The second episode of 'Treme' may not appease the commenters who complained last week about the show's lack of action, but for those who appreciate the series' atmosphere, music, and admittedly slow (but detailed) character development, this was a big step forward.
Once again, music book-ended the episode, but this time instead of brass bands, we got to see New Orleans musician Coco Robicheaux play and subsequently get his voodoo on, thus spectacularly ending Davis' radio gig with his on-air chicken sacrifice. When Davis asks his wealthy parents for a loan, it's clear that one of the night's and the series' main themes is: everyone needs money.
Street musicians Sonny (Michael Huisman) and Annie (Lucia Micarelli) certainly need it, and they're not above poking fun at well-meaning but clueless tourists to get it. If you want to hear 'The Saints,' after mis-pronouncing "New Orleans," then it should cost you 20 bucks. I'm not sure yet if I trust Sonny or appreciate his take on the "burning Eden" that was the storm's immediate aftermath, but I still want to see more of him and Annie.
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