The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Creighton (John Goodman) is finally solved when his dead body is found in the river. Davis (Steve Zahn) and Janette (Kim Dickens) enjoy a perfect day together, but their romance faces the challenge of Janette's impending move to New York City.
Creighton (John Goodman) assigns the Kate Chopin book "The Awakening" to his freshman literature class. As the themes of the novel are explored, it becomes apparent that Creighton is about to meet a tragic fate in a similar manner to the protagonist of the book.
The people of New Orleans prepare for the arrival of Fat Tuesday. Janette (Kim Dickens) and Davis (Steve Zahn) enjoy a brief romantic encounter, while Creighton (John Goodman) must decide whether to move back into the main house. Meanwhile, Antoine (Wendell Pierce) traipses through town playing every musical gig he can get.moreless
Creighton prepares to begin writing his novel by setting up an office in his guest house. The search for Daymo (Daryl Williams) ends when the police find a body that Ladonna (Khandi Alexander) identifies as him. Though embarrassed, Antoine (Wendell Pierce) plays music at the airport, ultimately drawing the praise of returning jazz musicians.moreless
Ladonna (Khandi Alexander) comes back to New Orleans from Baton Rouge to attend to her ailing mother. Creighton (John Goodman) picks up his book editor from the airport and is given good news. Antoine (Wendell Pierce) goes back to teaching to make extra money.
Janette (Kim Dickens) enjoys a thrilling day at her restaurant when it is visited by four of New York City's finest chefs. Meanwhile, Creighton (John Goodman) continues to be obsessed with watching YouTube, even though most of what he sees does nothing but anger him.
The people of New Orleans celebrate their first Christmas since Hurricane Katrina. Creighton (John Goodman) explodes with rage against President Bush in response to what he sees as the shabby treatment of the city. Antoine (Wendell Pierce) is forced to travel to Baton Rouge and Houston to make enough money to survive.moreless