Luther's ex-wife (Rosemary Forsyth) returns to New Orleans upon learning their missing daughter may be alive.
The family fears the mob is behind Luther's disappearance; Vitelli (Charles Durning) hires Rosalee (Vanessa Bell Calloway) to defend his daughter.
A repentant Otis Leblanc (Ralph Waite) agrees to testify against a mobster (Charles Durning); a blues singer wants royalties; Luther (Larry Hagman) meets Rosalee's mother.
Hijackers take over the Lady Orleans during a charity cruise, holding Paulette (Colleen Flynn) hostage; Gillenwater and Manzant (Jerry Hardin, O'Neal Compton) vie for Gloria's (Lara Grice) attention.
A mob boss (Charles Durning) offers Luther (Larry Hagman) information about his lost daughter in exchange for a suspect's release.
Luther (Larry Hagman) throws a raucous fund-raiser and gets charged with misconduct; Clade (Brett Cullen) probes police corruption; classical crawfish lure.
A respected New Orleans judge (Larry Hagman) exerts control over his powerful family.