"At the Foot of Canal Street"
Season 1, Episode 4
Air date May 2, 2010
US viewers 0.67 million
Written by George Pelecanos &
Eric Overmyer (story)
George Pelecanos (teleplay)
Directed by Anthony Hemingway
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"At the Foot of Canal Street" is the fourth episode of the first season. It is the fourth episode of the series overall. It was first broadcast on HBO on May 2, 2010 and drew 0.67 million viewers.[1] The teleplay was written by George Pelecanos from a story he co-wrote with Eric Overmyer. It was directed by Anthony Hemingway.

Antoine visits his kids in Baton Rouge while LaDonna and Toni look into a local case of mistaken identity. Davis and Creighton decide to take their pain to the masses. Sonnie leaves Annie for a gig in Texas and Albert accepts an invitation for dinner.


Suffering from a mouth injury after his run-in with the police, Antoine accepts LaDonna's request that he go to Baton Rouge, where her husband Larry performs the necessary dental work and Antoine has a rare visit with his sons. Darius is fired from the job Albert found him with his neighbor Robinette's hauling company; later, Darius stumbles on Albert's tribe's Mardi Gras practice. When his aunt discovers him there late that evening, she invites Albert to dinner. Davis's car is crippled by a pothole left by a utility company; when he comes back to retrieve it, the car is ransacked. Davis is inspired to run for public office on a campaign platform of raising money for city improvements through legalizing and taxing marijuana ("Pot for potholes!"). Creighton films his own YouTube video, responding to those who have questioned whether New Orleans is worth saving, and signs off with, "Fuck you, you fucking fucks." He is later recognized around town by many admirers of his rant. Delmond's manager convinces him to play a New Orleans-focused tour, despite Delmond's reluctance. Toni finally gets official DNA test results that prove the prisoner using the name Daymo Brooks is not Daymo, but an accused murderer named Keevon White. Off-the-record, Keevon admits to switching bracelets with Daymo after the storm, claiming that Daymo agreed to swap in exchange for Keevon's protection in jail, but says he doesn’t know where Daymo went after that. Meanwhile, Toni has been unsuccessful in finding Antoine’s confiscated trombone. Sonny's friends convince him to come to Houston to play at a roadhouse, and he makes Annie promise not to play with any other pianists while he's gone. The roadhouse gig goes badly for Sonny, although he convinces the bar's bouncer, who has never seen New Orleans, to come back with them. Sonny returns to find Annie sitting in with The Jazz Vipers.




  1. Khandi Alexander as LaDonna Batiste-Williams
  2. Rob Brown as Delmond Lambreaux
  3. Kim Dickens as Janette Desautel
  4. India Ennenga as Sofia Bernette
  5. Michiel Huisman as Sonny
  6. Melissa Leo as Antoinette Bernette
  7. Lucia Micarelli as Annie
  8. Clarke Peters as Albert Lambreux
  9. Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste
  10. Steve Zahn as Davis McAlary


  1. Wendell Pierce (Antoine Batiste) - "Saint James Infirmary Blues": Touro Infirmary.
  2. John Boutte - "The Treme Song":
  3. 5th Ward Weebie - "I Really Want U": Desautel's restaurant.
  4. Michael White - "Big Chief Battle Axe": Desautel's restaurant.
  5. Ollie & The Nightingales - "Just a Little Overcome": Gigi's.
  6. Bo Dollis - "I Been Hoodood": Davis McAlary's car.
  7. Ballzack - "Making Groceries": Outside Sonny's apartment.
  8. Mardi Gras Indians - "Shoo Fly": Poke's Tavern.
  9. Glen David Andrews, New Birth Brass Band - "Who Dat Called Da Police": Houston Roadhouse.
  10. Glen David Andrews, New Birth Brass Band, Michiel Huisman (Sonny) - "Go To The Mardi Gras": Houston Roadhouse.
  11. Glen David Andrews, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, Joe Krown et al - "At The Foot of Canal Street": Houston Roadhouse.
  12. Steve Zahn (Davis McAlary) - "Davis For Council": Davis' apartment.
  13. David Torkanowsky - "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most": Marigny coffee shop.
  14. Midihead - "Get On Up": Fort Greene party.
  15. Aly-Us - "Follow Me": Fort Greene party.
  16. 5th Ward Weebie - "Fuck Katrina": Driving back from Houston.
  17. The Jazz Vipers & Lucia Micarelli (Annie) - "Blue Drag": The Spotted Cat.
  18. Deacon John - "Goin' Back to New Orleans": End Titles.


  1. Seidman, Robert (May 4, 2010). Oy "Treme," "The Pacific" + "Army Wives" & Other Sunday Cable. TV by the Numbers.

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