeah.
( Laughing ) - 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 - ( Annie laughs ) Brandy milk punch, please.
- Annie: Dad? - Why not? You know what-- make it three.
( Laughs ) Thanks.
( Crowd chattering ) - 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? - Woman: 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.
- ( Sighs ) Toni: Here's another one from St.
( Dialing ) Woman: Medical facilities.
Toni: Hello.
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.
- ( Crowd chanting ) - Bill capo: So why did you come here today? - What's your message? - Woman: 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.
Woman #2: But what about the council members who say you'll have better housing, new housing? Woman: We don't believe that.
We're pleased with what we have.
From the projects to the streets! Crowd: No justice, no peace! From the projects to the streets! Crowd: No justice, no peace! Man: From the projects to the streets! Crowd: No justice, no peace! ( Music playing over stereo ) And evergreens all snowy white sleigh bells ringing through the night Another applicant in front.
Brunette, perky, petite? No.
This one's for you.
Bonnie! ( Laughing ) Paul, what are you doing in New Orleans? Well, I heard you were hiring.
- Mwah.
- No, don't tease me.
- ( Laughing ) - Come on, what brings you down here? - Uh - How's things at Brulard? - Oh, not so good.
Not good at all.
- Really? - Has he been listening to your fish? - ( Laughs ) 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.
- Huh? - ( Laughs ) If you want a job, I got one for you.
- Great.
When do I start? - How about now? - Oh, I can't.
Yeah, okay.
- Come on, you're late.
- ( Laughing ) - I'll show you the kitchen.
( Crowd chanting ) Let us in! Let us in! Let us in! - Let us in! Let us in! - Officer: You, back up.
- Get back from the gate.
- Let us in! Let us in! Let us in! Let us in! ( Chanting continues ) ( Spraying ) ( Women screaming ) - ( All shouting ) - ( Camera clicking ) Officer: Back up! ( Taser crackling ) Officer #2: You're causing trouble again.
Put your hands behind your head.
- ( Camera clicks ) - ( All shouting, screaming ) - ( Spray hissing ) - ( People shouting ) - Woman: You all right? - Man: Get him some water! Get him some water! - ( Albert coughing ) - Dad, you all right? Thank you, thank you.
- ( Coughing ) - Dad, dad.
- ( Choking ) - Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Wipe your eyes.
Wipe your eyes.
Here, here, here, here.
Looks like your ass is going back to jail, chief.
Unh-unh, 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.
- ( Cameras clicking ) - ( Albert groans ) - You all right? - Officer: Back up! - ( Groaning ) - Get out of here, man! ( Helicopter hovering ) - ( Coughing ) - You all right? Dad, dad? - ( Music playing ) - ( Soft chatter ) ( Scattered applause ) Annie: Thank you.
Oh, 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.
- ( Both laugh ) 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.
" Cornell: So how's your Vietnamese, son? - ( Sonny laughs ) - And I don't mean pillow talk.
- ( Speaks Vietnamese ) - ( Cornell laughs ) Right back at you, motherfucker.
- ( Both laugh ) - 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? I got a gig.
She's not too happy about that.
( Laughs ) 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.
( Tsks ) If I was you, I'd reconsider.
I see you lookin' Woman: 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 Beyonce but to my man I am stacked 'cause nature supplied me, baby not the T.
Maxx I've got everything you need said I'm gonna keep my man satisfied Woman: 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? - Mm-hmm.
Come to our house.
( Sighs ) You know what-- you're right.
Family and all that.
Y'all come here.
Here? - The bar? - Mm-hmm.
The bar'll 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.
- Ladonna-- - Unh-unh.
See, I done made my last trip to English turn in this lifetime.
Reporter: Officers tasered two people and arrested several more.
As the violence spilled outside, council members were determined to push off.
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"? Nagin: 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 #2: Outside of city hall.
Reporter: That's where our bill capo spent the day.
Bill, what can you tell us? Bill: People who witnessed the scene outside the city council chambers said it reminded them of the 1960s.
( Music playing over stereo ) ( Knocking at door ) - Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.
They're almost ready.
Come on in.
Oh, I got my mama waiting in the car.
- Hey, where's Larry? - Hey.
The flu.
Flat on his back in English turn.
- Oh, man, that's rough.
- ( Chuckles ) - Come on.
I love you.
- I love you, too.
- Bye.
- Bye-bye.
- Randall: Thank you.
- Desiree: You, too, darling.
- Bye.
- Antoine: Bye.
- Merry Christmas.
- Thank you.
Merry Christmas.
- Desiree: Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.
- ( Laughter ) - That's not a rabbit.
It was a squirrel.
( Laughter continues ) Ramona: Oh, Davis! ( Clinking ) I would like to propose a toast to lost highway's newest recording star.
Others: Hear, hear.
Thank you.
- We're proud of you, darling.
- Thank you.
Well, it isn't Deutsche grammophon, but - ( Laughing ) - You're joining us tonight, right? - Oh, yeah.
- Oh, I wouldn't miss it.
It's so nice here this time of the year.
I had no idea.
Camellias in bloom, 50°.
- 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.
- Yes.
- 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? - Ramona: 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.
Ramona: Well, the "Ibberville" is open and they're not tearing that down.
" Oh, 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 Uber-- Uberville? - It's a public housing project in Treme.
- Theresa: 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.
Oh, 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, Neville brothers.
- Mm! - Mr.
Google eyes.
Oh, I love Mr.
Google eyes! - ( Laughter ) - 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 L.
? Ooh, Davis has a point there, Roger.
- Mimi.
- Mimi: Well, what? There's Edwin Edwards, Billy Cannon, Gil Dozier, David Duke.
Theresa: But the question is whether where Annie lives is safe now.
- Yes.
- No.
( Sighs ) Could somebody pass the oyster dressing? Albert: 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.
- ( Chuckles ) - 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.
Davina: You stood up for what you believed in.
- You fought the good fight.
- Hmm.
Yeah, well, somebody else can fight that fight.
I'm tired.
( Chatter ) Niklolich: 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.
( Imitates John Wayne ) "Hey, pilgrim, here's your popgun.
" ( Laughs ) Kay, it's me.
Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas, kiddo.
You and your brother having a good day? Good.
You get the present I sent you? In fact, I'm wearing it right now.
- Waiter: Everything okay? - Fine, thank you.
- Well, Jen, everything good for you? - Lovely, Steve.
Woman: Nice consomme.
- Sofia: What's wrong? - Toni: 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.
( Laughs ) 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.
Why not? Hmm? ( Laughs ) You brought the wind, you brought the rain Katrina, you've caused me pain you've caused me pain I need water and I need rain I need Katrina out of my bed Katrina, get out of my bed.
( Song ends ) ( Applause, cheering ) Annie: 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.
( Crowd chuckles ) But instead, I took a big detour in my life.
And this Christmas I convinced my mom and dad - ( Crowd cheering ) - ( Annie laughs ) to come down to New Orleans, see what I've been up to.
So I hope this next song helps to explain.
( Crowd cheering ) 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 ( Muffled music playing ) ( Chatter ) Leo: Hey.
Sonny: Already? 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.
- It's all right - Crowd: 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 ( Police radio chatter ) 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.
( Laughs ) Yeah.
- Thanks for joining us.
- Yeah, fuck you.
Silby, where the hell have you been? Pharmacy.
Had to pick up a couple of prescriptions for my wife.
Detective, 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.
( Train horn blaring ) - Todd: Ooh.
- Leo: Out of the darkness, 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.
( Music blaring over stereo ) It might be superstition but when I hear 'em in the night I say a prayer - it might be superstition - Coming in hot.
- But when I hear 'em in the night - Yeah.
I say a prayer - Man: Looking good.
- Paul: Scallops are happy.
And that's 'cause I respects tradition like the kind they carry on in Congo square Congo square.
Getting there.
Getting there.
Will: 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 Treme.
- 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? - ( All laugh ) It's a new day, Delmond.
Why not? I don't know.
- I can't make up my mind.
- ( Bell dings ) 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? ( Both laugh ) Alan, Taylor, I want you to meet miss Ana - Hello.
- Miss Helen, and chief Howard.
Hey, how y'all doing, baby? - Good.
- Howard: 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.
( Men chuckle ) 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.
Oh, and I ordered some plumes.
- I wanna check on them, too.
- ( Bell dings ) - Oh! Oh, 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? ( Music playing over P.
) 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.
( Band playing ) 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.
( Chuckles ) Mm.
( Faucet running ) - Are you ready? - Ready.
- ( Smashing ) - The hell was that? - ( Knocking at door ) - 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.
( Car door closes, engine starts ) ( Music playing ) you don't know what it's all about you're rambunctious, obnoxious gonna put you out I thought I heard Buddy Bolden shout I thought I heard judge Fogarty say gettin' 30 days in the parish without no bail give him a good broom to sweep with the house indeed I thought I heard judge Fogarty say them words to me.