Treme: Season 3 (2012)

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A dense, skillful portrait of a city, season three of Treme stays focused on the fiercely loyal characters who must rebuild their community to survive long after the news cycle has ended.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 23

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Air date: Sep 23, 2012

Season 3 begins in the fall of 2007, as the neighborhood is shocked by police officers' response to a brass-band procession for a fallen musician. Meanwhile, Delmond and Albert experience different reactions to their new album; Toni finds a new ally in her ongoing crusade for justice; LaDonna is uncomfortable in her temporary lodgings; and in New York, Janette is reunited with Enrico Brulard.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2012

Encouraged by a promising young trumpeter's interest in New Orleans music, Antoine organizes a chaperoned outing to Preservation Hall. Meanwhile, Nelson doggedly pursues a way in to the housing market; Annie records a demo and considers taking the next step in her career; LaDonna is at her wit's end with her in-laws; L.P. learns more about post-Katrina crime; Albert sees a doctor about his cough; and in New York, Janette is wooed by a persuasive restaurateur.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2012

While Anton heads to Texas with his new band, Annie moves closer to signing a management deal. Elsewhere, Toni takes a big risk to find the killer.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2012

Wendell Pierce (The Wire), Khandi Alexander (CSI: Miami), Oscar winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Kim Dickens (Deadwood) and Clarke Peters (The Wire) star.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2012

HBO's acclaimed drama from David Simon (The Wire) and Eric Overmyer (Homicide: Life on the Street) returns for season three as the New Orleanians continue their battle to preserve what matters to their vulnerable city.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2012

Davis is granted an audience with a local legend as he tries to get his opera project off the ground. Toni and LP make progress in their investigations.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2012

As the city prepares for Mardi Gras in 2008, Toni tracks down a judge at a restaurant to let him know about a big case that's coming up. Meanwhile, Janette gets advice from Emeril Lagasse and appears on the "Today" show with Al Roker; Sonny tries to stay sober; and Nelson makes contacts in Washington, D.C., where Annie plays a Mardi Gras gig with the Neville Brothers.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2012

LaDonna gets spooked by anonymous threats as a hearing related to her 2006 assault approaches, but she gets support from Albert, who is about to begin his chemotherapy. Meanwhile, Janette's restaurant prepares to open; Sonny pawns his instruments to buy jewelry; Nelson uses his Washington, D.C., connections to open doors in New Orleans; Antoine is frustrated by his trombone playing; Toni looks out for Sofia's safety; and Desiree confronts Robinette about a demolition project.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2012

Janette's restaurant is the talk of the town, but the popularity of a signature dish has her chefs feeling the heat in the kitchen. Meanwhile, Colson's strained relationship with the rest of the police department comes with a personal risk; Desiree confronts Nelson about his demolition contracts; Annie begins to tire of Davis' sulky attitude; Albert meets the jazz center's benefactors; and LaDonna finally finds out what's behind all the threats she's been getting.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2012

'Tipitina.' (Season Three Finale) Davis McAlary and Cheeky Blakk go 'full ghetto' on McAlary's goodbye to the musician's life. Ends 12/31

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Hurricane Katrina is more than two years in the past as series 3 opens in the fall of 2007, but many of the wounds opened by the storm's devastation still fester as Toni (Melissa Leo) finds an ally in reporter L.P. (Chris Coy) to investigate several unsolved murders. On the music scene, Annie (Lucia Micarelli) is starting to draw attention as a bandleader; Davis (Steve Zahn) pours his heart—and Aunt Mimi's money—into a post-Katrina musical; Antoine (Wendell Pierce) charts a new course mentoring young musicians; and Delmond (Rob Brown) releases a CD with his dad, Albert (Clarke Peters), who won't let a health scare keep him out of Mardi Gras. Elsewhere, Janette (Kim Dickens) is wooed back to town by a take-charge restaurateur; Nelson (Jon Seda) latches on to plans for a jazz center; Terry (David Morse) fights police corruption; Sonny (Michiel Huisman) tries to clean up his act working on a shrimp boat; and LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) has trouble putting a traumatic event behind her.

Critic Reviews for Treme Season 3

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

The city and its polis may have been damaged beyond repair, but its essence, expressed in its culture, remains. These have been the two poles of Treme throughout the season, mostly given equal weight.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It feels like an attempt at absolute verisimilitude, and in its own start-stop way, it has a rhythm unlike any other show on television.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

A crazy quilt of modern urban life that's not afraid of the lyrical interlude, the pregnant pause or the unresolved emotion.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the new season isn't any kind of radical transformation, it does feel like the best one yet.

Sep 23, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's a promising start to a series that's already established a habit of delivering on its promises.

Sep 23, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It was an episode that made me wonder if, rather than a novel or a movie, a TV show could be a poem.

Sep 23, 2012 | Full Review…

Television doesn't have to be a high-speed chase to the dramatic endpoint, something Treme reminds us with its meandering narrative, realized characters, and grasp on reality every showrunner in the business should be jealous of.

Feb 21, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

I don't think I am engaging in spoilers to tell you that the music is still glorious and that the food may cause you to dive through the screen.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

There is a beautiful ache to Treme, a yearning that comes from the music and dreams of the characters. It feels like nothing else on television.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Treme's season finale provide us with some very real forms of resolution, if not complete closure, while also energizing us for the final season of the show, which will be coming next year.

Sep 27, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

This season of Treme didn't even start that slowly, though it was, as usual, jam-packed with exposition.

Sep 23, 2012 | Full Review…

It's the too-bad-not-to-be-true stories Simon's telling about what the people of New Orleans were dealing with long after the waters receded that's kept my blood on simmer for the eight episodes I've seen so far.

Sep 23, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Treme: Season 3

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