More than three years after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, things aren’t getting any better. Corruption at NOPD still remains as prevalent as ever; the hit that the city’s tourism industry took with the storm has yet to fully heal, crippling the once vibrant economy; and safety for the city’s residents is not a guaranteed thing with the rate of violent incidents and general criminality above what anyone is comfortable with. However, for all the trials and tribulations that the citizens of New Orleans have faced over the past 38 months, the one thing that has kept them sane has been the culture that they themselves have a hand in both creating and shaping. Through music, art, and food, New Orleans may not be as strong as she once was, but she’s still got quite a bit of fight left in her.
Listed below are the dates, times, titles, descriptions, and repeat information for all five episodes of Treme this season.
SUNDAY, DEC. 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) – “Yes We Can Can”
New Orleans celebrates the election of Barack Obama; Desautel opens her own Bywater restaurant; LaDonna rebuilds Gigi’s bar; school band director Batiste gets invested in his students’ lives.
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 1 (11:00 p.m.), 3 (11:00 p.m.), 4 (10:00 p.m.) and 5 (2:15 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 2 (10:00 p.m.), 6 (8:00 p.m.), 7 (11:00 p.m.) and 14 (10:00 p.m.)
SUNDAY, DEC. 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) – “This City”
Lambreaux learns his cancer has spread; Delmond plays with Terence Blanchard in New York; Annie wins song of the year for “This City”; violence strikes one of Batiste’s students.
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 8 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.) and 12 (1:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 9 (10:00 p.m.), 13 (8:00 p.m.), 14 (11:00 p.m.) and 21 (10:00 p.m.)
SUNDAY, DEC. 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) – “Dippermouth Blues”
McAlary and Desautel spend New Year’s Eve together; Batiste picks up a movie job; LaDonna comforts Lambreaux; Colson offers to testify, and the NOPD retaliates.
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 15 (11:00 p.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (10:00 p.m.) and 19 (3:40 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 16 (10:00 p.m.), 20 (8:00 p.m.), 21 (11:00 p.m.) and 28 (10:00 p.m.)
SUNDAY, DEC. 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) – “Sunset on Louisianne”
McAlary celebrates his 40th; Bernette gets a break in her case; Annie dumps her band; Lambreaux insists that Delmond carry on as Big Chief after he’s gone; Everett returns to New Orleans.
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 22 (11:00 p.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.) and 26 (2:50 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 23 (10:00 p.m.), 27 (8:00 p.m.) and 28 (11:00 p.m.)
SUNDAY, DEC. 29 (9:00-10:15 p.m.) – “…To Miss New Orleans”
Colson is offered a transfer; guardians send Lambreaux home; Batiste takes his sons to a Dr. John gig; Hidalgo returns to Texas; McAlary revisits his pothole, now decorated.
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 29 (11:15 p.m.) and 31 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: Dec. 30 (10:00 p.m.)
The final season of Treme premieres Sunday, December 1st at 9:00 on HBO.