"... To Miss New Orleans"
Season 4, Episode 5
... To Miss New Orleans
Air date December 29, 2013
US viewers 0.397 million
Written by David Simon & Eric Overmyer
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
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"... To Miss New Orleans" is the series finale. It is the fifth and final episode of the fourth season. It is the thirty sixth episode of the series overall. It was first broadcast on HBO on December 29, 2013 and drew 0.397 million viewers. It was written by David Simon & Eric Overmyer and directed by Agnieszka Holland.

LaDonna returns her sons Alcide and Randall to New Orleans; to live with their father Antoine. Alcide is part of the Mardi Gras truck parade. Antoine and Desiree celebrate together but his interest is aroused when he runs into a couple of old acquaintances. LaDonna and Randall are thrilled to see Alcide pass but the festivities are disrupted by a gunman firing into the crowd. LaDonna and her family escape unscathed. Antoine and Larry bond over their shared love for their family and Larry leaves the door open for reconciliation with LaDonna. Antoine realises his dream of getting to play with Dr. John and his sons are there to enjoy the moment with him.

Davis throws himself into his work both as a DJ and a Sommelier at Janette's restaurant in a seeming mid-life crisis. He spends Mardi Gras with a concerned Janette, pretending to be an anthroplogist tourist before baptising himself as "Mr McAlary". He later returns to old patterns and comes up with a new album concept. Nelson collects his payout from his New Orleans interests but before leaving town he does Janette a favour - negotiating back her right to use her own name for her restaurant.

Terry testifies against the NOPD, incriminating himself for false report. He takes early retirement and leaves New Orleans behind to reunite with his family, ending his relationship with Toni.

Toni and Sofia enact their Mardi Gras family traditions together. Delmond continues his own family's traditions, but insists that George wear the chief's headdress despite his father's wishes. Delmond and Brandi resolve to split their time between Manhattan and New Orleans and to raise their daughter in the Indian tradition.

Annie misses Mardi Gras to record her album in Nashville. She and Marvin disagree over the production but she ultimately wins his respect with her assertiveness. Later she spots Sonny with Linh at a hometown gig and dedicates a song her to her former partner.

Antoine's band performs in public. With funding for the band cut by the school and the band now officially defunct, he asks Derrick Tabb to absorb the band into Derrick's Roots of Music program.





  1. Khandi Alexander as Ladonna Batiste-Williams
  2. Rob Brown as Delmond Lambreaux
  3. Chris Coy as L.P. Everett
  4. Kim Dickens as Janette Desautel
  5. India Ennenga as Sofia Bernette
  6. Michiel Huisman as Sonny
  7. Melissa Leo as Antoinette Bernette
  8. Lucia Micarelli as Annie
  9. David Morse as Terry Colson
  10. Clarke Peters as Albert Lambreux
  11. Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste
  12. Jon Seda as Nelson Hidalgo
  13. Steve Zahn as Davis McAlary

Guest starring

  1. Sam Robards as Tim Feeny
  2. Dr. John as himself
  3. Dan Ziskie as C.J. Liguori
  4. Michael Cerveris as Marvin Frey
  5. Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Jacques Jhoni
  6. Ned Bellamy as Vincent Abreu
  7. Jim True-Frost as James Woodrow
  8. Edwina Findley as Davina Lambreaux
  9. Hong Chau as Linh
  10. Darien Sills-Evans as Darnell Nichols
  11. Phyllis Montana LeBlanc as Desiree
  12. Nicholas Payton as himself
  13. Jonathan Batiste as himself
  14. Theresa Andersson as herself
  15. Davi Jay as Robinette
  16. James Dumont as Captain Richard LaFouchette
  17. Lance E. Nichols as Larry Williams
  18. Brandi Coleman as Brandi
  19. Keith Hart as Darren Lecoeur
  20. Derrick Tabb as himself
  21. Renwick Scott as Alcide Batiste
  22. Sean-Michael Bruno as Randall Batiste
  23. David Kency as John
  24. Jay Huguley as Will Branson (Jazz Centre Investor)
  25. Irvin Mayfield as himself
  26. Karen-Kaia Livers as Mrs Robinette
  27. Otto DeJean as George Cotrell
  28. Bo Dollis, Jr.
  29. Brian Nelson
  30. Eddie Vanison as Memphis Ronnie
  31. Walter Harris, Jr.
  32. Stafford Agee as himself
  33. Chief Howard Miller
  34. Irving "Honey" Banister
  35. Big Chief Daryl Montana as himself
  36. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux as himself
  37. Big Chief Clarence Dalcour as himself
  38. Jim Tooey
  39. James Wright
  40. Jamal Russell
  41. Michael Cochran
  42. Terence Rosemore as Deputy Chief Marsden
  43. Laura Maggi
  44. Rio Hackford as Toby
  45. Henry Griffin as himself
  46. Brendan McCarthy
  47. Ritchie Montgomery
  48. Kenny Alfonso
  49. Michael Hartson
  50. Brice Shanay Gresham
  51. Robert Patrick Kearns
  52. Rosalani Davis-Johnson
  53. Ike Jackson as an Affable Cabbie
  54. Jamie Jones
  55. Brent Henry
  56. Elizabeth McCoy
  57. Samantha Beaulieu as Geraldine
  58. Benjamin Mumphrey
  59. Simon Lott
  60. Tony Jarvis
  61. Jason Stewart
  62. Jon Gross
  63. Davis Rogan as himself
  64. Jimbo Walsh
  65. Anthony Cuccia
  66. Big Hat
  67. Eric Lindell Band
  68. Charmaine Neville Band
  69. Geno Delafose & The French Rockin' Boogie
  70. Storyville Stompers Brass Band
  71. Kipp Believe College Prep Symphonic/Jazz Band
  72. Guardians of the Flame Drummers
  73. Joe Williams
  74. Lex Geddings
  75. Justin Vaughn
  76. Tim Bellow, Jr.
  77. Scheryl Brown
  78. Trina LaFargue
  79. Caroline Fourmy
  80. Regis Harrington


Opening credits

  1. Alexa L. Fogel - Casting
  2. Chester Kaczenski - Production Designer
  3. Alex Hall - Editor
  4. Ivan Strasburg, bsc - Director of Photography
  5. Joseph Incaprera - Episodic Producer
  6. Carolyn Strauss - Executive Producer
  7. George Pelecanos - Executive Producer
  8. Eric Overmyer - Executive Producer
  9. Nina Kostroff Noble - Executive Producer
  10. David Simon &
  11. Eric Overmyer - Creators
  12. David Simon &
  13. Eric Overmyer - Writers
  14. Agnieszka Holland - Director

Closing credits

  1. David Simon - Executive Producer
  2. Joseph Incaprera - Unit Production Manager
  3. Darin Rivetti - First Assistant Director (AD)
  4. Mikey Eberle - Second AD
  5. Alonzo V. Wilson - Mardi Gras Indian Costume Designer
  6. Ann Walters - Costume Designer
  7. Blake Leyh - Music Supervisor
  8. Meagan Lewis, CSA - New Orleans Casting
  9. Laura A. Schweigman - Associate Producer
  10. Karen L. Thorson - Consulting Producer
  11. Mick Aniceto - Associate Producer
  12. Soa Davies - Consultant
  13. Mary Howell - Consultant
  14. Donald Harrison, Jr. - Consultant
  15. Jacques Morial - Consultant
  16. Jordan Hirsch - Consultant
  17. Susan Spicer - Consultant

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