Treme: Season 3 (2012)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 23, 2012
2
Air date: Sep 30, 2012
3
Air date: Oct 7, 2012
4
Air date: Oct 14, 2012
5
Air date: Oct 21, 2012
6
Air date: Oct 28, 2012
7
Air date: Nov 4, 2012
8
Air date: Nov 11, 2012
9
Air date: Nov 18, 2012
10
Air date: Nov 25, 2012

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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.

Cast

Khandi Alexander
as LaDonna Batiste-Williams
Rob Brown (VI)
as Delmond Lambreaux
Chris Coy
as L.P. Everett
Kim Dickens
as Janette Desautel
India Ennenga
as Sofia Bernette
Melissa Leo
as Toni Bernette
David Morse
as Lt. Terry Colson
Clarke Peters
as Albert Lambreaux
Wendell Pierce
as Antoine Batiste
Jon Seda
as Nelson Hidalgo
Steve Zahn
as Davis McAlary
Sam Robards
as Tim Feeny
Lance E. Nichols
as Larry Williams
Davi Jay
as Robinette
Dan Ziskie
as C.J. Liguori
Edwina Findley Dickerson
as Davina Lambreaux
Renwick Scott
as Alcide Batiste
Jazz Henry
as Jennifer
Sean-Michael Bruno
as Randall Batiste
Otto DeJean
as George Cottrell
Eddie Vanison
as "Memphis" Ronnie
Keith Hart
as Darren Lecoeur
Mahershala Ali
as Anthony King
Letoya Luckett
as Alison Myers
Jim True-Frost
as James Woodrow
Yul Vázquez
as Det. Anthony Nikolich
Tim Reid
as Judge John Gatlin
Kevin "Lucky" Johnson
as Off. Billy Wilson
Fats Domino
as Himself
Darien Sills-Evans
as Darnell Nichols
Al Roker
as Himself
Indigo
as Brigitte Baron
John Boutte
as Himself
Colin Walker
as James Collington
Art Neville
as Himself
Alan Ariano
as Annie's dad
Ned Bellamy
as Vincent Abreu
Jon Eyez
as Capt. Marcus Grayson
Rich Torrisi
as Himself
Sam Malone
as William Tanner
Sam Malone
as William Tanner
Irma Thomas
as Herself
John Besh
as Himself
Donald Link
as Himself
Victor Slezak
as Enrico Brulard
Susan Spicer
as Herself
Anthony Michael Frederick
as Sgt. Alonzo Wilson
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Critic Reviews for Treme Season 3

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…
Top Critic

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…

In its third season, Treme has become so adept at blending character-based drama with its overarching themes that it forces those who've tried to fit the series into some other, perhaps Wire-shaped, box to accept it on its own terms.

Sep 23, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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