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This site is dedicated to Paulette Charbonnet & Bill Brennecke (played by Colleen Flynn and Cotter Smith) and Gina Vitelli & Clade Charbonnet (played by Melora Hardin and Brett Cullen) in the short-lived series Orleans.

Paulette & Bill:

Bill standing next to the convertible Paulette is driving, gazing at one another
Why they are the best: Intense chemistry, humor, and complex characterizations – in short, they were perfect for each other! She was the independent casino owner with the tortured past and he was the politically ambitious District Attorney willing to set aside his aspirations for the sake of their love.

Favorite Moment: In “Hijacked,” when he first arrives for her charity costume ball in which the men are all dressed as women and vice versa (he’s dressed as a 20’s flapper, she’s a gangster). Their conversation starts serious with plenty of double entendres, but soon they are laughing and wind up wrapped in a passionate embrace.

And they lived happily ever after… in New Orleans with their four children. She opens a successful land-based casino and he continues for another two terms as District Attorney before being appointed as a federal judge.

Gina & Clade:

Clade and Gina standing outside next to police car, both looking subdued
Why they are the best: Classic star-crossed lovers! He's the son of a judge, she's the daughter of a mobster. When her father asks her to leave him, she does, breaking his heart :( I always figured they'd have gotten back together if only the show had continued...

Favorite Moment: Their first scene together in "Missing" when he helps her study ;)

And they lived happily ever after… in New Orleans with their kids. She passes the bar and he remains with the police force.

I have endeavored to acknowledge all copyrights. Video footage/scene captures were obtained via VHS tape from original airings. I have listed where all pictures were originally printed when known. Some pictures were in photograph form (obtained from various conventions I’ve attended or mail order) and scanned directly by me. Some pictures were obtained from the show’s official studio website. Songs are the property of the applicable artists, writers, musicians, & publishing companies. If I have missed any or am in violation of any copyrights, I will remove applicable content immediately upon request. I ask that the organizations and/or persons involved accept my sincere apologies. I created this site as a fan of the show for other fans to enjoy. It is not my intention to infringe on any copyrights.

This site last updated February 21, 2018

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Orleans is the property of Samoset Inc and Paramount Pictures. It aired on CBS.