"Smoke My Peace Pipe"
Season 1, Episode 7
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Air date May 23, 2010
US viewers 0.56 million
Written by David Mills &
Davis Rogan (story)
Eric Overmyer &
David Mills (teleplay)
Directed by Simon Cellan Jones
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"Smoke My Peace Pipe" is the seventh episode of the first season. It is the seventh episode of the series overall. It was first broadcast on HBO on May 23, 2010 and drew 0.56 million viewers.[1] The teleplay was written by Eric Overmyer & David Mills from a story Mills co-wrote with Davis Rogan. It was directed by Simon Cellan Jones.

Toni finally wins court backing in her search for Daymo. However, the search has an unhappy ending when his body is discovered in a government morgue. LaDonna refuses to face the issue until after carnival. Davis ends his run for office in exchange for pocketing a judicial favor. Creighton is unable to concentrate on his book, consumed with anger over Katrina. Janette takes her cooking mobile. Albert takes a stand over the closure of the Calliope projects and is beaten when he refuses to knell for the police.


Having finally proven that the New Orleans police had Daymo in custody during the storm, Toni wins a court motion giving the Department of Corrections 72 hours to locate him among their prisoners. Davis' campaign for office is going well enough that a political strategist visits him to encourage him to focus the media's attention on key issues; instead, Davis decides to drop out of the race in exchange for a "Get Out of Jail Free" card from a judge who's backing another candidate. Creighton unsuccessfully tries to resume work on his novel, but instead drafts and films a new YouTube rant about "Katrina fatigue". Janette sells her restaurant equipment and buys a mobile grill that will allow her to cook anywhere. After Davis finds out that she's closed Desautel's, he helps her serve food at an outdoor festival. Albert takes up residence inside the Calliope Projects, hoping the publicity from his arrest will pressure the government into reopening the buildings. When the police come for him, he refuses to kneel to be handcuffed and is viciously beaten for resisting arrest. Annie tries out to join the Pine Leaf Boys on a Canadian tour, but chokes at the audition; her fellow musician Harley Watt suspects the problem is her anguish about Sonny. Antoine's friend and mentor Danny passes away in the hospital. After searching through records of current prisoners without finding Daymo, Toni and LaDonna eventually discover his body, under a different name, at the government's makeshift morgue. LaDonna refuses to break the news to her mother, or to start making funeral arrangements, until after Carnival.




  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. John Boutte - "The Treme Song": Main titles.
  2. Airport Band (Doreen Ketchens, Dewon Scott, Jack Fine, Mario Abney, Kirk Joseph, & Dwayne Nelson) & Wendell Pierce (Antoine Batiste) - "Li'L Liza Jane": Airport.
  3. Airport Band & Wendell Pierce (Antoine Batiste) - "Basin St. Blues": Airport.
  4. The Wild Magnolias - "Smoke My Peace Pipe":
  5. Lucia Micarelli (Annie) & Michiel Huisman (Sonny) - "Those Lonely, Lonely Nights": French Quarter
  6. Jelly Roll Morton - "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say": Danny Nelson's hospital room.
  7. Pine Leaf Boys - "Pine Leaf Boy Two-Step": Harley's house.
  8. Django Reinhart - "Nuages": Annie & Sonny's bedroom.
  9. Airport Band & Wendell Pierce (Antoine Batiste) - "Whoopin' Blues": Airport.
  10. Airport Band & Wendell Pierce (Antoine Batiste) - "Ooh Poo Pah Doo": Airport.
  11. Steve Zahn (Davis McAlary) & Friends - "Shame Shame Shame": McAlary's car.
  12. Pine Leaf Boys / Annie - "Pine Leaf Boy Two-Step": Annie & Sonny's apartment.
  13. Tourmani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - "Tounami": Outside Jacque's apartment.
  14. Pine Leaf Boys / Annie - "Homage + Poullard": Harley's house.
  15. Pine Leaf Boys - "Pine Leaf Boy Two-Step": Tipitina's.
  16. Danon Smith - "His Eye Is on the Sparrow": Danny Nelson's funeral.
  17. Eureka Brass Band - "I'll Fly Away": Danny Nelson's funeral.
  18. Washboard Chaz Blues Trio - "Real Best Friend": Desautel's guerilla restaurant at Bacchanal.
  19. Lee Dorsey - "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further": Gigi's.
  20. Snooks Eaglin - "Helping Hand (A Thousand Miles Away from Home)": End titles.


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