"Slip Away"
Season 2, Episode 5
Air date May 22, 2011
US viewers 0.59 million
Written by Mari Kornhauser &
David Simon (story)
Mari Kornhauser (teleplay)
Directed by Rob Bailey
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"Slip Away" is the fifth episode of the second season. It is the fifteenth episode of the series overall. It was first broadcast on HBO on May 22, 2011 and drew 0.59 million viewers.[1] The teleplay was written by Mari Kornhauser from a story she co-wrote with David Simon. It was directed by Rob Bailey.

Albert's Road Home application is rejected because it needs his wife's signature, but she died back in 2003. Albert gets ready to move to Houston. Janette gets a new job but it means her starting from the bottom. Annie begins writing her own music.


Albert receives a visit from a city inspector, who says he needs a permit for the work he has been doing to his house and that he needs a licensed plumber to redo the work. Albert's Road Home application is rejected, as it needed his wife's signature, even though she died in 2003. Fed up, Albert begins packing, ready to move back to Houston. Janette apologizes for the incident involving Alan Richmond, and is recommended she speak with chef Eric Ripert for a new job. Ripert offers her a job, but she will have to start at the bottom. Davis continues his music recording project, wondering what New Orleans musicians they should get. Davis discovers an impressive rapper named Lil Calliope. Colson investigates the first murder in his district. He believes another crime, a break-in, is related, but other officers disagree. LaDonna is still shaken up over her attack and is unable to work at the bar at night. Annie begins trying to write her own music. Under financial pressure, Toni reluctantly hands off the Abreu case to another law clinic. Thousands of New Orleans citizens march on City Hall, to protest the overgrowing violence in the city.




  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
  11. David Morse as Terry Colson
  12. Jon Seda as Nelson Hidalgo


  1. The Hot 8 Brass Band - "What A Friend We Have In Jesus": Dinerral Shaves funeral.
  2. Leroy Jones - "Soft Shoe": Lambreauz at home, inspector wants permit.
  3. Ballzack - "Wine Candy": Don B. Davis, Mimi in recording studio.
  4. Keely Smith - "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening": Hidalgo has dinner at Mosca's, jukebox plays.
  5. Walter "Wolfman" Washington - "Steel Away": Band plays at Gigi's.
  6. Walter "Wolfman" Washington - "Shake Your Booty": Band plays at Gigi's.
  7. Johnny Adams - "Fortune Teller": Annie & McAlary in bar, jukebox plays.
  8. Soul Apostles - "Dark End of the Street": Apostles gig at Gigi's.
  9. Soul Apostles - "Slip Away": Apostles gig at Gigi's.
  10. John Coltrane - "Cattin'": Lambreaux listens to radio while sewing.
  11. Mississippi Fred McDowell - "Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down": Delmond at home, musical research.
  12. Delmond Lambreaux Quintet - "Decoy": Delmond plays the Blue Note.
  13. Delmond Lambreaux Quintet - "Milenberg Joys": Delmond plays the Blue Note.
  14. Lil Caliope - "Cali": Young rapper kills it.
  15. Bill Evans - "Oleo": Blue Note, after the show.
  16. Rebirth Brass Band - "Jesus On The Mainline": Crime march.
  17. Glen David Andrews & Lil Rascals Brass Band - "Knock With Me, Rock With Me": End titles.


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