Season 1 Episode 2

Meet De Boys on the Battlefront

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 18, 2010 on HBO

Episode Recap

Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn)hosts a performance with Coco Robicheaux. Antoinette "Toni" Bernette (Melissa Leo) meets with attorneys Andrea Cazayoux and John Moss and discusses LaDonna Batiste-Williams' (Khandi Alexander) missing brother, Daymo. LaDonna gives Riley, her contractor, a hard time because he didn't make Gigi's roof his priority. Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters)discusses home repairs with a home owner.

Sonny (Michiel Huisman)and Annie(Lucia Micarelli), two street musicians, play in the streets. McAlary says bye to DJ Jeffy Jeff when he leaves after being fired. Chief Lambreaux tries to gather people together for practice. Creighton Bernette (John Goodman) complains to one of his students about cuts being made to the University's engineering department.

Desiree gets mad at Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce) because of the bills piling up. Larry Williams (Lance E. Nichols), LaDonna's husband, plays with the idea of moving her mother to Baton Rouge after they sell Gigi's when the roof is repaired, but she refuses. Delmond Lambreaux (Rob Brown)tries to convince his father to join the family for the holidays, but Albert brushes it off. Delmond tells Albert that he is heading back to New York to work on his music.

Sonny tells someone at the bar about his brave rescue efforts during hurricane Katrina. Annie later talks to the guy and tells him he cannot confirm Sonny's story because she wasn't there. Antoine gets lands a gig. He runs into Danny Nelson, his old music teacher. LaDonna arrives at Antoine's with an elephant sculpture their son Alcide (Renwick D. Scott II) made. She meets Desiree, Antoine's new baby. McClary starts his new job at an Inn on Bourbon.

LaDonna is furious when she returns from Gigi's and sees that her roof is still not repaired. She forgets about this when Toni tells her that they have located Daymo. Lambreaux returns home to discover that his tools have disappeared. He asked Robinette (Davi Jay) to investigate. Delmond and the musicians head over to watch Galactic and try to convince Elvis Costello to join. Delmond gets in trouble when caught smoking a joint. Benny (Roger J. Timber) returns Lambreaux's tools. It turns out that he bought them off some kid named Skinny.

Antoine heads to Bullet's after a gig at a strip club. Kermit calls Antoine on stage. McAlary gets fired for sending kids from the church group to the Seventh Ward. They never returned to their hotel room. Janette Desautel (Kim Dickens) prepared a nice meal at her restaurant for her visiting parents. She asks her parents for a loan, and she goes over the bills with Jacques.

Lambreaux bails Delmond out of jail. Delmond promises to pay him back. Later, Lambreaux confronts Skinny about taking his tools. Skinny refuses to admit he did, and Albert beats him. McAlary runs into some church kids; they thank him for what he did for them. As Creighton drives Sofia back to boarding school, he tries to cheer her up by giving her the option of going to school in New Orleans. Toni, LaDonna, and her mother are devastated when the David Brooks the guard brings out is not the David "Daymo" Brooks they are looking for. Lambreaux is pleased when George Cotrell, one member of his tribe, arrives for practice.