The Big Easy - Episode Guide

Season 1


Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Aug 11, 1996

In the series pilot, Det. McSwain is the point man on a homicide investigation that's complicated by his romantic interest in a Federal attorney.

Murder in Mind

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Aug 18, 1996

A psychic provides clues to a murder case that makes reluctant partners of Det. McSwain and DA liaison Anne Osborne, whose relationship is heating up.


Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Aug 25, 1996

Strippers and female impersonators figure in a seamy and complex murder case embroiling Remy and Anne.


Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Sep 8, 1996

Supernatural elements underscore intrigue in the music biz and complicate an investigation of the murder of a bluesman.

A Dead Man Is Hard to Find

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Sep 15, 1996

Elizabeth Ashley plays a socialite who's linked to the murder of her husband. She's also romantically tied to C.D.


Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Sep 22, 1996

Thanks to Remy, Anne's straight-arrow fiancé gets mixed up in homicide cases---and involved with a confidential source posing as an exotic dancer.

The Gambler

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Sep 29, 1996

A gambler friend of Remy's is the main suspect in the murder of a Treasury agent, whom the player attacked earlier on a riverboat casino.


Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Oct 6, 1996

The murder of a flamboyant businessman exposes the dark secrets and duplicity of two major suspects: women who both claim to be the victim's wife.

The Love Doctor

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Oct 13, 1996

The murder of a radio personality known as The Love Doctor coincides with a visit from Anne's troubled sister, who was once the victim's sweetheart.

That Voodoo That You Do

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Oct 20, 1996

Voodoo spells, an exotic hallucinogen and a jilted lover are elements in Remy's investigation of a businessman's murder.

Snake Dance

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Dec 8, 1996

The death of a slimy self-help guru is linked to a constricting snake, but who trained the creature? Remy's on the trail, somewhat reluctantly because "snakes make me a little queasy."

Big Life

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Dec 15, 1996

Mardi Gras frames tense hostage situations, in which Remy becomes the captive of an escaped, convicted killer, and C.D. is held captive by that fellow's pregnant girlfriend.

Master of Illusion

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Dec 22, 1996

A mystery recalling "Rear Window" occupies Remy and Anne: a friend is laid up with a broken leg and thinks she's seen a murder in an apartment across her courtyard.

Don't Shoot the Piano Player

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Jan 12, 1997

Romance and mobsters figure in a homicide that links the slaying of a jealous hood to his girlfriend's new beau. He's a jazzman who's now on the run from the victim's boss.

Long and Short

Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Jan 19, 1997

This complex episode revolves around con artists, masquerades, larceny, murder---and a 1934 Mercedes Roadster in mint condition that's worth $250,000.


Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Jan 26, 1997

A swampland murder mystery preoccupies Remy, who links the slaying to alligator poachers. But that's merely a setup by killers who have bigger fish to fry.

Driving Miss Money

Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Feb 2, 1997

Clues in the murder of a wealthy socialite point to the prospective inheritors, including a flighty neice, a suave nephew and, of course, the butler.

The Fabulous Bill Brothers

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Feb 9, 1997

Clips from past episodes recall perils faced by Remy and Anne, who are currently being chased by vengeful thugs through reptile-infested bayous.

Lafitte Don't Fail Me Now

Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Feb 16, 1997

Treasure hunters in search of loot buried by pirate Jean Lafitte are being slain, and the No. 1 suspect is a handsome rogue with eyes for Anne.

Ghost of the Pricky Rose

Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: Feb 23, 1997

A man is found dead, murdered in an apparently spooky mansion. Remy has to prove a ghost was not responsible for the man's death.

Vamps Like Us

Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: Mar 2, 1997

A case that Remy can really sink his teeth into: the murder of a writer who was researching a book on a vampire cult and its secretive, elusive leader.

One Little Indian

Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: Mar 9, 1997

The suit of a Mardi Gras Indian is stolen and an Indian Chief is murdered. The owner of the missing suit is accused of the murder, but did he really do it?

Season 2

A Streetcar with Desire

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Jun 22, 1997

A gung-ho detective trainee gets a shot to prove her mettle on a murder case involving a mysterious "lady in red".

Heavenly Body

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Jun 29, 1997

Eddie Mekka plays a guileless wharf rat who figures in a missing-person case that's linked to a homicide.

Moscow on the Mississippi

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Jul 6, 1997

A hard-drinking, hotheaded Moscow cop teams with Remy to search for a stolen Russian treasure, a ruby-encrusted chalice, the theft of which resulted in a murder.

Platinum Blond

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Jul 13, 1997

Marla Maples Trump plays a comely charmer who gets mixed up in a murder mystery that's linked to one of New Orleans' most respected citizens, a grass-roots activist.

Yellow Queen in the Fires of Hell

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Jul 20, 1997

The return of a former flame complicates Remy's investigation of serial slayings committed, apparently, by a killer in a jealous rage.

Night Music

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Aug 3, 1997

A homicide case reteams Remy with a pal, a Baton Rouge cop whose injured leg doesn't deter him from some heavy police action.

A Perfect Day for Buffalo Fish

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Aug 10, 1997

Gil Gerard plays a powerful produce supplier, implicated in the murder of a master chef who ingested a poisoned dish of buffalo fish.

The Gospel According to McSwain

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Aug 17, 1997

Smiley spearheads an investigation to clear his old flame, a promising singer who's tied to the murder of a shady music-biz bigwig.

Son o' McSwain

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Sep 7, 1997

A mystery surrounds a baby left at the station house with a note that reads, "I am in great danger. Please help me. My father is...Remy McSwain."


Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Sep 21, 1997

Remy is taken prisoner by three escaped, female convicts, who are after a cache of loot they stole from an armored car.

End of the World

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Sep 28, 1997

Remy tracks a bomber who kidnaps Janine and threatens to obliterate the French Quarter because "it's littered with topless bars, nightclubs...and murder."

Shrimp Stew

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Oct 5, 1997

Something very fishy in a truck driver's murder leads Remy to a troubled seafood wholesaler and an old high-school bully.

The Black Bag

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Oct 12, 1997

Rebbenack goes undercover to help a teen transient, who's witnessed a murder that's tied to a plot to steal master recordings from Tulane University.