Season Three premiere. Antoine Batiste flirts with martyrdom; Janette Desautel encounters her old nemesis, Enrico Brulard, and a new suitor; Delmond and Albert Lambreaux debut their Indian-jazz album; Toni Bernette meets L.P. Everett, a new ally in her investigation of post-Katrina killings; LaDonna Batiste-Williams finds living with in-laws is its own kind of hell; Sonny is in an in-law hell of his own, and he and Linh aren't even married; Nelson Hidalgo is barking up new money trees.
Antoine's students show interest and Annie's demo hits its mark; Sonny and Linh show interest, but no marks are hit; L.P. Everett's new case has smoke and fire; heat at the in-laws' house forces LaDonna to move; Hidalgo discovers a new angle; Janette's resistance slips; Albert learns he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Janette, Aunt Mimi and Annie commit to new deals, with varying degrees of enthusiasm. Toni may have found the killer she seeks; Terry is still looking for his; L.P. Everett meets his victim's family; Batiste plays his bone in Texas; Sonny plays his music closer to home.
Antoine Batiste does a good deed, and a homeowner suspects Nelson Hidalgo's deeds may not be so good. Davis McAlary fails to sign Sugar Boy Crawford for his opera, but Delmond Lambreaux gets his father to sign up for assistance from New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. L.P. Everett learns that his headless skeleton was not always so.
Antoine Batiste does the 'Cupid Shuffle,' as Desiree's mother's house collapses. Annie T's visiting parents learn about her record deal. Albert Lambreaux's kids learn about his lymphoma. Toni Berrnette learns about Sofia's boyfriend. When Sofia gets stopped by Officer Billy Wilson, it prompts a Toni Bernette appeal to NOPD captain Marcus Grayson. Janette Desautel has a reunion.
Sonny rushes, but still misses the boat. Fats Domino tickles Davis McAlary's fancy and a few of the ivories. Antoine Batiste seeks reading help for Jennifer. Janette Desautel endures corporate hell. Toni Bernette and L.P. Everett get a witness. Desiree gets a new ally.
It's Carnival time: Toni Bernette finds Judge Gatling dispensing judicial orders and potables at Galatoire's. Janette Desautel seeks counsel from Emeril Lagasse and deconstructs crawfish etouffee with Al Roker. Sonny falls on the wagon. As Nelson Hidalgo schmoozes, Annie sits in with the Neville Brothers at the Washington, D.C. Mardi Gras Ball.
Desautel's on the Avenue opens softly. Sonny pawns instruments to buy jewelry. LaDonna Batiste-Williams gets threats from a stranger and support from Albert Lambreaux. Sofia Bernette gets evicted for her own protection. Terry Colson finds a case collapsing and his popularity declining. Desiree confronts Robinette.
Janette Desautel gets attacked by crawfish ravioli. Terry Colson survives an assault. His position at NOPD is 'untenable,' but his position with Toni Bernette is improving. LaDonna Batiste-Williams learns the meaning of those threatening gestures.
Season Three Finale. Davis McAlary and Cheeky Blakk go 'full ghetto' on McAlary's goodbye to the musician's life. Tim Feeny reveals himself and his intentions to Desautel when he finds out that she's throwing an unauthorized benefit for Gigi's. Delmond Lambreaux parts ways with the powers that be. Toni Bernette sees hope that Joey Abreu's killer may be prosecuted.