"Poor Man's Paradise"
Season 3, Episode 9
Poor Man's Paradise
Air date 18 November, 2012
Written by George Pelecanos &
Jordan Hirsch (story)
George Pelecanos (teleplay)
Directed by Roxann Dawson
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"Poor Man's Paradise" is the ninth episode of the third season. It is the thirtieth episode of the series overall. The teleplay was written by Executive Producer George Pelecanos from a story he co-wrote with Jordan Hirsch. It was directed by Roxann Dawson. It was first broadcast on HBO on 18 November, 2012.

LaDonna Batiste-Williams is devastated when her bar is burnt down. Albert Lambreaux's chemotherapy continues and Delmond turns down a tour to stay close to his ailing father. Nelson Hidalgo ends his involvement with NOAH to avoid a scandal and meets Albert to discuss the Jazz Centre. Toni Bernette discovers the truth about Terry Colson's part in the loss of the Abreu shooting evidence and reconciles with him. She also finally has a witness to the murder come forward. Davis McAlary spirals out of control over the loss of his opera album and puts more distance between himself and Annie Talarico. Antoine Batiste finds that even his best efforts can't help all of his students. Janette Desautel is frustrated when a positive review focuses her clientele's attention on a single dish on her menu. L.P. Everett gives his research to the NOPD, allowing them a chance to comment before going to press. Sonny gets Tran's blessing to marry Linh.





  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

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