New Orleans, LA
|New Orleans, LA|
New Orleans, LA
|Language(s) Spoken:||English, French|
New Orleans, LA, is the largest city in Louisiana. It is known for its historic and cultural influences from around the world.
- Damon Dawson
- Monica Dawson
- Nana Dawson
- Gang member
- Gang member (I)
- Gang member (II)
- Gang member (III)
- Girl with braces
- Mr. Lamont
- Officer Landry
- Monica's mother
- Micah Sanders
- Lonnie Stills
New Orleans is often called the most unique city in America, as it is known for its unique music, cuisine and culture in comparison to the rest of the United States. In August, 2005, the city was greatly affected by Hurricane Katrina, reducing the population of the greater metropolitan area by approximately 200,000 residents. Its location between Lake Ponchartrain and the Mississippi River made it the main trading port for France in early 19th century.
Micah wakes up to Damon dropping water on Micah's forehead. Nana asks if they're ready for school, and Micah tells her yes. Damon asks for money to watch a wrestling pay-per-view. Monica comes in and asks if she looks different, talking about her confidence. Nana watches a cooking show about making roses from tomatoes, and Monica leaves. Micah tells Damon that he knows a way for him to get pay-per-view.
Monica and Camille talk about their futures and attitude. Monica tells her she took the management training program, and Camille tells her not to get her hopes up. Monica ponders about Hurricane Katrina's effects on her life, and as she looks down, the tomato Monica was cutting is in the shape of a rose. Her manager calls her to the side, and he apologizes to her and lets her know that she's not getting the management position, and for her situation, she cannot leave to anywhere in the state, as the position requires. Later, Monica recollects the storm and tells Camille that she's special, but feels like God is punishing her for being selfish.
Micah works on a TV to get the scrambled signal for pay-per-view to unscramble. Micah uses his ability to obtain the signal, and he and Damon watch wrestling as Monica walks in. She watches the match and asks if it's pay-per-view. Damon tells Monica that Micah rigged the cable, and she tells him that he has to obey the rules. Micah hugs her for a while, and tells Monica that he wishes he could fix her dreams. Monica watches the "619" spin move performed by a wrestler on television.
Monica closes the store when an armed man comes in to rob the place. Monica is held at gunpoint and while the robber approaches the register, Monica then attacks the man by swinging around a pole, disabling the robber. He runs out of the store while Monica and her boss look on in amazement. Monica tells her boss that she learned the move on television.
Monica is being interviewed by Officer Landry about the incident that happened the night before. Monica doesn't tell the cop that she can identify him, and he leaves, saying he can't help a neighborhood that won't help itself. At her home, finds Micah playing the piano. Monica starts playing the piano with Micah, and suddenly she finds herself playing fast and uncontrollably, then walks away frightened.
In her kitchen, Micah reveals his powers and about his parents' powers. After he shows her a comic he suggests they test out her ability. At a park, Micah and Monica go to see skateboarders and basketball players, but Monica suggests double-dutching since she was never good at it. Using her ability, she watches a girl jump rope, then jumps in.
Back at home, Monica flips through channels, and watches kung fu, replicating Bruce Lee's motions. Micah watches and tells her that they're special. She wonders why God gave them the gifts, and then tells Micah that it's their secret. After Micah leaves the room, Monica then goes to answer a knock on the door and finds Mohinder. He tells her that he has answers to her questions.
- New Orleans is often called "The City that Care Forgot" and "The Big Easy".
- In The Kindness of Strangers, Monica says "half the people in this county live in FEMA trailers", though Louisiana is divided into parishes. She was most likely referring to Orleans Parish, where the City of New Orleans is situated.