Going to California

Season 1 Episode 15

A Little Hard in the Big Easy

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 10, 2002 on Showtime
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A Little Hard in the Big Easy
While continuing their search for Cassidy, Space and Ungalow stop off in New Orleans. While walking through the streets during the day, they find a large crowd and a woman named Christy Lee who has been hit and killed by a streetcar. They continue on visiting the sights of New Orleans, including a fine New Orleans meal, where they have nearly a dozen different courses. Later that night, they stop at a local bar and meet two girls, Tiffany and Joanne, that continually dance to the hit Poison song "Every Rose Has It's Thorn." After Space and Ungalow figure out that they're not going to get anywhere with the girls, they leave the bar. After sleeping for almost the entire day, Space and Ungalow, still hung over, decide to visit the Chicken Man's voodoo shop. They meet the Chicken Man who gives Ungalow a potion to cure his hangover. He also tells the guys that Cassidy was once in New Orleans, but is now on his way to Austin, Texas. Tiffany and Joanne show up at the shop, and they all go out for some more beer. The Chicken Man invites the four to come and watch a special ceremony at the swamp. At first, Space isn't sure that he wants to join in, but ends up going along. The Chicken Man gives them a potion (everyone drinks it but Space). Then they proceed to take a boat ride and when they arrive at the shore, are instructed to strip down to their underwear. They then are taken to a clearing where there is a group of naked men and women, as well as The Great Zombi. While the group is involved in a chant, the drum player, Uncle Jones, uncovers the body of Christy Lee inside of the group's circle. Uncle Jones also says that the heart of a white woman will be able to bring her back to life. Uncle Jones uses a leech to on Tiffany's stomach to take blood. This totally freaks Ungalow and Space out, and they run off into the woods and finally make it to a swamp. After they calm down, they realize that they have to go back and save the girls from being sacrificed, or from what ever is going to happen to them. They try to get back to the clearing, but aren't familiar enough with the area. While still in the swamp, a raft carrying the dead body of Christy Lee floats by, along with a jar containing a red object. The boys finally find their way back to the clearing, but the girls and the Chicken Man are gone. Instead, Uncle Jones and the Great Zombi are sitting and smoking. Uncle Jones tells the guys that the girls went back to town with the Chicken Man and that the heart with Christy Lee was really a boar's heart. He also reveals to the guys that they usually invite "yellow folk" to the rituals. When Space and Ungalow return to get their clothes back, they find only their wallets. The clothes were taken by the girls as payback for having stranded them.moreless

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