"Right Place, Wrong Time"
Season 1, Episode 3
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Air date April 25, 2010
US viewers 0.81 million
Written by David Mills &
David Simon (story)
David Mills (teleplay)
Directed by Ernest Dickerson
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"Right Place, Wrong Time" is the third episode of the first season. It is the third episode of the series overall. It was first broadcast on HBO on April 25, 2010 and drew 0.81 million viewers. The teleplay was written by David Mills from a story he co-wrote with David Simon. It was directed by Ernest Dickerson.


Antoinette bails Davis out of jail. Instead of payment, he gives her daughter Sofia piano lessons. When Antoine's trombone is taken by police after he accidentally hits a police car with it, he asks Antoinette to get his trombone back. Creighton finds his daughter's online diary on YouTube. Albert discovers the dead body of one of his tribe members.


Main:Right Place, Wrong Time/Appearances

First appearancesEdit

The following named, recurring characters are introduced in this episode:

  1. Lorenzo - Guardians of the Flame member.
  2. Tom McDermott - pianist who befriends Annie.
  3. Dr. John - legenday jazz musician.
  4. Darius - boy who breaks into Poke's Tavern with his girlfriend.
  5. Judge Bernard Williams - LaDonna's brother-in-law.
  6. Lula Pritchard - Darius' aunt.


  1. Wild Man Jesse - Guardians of the Flame member whose body was not discovered until 4 months after the storm that killed him.




  1. Khandi Alexander as LaDonna Batiste-Williams
  2. Rob Brown as Delmond Lambreaux
  3. Kim Dickens as Janette Desautel
  4. Michiel Huisman as Sonny
  5. Melissa Leo as Antoinette Bernette
  6. Lucia Micarelli as Annie
  7. Clarke Peters as Albert Lambreux
  8. Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste
  9. Steve Zahn as Davis McAlary

Guest starring

  1. John Goodman as Creighton Bernette
  2. Davi Jay as Robinette
  3. India Ennenga as Sofia Bernette
  4. Anthony Michael Frederick as Sergeant Alonzo Wilson
  5. Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Jacques Vaz
  6. Dr. John as himself
  7. Tom McDermott as himself
  8. Troy Andrews as himself
  9. Bruce Sunpie Barnes as
  10. Venida Evans as Mrs. Brooks
  11. Lance E. Nichols as Larry Williams
  12. Marc John Jefferies as Darius
  13. Tarra M. Riggs as Lula Pritchett
  14. Ameer Baraka as Lorenzo
  15. Vernel Bagneris as Judge Bernard Williams
  16. Calvin Bickham as Gigi's bartender
  17. Carl Walker as Donald
  18. Daniel Ladmirault as Davis's neighbor 2
  19. John Fohl as himself
  20. David Barard as himself
  21. Tony Paone as Harvey
  22. Fetia Rogers as Judge Williams' clerk
  23. Thomas "Bo" Bryson
  24. Tim Bellow as Riley
  25. Jennifer Kober as Andrea Cazayoux
  26. Vanessa Cloke as the Wine Store Clerk
  27. Henry "Simply" Griffin as himself
  28. Gregory Paul Williams as Officer #1
  29. Alana Eastern as a Bourbon Street Stripper
  30. Steven McHugh as a Chef
  31. Louis Herthum as Sheriff Don Babineaux
  32. Lawrence P. Beron as the Tour Bus Driver
  33. Glenn Robin as a Party Guest
  34. Otto DeJean as George Cotrell
  35. Fred Johnson
  36. Monk Boudreaux as Himself
  37. Darryl Montana as Himself
  38. Cherice Harrison-Nelson as Herself
  39. Lionel Delpit as Himself
  40. Stafford Agee as Himself
  41. Alonzo Bowens as Himself
  42. Clarence Dalcour as Himself
  43. Irving "Honey" Banister, Jr. as Himself
  44. Jeff Tyson as Himself
  45. Julius Handy
  46. Ken Williams as Himself
  47. Herman V. Ernest
  48. Darryle Johnson


  1. Karen Kaia Livers as Mrs. Robinette
  2. Unknown as the Accordionist
  3. Unknown as Delmond's band mate 3
  4. Unknown as Antoine's band mate 1
  5. Unknown as Antoine's band mate 2
  6. Unknown as Antoine's band mate 3
  7. Unknown as the Girl at Poke's
  8. Unknown as Cop 2
  9. Unknown as Treme Stripper
  10. Unknown as Indian 1


Opening credits

  1. Alexa L. Fogel - Casting
  2. Chester Kaczenski - Production Designer
  3. Alex Hall - Editor
  4. Ivan Strasburg, A.S.C. - Director of Photography
  5. Anthony Hemingway - Producer
  6. David Mills - Co-Executive Producer
  7. Carolyn Strauss - Executive Producer
  8. Eric Overmyer - Executive Producer
  9. Nina Kostroff Noble - Executive Producer
  10. David Simon &
  11. Eric Overmyer - Creators
  12. David Mills - Teleplay
  13. David Simon &
  14. David Mills - Story
  15. Ernest Dickerson - Director

Closing credits

  1. David Simon - Executive Producer
  2. Joseph Incaprera - Unit Production Manager
  3. Frank Ferro - First Assistant Director
  4. Stephen LoNano - Second Assistant Director
  5. Alonzo V. Wilson - Costume Designer
  6. Blake Leyh - Music Supervisor
  7. Meagan Lewis - New Orleans Casting
  8. Joseph Incaprera - Line Producer
  9. Jessica Levin - Co-Producer
  10. Karen L. Thorson - Consulting Producer
  11. Laura A. Schweigman - Associate Producer


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