New Orleans, 38 months after. Barack Obama has just been elected to the White House, giving entrenched residents of this still-battered city reason for optimism. Yet for everyone who hopes to improve their lot--or just return to a sense of pre-Katrina normalcy--others are intent on capitalizing on the city's vulnerability and suffocating its culture. HBO presents the final five episodes, including the 76-minute series finale, of this acclaimed drama series that follows the musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and other familiar New Orleanians who continue to rebuild their lives and culture in the aftermath of the devastating 2005 hurricane. Throughout the final five shows, which take place between November 2008 and Mardi Gras 2009, the promise of recovery is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter of violence and crime.