"Promised Land"
Season 3, Episode 7
Promised Land
Air date 4 November, 2012
US viewers 0.56 million
Written by David Simon &
Chris Rose (story)
Chris Rose &
Micah Kibodeaux (teleplay)
Directed by Tim Robbins
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"Promised Land" is the seventh episode of the third season. It is the 28th episode of the series overall. The teleplay was written by Chris Rose & Micah Kibodeaux from a story Rose co-wrote with show runner David Simon. It was directed by Tim Robbins. It premiered on HBO on 4 November, 2012 and drew 0.56 million viewers.[1]





  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


  1. Aaron Neville - "Wrong Number": Receptionist listens to radio.
  2. David Torkanowsky - "Zydeco Theme": Music heard on the street in the French Quarter.
  3. John Boutte - "Treme Song": Main title.
  4. Lars Edegran Jazz Quartet - "The Stripper": Colson & Hardesty at Soneta.
  5. Elie Marching Band - "Isn't She Lovely": Dress rehearsal, band sounds good.
  6. Davis McAlary & Paul Sanchez - "Helpful Hurricane Hints From Hell-Louisiana": McAlary recording at Don B's.
  7. Sonny Rollins - "Silk 'n' Satin": Lambreaux family sewing.
  8. Goatwhore - "Diabolical Submergence of Rebirth": Everett stuck in traffic.
  9. Elie Marching Band - "On Broadway": Elie band marches in Thoth.
  10. Tuba Skinny & Scottie Swears - "Six Feet Down": Bernette at Cafe Rose Nicaud.
  11. US Marine Corps Marching Band - "The Marines' Hymn": Thoth parade.
  12. US Marine Corps Marching Band - "Do Whatcha Wanna": Thoth parade.
  13. Tuba Skinny - "Brokenhearted Blues": Bernette at Cafe Rose Nicaud.
  14. Jennifer - "Now's The Time": Jennifer practicing after the parade.
  15. Davis McAlary & Paul Sanchez - "Helpful Hurricane Hints From Hell-Louisiana": Dave Bartholomew and Cosimo judge McAlary's song.
  16. Annie T & The Ramblers - "Promised Land": Gig in DC.
  17. Davidge/Del Naja - "'Trouble the Water' Excerpt 1": Lambreaux family watches the video.
  18. Annie T & The Ramblers - "This City": Gig in DC.
  19. Davidge/Del Naja - "'Trouble the Water' Excerpt 2": Lambreaux family watches the video.
  20. The Neville Brothers - "Hey Pocky Way": Gig in DC.
  21. Davidge/Del Naja - "'Trouble the Water' Excerpt 3": Lambreaux family watches the video.
  22. The Neville Brothers - "Louisiana 1927": Gig in DC.
  23. Free Agents Brass Band - "We Made It Through The Water": Lambreaux family watches the video.
  24. Dukes of Dixieland - "When The Saints Go Marching In": Desautel on Today Show.
  25. The Meters - "They All Asked For You": Gigi's Lundi Gras.
  26. Morning 40 Federation - "White Powder": Everett and Sofia at gig.
  27. The Skull & Bone Gang - "Traditional Drums & Chant": Skull & Bone Gang on Mardi Gras morning.
  28. Professor Longhair - "Go To The Mardi Gras": Mardi Gras morning at Bernette's.
  29. Guardians of the Flame - "Indian Red": Guardians take to the street.
  30. Rebirth Brass Band - "Kidd Jordan's Second Line": Sonny hears music in the street.
  31. Krewe of St. Anne - "Down By The Riverside": Annie & Lucinda scatter ashes.
  32. Guardians of the Flame - "Hoo Na Nay (Traditional Chant)": Guardians head uptown.
  33. David Torkanowsky - "Zydeco Flats": McAlary on Frenchman St.
  34. Guardians of the Flame & Golden Comanche - Various Traditional Indian Chants: Face off with two Indian gangs.
  35. Hubie Vigreaux Drummers - Traditional drumming: McAlary on Frenchmen St.
  36. Antoine Batiste - "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You": Batiste humming in the street.
  37. Hubie Vigreaux Drummers - Traditional drumming: Cafe Basil drum circle.
  38. The Valpariso Men's Chorus - "Drunken Sailor": Everett & Lynch at the Saturn Bar.
  39. The Wild Magnolias - "Hell Out The Way": End titles.


  1. Yanan, Travis (November 6, 2012). Sunday's Cable Ratings: Another Monster Showing for AMC's "Walking Dead". The Futon Critic.

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